Petersen Publishing's Mustang magazine was published by the staff at Hot Rod. It started with feature cars and reprints of articles from its parent magazine. After three annual issues, it switched to quarterly for three years, then dropped into a bi-monthly schedule starting in 1986.
The publishing realm for Mustang-related magazines was still relatively new when Mustang began in 1980. Larry Dobbs really started the genre of Mustang restoration publications with Mustang Monthly in 1978, and other Mustang-focused publishers would soon add other titles including Fabulous Mustangs and Exotic Fords, Mustang Illustrated, and Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords.
Content was focused on both Mustang restoration and modified cars. This continued through its life until editor Jerry Pitt announced a name change in January, 1991 to Mustang & Fords, and he began expanding coverage to other Ford performance cars.
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The publisher provided net paid circulation data to Gale Research for the years from 1990 and 1991. Printed average monthly issues were about 21,600.
A total of 46 issues was published from 1980 through January, 1991. Cover images are complete except Winter '85 and 3/89.