OVERVIEW
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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PUBLICATION DATA
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.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 46 issues was published from 1980 through January, 1991. Cover images are complete except Winter '85 and 3/89.

1980 Mustang No 1
'80 Number 1
1981 Mustang No 2
'81 Number 2
1982 Mustang No 3
'82 Number 3
Spring 1983
Spring '83 Vol 1 No 1
Summer 1983
Summer '83 Vol 1 No 2
Fall 1983
Fall '83 Vol 1 No 3
Winter 1983
Winter '83 Vol 1 No 4
Spring 1984
Spring '84 Vol 2 No 1
Summer 1984
Summer '84 Vol 2 No 2
Fall 1984
Fall '84 Vol 2 No 3
Winter 1984
Winter '84 Vol 2 No 4
Spring 1984
Spring '85 Vol 3 No 1
Summer 1984
Summer '85 Vol 3 No 2
Fall 1984
Fall '85 Vol 3 No 3
Winter '85 Vol 3 No 4
Feb 1986
Feb '86 Vol 4 No 1
Apr 1989
Apr '86 Vol 4 No 2
June 1986
June '86 Vol 4 No 3
Aug 1986
Aug '86 Vol 4 No 4
Oct 1986
Oct '86 Vol 4 No 5
Dec 1986
Dec '86 Vol 4 No 6
Feb 1987
Feb '87 Vol 5 No 1
Apr 1987
Apr '87 Vol 5 No 2
June 1987
June '87 Vol 5 No 3
Aug 1987
Aug '87 Vol 5 No 4
Oct 1987
Oct '87 Vol 5 No 5
Dec 1987
Dec '87 Vol 5 No 6
Feb 1988
Feb '88 Vol 6 No 1
Apr 1988
Apr '88 Vol 6 No 2
June 1988
June '88 Vol 6 No 3
Aug 1988
Aug '88 Vol 6 No 4
Sept 1988
Sept '88 Vol 6 No 5
Nov 1988
Nov '88 Vol 6 No 6
Jan 1989
Jan '89 Vol 7 No 1
Mar '89 Vol 7 No 2
May 1989
May '89 Vol 7 No 3
July 1989
July '89 Vol 7 No 4
Sept 1989
Sept '89 Vol 7 No 5
Nov 1989
Nov '89 Vol 7 No 6
Jan 1990
Jan '90 Vol 8 No 1
Mar 1990
Mar '90 Vol 8 No 2
May 1990
May '90 Vol 8 No 3
July 1990
July '90 Vol 8 No 4
Sept 1990
Sept '90 Vol 8 No 5
Nov 1990
Nov '90 Vol 8 No 6
Jan 1991
Jan '91 Vol 9 No 1
Last issue before re-title