OVERVIEW
Mustang Illustrated or (MI) magazine was published quarterly then bi-monthly by McMullen Publishing. As background, Tom McMullen was the founder and publisher of Street Rodder magazine.

The publishing realm for Mustang related titles was well established when Mustang Illustrated started with the first issue in 1986. Larry Dobbs really started the genre of Mustang restoration magazines with Mustang Monthly, but other titles like MI differentiated with both restoration and performance content. Under the leadership of Bob McClurg, this title ventured away from the pre-1973 focus of other titles and added current Mustang content. There was great coverage of the newer Mustang SVO and Cobra.

McMullen was purchased by K-III (later named Primedia) in June, 1995 as part of a larger transaction involving multiple titles, but Mustang Illustrated continued unchanged except for bi-monthly publishing on odd-numbered months. Then in November, 2001, the title was ended when Primedia purchased the old Petersen Publishing empire which was named EMAP/Petersen. EMAP also owned Mustang & Fords and Mustang Monthly, so three titles in the combined companies, all with a Mustang focus, was one too many. Unfortunately, this was the end for Mustang Illustrated.

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PUBLICATION DATA
The publisher provide net paid circulation data to Gale Research for the years from 1990 through 1999. Printed monthly issues averaged about 16,600.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 105 issues was published from Spring, 1986 through November, 2001. Cover images are complete except 8/98.

Spring 1986
Spring '86 Vol 1 No 1
Spring 1987
Spring '87 Vol 2 No 1
Incorrect number on cover
Summer 1987
Summer '87 Vol 2 No 2
Fall 1987
Fall '87 Vol 2 No 3
Winter 1988
Winter '88 Vol 3 No 1
Spring 1988
Spring '88 Vol 3 No 2
Summer 1988
Summer '88 Vol 3 No 3
Fall 1988
Fall '88 Vol 3 No 4
Winter 1989
Winter '89 Vol 4 No 1
Spring 1989
Spring '89 Vol 4 No 2
June 1989
June '89 Vol 4 No 3
Aug 1989
Aug '89 Vol 4 No 4
Oct 1989
Oct '89 Vol 4 No 5
Dec 1989
Dec '89 Vol 4 No 6
Feb 1990
Feb '90 Vol 5 No 1
Apr 1990
Apr '90 Vol 5 No 2
June 1990
June '90 Vol 5 No 3
Aug 1990
Aug '90 Vol 5 No 4
Oct 1990
Oct '90 Vol 5 No 5
Dec 1990
Dec '90 Vol 5 No 6
Feb 1991
Feb '91 Vol 6 No 1
Apr 1991
Apr '91 Vol 6 No 2
June 1991
June '91 Vol 6 No 3
Aug 1991
Aug '91 Vol 6 No 4
Oct 1991
Oct '91 Vol 6 No 5
Dec 1991
Dec '91 Vol 6 No 6
Feb 1992
Jan '92 Vol 7 No 1
Apr 1992
Apr '92 Vol 7 No 2
June 1992
June '92 Vol 7 No 3
Aug 1992
Aug '92 Vol 7 No 4
Oct 1992
Oct '92 Vol 7 No 5
Dec 1992
Dec '92 Vol 7 No 6
Feb 1993
Jan '93 Vol 8 No 1
Apr 1993
Apr '93 Vol 8 No 2
June 1993
June '93 Vol 8 No 3
Aug 1993
Aug '93 Vol 8 No 4
Oct 1993
Oct '93 Vol 8 No 5
Dec 1993
Dec '93 Vol 8 No 6
Feb 1994
Jan '94 Vol 9 No 1
Apr 1994
Apr '94 Vol 9 No 2
June 1994
June '94 Vol 9 No 3
Aug 1994
Aug '94 Vol 9 No 4
Oct 1994
Oct '94 Vol 9 No 5
Dec 1994
Dec '94 Vol 9 No 6
Mar 1995
Mar '95 Vol 10 No 1
May 1995
May '95 Vol 10 No 2
July 1995
July '95 Vol 10 No 3
Sept 1995
Sept '95 Vol 10 No 4
Nov 1995
Nov '95 Vol 10 No 5
1996 to 2001