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When Ford launched the Mustang, it created an automotive revolution. Award-winning designer and stylist Gale Halderman was at the epicenter of the action at Ford, and, in fact, his initial design sketch formed the basis of the new Mustang. He reveals his involvement in the project as well as telling the entire story of the design and development of the Mustang. Authors and Mustang enthusiasts James Dinsmore and James Halderman go beyond the front doors at Ford to get the real, unvarnished story. Gale Halderman offers a unique behind-the-scenes perspective and firsthand account of the inception, design, development, and production of the original Mustang. The process of taking a car from sketch to clay model to prototype to preproduction and finally finished model is retraced in insightful detail. In a gala event, the Mustang was unveiled at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. The Mustang received public accolades and critical acclaim, and soon it became a runaway hit. After the initial success, Ford designers and Gale Halderman designed and developed the first fastback Mustangs to complement the coupes. The classic Mustang muscle cars to follow, including the GT, Mach 1, and others, are profiled as well. The Mustang changed automotive history and ushered in the pony car era as a nimble, powerful, and elegantly styled sports coupe. This is the remarkable and dramatic story of how the Mustang came to life, the demanding design and development process, and, ultimately, the triumph of the iconic American car.
Author: James Dinsmore & James Halderman
Author Bio: James Dinsmore is a lifelong Mustang fan and hascovered the automotive industry and reviewed automobilesfor many years. He writes a driver’s column for manyseveral newspapers including the Dayton Daily News. Healso specializes in social media, digital marketing, automotiveblogging, and other content creation.James Halderman is a veteran author who works forPearson Prentice Hall and has authored more than halfdozen books on automotive technology. In addition, hewrites an automotive advice column for the Dayton DailyNews.
Binding Type: Hardcover
Illustrations: 350 photos
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11”