When Car and Driver Didn’t Suck: August 1978

scratch your ankles with the inside door handles.  Woo hoo!

No longer a pintoBest bike ride to the Minute Market ever.  The garish blue cover foretold BIG NEWS.  We had seen hints of “Mustang III,” and had prayed to Henry Ford II that there would be no visual reminder of Mustang II in the name or the car.  The Duece didn’t disappoint – for a 1979 car.

Sadly, the ’80 lost the turbo and the 5.0, and it was not until 1982 that the Mustang began to regrow its balls.

Ford Mustang and Mercury Capri

Dearborn’s performance penance is hereby over


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Gonzo di Dottore [Ed.: He's not a real doctor. Or Italian.] is a noted author, poet, photographer and bon vivant. Or was that savant? It's hard to tell sometimes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high-powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die

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