JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
12/13/17 11:53 a.m.

“You guys are the first ones to want to do a story on this car.”


While we’re certainly pleased that no other magazines have chosen to feature Mike Maier’s 1966 Mustang—and that we’re the first ones to show it to you—we also have to question the sanity of the rest of our industry. Maybe, in some bizarro opposite world where cats chase dogs and Glenn Beck drives a Prius, this car is not worthy of ink and dead trees. But in the world where we live, where cool things—like Quentin Tarantino movies and handsome guys with indecipherable European accents—are revered simply for their coolness, we just couldn’t resist throwing some love toward this machine.

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GameboyRMH MegaDork
12/13/17 12:35 p.m.

I can tell you why it hasn't been featured in any other magazine. It looks plain when the hood and trunk are closed - good, tasteful, but plain, as in no stripes or fancy aero or the fashionable wheels or overfenders du jour. Plain looks on a car are kryptonite to most photographers and journalists. I can only think of 1 or 2 other car mags that would've given this car a close enough look to see what everyone else was missing. Still, congrats on getting there first wink

Edit: I should mention that plain looks on a sufficiently fashionable model will still get attention. If it were a Porsche 911 or Datsun 240Z, it wouldn't have gone unnoticed.

Wally MegaDork
12/13/17 5:09 p.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH :

That does seem to be the problem.  Perhaps he could add a yuge splitter and an awful tribal tattoo looking wrap to class it up a bit. 

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA SuperDork
12/13/17 5:13 p.m.

...Because sublimity is a rare commodity in this day and age.

Streetwiseguy UltimaDork
12/13/17 5:21 p.m.

1982 Volvo DL blue isn't really an eye catcher...

Nice car, although if it were mine, it would be more blue.

te72 New Reader
12/13/17 8:12 p.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH :

My Supra is pretty much the same way, all the good stuff is underneath. Nobody expects the way this thing performs until they see it driven in anger! I kinda like it like that, but the itch to make it more slippery is a strong one...


Mike, I dig the suspension setup in the trunk. Have always had a thing for cantilever suspension, but have yet to have a canvas that would really lend itself to its implementation.

mlwebb New Reader
12/14/17 8:49 p.m.

I'm not a big Mustang fan, but that one looks terrific. 

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