My pleasure... It took me a while because I know just enough about computers to be dangerous. I can also be the mouth that ate Tokyo - saying more than I should at times. Anyway - it is good to be here. I could not have done it without Laurie's help and support.
Thanks for your kind words, by the way. I've had the good fortune of doing what I do for 25 years. Amazed that I am still doing this a lifetime later - grateful for the opportunity. Donald Farr and Larry Dobbs gave me my start long ago when I knew not beans about how to be an editor. I got off to a bumpy start because I had a lot to learn about journalism and how to get along with people. Still working on the latter.
When Donald came back to MM in, I believe 2003, more good fortune because I've had a ball working with Donald. Good to be working with the guy who gave me my start. I remember the rush and thrill of coming to work at MM in January of 1984 - beating on an IBM Selectric, rubbing my hands together in euphoria, driving Donald nuts because we shared an office.
Coming to Dobbs and MM was like living a dream - a dream I thought would run its course and fade away. Who would have ever thought this Mustang mania thing would last 30 years? MM is in its 30th year this year
I remain passionate about Mustangs. I feel that passion when someone rolls up with a '65 hardtop and I hear the soft symphony of a 289-2V with single exhaust. My eyes sometimes get a pinch wet when I see a really striking Wimbledon White hardtop that reminds me of that Mona Lisa ad from April of 1964 - "Introducing The Unexpected..." Imagine what people thought when they cracked open LIFE or LOOK magazine and saw that ad. People lost their minds - especially when they saw $2368. No way... Way...
Mustang has been phenomenal - America's Favorite Fun Car - and ultimately the world's. And here we are 44 years down the road, still having fun with a legendary ride.
I find myself looking ahead to the Mustang's 50th Anniversary in 2014. We will need to make it an extraordinary event because, for anyone who bought one new, it will likely be their last anniversary celebration. Think about it...
Mustang has touched many lives, memories, and generations. Very telling is when young people, who weren't there in 1965, love the car as much as baby boomers. Its lines and charima are timeless.
Yeah - I remain passionate about these cars.