11 Feb 2015

The Art of Mustang

The Art of Mustang
As usual, the deadlines come crashing down at the last minute. That's where I find myself at the moment with my next project, The Art of Mustang, a gorgeous coffee-table book with photography by Tom Loeser.

Unlike my previous two Motorbooks' books that were historical in nature, The Art of Mustang puts the spotlight on Tom's "light-painting" photography technique, which adds beautiful detail to the already beautiful Mustang body lines. Tom works in complete darkness, "painting" the cars with light for the camera's open shutter to achieve such rich, deep images.

I am merely providing the historical perspectives for the Mustangs, including everything from a 1964 1/2 hardtop to the newest 2015 GT.

The Art of Mustang will be published in October. Signed copies will be available from this website.
Author: Donald Farr
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3 Jul 2014

50th Book Tour

50th Book Tour
The Mustang’s 50th anniversary may be in the past but it sure doesn’t seem like it to me. I’m still in the middle of a busy travel year, which has included many book signings at Mustang shows.

I started the year out right in January at one of my favorite events, National Parts Depot’s Ford & Mustang Round-Up at Silver Springs, Florida. Following a two month lull in the action, I hit the road running in April to spend 10 days celebrating the Mustang’s 50th, starting in Oklahoma for the Pony Drive cruise to Charlotte for four days at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration, hosted by Ford and the Mustang Club of America. Heacock Classic Insurance sponsored my trip and offered their motorhome display for signing copies of Mustang Fifty Year. Unfortunately, I guessed wrong and didn’t bring enough books!

Since then, I’ve had book signings at ShelbyFest (Missouri), the Ford Nationals at Carlisle (Pennsylvania), and the Mid America Ford & Shelby Nationals (Oklahoma). It’s was great seeing so many old friends and making new ones.

But the year isn’t over. As the new editor for the Mustang Times, I’ll be heading to the remaining MCA national events in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Savannah, Georgia. And there’s no way I could miss the Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan’s Mustang Memories in Dearborn, where I’ve been invited (and honored) as one of their “Mustang heroes.”

Hope to see many of you on the road!
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13 Dec 2013

Iacocca's Endorsement

Iacocca's Endorsement
Since Mustang Fifty Years was published in October 2013, it has had some nice reviews in the Mustang Club of America's Mustang Times and even the New York Times. But the book recently received an endorsement from an extra-special person:

"Donald Farr’s relationship with the Mustang goes back nearly as long as my association with the iconic pony car. Mustang Fifty Years is representative of the rich history the Mustang has endured and Donald has so expertly written a book that is as beautifully put together as the car itself" - Lee Iacocca

Mr. Iacocca's assistant, Norma Saken, tells me that he keep the book on his breakfast table and looks through it several times a day.

It doesn't get any better than that for a Mustang book.
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11 Sep 2013

MY OWN WEBSITE

MY OWN WEBSITE
My own website for the book, Mustang: 50 Years
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