The Mustang’s 56th anniversary will go down as an unusual one with the global pandemic. Many enthusiasts would be gathering to celebrate this automotive milestone. Instead virtual car shows and club meetings fill the void of not being together. Mustang Bullitt – Generations preparations have sped up, just like Frank Bullitt pursuing the Dodge Charger in his green 1968 Mustang fastback. I’ve been navigating the pandemic situation with help from Ertel Publishing, and in particular, Brad Bowling, hero car 559’s historian. We’ve been working to meet the July 18, 2020, release date in conjunction with the Bullitt Nationals event in Pontiac, Illinois. However, depending on how the pandemic situation evolves, it looks like the release date might be earlier. The official ordering announcement will be forthcoming. This book will be available worldwide.
I am excited to announce some details about the book today.
Mustang Bullitt – Generations will be a 144-page full-color, softcover book, priced at $30 US. The narrative explores the evolution of three generations of the Mustang Bullitt feature cars released as 2001, 2008-09, and 2019-20 models. These models are packed with the DNA from the 1968 Mustang fastback featured in the movie Bullitt. Stories and photos from Ford Motor Co. engineers, designers, and marketers involved in their creation demonstrate how the Bullitt DNA was applied to the cars’ styling and performance.
Owners responded passionately to each generation upon their release. Their stories are included because the ownership experience adds to the worldwide phenomenon of "cool" surrounding Ford Motor Co.’s three special editions.
Sidebars in the book explore interesting stories that sprang up as each model was released – for example, where is the 2000 Mustang Bullitt Concept now, where was Bullitt hero car when the 2008 model was released, etc.
The 50th anniversary of the movie Bullitt’s release in 2018 was a pivotal year. Both Mustangs used in the film were in the public eye again. A special, expanded edition of Mustang Bullitt – Generations will be available for $45 US, bundled with a full-color 16-page booklet written by author Brad Bowling and Mustang expert Kevin Marti. Only 450 copies will be available worldwide. Bullitt Time takes the reader on Bowling and Marti’s respective journeys as the movie cars were revealed. Enclosed in a resealable, archivist quality clear poly bag, each expanded edition bundle includes a commemorative decal that references the VIN of the Bullitt car previously owned by the Kiernan family.
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In the meantime, I wish you good health and a happy National Mustang Day!
Standard Edition - $30 US
Expanded Edition - $45 US
about the Author
I am Tony Alonso, a long-time Ford Mustang enthusiast who owns a 2001, 2009, and 2019 Bullitt Mustang. Desperately seeking a 1968 Mustang fastback in Highland Green with no ornamentation and a fantastic exhaust sound...