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The story of how Scott T. Hoag, former Team Mustang Customization Manager, marshaled resources within the Ford Motor Company to produce two legendary nameplates, the 2001 Bullitt Mustang and the 2003/04 Mach 1 Mustang.

- A full color hardback book published by T-5 Design LLC and licensed by Ford Motor Company.

As told to Mustang enthusiast Anthony S. Alonso, who currently owns a black 2001 Bullitt and previously an azure blue 2003 Mach 1, ENGINEER + ENTHUSIAST = EXCITEMENT relates the journey to bring two special edition models to market for the last “hurrah” of the SN-95 Mustang line.

From concept car to production model, the 2001 Bullitt started production in spring 2001, an astounding 14 months after being displayed as a concept at the 2000 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2003/04 Mach 1 was planned while the Bullitt was still in development and released in late 2002. Scott’s passion, fueled by his long-time enthusiast focus and his engineering know-how within the Ford Motor Company system, resulted in two well-received vehicles. Each car was a look back and celebration of the heritage of a well-known movie car from 1968 and optional model from 1969/70.

Scott reminisces with the reader in his subtle but humorous style, providing a first-hand account of what it took to shepherd two special Mustangs to market. He tells the tale of working at Ford Motor Company and employing a careful balance of teamwork, dedication, and vision. The fruits of that labor were for those among the most dedicated of Ford’s customers – the performance car enthusiast. The 2001 Bullitt inspired the making of the 2008/09 and 2019 editions. Scott also reflects on those versions and the possibilities of future feature cars.

Available as of June, 1, 2018, sit back, take a read, and look at the complement of behind-the-scenes photos in a full color, 112-page hardback book. ENGINEER + ENTHUSIAST = EXCITEMENT will demonstrate know-how + heart = fun times!

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