As editor of the Mustang Club of America’s Mustang Times magazine, Donald Farr has been researching and writing about Mustangs for over 40 years. In addition to his magazine work, Farr has authored many books, including Ford Mustang: America’s Favorite Pony Car, Mustang Boss 302: Ford’s Trans-Am Pony Car, The Complete Book of Classic Ford & Mercury Muscle Cars, and co-wrote How to Restore Your Mustang and the Mustang Recognition Guide. Farr was inducted into the Mustang Hall of Fame in 2012.
An unsuccessful search for a Cougar Eliminator stripe kit inspired Kevin Marti to track down the original tooling at Ford and obtain permission to reproduce them. By 1983, Kevin was reproducing decals and other restoration parts for Mustangs and other Fords, which convinced him to leave his day job as a mechanical engineer to start Marti Auto Works. Thanks to Kevin’s relationship with Ford Licensing, in 1998 Marti Auto Works acquired Ford’s production database for 1967 and later vehicles. Combining his knowledge of computer programming with Ford’s decoding information, Kevin created a program to organize the raw data into today’s coveted Marti Reports that document vehicle originality while also providing production numbers, build date, factory options, selling dealer, etc. Kevin has also published three data-related books, including Mustang…By the Numbers.