Been Reading Issue 5

This Month, I Have Mostly Been Reading…

You know those annoying know-it-alls who, on their specialist subject, possess every arcane and esoteric fact there is, and start most of their sentences with “I think you’ll find…”? Well, now, that could be you! The latest in the series of 1001 Facts books, following on from 1001 Drag Racing Facts and 1001 Muscle Car Facts, is this: 1001 Mustang Facts.

The author has dredged the history files to come up with that particular number of fascinating trivialities about Ford’s favourite pony car. Some of them you’ll already know, some you won’t know, and some of them nobody on God’s green earth needs to know, but you’ll doubtless find plenty of knowledge nuggets with which to amuse, irritate and terrify your friends. Play a sort of ‘rodeo’ game by reading them out to your other half and seeing how long he/she lasts before glazing over in a catatonic stupor, or trying to suffocate you with a sofa cushion.

It’s a fun little title to dip into occasionally for Mustang aficionados, written in a fashion that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but trying to read them all in one sitting would be a guaranteed cure for insomnia. It’d make a nice stocking-filler for those with Mustang mania, though. For oval racing fans, there’s also 1001 NASCAR Facts penned by John Close from the same publisher. Buy both, read and digest, and become the person everyone tries to avoid at car club night…

1001 Mustang Facts is written by Steve Magnante, published in softback by CarTech, and carries a RRP of £21.99.