For the past 28 years today’s guest Mark Houlahan has written Mustang-specific content for many of the popular print magazines we all grew up on. He started with Mustang Monthly in 1992, and currently he is producing freelance Mustang content for Mustang Hub magazine and Mustang Driver magazine, as well as producing SEO and blog content, and product instructions for Revology Cars. Looking forward to the conversation with Mark on Ford Mustang, The Early Years podcast.
Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast — Guest Interview Application
Do you own an early year Mustang?: yes
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What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?:
For the past 28 years I’ve written Mustang-specific content for many of the popular print magazines we all grew up on. I started on Mustang Monthly in 1992, moved around to different brands, and came back to Mustang Monthly as editor for a short while in 2014. From 2014 until the brand’s demise in 2019 I was once again the brand’s technical editor. Currently I am producing freelance Mustang content for Mustang Hub magazine (print) and Mustang Driver magazine (digital), as well as producing SEO and blog content, and product instructions for Revology Cars.
Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show?
Just enjoy talking with Mustang owners (and potential owners) about this great hobby and doing what I can to promote it, especially to today’s youth.
If you own a Mustang or classic car, have you named your car? If so, what is his/her name?:
I have my ’66 Mustang hardtop, my ’90 5.0L LX hatchback, and a Factory Five Racing 427 Cobra replica, and none of them have been named. LOL!
How long have you owned your classic ride?:
I bought it in 1999 and restored it from ’99 through ’02, so just about 21 years. It needs a little TLC these days.
If you’ve made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?:
It was a complete restoration, including major panel replacement, full repaint, interior, V-8 drivetrain swap, and more. We did a bunch of hidden mods, including roller cam conversion, ported heads and intake, etc. I did everything but the engine and trans rebuild and the paint and body work.
Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work?
At 51 it isn’t getting any easier, but I do all my own mechanical work on my three “toys” as well as the wife’s 2014 Fusion Titanium. I’d love to have a lift, but our two-car garage has standard 8-foot ceilings. Not going to happen! I just take my time getting up off the ground these days! LOL!
What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?:
We just recently fully restored/rebuilt my 1990 Fox Mustang and I’m working out a few odds and ends on it, so once that is wrapped up here soon I’ll be focusing my attention back on my ’66 Mustang and my Cobra replica. The ’66 needs a battery, new tires, and all the fluids changed. The Cobra hopefully needs nothing more than fluids changed and a good cleaning. Sadly I don’t get to drive them as much as I would like!
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