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It's been said the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. In my case, I've swaggered a few different ways, only to come full circle. MM&FF is where I almost started my career back in 2000. \n
Back in the day, I was the second hire at the National Mustang Racers Association and did freelance work for them. Then in June 2000, after I graduated from the University of California, San Diego, former MM&FF editor Jim Campisano offered me a staffer position. Unfortunately, back then I just wasn't ready to pack my bags for New Jersey. Instead, I relocated two hours north and ended up taking a gig with Car Craft magazine and becoming the token Ford guy.\n
It was during my tenure at Car Craft that I built my first heads-up car. It was a supercharged '89 Fox built according to the EFI Renegade rules at the time, meaning it had to have a hydraulic roller camshaft with a maximum .550-inch lift. I'll never forget my first hit, which was a 10.02 at 140-mph thrill ride. Boy, was I hooked! Honestly, I didn't expect to go that fast during the initial outing, and after one more pass I was told to slow it down or park it since I didn't have my competition license. That ended my weekend, but even so, I had a mile-wide grin on my mug and I was OK with that. \n
Since then I ventured onto a different magazine, where I was the editor for nearly 12 years. Even so, I kept to my Blue Oval roots with another Mustang, a '90 Fox that is way beyond anything I ever dreamed of. Like most projects, it started out relatively mild, running 8.90s the first time out. However, over the past few years it has evolved into something a bit more intense. It's a stock suspension based ride and the first West Coast car on 275 drag radials to run 6s in the quarter-mile at over 203 mph. It was no easy feat, but we have a great team that made it happen. Along with the dedicated tarmac ride, I'm currently wrenching on a '99 New Edge, and entertaining the idea of getting into a S550. \n
More importantly, I'm very excited to be at the helm of the greatest and largest Mustang magazine around. We have a lot of content coming your way, so sit down, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy the ride!