And of course, there are the cars, the scaffolding upon which we build our name. By happy accident (or great planning), the first issue in which the words “Auto Week” appear on the title line, the main story touts “the surprise car of the year,” the Ford Mustang. “Probably the biggest and most expensive goof in years occurred when Buhlie Ford, nephew of Henry Ford II, took a Mustang convertible his uncle had loaned his mother for a little spin and parked it right out in the open in a downtown Detroit parking lot. Before 20-year-old Buhlie got back to the car, the Detroit Free Press had it on film for the biggest automotive scoop in years.”
But Mustangs are obvious, as are Corvettes and 911s. You’ll find every major review we’ve done of all of them at autoweek.com, doled out over the month. Here’s a quick look at a sampling of other cars that have made it into our pages.