Some people never get the credit they deserve in life, and there are few cars that know that feeling, too. That’s certainly the case for Ford’s Mustang II and Pinto. Looked down upon by many gearheads and most safety-nicks over the years, their significance in automotive and, yes, even racing history should not be ignored.

Don’t believe us, get a whole new appreciation from Marc Cranswick in his book “Ford Mustang II & Pinto: 1970 to 1980.” You’re sure to learn something about this often-maligned pair of ponies that you didn’t know. And if that weren’t enough, there’s even a foreword written by someone you just might recognize, making it a Must Read perfect for both Ford and MotorWeek fans.