This site contains magazine cover images for hot rod, street rod, custom car, sports car, off-road, dune buggies, general automotive, karting, model car and slot car magazines from 1945 to 1975 in the United States. The images are accessed using the links to the left. Simply click on each magazine title or menu to see the covers.
Since there are almost 6,000 images, they are grouped by title into seven content areas:
- Hot Rod and Custom Cars
- Drag Racing
- Motorsports and Sports Cars
- General Consumer Automotive
- Model and Slot Cars
- Off Roading and Dune Buggies
- Go-Karts / Karting
An honest attempt has been made to confirm beginning and ending dates by referencing either the volume and issue numbers and/or the sequential numbers if that scheme was used. A volume in periodical magazines is typically one year, with each issue given a sequential number within the volume. Different publishers used different practices that creates confusion. Some started a calendar year with a new volume number while others did not. Some magazines were published monthly but the publisher changed the volume number after six issues were printed. Sporadic printing coupled with rarity makes the process of time-dating some issues difficult. This site reconciles these differences and provides the most accurate information on when each title began and ended publication.
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