4-Wheel Drive & Sport Utility magazine was published by McMullen & Yee Publishing in Anaheim then later Placentia, California. The company had a large portfolio of magazines including Street Rodder, Popular Cars, Mustang Illustrated and VW Trends.
Re-titled from the bi-monthly magazine 4WD Action, numbering continued from its predecessor. For the first 9 issues, the new title was 4WD & Sport Utility which allowed a bridge from the old to the new by keeping "4WD". With the March, 1992 issue, the title became 4-Wheel Drive & Sport Utility. The magazine remained on a bi-monthly schedule until September, 1994 when it went monthly.
Content focused on off-road and general four-wheeling with articles covering "how-to" technical tips, major racing and off-road events, new truck reviews, feature rides and adventure articles.
Mr. McMullen died in a tragic accident in February, 1995. A few months later, 4-Wheel Drive & Sport Utility was sold as part of a larger transaction to K-III Inc. for $55 million.
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The publisher provided circulation data to Gale Research from 1993 through 1998 (which is the latest data we have at this time). Average monthly net paid circulation submitted was consistently 19,500 issues printed.
Only images through 1997 are included at this time. All cover images are complete except 11/90, 3/91, 9/93 and 5/94.