OVERVIEW

American Rodding magazine was published quarterly in a large format from September, 1964 through September, 1969. It was owned by Popular Library, and their publishing address was 355 Lexington Ave, New York, New York. The publisher was Frank P. Lualdi, and the editor was George S. Engel. The publisher had help from many resources to launch this magazine, including technical writer Roger Huntington, Fred Olmsted, LeRoi "Tex" Smith and Alex Walordy.

The first issue set the tone for content, and it included technical articles, U.S. and European sports cars, Indianapolis, drag racing, American muscle car reviews, and road rallies. Like many other magazines, this one covered a wide swath of popular rodding and racing activity.

Frank P. Lualdi was both a publisher and author. His first book was First Offense. He was also famous for rapidly publishing and distributing the Warren Commissions' 888 page report on John F. Kennendy's assassination in three days.

PUBLICATION DATA

The publisher provided only three years of net paid circulation print volume data (1965 to 1967). And the same print volume numbers were submitted each year. The title stayed in the #11 or #12 position among all automotive magazine titles in this timeframe.

Sept 1964
Sept 1964 Vol 1 No 1
Dec 1964
Dec 1964 Vol 1 No 2
Mar 1965
Mar 1965 Vol 2 No 1
June 1965
June 1965 Vol 2 No 2
Sept 1965
Sept 1965 Vol 2 No 3
Dec 1965
Dec 1965 Vol 2 No 4
Mar 1966
Mar 1966 Vol 3 No 1
June 1966
June 1966 Vol 3 No 2
Sept 1966
Sept 1966 Vol 3 No 3
Dec 1966
Dec 1966 Vol 3 No 4
Mar 1967
Mar 1967 Vol 4 No 1
June 1967
June 1967 Vol 4 No 2
Sept 1967
Sept 1967 Vol 4 No 3
Dec 1967
Dec 1967 Vol 4 No 4
Mar 1968
Mar 1968 Vol 5 No 1
June 1968
June 1968 Vol 5 No 2
Sept 1968
Sept 1968 Vol 5 No 3
Dec 1968
Dec 1968 Vol 5 No 4
Mar 1969
Mar 1969 Vol 6 No 1
June 1969
June 1969 Vol 6 No 2
Sept 1969
Sept 1969 Vol 6 No 3
Last Known Issue