OVERVIEW

Auto Speed and Sport magazine was published monthly in a large format from January, 1952 through February, 1953. It was owned by Trend Inc, and its publishing address was 1015 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles. The publisher was Robert E. Petersen (of Hot Rod fame) and Robert Lindsay.

Mr. Petersen had help from many resources to launch this magazine, and many went on to assist with other automotive publications - John Bentley (who left and helped start Auto Age), Tom Medley (Rod & Custom) and Gordon Behn (who later started Popular Hot Rodding).

Petersen positioned this title to cover sports cars and European automobiles. It had Hot Rod for the hot rodding community, Motor Trend for the general automotive reader, and Cycle for motorcycle enthusiasts. The idea of this title was to cover all the ways to have fun with your sports car short of racing, with a classified ads program, US and European club coverage, and new products through the Trade News section. The magazine has some very classic covers and wonderful illustrations.

Jan 1952
Jan 1952 Vol 1 No 1
Feb 1952
Feb 1952 Vol 1 No 2
Mar 1952
Mar 1952 Vol 1 No 3
Apr 1952
Apr 1952 Vol 1 No 4
May 1952
May 1952 Vol 1 No 5
June 1952
Jun 1952 Vol 1 No 6
Jul 1952
Jul 1952 Vol 1 No 7
Aug 1952
Aug 1952 Vol 1 No 8
Sept 1952
Sep 1952 Vol 1 No 9
Oct 1952
Oct 1952 Vol 1 No 10
Nov 1952
Nov 1952 Vol 1 No 11
Dec 1952
Dec 1952 Vol 1 No 12
Jan 1953
Jan 1953 Vol 2 No 1
Feb 1953
Feb 1953 Vol 2 No 2
Last known issue