Car and Driver was published by William B. Ziff and his Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. It is a re-titling of Sports Car Illustrated. The publisher was Bradford Briggs and the editor was Karl E. Ludvigsen. Mr. Ludvigsen is credited with the name change to Car and Driver with the April 1964 issue. He wanted to shift the focus to a more general automotive magazine and not one just exclusive to sports cars. It is still published today and has had several different business owners through the years.
Car and Driver publishers provided net paid circulation data from 1962 through 1975. The magazine started in the #4 position and typically was in the #3 position through 1975. Monthly print volumes started at 33,000 and reached 116,000 in this time span. Overall annual growth was 12.3%.
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The magazine is still published as of 2019. Only images through 1985 are included at this time, but more will be added in the future.