OVERVIEW Car Collector was published monthly starting in January 1978 by Classic Publishing in Norcross and later Atlanta, Georgia. The magazine
focused on the hobby of collecting classic, antique and nostalgia cars. The publisher was Fred Lawson, and the first editor was Donald Peterson.
After one year of publication, Mr. Lawson purchased Car Classics, which was folded into
Car Collector magazine and became Car Collector and Car Classics with the February, 1979 issue.
And then in 1988, Lawson purchased
Nostalgic Cars from Dobbs Publishing, and it too was folded into this title.
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PUBLICATION DATA Car Collector and Car Classics had publisher-provided net paid circulation data consistently from 1980 through 1995.
It published from 5,400 to 8,700 issues monthly.
The title was published continuously until 2009, but only images through 1990 are presently included.