Car Kulture Deluxe -- Magazine Covers 2001 to 2020
OVERVIEW: Car Kulture Deluxe is published by Murphos Publishing. Murphos also owns
Ol' Skool Rodz, and both sister publications are produced bi-monthly in alternate months.
Also called CKDeluxe or CKD, it was started in 1999 by Petersen Publishing as
Hot Rod Deluxe. It was originally positioned so readers could connect with the roots of hot rodding by featuring basic, traditional
hot rods and customs without billet and high-end paint and upholstery. After two annual issues in 1999 and 2000, EMAP/Petersen cancelled the title. The editor,
Aaron Lasky, took the ideas and created Car Kulture Deluxe. He started the new title as a quarterly magazine and published the first
twelve issues. Mr. Lasky sought content for his new endeavor including classic hot rods, reader's vehicles, cool products, music and bands.
The exact details of the transaction are unclear at this time, but Koolhouse Publishing purchased the title in late 2005. The publisher was Geno DiPol. The acquisition was put into a separate company, and the
new owners committed to a bi-monthly publication. The operation was in Florida but at some point moved to Jesup, Georgia. The sequential numbering scheme continued from
the prior owner.
The publisher is now Murphos Publishing in Denville, New Jersey. The change occurred in April 2019, and Alan Mayes continues as the managing editor.
No publisher provided circulation data has been found at this time.
CONTENT COMPLETENESS: Although this title is still published, we have only included images through 2020.
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