OVERVIEW
Cars magazine was first published in 1959 by Irwin Stein and his Royal Publications.  Stein had numerous car magazines in the era.  He was well known as a New York publisher and owner of Lancer Books.  He published many genres, but was best known for science fiction, detective and heroic fantasies.

This magazine was first titled Hot Rods, Super Stocks and Customs. Three issues were printed with this name, then the title was changed to Cars - The Automotive Magazine in April, 1960.  It was published monthly with intermittent breaks until August, 1965, when it was re-titled as Hi-Performance Cars. The new title remained unchanged until the end of publication in 1983.  All issues were printed in the large format style.

PUBLICATION DATA:
Cars - The Automotive Magazine had three years of publisher provided print volume data for 1963 through 1965, and the title generally held the #6 position among all automotive titles with publisher-provided circulation data. Average monthly net paid circulation started at 29,222 issues in 1963 and grew to 30,298.

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CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
There were 51 issues printed from December, 1959 through August, 1965. All cover images are complete, but we are still collecting table of content pages.

Dec 1959
Dec 1959 Vol 1 No 1
Jan 1960
Jan 1960 Vol 1 No 2
Mar 1960
Mar 1960 Vol 1 No 3
May 1960
May 1960 Vol 1 No 4
Jun 1960
Jun 1960 Vol 1 No 5
July 1960
July 1960 Vol 1 No 6
Aug 1960
Aug 1960 Vol 2 No 1
Sept 1960
Sept 1960 Vol 2 No 2
Oct 1960
Oct 1960 Vol 2 No 3
Nov 1960
Nov 1960 Vol 2 No 4
Jan 1961
Jan 1961 Vol 2 No 5
Mar 1961
Mar 1961 Vol 2 No 6
Apr 1961
Apr 1961 Vol 3 No 1
May 1961
May 1961 Vol 3 No 2
Jul 1961
Jul 1961 Vol 3 No 3
Sep 1961
Sep 1961 Vol 3 No 4
Oct 1961
Oct 1961 Vol 3 No 5
Nov 1961
Nov 1961 Vol 3 No 6
Jan 1962
Jan 1962 Vol 4 No 1
Feb 1962
Feb 1962 Vol 6 No 2
Numbering Error
Apr 1962
Apr 1962 Vol 4 No 3
May 1962
May 1962 Vol 4 No 4
Jul 1962
Jul 1962 Vol 4 No 5
Sep 1962
Sep 1962 Vol 4 No 6
Oct 1962
Oct 1962 Vol 5 No 1
Nov 1962
Nov 1962 Vol 5 No 2
Dec 1962
Dec 1962 Vol 5 No 3
Jan 1963
Jan 1963 Vol 5 No 4
Mar 1963
Mar 1963 Vol 5 No 5
Apr 1963
Apr 1963 Vol 5 No 6
Jun 1963
Jun 1963 Vol 6 No 1
Jul 1963
Jul 1963 Vol 6 No 2
Sep 1963
Sep 1963 Vol 6 No 3
Oct 1963
Oct 1963 Vol 6 No 4
Nov 1963
Nov 1963 Vol 6 No 5
Dec 1963
Dec 1963 Vol 6 No 5
Numbering error
Feb 1964
Feb 1964 Vol 6 No 6
Mar 1964
Mar 1964 Vol 7 No 1
Apr 1964
Apr 1964 Vol 7 No 3
Numbering error
Jun 1964
Jun 1964 Vol 7 No 4
Jul 1964
Jul 1964 Vol 7 No 5
Aug 1964
Aug 1964 Vol 7 No 6
Oct 1964
Oct 1964 Vol 8 No 1
Nov 1964
Nov 1964 Vol 8 No 2
Dec 1964
Dec 1964 Vol 8 No 3
Feb 1965
Feb 1965 Vol 8 No 4
Mar 1965
Mar 1965 Vol 8 No 5
Apr 1965
Apr 1965 Vol 8 No 6
June 1965
June 1965 Vol 8 No 7
July 1965
July 1965 Vol 8 No 8
Aug 1965
Aug 1965 Vol 8 No 9
Last Issue Before Re-title