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.
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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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.