Custom Craft was owned by Harle Publications and published from February, 1960 to June, 1965. The first publishers were Joseph Hardie and Raymond Kelly. The same publishers were responsible for Soup-Up and Speed Mechanics.
By May 1961, Lee Sparacio became the publisher with Frank Coggins was the editor. Sometime in 1963, publishing duties were handled by Frederick Gardener, and Mr. Sparacio became the editor in chief. Then in 1964, there was a change in ownership to Jamie Publications, and the new publisher was Fred Tarter.
The magazine was printed in both a small, pocket-sized format and a large format. It featured "how to" articles on customizing and pictorials. It also included reader-sent photos and highlights from car shows.
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Custom Craft had three years of publisher provided circulation print data (1961 through 1963). It generally held the #12 or #14 positions among all automotive titles. Average monthly net paid circulation ranged from 11,667 to 12,637 printed issues.
There were 30 issues printed from February, 1960 through June, 1965. Cover images and table of content pages are complete for this title.