Drag Racing magazine was a full-size monthly publication with a primary focus on drag racing. The first issue was published in February, 1964 by Lou Kimzey and his Kimtex Corporation. The magazine was re-titled in 1970 as Drag Racing USA, and there was a change in ownership. It continued under the new title until June, 1975.
Modern Rod, Drag Racing and Drag Strip titles were published by companies owned by Lou Kimzey Sr. In the 1950s, Mr Kimzey published DIG magazine, and in the 1960s published teen and adult titles including Cavalier, Teenville, Black Belt and Teenset. And in June, 1971 he started Easyriders, the first biker lifestyle magazine. Mr. Kimzey died in Los Angeles in 1997 at age 69.
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Drag Racing had six years of publisher provided net paid circulation data. It was consistently near the bottom of the list of automotive titles printed and distributed. At the #15 or #16 position, monthly print volumes ranged from 13,800 to 17,000.
A total of 57 issues were published from February, 1964 through December, 1969. All cover images are complete, and we are still collecting table of content pages.