Drag Strip magazine was a re-titling of Modern Rod magazine. It was a full-size monthly publication with a primary focus on drag racing. The first issue was volume 3 and series number 1.
In the March, 1969 issue, the magazine was combined with a resurrected version of the old Speed Age title. It was co-titled for two issues, then operated as Speed Age for a few months.
Modern Rod, Drag Racing and Drag Strip titles were published by Lou Kimzey Sr through either Magazine Publishing Services or Kimtex Corporation. 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 Easyrider, the first biker lifestyle magazine. Mr. Kimzey died in 1997 in Los Angeles.
The publisher provided net paid circulation data for the years 1967 through 1971. Annual print volumes ranged from 140,000 to 160,000.
A total of 31 issues were printed from May, 1969 through April, 1969. All magazine cover images are complete.