OVERVIEW
Dune Buggies - The Fun Car Journal was first published in three quarterly editions as a Cycle World Special Edition. The publisher was Joseph Conrad Parkhurst in Long Beach, California. Parkhurst had created Cycle World in 1962, and he used a more objective approach to product evaluations.

After three quarterly publications, the magazine was launched as a full-sized, bi-monthly product in June, 1968. A year later it went to a monthly format, then in April, 1970, the "fun car" aspect of the title was dropped and the magazine became Dune Buggies and Hot VWs. At this point content was nearly 100% off-road oriented.

With the summer 1972 edition, the magazine was sold to Wright Publishing in Costa Mesa, California. Jim Wright took over as editor and publisher.

Then in May, 2017, the magazine was purchased by Orange County International (OCI) Media. The new owner and publisher is Shin Mukai. The magazine is still published, making it one of the oldest and most established publications centered on VW-powered performance.

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PUBLICATION DATA:
The publishers provided net paid circulation data to NW Ayer starting in 1970. Publishing volumes grew from 7,200 in 1970 to 18,000 monthly through 1990.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
All cover images are complete through 1995.

Winter 1967
Winter 1967 Vol 1 No 1
Winter 1968
Winter 1968 Vol 1 No 2
Spring 1968
Spring 1968 Vol 1 No 3
June 1968
June 1968 Vol 1 No 4
Aug 1968
Aug 1968 Vol 1 No 5
Oct 1968
Oct 1968 Vol 1 No 6
Dec 1968
Dec 1968 Vol 1 No 7
Feb 1969
Feb 1969 Vol 2 No 1
Mar 1969
Mar 1969 Vol 2 No 2
Apr 1969
Apr 1969 Vol 2 No 3
May 1969
May 1969 Vol 2 No 4
June 1969
June 1969 Vol 2 No 5
July 1969
July 1969 Vol 2 No 6
Aug 1969
Aug 1969 Vol 2 No 7
Sept 1969
Sept 1969 Vol 2 No 8
Oct 1969
Oct 1969 Vol 2 No 9
Nov 1969
Nov 1969 Vol 2 No 10
Dec 1969
Dec 1969 Vol 2 No 11
Jan 1970
Jan 1970 Vol 3 No 1
Feb 1970
Feb 1970 Vol 3 No 2
Mar 1970
Mar 1970 Vol 3 No 3
Apr 1970
Apr 1970 Vol 3 No 4
May 1970
May 1970 Vol 3 No 5
June 1970
June 1970 Vol 3 No 6
July 1970
July 1970 Vol 3 No 7
Aug 1970
Aug 1970 Vol 3 No 8
Sept 1970
Sept 1970 Vol 3 No 9
Oct 1970
Oct 1970 Vol 3 No 10
Nov 1970
Nov 1970 Vol 3 No 11
Dec 1970
Dec 1970 Vol 3 No 12
Jan 1971
Jan 1971 Vol 4 No 1
Feb 1971
Feb 1971 Vol 4 No 2
Mar 1971
Mar 1971 Vol 4 No 3
Apr 1971
Apr 1971 Vol 4 No 4
May 1971
May 1971 Vol 4 No 5
June 1971
June 1971 Vol 4 No 6
July 1971
July 1971 Vol 4 No 7
Aug 1971
Aug 1971 Vol 4 No 8
Sept 1971
Sept 1971 Vol 4 No 9
Oct 1971
Oct 1971 Vol 4 No 10
Winter 1971
Winter 1971 Vol 4 No 11
Spring 1972
Spring 1972 Vol 5 No 1
Summer 1972
Summer 1972 Vol 5 No 2
Oct 1972
Oct 1972 Vol 5 No 3
Dec 1972
Dec 1972 Vol 5 No 4
Feb 1973
Feb 1973 Vol 6 No 1
Apr 1973
Apr 1973 Vol 6 No 2
June 1976
June 1973 Vol 6 No 3
Aug 1973
Aug 1973 Vol 6 No 4
Oct 1973
Oct 1973 Vol 6 No 5
Dec 1973
Dec 1973 Vol 6 No 6
Feb 1974
Feb 1974 Vol 7 No 1
Apr 1974
Apr 1974 Vol 7 No 2
June 1974
June 1974 Vol 7 No 3
Aug 1974
Aug 1974 Vol 7 No 4
Oct 1974
Oct 1974 Vol 7 No 5
Dec 1974
Dec 1974 Vol 7 No 6
Jan 1975
Jan 1975 Vol 8 No 1
Feb 1975
Feb 1975 Vol 8 No 2
Mar 1975
Mar 1975 Vol 8 No 3
Apr 1975
Apr 1975 Vol 8 No 4
May 1975
May 1975 Vol 8 No 5
June 1975
June 1975 Vol 8 No 6
July 1975
July 1975 Vol 8 No 7
Aug 1975
Aug 1975 Vol 8 No 8
Sept 1975
Sept 1975 Vol 8 No 9
Oct 1975
Oct 1975 Vol 8 No 10
Nov 1975
Nov 1975 Vol 8 No 11
Dec 1975
Dec 1975 Vol 8 No 12
Jan 1976
Jan 1976 Vol 9 No 1
Feb 1976
Feb 1976 Vol 9 No 2
Mar 1976
Mar 1976 Vol 9 No 3
Apr 1976
Apr 1976 Vol 9 No 4
May 1976
May 1976 Vol 9 No 5
June 1976
June 1976 Vol 9 No 6
July 1976
July 1976 Vol 9 No 7
Aug 1976
Aug 1976 Vol 9 No 8
Sept 1976
Sept 1976 Vol 9 No 9
Oct 1976
Oct 1976 Vol 9 No 10
Nov 1976
Nov 1976 Vol 9 No 11
Dec 1976
Dec 1976 Vol 9 No 12
Jan 1977
Jan 1977 Vol 10 No 1
Feb 1977
Feb 1977 Vol 10 No 2
Mar 1977
Mar 1977 Vol 10 No 3
Apr 1977
Apr 1977 Vol 10 No 4
May 1977
May 1977 Vol 10 No 5
June 1977
June 1977 Vol 10 No 6
July 1977
July 1977 Vol 10 No 7
Aug 1977
Aug 1977 Vol 10 No 8
Sept 1977
Sept 1977 Vol 10 No 9
Oct 1977
Oct 1977 Vol 10 No 10
Nov 1977
Nov 1977 Vol 10 No 11
Dec 1977
Dec 1977 Vol 10 No 12
1978 to 1984