OVERVIEW
Foreign Car Guide was published by Joseph Hardie and Raymond Kelly as H-K Publications in Canton, Ohio. The company also published Speed Mechanics, Motorsport and Auto Craftsman.

The title sounded like content was broad, but the core focus was Volkswagen (VW). VW formally established itself in the U.S. market in 1955, and by 1969 had sold the most foreign car units at 500,000. This title rode that wave of popularity and strong interest in Volkswagens and other foreign cars. There were feature articles, production road tests and performance tips. The magazine covers seem to suggest a target market of families and young singles.

The magazine originally came in the trade or digest-sized format, but then went to a full-sized format with the June, 1966 issue. The publisher "tweaked" the title several times in the early days. In 1958 the title was European Car Guide. It then changed to Foreign Car Guide for VW Enthusiasts. Volkswagen was emphasized in the headings until late 1967.

After the April, 1969 issue, the title was changed to World Car Guide. VW vehicles were equally represented with other foreign brands. This new title lasted until 1972.

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PUBLICATION DATA:
Foreign Car Guide had a very small portion of the automobile magazine publishing realm, but between 1959 and 1969 the average monthly net paid circulation ranged from 4,200 to 6,800 issues printed per month. There was a huge one year increase in 1963, and it is unknown if this was real, or if it was a data issue.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 134 issues was printed from January, 1964 through April, 1969. All cover images are complete.

Fall 1956
Fall 1956 #1
Winter 1957
Winter 1957 #2
June 1957
June 1957 #3
Aug 1957
Aug 1957 #4
Nov 1957
Nov 1957 #5
Jan 1958
Jan 1958 #6
Mar 1958
Mar 1958 #7
May 1958
May 1958 #8
June 1958
June 1958 #9
July 1958
July 1958 #10
Aug 1958
Aug 1958 #11
Sept 1958
Sept 1958 #12
Oct 1958
Oct 1958 #13
Dec 1958
Dec 1958 #14
Jan 1959
Jan 1959 #15
Mar 1959
Mar 1959 #16
Apr/May 1959
Apr/May 1959 #17
June 1959
June 1959 #18
Aug 1959
Aug 1959 #19
Oct 1959
Oct 1959 #20
Nov 1959
Nov 1959 #21
Dec 1959
Dec 1959 #22
Jan 1960
Jan 1960 #23
Feb 1960
Feb 1960 #24
Mar 1960
Mar 1960 #25
Apr 1960
Apr 1960 #26
May 1960
May 1960 #27
June 1960
June 1960 #28
July 1960
July 1960 #29
Aug 1960
Aug 1960 #30
Sept 1960
Sept 1960 #31
Oct 1960
Oct 1960 #32
Nov 1960
Nov 1960 #33
Dec 1960
Dec 1960 #34
Jan 1961
Jan 1961 #35
Feb 1961
Feb 1961 #36
Mar 1961
Mar 1961 #37
Apr 1961
Apr 1961 #38
May 1961
May 1961 #39
June 1961
June 1961 #40
July 1961
July 1961 #41
Aug 1961
Aug 1961 #42
Sept 1961
Sept 1961 #43
Oct 1961
Oct 1961 #44
Nov 1961
Nov 1961 #45
Dec 1961
Dec 1961 #46
Jan 1962
Jan 1962 #47
Feb 1962
Feb 1962 #48
Mar 1962
Mar 1962 #49
Apr 1962
Apr 1962 #50
May 1962
May 1962 #51
June 1962
June 1962 #52
July 1962
July 1962 #53
Aug 1962
Aug 1962 #54
Sept 1962
Sept 1962 #55
Oct 1962
Oct 1962 #56
Nov 1962
Nov 1962 #57
Dec 1962
Dec 1962 #58
Jan 1963
Jan 1963 #59
Feb 1963
Feb 1963 #60
Mar 1963
Mar 1963 #61
Apr 1963
Apr 1963 #62
May 1963
May 1963 #63
June 1963
June 1963 #64
July 1963
July 1963 #65
Aug 1963
Aug 1963 #66
Sept 1963
Sept 1963 #67
Oct 1963
Oct 1963 #68
Nov 1963
Nov 1963 #69
Dec 1963
Dec 1963 #70
1964 to 1969