OVERVIEW
Four Wheeler was published monthly by Ames Publishing Company in Tarzana, California. With a tag line, "The Magazine of Back Country Driving and Camping", it was one of the first magazines dedicated to off-roading. The magazine was first published in February, 1962 and continues to be published as of January 2019. This makes it the oldest magazine dedicated to off-roading and SUVs.

The original editor and publisher was Robert F. Ames. The magazine apparently got its start when Mr. Ames presented his idea for a magazine at a California State Association meeting of four wheel drive clubs. He continued as publisher until 1971, when there appears to have been a change in ownership.

Mr. Ames also published the book, Western Treasures Notebook of Lost Mines and Buried Treasure in 1966, and he published a monthly magazine titled Western Treasures that highlighted ghost towns, old mining sites, treasure hunting, etc. This was started in 1965 or 1966 and was published about 10 years.

Feb 1962 Vol 1 No 1
Mar 1962 Vol 1 No 2
May 1962 Vol 1 No 3
June 1962 Vol 1 No 4
July 1962 Vol 1 No 5
Aug 1962 Vol 1 No 6
Sept 1962 Vol 1 No 7
Oct 1962 Vol 1 No 8
Nov 1962 Vol 1 No 9
Dec '62/Jan '63 Vol 1 No 10
Feb 1963 Vol 1 No 11
Mar 1963 Vol 1 No 12
Apr 1963 Vol 2 No 1
May 1963 Vol 2 No 2
June 1963 Vol 2 No 3
July 1963 Vol 2 No 4
Aug 1963 Vol 2 No 5
Sept 1963 Vol 2 No 6
Oct 1963 Vol 2 No 7
Nov 1963 Vol 2 No 8
Dec 1963 Vol 2 No 9
Jan 1964 Vol 2 No 10
Feb 1964 Vol 2 No 11
Mar 1964 Vol 2 No 12
Apr 1964 Vol 3 No 1
May 1964 Vol 3 No 2
June 1964 Vol 3 No 3
July 1964 Vol 3 No 4
Aug 1964 Vol 3 No 5
Sept 1964 Vol 3 No 6
Oct 1964 Vol 3 No 7
Nov 1964 Vol 3 No 8
Dec 1964 Vol 3 No 9
Jan 1965 Vol 3 No 10
Feb 1965 Vol 3 No 11
Mar 1965 Vol 3 No 12
April 1965
Apr 1965 Vol 4 No 1
May 1965 Vol 4 No 2
June 1965 Vol 4 No 3
July 1965 Vol 4 No 4
Aug 1965 Vol 4 No 5
Sept 1965 Vol 4 No 6
Oct 1965 Vol 4 No 7
Nov 1965 Vol 4 No 8
Dec 1965 Vol 4 No 9
Jan 1966 Vol 4 No 10
Mar 1966 Vol 4 No 11
Apr 1966 Vol 4 No 12
May 1966 Vol 5 No 1
June 1966 Vol 5 No 2
July 1966 Vol 5 No 3
Aug 1966 Vol 5 No 4
Sept 1966 Vol 5 No 5
Oct 1966 Vol 5 No 6
Nov 1966 Vol 5 No 7
Dec 1966 Vol 5 No 8
Jan 1967 Vol 5 No 9
Feb 1967 Vol 5 No 10
Mar 1967 Vol 5 No 11
Apr 1967 Vol 5 No 12
May 1967 Vol 6 No 1
June 1967 Vol 6 No 2
Sept 1967 Vol 6 No 3
Oct 1967 Vol 6 No 4
Nov/Dec 1967 Vol 6 No 5