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 to the present. 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 was 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 1963 and was published through August, 1975.

Jack Pelzer then became the new publisher, operating as Four Wheeler Publishing in Chatsworth, California. Bill Sanders was the editor from 1971 until 1982.

PUBLICATION DATA:
The publisher provided net paid circulation data to Gale Research in 1988 and again in 1990. Monthly publishing volumes were 50,000 to 54,000.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 384 issues were published from 1962 through the period covered by this website - December, 1995. All cover images are complete except 5/72, 3/75, 2/76, 9/77, 11/79, 11/80 and 1/86.

Feb 1962
Feb 1962 Vol 1 No 1
Mar 1962
Mar 1962 Vol 1 No 2
May 1962
May 1962 Vol 1 No 3
June 1962
June 1962 Vol 1 No 4
July 1962
July 1962 Vol 1 No 5
Aug 1962
Aug 1962 Vol 1 No 6
September 1962
Sept 1962 Vol 1 No 7
October 1962
Oct 1962 Vol 1 No 8
Nov 1962
Nov 1962 Vol 1 No 9
Jan 1963
Dec '62/Jan '63 Vol 1 No 10
Feb 1963
Feb 1963 Vol 1 No 11
Mar 1963
Mar 1963 Vol 1 No 12
Apr 1963
Apr 1963 Vol 2 No 1
May 1963
May 1963 Vol 2 No 2
June 1963
June 1963 Vol 2 No 3
July 1963
July 1963 Vol 2 No 4
Aug 1963
Aug 1963 Vol 2 No 5
Sept 1963
Sept 1963 Vol 2 No 6
Oct 1963
Oct 1963 Vol 2 No 7
Nov 1963
Nov 1963 Vol 2 No 8
Dec 1963
Dec 1963 Vol 2 No 9
Jan 1964
Jan 1964 Vol 2 No 10
Feb 1964
Feb 1964 Vol 2 No 11
Mar 1964
Mar 1964 Vol 2 No 12
Apr 1964
Apr 1964 Vol 3 No 1
May 1964
May 1964 Vol 3 No 2
June 1964
June 1964 Vol 3 No 3
July 1964
July 1964 Vol 3 No 4
Aug 1964
Aug 1964 Vol 3 No 5
Sept 1964
Sept 1964 Vol 3 No 6
Oct 1964
Oct 1964 Vol 3 No 7
Nov 1964
Nov 1964 Vol 3 No 8
Dec 1964
Dec 1964 Vol 3 No 9
Jan 1965
Jan 1965 Vol 3 No 10
Feb 1965
Feb 1965 Vol 3 No 11
Mar 1965
Mar 1965 Vol 3 No 12
April 1965
Apr 1965 Vol 4 No 1
May 1965
May 1965 Vol 4 No 2
June 1965
June 1965 Vol 4 No 3
July 1965
July 1965 Vol 4 No 4
Aug 1965
Aug 1965 Vol 4 No 5
Sept 1965
Sept 1965 Vol 4 No 6
Oct 1965
Oct 1965 Vol 4 No 7
Nov 1965
Nov 1965 Vol 4 No 8
Dec 1965
Dec 1965 Vol 4 No 9
Jan 1966
Jan 1966 Vol 4 No 10
Mar 1966
Mar 1966 Vol 4 No 11
Apr 1966
Apr 1966 Vol 4 No 12
May 1966
May 1966 Vol 5 No 1
June 1966
June 1966 Vol 5 No 2
July 1966
July 1966 Vol 5 No 3
Aug 1966
Aug 1966 Vol 5 No 4
Sept 1966
Sept 1966 Vol 5 No 5
Oct 1966
Oct 1966 Vol 5 No 6
Nov 1966
Nov 1966 Vol 5 No 7
Dec 1966
Dec 1966 Vol 5 No 8
Jan 1967
Jan 1967 Vol 5 No 9
Feb 1967
Feb 1967 Vol 5 No 10
Mar 1967
Mar 1967 Vol 5 No 11
Apr 1967
Apr 1967 Vol 5 No 12
May 1967
May 1967 Vol 6 No 1
June 1967
June 1967 Vol 6 No 2
Oct 1967
Sept 1967 Vol 6 No 3
Oct 1967
Oct 1967 Vol 6 No 4
Nov Dec 1967
Nov/Dec 1967 Vol 6 No 5
1968 to 1975