Hi-Performance Kit Cars was published quarterly then bi-monthly by Challenge Publications . The publisher was Ed Schnepf, and editorial duties were spread to Brian Brennan, Steve Anderson and Dennis Adler.

The emergence of kit cars or component cars had been around since shortly after the automobile came into existence. There was a wave of fiberglass-bodied designs that were sold to independent builders in the 1950s and 1960s. However, a new wave of component manufacturers, plus better technology, emerged in the 1970s and 1980s. The marketplace not only included VW-powered cars, but vehicles like the AC Cobra, Lotus 7, vintage Porsches and others became very popular.

Lagging two full years behind Petersen Publishings' Kit Car offering, this title still offered similar content including new products, how-to articles, and feature articles showcasing owner-built cars. However, it had a very short life.

The table of contents can be seen by clicking on the  icon.

A total of 7 printed issues has been found. Cover images are complete, but we are still collecting table of content pages.

Fall 1984
Fall 1984 Vol 1 No 1
Winter 1984
Winter 1984 Vol 1 No 2
Spring 1985
Spring 1985 Vol 2 No 1
Summer 1985
Summer 1985 Vol 2 No 2
Fall 1985
Fall 1985 Vol 2 No 3
Nov/Dec 1985
Nov/Dec 1985 Vol 2 No 4
Jan/Feb 1986
Jan/Feb 1986 Vol 3 No 1
Lsst known issue