OVERVIEW
Hot Rod Deluxe was started in 1999 by Petersen Publishing as part of its Auto Anniversary Series. It was originally targeted to readers with interest in the roots of hot rodding by featuring basic, traditional hot rods and customs without billet and high-end paint and upholstery. The late 1990s saw growing interest in these traditional hot rods and customs from the 1950s and 1960s.

After two annual issues in 1999 and 2000, EMAP/Petersen cancelled the title. The editor, Aaron Lasky, took the ideas and created Car Kulture Deluxe. He started the new title as a quarterly magazine and published the first twelve issues. It was then sold to Koolhouse Publishing who also owned Ol' Skool Rodz.

Fast forward to 2008. Petersen decided to revive the title with publisher Jerry Pitt and editor David Freiburger. After the first issue, it began a bi-monthly publication schedule that lasted through the last print issue in January, 2020. When launched, they envisioned their target audience as younger, rat-rodder types and also those interested in drag racing history. But reader feedback suggested the real audience was older guys ("graybeards") who wanted to relive their youth by seeing the treasure trove of rare images from Petersen's archives. Content was originally for pre-1964 vehicles, but with time this was extended to the end of the 1960s.

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PUBLICATION DATA:
No publisher provided circulation data has been found at this time.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS
A total of 75 issues was printed from Spring, 1999 through January, 2020. All cover images are complete.

1999 Number 1
Spring 1999 No 1
2000 Number 2
No 2 Last annual
May 2008
May 2008
July 2008
July 2008
Sept 2008
Sept 2008
Nov 2008
Nov 2008
Jan 2009
Jan 2009
Mar 2009
Mar 2009
May 2009
May 2009
July 2009
July 2009
Sept 2009
Sept 2009
Nov 2009
Nov 2009
Jan 2010
Jan 2010
Mar 2010
Mar 2010
May 2010
May 2010
July 2010
July 2010
Sept 2010
Sept 2010
Nov 2010
Nov 2010
Jan 2011
Jan 2011
Mar 2011
Mar 2011
May 2011
May 2011
July 2011
July 2011
Sept 2011
Sept 2011
Nov 2011
Nov 2011
Jan 2012
Jan 2012
Mar 2012
Mar 2012
May 2012
May 2012
July 2012
July 2012
Sept 2012
Sept 2012
Nov 2012
Nov 2012
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
May 2013
May 2013
July 2013
July 2013
Sept 2013
Sept 2013
Nov 2013
Nov 2013
Jan 2014
Jan 2014
Mar 2014
Mar 2014
May 2014
May 2014
July 2014
July 2014
Sept 2014
Sept 2014
Nov 2014
Nov 2014
Jan 2015
Jan 2015
Mar 2015
Mar 2015
May 2015
May 2015
July 2015
July 2015
Sept 2015
Sept 2015
Nov 2015
Nov 2015
Jan 2016
Jan 2016
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
May 2016
May 2016
July 2016
July 2016
Sept 2016
Sept 2016
Nov 2016
Nov 2016
Jan 2017
Jan 2017
Mar 2017
Mar 2017
May 2017
May 2017
July 2017
July 2017
Sept 2017
Sept 2017
Nov 2017
Nov 2017
Jan 2018
Jan 2018
Mar 2018
Mar 2018
May 2018
May 2018
July 2018
July 2018
Sept 2018
Sept 2018
Nov 2018
Nov 2018
Jan 2019
Jan 2019
Mar 2019
Mar 2019
May 2019
May 2019
July 2019
July 2019
Sept 2019
Sept 2019
Nov 2019
Nov 2019
Jan 2020
Jan 2020
Last issue