OVERVIEW
This magazine originally started as Speed & Auto Equipment Advertiser (S&AE Advertiser). It was published by Jack Chappell and Jerry Burton under Chappell Publishing in Southern California. An 8 page, newspaper style publication on 11-1/2" by 16" paper, content was advertiser ads and reader classified ads. It cost $.25 per issue or $5.00 per year.

The title became simply Parts Illustrated in June 1963, and this is when it likely went to a traditional magazine format. Another title change occurred in August, 1963 when it became Hot Rod Parts Illustrated. And, finally, it was re-titled a last time as Drag Parts Illustrated in April, 1967. Volume and series numbering carried over through each title change.

Funding appears to have come from both classified advertising and traditional vendor advertising.

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PUBLICATION DATA:
The publisher did NOT provide net paid circulation data to N.W. Ayer.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 67 issues was printed from June 1st, 1963 through May, 1969. All cover images are complete except 4/69.

Feb 1, 1963
Feb 1st 1963 Vol 1 No 23
March 1, 1963
March 1st 1963 Vol 2 No 1
April 1, 1963
April 1st 1963 Vol 2 No 3
April 15, 1963
April 15th 1963 Vol 2 No 4
May 1, 1963
May 1st 1963 Vol 2 No 5
May 15, 1963
May 15th 1963 Vol 2 No 6
June 1, 1963
June 1st 1963 Vol 2 No 7
June 15, 1963
June 15th 1963 Vol 2 No 8
July 1, 1963
July 1st 1963 Vol 2 No 9
July 1, 1963
July 15th 1963 Vol 2 No 10
Aug 1, 1963
Aug 1st 1963 Vol 2 No 11
Aug 15, 1963
Aug 15th 1963 Vol 2 No 12
Oct 1963
Oct 1963 Vol 2 No 13
Nov 1963
Nov 1963 Vol 2 No 14
Dec 1963
Dec 1963 Vol 2 No 15
Jan 1964
Jan 1964 Vol 3 No 1
Feb 1964
Feb 1964 Vol 3 No 2
Mar 1964
Mar 1964 Vol 3 No 3
Apr/May 1964
Apr/May 1964 Vol 3 No 4
Jun 1964
Jun 1964 Vol 3 No 5
Jul 1964
Jul 1964 Vol 3 No 6
Aug 1964
Aug 1964 Vol 3 No 7
Sep 1964
Sep 1964 Vol 3 No 8
Oct 1964
Oct 1964 Vol 3 No 9
Nov 1964
Nov 1964 Vol 3 No 10
Dec 1964
Dec 1964 Vol 3 No 11
Jan 1965
Jan 1965 Vol 3 No 12
Feb 1965
Feb 1965 Vol 4 No 1
Mar 1965
Mar 1965 Vol 4 No 2
Apr 1965
Apr 1965 Vol 4 No 3
May 1965
May 1965 Vol 4 No 4
Jun 1965
Jun 1965 Vol 4 No 5
Jul 1965
Jul 1965 Vol 4 No 6
Aug 1965
Aug 1965 Vol 4 No 7
Sep 1965
Sep 1965 Vol 4 No 8
Oct 1965
Oct 1965 Vol 4 No 9
Nov 1965
Nov 1965 Vol 4 No 10
Dec 1965
Dec 1965 Vol 4 No 11
Jan 1966
Jan 1966 Vol 4 No 12
Feb 1966
Feb 1966 Vol 5 No 1
Mar 1966
Mar 1966 Vol 5 No 2
Apr 1966
Apr 1966 Vol 5 No 3
May 1966
May 1966 Vol 5 No 4
Jun 1966
Jun 1966 Vol 5 No 5
Jul 1966
Jul 1966 Vol 5 No 6
Aug 1966
Aug 1966 Vol 5 No 7
Sep 1966
Sep 1966 Vol 5 No 8
Oct 1966
Oct 1966 Vol 5 No 9
Nov 1966
Nov 1966 Vol 5 No 10
Dec 1966
Dec 1966 Vol 5 No 11
Jan 1967
Jan 1967 Vol 5 No 12
Feb 1967
Feb 1967 Vol 6 No 1
Mar 1967
Mar 1967 Vol 6 No 2
Apr 1967
Apr 1967 Vol 6 No 3
Re-titled
May 1967
May 1967 Vol 6 No 4
Jun 1967
Jun 1967 Vol 6 No 5
Jul 1967
Jul 1967 Vol 6 No 6
Aug 1967
Aug 1967 Vol 6 No 7
Sep 1967
Sep 1967 Vol 6 No 8
Oct 1967
Oct 1967 Vol 6 No 9
Nov 1967
Nov 1967 Vol 6 No 10
Dec 1967
Dec 1967 / Jan '68
Vol 6 No 11
Feb/Mar 1968
Feb/Mar 1968
Vol 7 No 1 & 2
Apr 1968
Apr 1968 Vol 7 No 3
May 1968
May 1968 Vol 7 No 4
Jul 1968
Jul 1968 Vol 7 No 5
Aug 1968
Aug 1968 Vol 7 No 6
Jan 1969
Jan 1969 Vol 8 No 1
Feb 1969
Feb 1969 Vol 8 No 2
Mar 1969
Mar 1969 Vol 8 No 3
Apr 1969 Vol 8 No 4
May 1969
May 1969 Vol 8 No 5
Last Known Issue