OVERVIEW:
Modern Rod magazine was a full-size, generally monthly publication with a primary focus on drag racing with hot rods a part of the content. It was later re-titled as Drag Strip magazine starting in May, 1966.

Modern Rod, Drag Racing and Drag Strip titles were published by Lou Kimzey Sr through either Magazine Publishing Services or Kimtex corporations. In the 1950s, Mr Kimzey published DIG magazine, and in the 1960s published teen and adult titles including Cavalier, Teenville, Black Belt and Teenset. Then in June, 1971 he started Easyrider, the first biker lifestyle magazine. Mr. Kimzey died in 1997 in Los Angeles.

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PUBLICATION DATA:
Modern Rod had only two years of publisher provided net paid circulation data in 1965 and 1966. In the first year, the annual print volume was 204,000, and in 1966 it was 163,500.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 19 issues were printed from February, 1964 through May, 1966. All cover images are complete, and we are still collecting table of content pages.

Feb February 1964
Feb 1964 Vol 1 No 1
May 1964
May 1964 Vol 1 No 2
July 1964
July 1964 Vol 1 No 3
Sept September 1964
Sept 1964 Vol 1 No 4
Nov November 1964
Nov 1964 Vol 1 No 5
Jan January 1965
Jan 1965 Vol 1 No 6
Feb February 1965
Feb 1965 Vol 2 No 1
Mar March 1965
Mar 1965 Vol 2 No 2
May 1965
May 1965 Vol 2 No 3
July 1965
July 1965 Vol 2 No 4
Aug August 1965
Aug 1965 Vol 2 No 5
Sept September 1965
Sept 1965 Vol 2 No 6
Oct October 1965
Oct 1965 Vol 2 No 7
Nov November 1965
Nov 1965 Vol 2 No 8
Dec December 1965
Dec 1965 Vol 2 No 9
Feb February 1966
Feb 1966 Vol 2 No 10
Mar March 1966
Mar 1966 Vol 2 No 11
Apr April 1966
Apr 1966 Vol 2 No 12
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