OVERVIEW

Motorsport magazine was the forerunner to Auto Craftsman magazine. The first issue was published in October, 1950, ended with the August/September, 1956 issue. It was then was re-titled to Auto Craftsman in December, 1956. The magazine was owned by H-K Publications at 1140 East West Highway, Silver Springs, MD, and it had executive offices in New York City. Publishers were Joseph Hardie and Raymond Kelly.

Content was largely focused on European sport cars, antique automobiles from the United States, U.S. domestic cars, and stock car racing. Hot rod content seemed to be minimal, but Motorsport did have a classic hot rod cover with the April, 1951 issue.

In the early fifties, many of the general purpose automobile magazines seemed to cover all rodding and racing topics - hot rods, sports cars, stock cars, etc. Most of these titles either went out of business, or they narrowed their scope which is consistent with the trend to become more specialized as to content and the target audience.

Oct 1950
Oct 1950 Vol 1 No 1
Nov 1950
Nov 1950 Vol 1 No 2
Dec 1950
Dec 1950 Vol 1 No 3
Jan 1951
Jan 1951 Vol 2 No 1
Feb 1951
Feb 1951 Vol 2 No 2
Mar 1951
Mar 1951 Vol 2 No 3
Apr 1951
Apr 1951 Vol 2 No 4
May 1951
May 1951 Vol 2 No 5
Jun 1951
Jun 1951 Vol 2 No 6
Jul 1951
Jul 1951 Vol 2 No 7
Aug 1951
Aug 1951 Vol 2 No 8
Sep 1951
Sep 1951 Vol 2 No 9
Oct 1951
Oct 1951 Vol 2 No 10
Nov 1951
Nov 1951 Vol 2 No 11
Dec 1951
Dec 1951 Vol 2 No 12
Jan 1952
Jan 1952 Vol 3 No 1
Feb 1952
Feb 1952 Vol 3 No 2
Mar 1952
Mar 1952 Vol 3 No 3
Apr 1952
Apr 1952 Vol 3 No 4
May 1952
May 1952 Vol 3 No 5
Jun 1952
Jun 1952 Vol 3 No 6
Jul 1952
Jul 1952 Vol 3 No 7
Aug 1952
Aug 1952 Vol 3 No 8
Sep 1952
Sep 1952 Vol 3 No 9
Oct 1952
Oct 1952 Vol 3 No 10
Nov 1952
Nov 1952 Vol 3 No 11
Dec 1952
Dec 1952 Vol 3 No 12
Jan/Feb 1953
Jan/Feb 1953 Vol 4 No 1
Mar/Apr 1953
Mar/Apr 1953 Vol 4 No 2
May/Jun 1953
May/Jun 1953 Vol 4 No 3
Jul/Aug 1953
Jul/Aug 1953 Vol 4 No 4
Sep/Oct 1953
Sep/Oct 1953 Vol 4 No 5
Nov/Dec 1953
Nov/Dec 1953
Vol 4 No 6
Jan/Feb 1954
Jan/Feb 1954 Vol 5 No 1
Mar/Apr 1954
Mar/Apr 1954 Vol 5 No 2
May/June 1954
May/June 1954 Vol 5 No 3
July/Aug 1954
July/Aug 1954 Vol 5 No 4
Sept/Oct 1954
Sept/Oct 1954 Vol 5 No 5
Nov/Dec 1954
Nov/Dec 1954 Vol 5 No 6
Jan/Feb 1955
Jan/Feb 1955 Vol 6 No 1
Mar/Apr 1955
Mar/Apr 1955 Vol 6 No 2
May/June 1955
May/June 1955 Vol 6 No 3
July/Aug 1955
July/Aug 1955 Vol 7 No 4
Sept/Oct 1955
Sept/Oct 1955 Vol 7 No 5
Nov/Dec 1955
Nov/Dec 1955 Vol 7 No 6
Jan/Feb 1956
Jan/Feb 1956 Vol 8 No 1
Mar 1956
Mar 1956 Vol 8 No 2
Apr 1956
Apr 1956 Vol 8 No 3
May 1956
May 1956 Vol 8 No 4
June/July 1956
June/July 1956 Vol 8 No 5
Aug/Sept 1956
Aug/Sept 1956
Last Known Issue