OVERVIEW
Motor Trend magazine was published by Motor Trend Publications Inc. with the first address at 548 S. San Vincente Blvd in Los Angeles.  The original publishers were Robert E. Petersen and Robert R. Lindsay.

Its tag line was "The Magazine for a Motoring World".  It was a large format title printed monthly and covered a broad swath of automotive topics - Detroit production and concept cars, European general purpose and sports cars, classic cars and other automotive topics of interest to the target reader.

PUBLICATION DATA:
The publisher provided net paid circulation data from 1951 up to the coverage period of this website 1975. Average monthly net paid circulation was 12,791 in 1951 and grew to 118,698 in 1975, for an annual growth factor of 7.7%.

It traded with Hot Rod for the #1 or #2 position through 1958 until Hot Rod completely controlled first place. Then Motor Trend traded the #2 and #3 positions back and forth with Car and Driver through at least 1997.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
The magazine is still printed and published as of December 2019, but only images through 1975 are presently included. More images will be added as content is available.

Sep 1949
Sep 1949 V1 #1
Oct 1949
Oct 1949 V1 #2
Nov 1949
Nov 1949 V1 #3
Dec 1949
Dec 1949 V1 #4
Jan 1950
Jan 1950 V2 #1
Feb 1950
Feb 1950 V2 #2
Mar 1950
Mar 1950 V2 #3
Apr 1950
Apr 1950 V2 #4
May 1950
May 1950 V2 #5
Jun 1950
Jun 1950 V2 #6
Jul 1950
Jul 1950 V2 #7
Aug 1950
Aug 1950 V2 #8
Sep 1950
Sep 1950 V2 #9
Oct 1950
Oct 1950 V2 #10
Nov 1950
Nov 1950 V2 #11
Dec 1950
Dec 1950 V2 #12
> Jan 1951
Jan 1951 V3 #1
Feb 1951
Feb 1951 V3 #2
Mar 1951
Mar 1951 V3 #3
Apr 1951
Apr 1951 V3 #4
May 1951
May 1951 V3 #5
Jun 1951
Jun 1951 V3 #6
Jul 1951
Jul 1951 V3 #7
Aug 1951
Aug 1951 V3 #8
Sep 1951
Sep 1951 V3 #9
Oct 1951
Oct 1951 V3 #10
Nov 1951
Nov 1951 V3 #11
Dec 1951
Dec 1951 V3 #12
Jan 1952
Jan 1952 V4 #1
Feb 1952
Feb 1952 V4 #2
Mar 1952
Mar 1952 V4 #3
Apr 1952
Apr 1952 V4 #4
May 1952
May 1952 V4 #5
Jun 1952
Jun 1952 V4 #6
Jul 1952
Jul 1952 V4 #7
Aug 1952
Aug 1952 V4 #8
Sep 1952
Sep 1952 V4 #9
Oct 1952
Oct 1952 V4 #10
Nov 1952
Nov 1952 V4 #11
Dec 1952
Dec 1952 V4 #12
Jan 1953
Jan 1953 V5 #1
Feb 1953
Feb 1953 V5 #2
Mar 1953
Mar 1953 V5 #3
Apr 1953
Apr 1953 V5 #4
May 1953
May 1953 V5 #5
Jun 1953
Jun 1953 V5 #6
Jul 1953
Jul 1953 V5 #7
Aug 1953
Aug 1953 V5 #8
Sep 1953
Sep 1953 V5 #9
Oct 1953
Oct 1953 V5 #10
Nov 1953
Nov 1953 V5 #11
Dec 1953
Dec 1953 V5 #12
Jan 1954
Jan 1954 V6 #1
Feb 1954
Feb 1954 V6 #2
Mar 1954
Mar 1954 V6 #3
Apr 1954
Apr 1954 V6 #4
May 1954
May 1954 V6 #5
Jun 1954
Jun 1954 V6 #6
Jul 1954
Jul 1954 V6 #7
Aug 1954
Aug 1954 V6 #8
Sep 1954
Sep 1954 V6 #9
Oct 1954
Oct 1954 V6 #10
Nov 1954
Nov 1954 V6 #11
Dec 1954
Dec 1954 V6 #12
Jan 1955
Jan 1955 V7 #1
Feb 1955
Feb 1955 V7 #2
Mar 1955
Mar 1955 V7 #3
Apr 1955
Apr 1955 V7 #4
May 1955
May 1955 V7 #5
Jun 1955
Jun 1955 V7 #6
Jul 1955
Jul 1955 V7 #7
Aug 1955
Aug 1955 V7 #8
Sep 1955
Sep 1955 V7 #9
Oct 1955
Oct 1955 V7 #10
Nov 1955
Nov 1955 V7 #11
Dec 1955
Dec 1955 V7 #12
1956 to 1961