OVERVIEW

Muscle Cars was part of the Schneider Performance Series published by Stephen Schneider at CSK Publishing. The magazine was sub-titled as "The World's Number One Muscle Car Magazine" and published from both Hackensack and Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

CSK Publishing had numerous other titles in its portfolio including: Vette; High Performance Pontiac; High Performance Mopar; Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords; and, Bracket Racing USA. These titles were sold to Petersen Publishing in the late 1990s, and then were folded into the Primedia empire a year or two later.

Muscle Cars was launched with other competitors in the muscle car feature space between 1983 and 1988, all with muscle car profiles, restoration tips, technical information and profiles of reproduction parts.

The magazine used confusing numbering schemes. The publisher dropped reference to the month and year and instead only used a volume and issue numbering scheme. In 1985 through 1987, they interspersed issue numbering with Cars Illustrated. In 1988 they returned to more conventional patterns of numbering including use of the month and year designation.

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PUBLICATION DATA:
CSK Publishing provided net paid circulation data to Gale Research from 1987 through 1993. They had average monthly net paid circulation of 7,500 issues.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 66 issues was printed from Spring 1983 through May, 1995. All cover images are complete except: Spring 1983, Summer 1983, Winter 1983 and Summer 1984.

Fall 1983
Fall 1983 Vol 1 No 3
Spring 1984
Spring 1984 Vol 2 No 1
Fall 1984
Fall 1984 Vol 2 No 3
Winter 1984
Winter 1984 Vol 2 No 4
Spring 1985
Spring 1985 Vol 3 No 1
Summer 1985
Summer 1985 Vol 3 No 2
Fall 1985
Fall 1985 Vol 3 No 3
1985
Vol 3 No 5
1986
Vol 4 No 2
1986
Vol 4 No 4
1986
Vol 4 No 6
1986
Vol 4 No 8
1987
Vol 5 No 1
1987
Vol 5 No 3
1987
Vol 5 No 5
1987
Vol 5 No 7
1987
Vol 5 No 9
1987
Vol 5 No 11
Mar 1988
Mar 1988 Vol 6 No 1
May 1988
May 1988 Vol 6 No 2
July 1988
July 1988 Vol 6 No 3
Sept 1988
Sept 1988 Vol 6 No 4
Nov 1988
Nov 1988 Vol 6 No 5
Jan 1989
Jan 1989 Vol 7 No 1
Mar 1989
Mar 1989 Vol 7 No 2
May 1989
May 1989 Vol 7 No 3
July 1989
July 1989 Vol 7 No 4
Sept 1989
Sept 1989 Vol 7 No 5
Nov 1989
Nov 1989 Vol 7 No 6
Jan 1990
Jan 1990 Vol 8 No 1
Mar 1990
Mar 1990 Vol 8 No 2
May 1990
May 1990 Vol 8 No 3
July 1990
July 1990 Vol 8 No 4
Sept 1990
Sept 1990 Vol 8 No 5
Nov 1990
Nov 1990 Vol 8 No 6
Jan 1991
Jan 1991 Vol 9 No 1
Mar 1991
Mar 1991 Vol 9 No 2
May 1991
May 1991 Vol 9 No 3
July 1991
July 1991 Vol 9 No 4
Sept 1991
Sept 1991 Vol 9 No 5
Nov 1991
Nov 1991 Vol 9 No 6
Jan 1992
Jan 1992 Vol 10 No 1
Mar 1992
Mar 1992 Vol 10 No 2
May 1992
May 1992 Vol 10 No 3
July 1992
July 1992 Vol 10 No 4
Sept 1992
Sept 1992 Vol 10 No 5
Nov 1992
Nov 1992 Vol 10 No 6
Jan 1993
Jan 1993 Vol 11 No 1
Mar 1993
Mar 1993 Vol 11 No 2
May 1993
May 1993 Vol 11 No 3
July 1993
July 1993 Vol 11 No 4
Sept 1993
Sept 1993 Vol 11 No 5
Nov 1993
Nov 1993 Vol 11 No 6
Jan 1994
Jan 1994 Vol 12 No 1
Mar 1994
Mar 1994 Vol 12 No 2
May 1994
May 1994 Vol 12 No 3
Sept 1994
July 1994 Vol 12 No 4
Sept 1994
Sept 1994 Vol 12 No 5
Nov 1994
Nov 1994 Vol 12 No 6
Jan 1995
Jan 1995 Vol 13 No 1
Mar 1995
Mar 1995 Vol 13 No 2
May 1995
May 1995 Vol 13 No 3
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