The magazine was the creation of Peter Sukalac, who provided the photos, stories, elbow grease and money. Northwest Rods was published in Portland, Oregon from October, 1957 until April, 1958. It featured motorcycles, dragsters, sprint cars, and customs. Only four issues were published during a period when the interest in hot rods and sports cars sky-rocketed.

Mr. Sukalac continued as an automotive photographer and journalist; he contributed hundreds of articles to car magazines such as Rod & Custom and Car Craft between 1954 and 1980. Peter was born in Rainer, Oregon in 1922 and died in Salem, Oregon in February 2003.

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Oct 1957
Oct 1957 Vol 1 No 1
Nov/Dec 1957
Nov/Dec 1957 Vol 1 No 2
Jan/Feb 1958
Jan/Feb 1958 Vol 1 No 3
Mar/Apr 1958
Mar/Apr 1958 Vol 1 No 4
Last Issue