OVERVIEW
Off-Road was published by Argus Publishers Corporation.  The founder was Gordon Behn, who worked previously for Petersen Publishing as the circulation manager. The magazine is a re-titling of Off-Road Vehicles.

The magazine was originally spawned by George Elliott, the editorial director for Argus automotive magazines. He was enthusiastic about off-roading, and he set the long term direction for the magazine by making it about "driving fast in the desert." It appealed to hot-rodders who couldn't be competitive in organized drag racing or open-wheel events, but they could be competitive in home-built vehicles in desert racing.

Like its predecessor, the magazine was a general off-road oriented title and covered off-road racing including Baja, dune buggies, Detroit 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive trucks, motorcycles, snow mobiles, and how-to articles with both technical aspects and practical matters like tophographical map reading. Feature articles included travel adventures both foreign and domestic as "ghost-town adventures".

The magazine made significant contributions to the industry and was ultimately the only title that offered consistent coverage of go-fast and 2WD trucks. It was the second oldest magazine devoted to off-pavement vehicles behind Four Wheeler.

PUBLICATION DATA:
From 1976 through 1980, average monthly net paid circulation grew from 11,900 to 26,835. It was clearly one of the strongest titles in the off-roading category.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
The magazine was printed from June, 1974 to an unknown date in 2014, but cover images are only provided through 1987 at this time. All covers through this time period are complete.

June 1974
June '74 Vol 6 No 6
July 1974
July '74 Vol 6 No 7
Aug 1974
Aug '74 Vol 6 No 8
Sept 1974
Sept '74 Vol 6 No 9
Oct 1974
Oct '74 Vol 6 No 10
Nov 1974
Nov '74 Vol 6 No 11
Dec 1974
Dec '74 Vol 6 No 12
Jan 1975
Jan '75 Vol 7 No 1
Feb 1975
Feb '75 Vol 7 No 2
Mar 1975
Mar '75 Vol 7 No 3
Apr 1975
Apr '75 Vol 7 No 4
May 1975
May '75 Vol 7 No 5
June 1975
June '75 Vol 7 No 6
July 1975
July '75 Vol 7 No 7
Aug 1975
Aug '75 Vol 7 No 8
Sept 1975
Sept '75 Vol 7 No 9
Oct 1975
Oct '75 Vol 7 No 10
Nov 1975
Nov '75 Vol 7 No 11
Dec 1975
Dec '75 Vol 7 No 12
Jan 1976
Jan '76 Vol 8 No 1
Feb 1976
Feb '76 Vol 8 No 2
Mar 1976
Mar '76 Vol 8 No 3
Apr 1976
Apr '76 Vol 8 No 4
May 1976
May '76 Vol 8 No 5
June 1976
June '76 Vol 8 No 6
July 1976
July '76 Vol 8 No 7
Aug 1976
Aug '76 Vol 8 No 8
Sept 1976
Sept '76 Vol 8 No 9
Oct 1976
Oct '76 Vol 8 No 10
Nov 1976
Nov '76 Vol 8 No 11
Dec 1976
Dec '76 Vol 8 No 12
Jan 1977
Jan '77 Vol 9 No 1
Feb 1977
Feb '77 Vol 9 No 2
Mar 1977
Mar '77 Vol 10 No 3
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Apr 1977
Apr '77 Vol 10 No 4
May 1977
May '77 Vol 10 No 5
June 1977
June '77 Vol 10 No 6
Aug 1977
Aug '77 Vol 10 No 7
Sept 1977
Sept '77 Vol 10 No 8
Oct 1977
Oct '77 Vol 10 No 9
Nov 1977
Nov '77 Vol 10 No 10
Dec 1977
Dec '77 Vol 10 No 11
Jan 1978
Jan '78 Vol 11 No 1
Feb 1978
Feb '78 Vol 12 No 2
Numbering error
Mar 1978
Mar '78 Vol 12 No 3
Apr 1978
Apr '78 Vol 12 No 4
May 1978
May '78 Vol 12 No 5
June 1978
June '78 Vol 12 No 6
July 1978
July '78 Vol 12 No 7
Aug 1978
Aug '78 Vol 12 No 8
Sept 1978
Sept '78 Vol 12 No 9
Oct 1978
Oct '78 Vol 12 No 10
Nov 1978
Nov '78 Vol 12 No 11
Dec 1978
Dec '78 Vol 12 No 12
Jan 1979
Jan '79 Vol 13 No 1
Feb 1979
Feb '79 Vol 13 No 2
Mar 1979
Mar '79 Vol 13 No 3
Apr 1979
Apr '79 Vol 13 No 4
May 1979
May '79 Vol 13 No 5
June 1979
June '79 Vol 13 No 6
July 1979
July '79 Vol 13 No 7
Aug 1979
Aug '79 Vol 13 No 8
Sept 1979
Sept '79 Vol 13 No 9
Oct 1979
Oct '79 Vol 13 No 10
Nov 1979
Nov '79 Vol 13 No 11
Dec 1979
Dec '79 Vol 13 No 12
Jan 1980
Jan '80 Vol 14 No 1
Feb 1980
Feb '80 Vol 14 No 2
Mar 1980
Mar '80 Vol 14 No 3
Apr 1980
Apr '80 Vol 14 No 4
May 1980
May '80 Vol 14 No 5
June 1980
June '80 Vol 14 No 6
July 1980
July '80 Vol 14 No 7
Aug 1980
Aug '80 Vol 14 No 8
Sept 1980
Sept '80 Vol 14 No 9
Oct 1980
Oct '80 Vol 14 No 10
Nov 1980
Nov '80 Vol 14 No 11
Dec 1980
Dec '80 Vol 14 No 12
1981 to 1987