OVERVIEW
Popular Hot Rodding was published by Argus Publishers Corporation.  The founder was Gordon Behn, who worked previously for Petersen Publishing as the circulation manager. The magazine was first printed in June 1962 and continued until 2014.  It was a large format magazine.

From the beginning, over fifty percent of content was focused on drag racing or the technical aspects of performance. Drag racing coverage was split between driver profiles, the emerging performance factory cars, and featured drag cars. However, each issue usually had several traditional styled hot rods featured. Therefore, this title is presented in the muscle and performance car sub-section on our website. Unlike its competitors, Popular Hot Rodding excluded content on model cars, slot cars, motorcycles, and go-karts. It was a "straight up" car magazine.

Note: The publisher goofed up the volume and serial number scheme in both January and February 1977, so volume 16 numbering was skipped entirely. This error and another one in 1988 resulted in volume numbering being correct by 1989.

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PUBLICATION DATA:
Popular Hot Rodding was consistently one to the "top 6" titles from its start in 1962 through 1990. Average monthly net paid circulation grew from 30,150 to 44,557 in 1985. But by 1990, new magazine competitors caused monthly print issues to drop by 5,000 to around 39,000.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
The title was published continuously until 2014, but only magazine covers through 1995 are presently included.

June 1962
June 1962 Vol 1 No 1
July 1962
July 1962 Vol 1 No 2
Aug 1962
Aug 1962 Vol 1 No 3
Sept 1962
Sept 1962 Vol 1 No 4
Oct 1962
Oct 1962 Vol 1 No 5
Nov 1962
Nov 1962 Vol 1 No 6
Dec 1962
Dec 1962 Vol 1 No 7
Jan 1963
Jan 1963 Vol 2 No 1
Feb 1963
Feb 1963 Vol 2 No 2
Mar 1963
Mar 1963 Vol 2 No 3
Apr 1963
Apr 1963 Vol 2 No 4
May 1963
May 1963 Vol 2 No 5
June 1963
June 1963 Vol 2 No 6
July 1963
July 1963 Vol 2 No 7
Aug 1963
Aug 1963 Vol 2 No 8
Sept 1963
Sept 1963 Vol 2 No 9
Oct 1963
Oct 1963 Vol 2 No 10
Nov 1963
Nov 1963 Vol 2 No 11
Dec 1963
Dec 1963 Vol 2 No 12
Jan 1964
Jan 1964 Vol 3 No 1
Feb 1964
Feb 1964 Vol 3 No 2
Mar 1964
Mar 1964 Vol 3 No 3
Apr 1964
Apr 1964 Vol 3 No 4
May 1964
May 1964 Vol 3 No 5
June 1964
June 1964 Vol 3 No 6
July 1964
July 1964 Vol 3 No 7
Aug 1964
Aug 1964 Vol 3 No 8
Sept 1964
Sept 1964 Vol 3 No 9
Oct 1964
Oct 1964 Vol 3 No 10
Nov 1964
Nov 1964 Vol 3 No 11
Dec 1964
Dec 1964 Vol 3 No 12
Jan 1965
Jan 1965 Vol 4 No 1
Feb 1965
Feb 1965 Vol 4 No 2
Mar 1965
Mar 1965 Vol 4 No 3
Apr 1965
Apr 1965 Vol 4 No 4
May 1965
May 1965 Vol 4 No 5
June 1965
June 1965 Vol 4 No 6
July 1965
July 1965 Vol 4 No 7
Aug 1965
Aug 1965 Vol 4 No 8
Sept 1965
Sept 1965 Vol 4 No 9
Oct 1965
Oct 1965 Vol 4 No 10
Nov 1965
Nov 1965 Vol 4 No 11
Dec 1965
Dec 1965 Vol 4 No 12
Jan 1966
Jan 1966 Vol 5 No 1
Feb 1966
Feb 1966 Vol 5 No 2
Mar 1966
Mar 1966 Vol 5 No 3
Apr 1966
Apr 1966 Vol 5 No 4
May 1966
May 1966 Vol 5 No 5
June 1966
June 1966 Vol 5 No 6
July 1966
July 1966 Vol 5 No 7
Aug 1966
Aug 1966 Vol 5 No 8
Sept 1966
Sept 1966 Vol 5 No 9
Oct 1966
Oct 1966 Vol 5 No 10
Nov 1966
Nov 1966 Vol 5 No 11
Dec 1966
Dec 1966 Vol 5 No 12
Jan 1967
Jan 1967 Vol 6 No 1
Feb 1967
Feb 1967 Vol 6 No 2
Mar 1967
Mar 1967 Vol 6 No 3
Apr 1967
Apr 1967 Vol 6 No 4
May 1967
May 1967 Vol 6 No 5
June 1967
June 1967 Vol 6 No 6
July 1967
July 1967 Vol 6 No 7
Aug 1967
Aug 1967 Vol 6 No 8
Sept 1967
Sept 1967 Vol 6 No 9
Oct 1967
Oct 1967 Vol 6 No 10
Nov 1967
Nov 1967 Vol 6 No 11
Dec 1967
Dec 1967 Vol 6 No 12
Jan 1968
Jan 1968 Vol 7 No 1
Feb 1968
Feb 1968 Vol 7 No 2
Mar 1968
Mar 1968 Vol 7 No 3
Apr 1968
Apr 1968 Vol 7 No 4
May 1968
May 1968 Vol 7 No 5
June 1968
June 1968 Vol 7 No 6
July 1968
July 1968 Vol 7 No 7
Aug 1968
Aug 1968 Vol 7 No 8
Sept 1968
Sept 1968 Vol 7 No 9
Oct 1968
Oct 1968 Vol 7 No 10
Nov 1968
Nov 1968 Vol 7 No 11
Dec 1968
Dec 1968 Vol 7 No 12
1969 to 1975