Rod Builder & Customizer - Magazine Covers 1956 to 1960
OVERVIEW Rod Builder & Customizer was published by Speed Sport Inc. Henry Scharf was the publisher with an
address at 41 East 42nd St, New York. The title was published from July, 1956 to August, 1959. It was then re-titled as Rod Builder (the
customizer moniker was dropped) in September, 1959, and then continued until June, 1960. This started as a small format magazine (5-1/2" by 8") but
then switched to full size in May 1959.
The table of contents can be seen by clicking on the icon.
The publisher only provide print volume data for three years. Rod Builder was typically in 10th or 11th position in this time
period among automotive titles that provided net paid circulation details, and average monthly volumes ranged from 15,100 to 15,300.
A total of 46 issues were printed from July, 1956 through June, 1960. All cover images are complete, and we are still collecting tables of contents pages.
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