OVERVIEW
Rods Illustrated was a small, pocket-sized, bi-monthly magazine created by Universal Publishing in Canton, Ohio. The publisher was Arnold Abramson, and the first editor was Bern Williams. The only other editor was Sam Joosten, who went on to become the editor of Super Stockers in Action.

The magazine was first printed in June, 1958 and ceased publication in June, 1960. In the October, 1964 issue, the title and hot rod content was resurrected and printed along with Customs Illustrated.

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June 1958
Jun 1958 Vol 1 No 1
Aug 1958
Aug 1958 Vol 1 No 2
Oct 1958
Oct 1958 Vol 1 No 3
Feb 1959
Feb 1959 Vol 2 No 1
Apr 1959
Apr 1959 Vol 2 No 2
Jun 1959
Jun 1959 Vol 2 No 3
Aug 1959
Aug 1959 Vol 2 No 4
Oct 1959
Oct 1959 Vol 2 No 5
Nov 1959
Nov 1959 Vol 2 No 6
Dec 1959
Dec 1959 Vol 2 No 7
Jan 1960
Jan 1960 Vol 3 No 1
Feb 1960
Feb 1960 Vol 3 No 2
Mar 1960
Mar 1960 Vol 3 No 3
Apr 1960
Apr 1960 Vol 3 No 4
June 1960
June 1960 Vol 3 No 5
Last Known Issue