OVERVIEW Sports Car Graphic was published by Petersen Publishing. John Christy was the editor, Wally
Parks was the editorial director, and Jerry Titus was the technical editor.
The editors' intention was to target the reader who liked to drive and didn't think of his or her
automobile as a mere machine. While never quite the same in stature as Road & Track or
Car and Driver to some readers, its coverage of many European and American racing events was
quite good. Although focused primarily on sports cars, it also covered American muscle cars and U.S. sports cars like the Corvette.
There were 122 issues published from May, 1961 through June, 1971. It was then folded into Motor Trend.
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PUBLICATION DATA: Sports Car Graphic had many years of publisher provided net paid
circulation data (1960, and 1962 through 1970). Growth over its
life was about 11% annually, and the magazine generally moved between the #8 and #12 position
compared against all other automotive titles printed and distributed.
A total of 122 issues were printed from May, 1961 through June, 1971. All cover images are complete.
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