OVERVIEW
Sports Car Pictorial was published by four friends in the Oakland, California area - John O'Donnell, Pete Biro, John Kelly, and Joe Cleary. They functioned as the associate editors and were based in Oakland, California.

The initial impetus for starting the magazine was their inability to get or keep pit passes at races they were covering. They reasoned that with their own magazine, no one could take their pit passes away. Fred Amundrud provided coverage in Southern california while Milt Brown provided content from Europe.

The magazine was approximately 54 pages and was devoted to road racing, rallies and other events involving sports cars. It used the small, "trade" style format of 5-1/2" by 8".

The associate editors began supplying photographs to the Road & Track European editor for Formula One races. This expanded to the point where the team was also working for several Petersen publications and for Car and Driver. Eventually, the editors decided they didn't need their own magazine and sold the mailing list for $1.00 to Autoweek.

PUBLICATION DATA:
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CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
The title was published for almost five years for a estimated total of 47 printed issues. This is an extremely rare publication due to low print volume, so cover images shown below are far from complete. The exact number of printed issues is unknown, so images will be added as they become available.

Sept 1957
Sept 1957 Vol 1 No 9
Mar 1958
Mar 1958 Vol 2 No 3
Apr 1958
Apr 1958 Vol 2 No 4
May 1958
May 1958 Vol 2 No 5
June 1958
June 1958 Vol 2 No 6
July 1958
July 1958 Vol 2 No 7
Aug 1958
Aug 1958 Vol 2 No 8
Sept 1958
Sept 1958 Vol 2 No 9
Oct 1958
Oct 1958 Vol 2 No 10
Nov 1958
Nov 1958 Vol 2 No 11
Dec 1958
Dec 1958 Vol 2 No 12
Jan 1959
Jan 1959 Vol 3 No 1
Feb 1959
Feb 1959 Vol 3 No 2
Mar 1959
Mar 1959 Vol 3 No 3
Apr 1959
Apr 1959 Vol 3 No 4
May 1959
May 1959 Vol 3 No 5
June 1959
June 1959 Vol 3 No 6
July 1959
July 1959 Vol 3 No 7
Jan 1960
Jan 1960 Vol 4 No 1
Mar 1960
Mar 1960 Vol 4 No 3
Apr 1960
Apr 1960 Vol 4 No 4
Sept 1960
Sept 1960 Vol 4 No 9
Nov 1960
Nov 1960 Vol 4 No 11