OVERVIEW

Street Machine was first printed in September, 1975. Challenge Publications was the publishing company, and Edward Schnepf was the publisher. The company also published Rod Action, Air Classics, Sea Classics and other titles.

As the factory muscle car era was winding down from 1972 to 1974, many (and mostly younger) men purchased these often undesirable cars and created wild street machines using the best performance technology. Both Car Craft and Hi-Performance Cars were already well established publications and had shifted from traditional pre-1948 hot rods into the factory performance space. Between 1973 and 1976 there was an explosion of new publications with a muscle or performance focus, and Street Machine was one of the early and higher quality titles.

When established, LeRoi "Tex" Smith was the executive editor, and he groomed Brian Brennan to take over as editor. This switch occurred very soon after the title was begun.

The magazine originally ended with the Spring 1980 issue. But is was resurrected by the same crew at Challenge Publications in June 1987. Ten additional issues were published through December, 1988.

Note that an Australian version of this title was created after this one ceased production in 1980.

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CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 50 issues was printed from September, 1975 through December, 1988 excluding the break from 1981 to 1987. Cover images are for both the first and second iterations of this title. All cover images are complete.

Sept 1975
Sept 1975 Vol 1 No 1
Nov 1975
Nov 1975 Vol 1 No 2
Jan 1976
Jan 1976 Vol 2 No 1
Mar 1976
Mar 1976 Vol 2 No 2
Apr 1976
Apr 1976 Vol 2 No 4
May 1976
May 1976 Vol 2 No 5
June 1976
June 1976 Vol 2 No 6
July 1976
July 1976 Vol 2 No 7
Aug 1976
Aug 1976 Vol 2 No 8
Sept 1976
Sept 1976 Vol 2 No 9
Oct 1976
Oct 1976 Vol 2 No 10
Nov 1976
Nov 1976 Vol 2 No 11
Dec 1976
Dec 1976 Vol 2 No 12
Jan 1977
Jan 1977 Vol 3 No 1
Feb 1977
Feb 1977 Vol 3 No 2
Mar 1977
Mar 1977 Vol 3 No 3
Apr 1977
Apr 1977 Vol 3 No 4
May 1977
May 1977 Vol 3 No 5
June 1977
June 1977 Vol 3 No 6
Sept 1977
Sept 1977 Vol 3 No 7
Nov 1977
Nov 1977 Vol 3 No 8
Jan 1978
Jan 1978 Vol 4 No 1
Mar 1978
Mar 1978 Vol 4 No 2
May 1978
May 1978 Vol 4 No 3
July 1978
July 1978 Vol 4 No 4
Sept 1978
Sept 1978 Vol 4 No 5
Nov 1978
Nov 1978 Vol 4 No 6
Jan 1979
Jan 1979 Vol 5 No 1
Mar 1979
Mar 1979 Vol 5 No 2
May 1979
May 1979 Vol 5 No 3
June 1979
June 1979 Vol 5 No 4
July 1979
July 1979 Vol 5 No 5
Aug 1979
Aug 1979 Vol 5 No 6
Sept 1979
Sept 1979 Vol 5 No 7
Oct 1979
Oct 1979 Vol 5 No 8
Nov 1979
Nov 1979 Vol 5 No 9
Dec 1979
Dec 1979 Vol 5 No 10
Jan 1980
Jan 1980 Vol 6 No 1
Feb 1980
Feb 1980 Vol 6 No 2
Spring 1980
Spring 1980
Last Issue Until '87
June 1987
June 1987 Vol 1 No 1
Restarted
Aug 1987
Aug 1987 Vol 1 No 2
Oct 1987
Oct 1987 Vol 1 No 3
Dec 1987
Dec 1987 Vol 1 No 4
Feb 1988
Feb 1988 Vol 2 No 1
Apr 1988
Apr 1988 Vol 2 No 2
June 1988
June 1988 Vol 2 No 3
Jul/Aug 1988
Jul/Aug 1988 Vol 2 No 4
Sept/Oct 1988
Sept/Oct 1988 Vol 2 No 5
Nov/Dec 1988
Nov/Dec 1988 Vol 2 No 6
Last Issue