OVERVIEW
Street Rodder magazine was first published in May, 1972 and survived to December 2019 in printed form.  It was started and owned by Tom McMullen, with Jim Clark as the first editor and Richard Bean as the first technical editor.  The great LeRoi "Tex" Smith was a contributing editor and an influential figure in its creation. Street Rodder had its initial headquarters at 731 Melrose Avenue, Placentia, CA.

This magazine was one of several new magazines launched after the first closure of Rod & Custom magazine in 1971. Others titles riding the growing street rod wave were Street Rod and Rod Action.

By the early 1990s, the top three titles featuring pre-1948 street rods were American Rodder, the resurrected Rod & Custom and Street Rodder. Other competitor titles included Rodders Digest and Hot Rod Mechanix. Yet all these titles combined represented only 4% of total magazine print volume. Clearly the interest in pre-1948 vehicles was declining and was replaced by the strongest market segment -- titles related to classic American production vehicles from the 1950s and 1960s including muscle cars.

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PUBLICATION DATA:
McMullen provided net paid circulation data to NW Ayer from 1977 through 1995. Typically the average monthly net paid circulation was between 15,500 and 16,500. It started in the top 10 of magazines published, but as titles such as Hemmings Motor News, Cars & Parts and Super Chevy grew, Street Rodder fell out of the top 10. By 1995, it hovered between 22nd and 25th place in the rank-ordered list of titles.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
Although the magazine was published in print form until December 2019, only covers through 1995 are included at this time. All cover images are complete.

May 1972
May 1972 Vol 1 No 1
June 1972
June 1972 Vol 1 No 2
July 1972
July 1972 Vol 1 No 3
Aug 1972
Aug 1972 Vol 1 No 4
Sept 1972
Sept 1972 Vol 1 No 5
Oct 1972
Oct 1972 Vol 1 No 6
Nov 1972
Nov 1972 Vol 1 No 7
Dec 1972
Dec 1972 Vol 1 No 8
Jan 1973
Jan 1973 Vol 2 No 1
Feb 1973
Feb 1973 Vol 2 No 2
Mar 1973
Mar 1973 Vol 2 No 3
Apr 1973
Apr 1973 Vol 2 No 4
May 1973
May 1973 Vol 2 No 5
June 1973
June 1973 Vol 2 No 6
July 1973
July 1973 Vol 2 No 7
Aug 1973
Aug 1973 Vol 2 No 8
Sept 1973
Sept 1973 Vol 2 No 9
Oct 1973
Oct 1973 Vol 2 No 10
Nov 1973
Nov 1973 Vol 2 No 11
Dec 1973
Dec 1973 Vol 2 No 12
Jan 1974
Jan 1974 Vol 3 No 1
Feb 1974
Feb 1974 Vol 3 No 2
Mar 1974
Mar 1974 Vol 3 No 3
Apr 1974
Apr 1974 Vol 3 No 4
May 1974
May 1974 Vol 3 No 5
June 1974
June 1974 Vol 3 No 6
June 1974
July 1974 Vol 3 No 7
Aug 1974
Aug 1974 Vol 3 No 8
Sept 1974
Sept 1974 Vol 3 No 9
Oct 1974
Oct 1974 Vol 3 No 10
Nov 1974
Nov 1974 Vol 3 No 11
Dec 1974
Dec 1974 Vol 3 No 12
Jan 1975
Jan 1975 Vol 4 No 1
Feb 1975
Feb 1975 Vol 4 No 2
Mar 1975
Mar 1975 Vol 4 No 3
Apr 1975
Apr 1975 Vol 4 No 4
May 1975
May 1975 Vol 4 No 5
June 1975
June 1975 Vol 4 No 6
July 1975
July 1975 Vol 4 No 7
Aug 1975
Aug 1975 Vol 4 No 8
Sept 1975
Sept 1975 Vol 4 No 9
Oct 1975
Oct 1975 Vol 4 No 10
Nov 1975
Nov 1975 Vol 4 No 11
Dec 1975
Dec 1975 Vol 4 No 12
Jan 1976
Jan 1976 Vol 5 No 1
Feb 1976
Feb 1976 Vol 5 No 2
Mar 1976
Mar 1976 Vol 5 No 3
Apr 1976
Apr 1976 Vol 5 No 4
May 1976
May 1976 Vol 5 No 5
June 1976
June 1976 Vol 5 No 6
July 1976
July 1976 Vol 5 No 7
Aug 1976
Aug 1976 Vol 5 No 8
Sept 1976
Sept 1976 Vol 5 No 9
Oct 1976
Oct 1976 Vol 5 No 10
Nov 1976
Nov 1976 Vol 5 No 11
Dec 1976
Dec 1976 Vol 5 No 12
Jan 1977
Jan 1977 Vol 6 No 1
Feb 1977
Feb 1977 Vol 6 No 2
Mar 1977
Mar 1977 Vol 6 No 3
Apr 1977
Apr 1977 Vol 6 No 4
May 1977
May 1977 Vol 6 No 5
June 1977
June 1977 Vol 6 No 6
July 1977
July 1977 Vol 6 No 7
Aug 1977
Aug 1977 Vol 6 No 8
Sept 1977
Sept 1977 Vol 6 No 9
Oct 1977
Oct 1977 Vol 6 No 10
Nov 1977
Nov 1977 Vol 6 No 11
Dec 1977
Dec 1977 Vol 6 No 12
Jan 1978
Jan 1978 Vol 7 No 1
Feb 1978
Feb 1978 Vol 7 No 2
Mar 1978
Mar 1978 Vol 7 No 3
Apr 1978
Apr 1978 Vol 7 No 4
May 1978
May 1978 Vol 7 No 5
June 1978
June 1978 Vol 7 No 6
July 1978
July 1978 Vol 7 No 7
Aug 1978
Aug 1978 Vol 7 No 8
Sept 1978
Sept 1978 Vol 7 No 9
Oct 1978
Oct 1978 Vol 7 No 10
Nov 1978
Nov 1978 Vol 7 No 11
Dec 1978
Dec 1978 Vol 7 No 12
1979 to 1985