OVERVIEW Super Chevy was published by Argus Publishers Corp with an address at 12301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California. The publisher was Gordon Behn
and the editor was Phil Carpenter. The same company published Popular Hot Rodding and
It became a bi-monthly magazine in 1974 after a few quarterly issues were published in 1973. It was a full-sized format, Chevrolet-only, and focused on popular
Chevy cars and trucks made before 1972, e.g., the end of the muscle car era. The stated goal was to provide the latest information on performance and racing tips and
tricks for street and strip. Corvettes and Tri-Five Chevys got top billing, but the magazine covered hopped-up
Vegas, Novas, Nomads, Chevelles and occassionally a van or pickup. It had many technical articles and features on performance
technology, and the editor especially tried to provide low-buck tips for performance. Celebrity interviews were occasionally included.
The magazine competed head-on with Chevy Power that also focused on every day readers' Chevrolet cars and technical
performance. About the time that Chevy Power ended, Super Chevy switched from bi-monthly to monthly with the
January, 1981 issue.
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PUBLICATION DATA: Super Chevy provided net paid circulation data to NW Ayer from 1975 through 1985. Argus Publishers Corp started with an average net paid
circulation of roughly 12,800 issues. By 1985 it had grown to 17,800 which is just under a 40% growth.
The magazine was printed from Spring, 1973 through December 2019, but only images through 1995 are presently included.