The title had an erratic beginning. It was first published as semi-annual issues in 1976 and 1977. After a two year hiatus, it came back in 1980 for 10 issues as
VW Trends & Porsche Performance. After another two year break, it begin regular monthly publication in March, 1984 with volume 3 number 3. It
was then published monthly through March, 2005.
Besides the bikini clad women featured on almost every magazine cover, the content included feature cars, event coverage, technical how-to's, and some racing
events. It also covered classic VWs plus Golfs, Rabbits, Sciroccos and kit cars.
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The publisher provided circulation data to Gale Research in 1990 through 1995. Average monthly net paid circulation ranged from 15,700 to
16,200 issues printed monthly.
A total of 267 issues was printed from 1976 through March, 2005. All cover images are complete except we are missing 4/84, 1/2000 and 11/2000.
An internet presence was created and links added to the front covers starting in October, 1999. The site is now defunct: www.vwtrendsweb.com.