OVERVIEW
VW Trends was started by McMullen Publishing and Tom McMullen as the founder and publisher. Mr. McMullen published many titles including Street Rodder, Popular Cars, and Mustang Illustrated.

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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PUBLICATION DATA
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.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
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.

INTERNET:
An internet presence was created and links added to the front covers starting in October, 1999. The site is now defunct: www.vwtrendsweb.com.

1976 Number 1
1976 Number 1
1976 Number 2
1976 Number 2
1977 Number 3
1977 Number 3
1977 Number 4
1977 Number 4
1978 and 1979
Oct 1980
Oct 1980 Vol 1 No 1
Restarted
Dec 1980
Dec 1980 Vol 1 No 2
Jan 1981
Jan 1981 Vol 2 No 1
Feb 1981
Feb 1981 Vol 2 No 2
Mar 1981
Mar 1981 Vol 2 No 3
Apr 1981
Apr 1981 Vol 2 No 4
May 1981
May 1981 Vol 2 No 5
June 1981
June 1981 Vol 2 No 6
July 1981
July 1981 Vol 2 No 7
Winter 1981
Winter 1981 Vol 2 No 8
1982 and 1983
Mar 1984
Mar 1984 Vol 3 No 3
Restarted
Apr 1984 Vol 3 No 4
May 1984
May 1984 Vol 3 No 5
June 1984
June 1984 Vol 3 No 6
July 1984
July 1984 Vol 3 No 7
Aug 1984
Aug 1984 Vol 3 No 8
Sept 1984
Sept 1984 Vol 3 No 9
Oct 1984
Oct 1984 Vol 3 No 10
Nov 1984
Nov 1984 Vol 3 No 11
Dec 1984
Dec 1984 Vol 3 No 12
Jan 1985
Jan 1985 Vol 4 No 1
Feb 1985
Feb 1985 Vol 4 No 2
Mar 1985
Mar 1985 Vol 4 No 3
Apr 1985
Apr 1985 Vol 4 No 4
May 1985
May 1985 Vol 4 No 5
June 1985
June 1985 Vol 4 No 6
July 1985
July 1985 Vol 4 No 7
Aug 1985
Aug 1985 Vol 4 No 8
Sept 1985
Sept 1985 Vol 4 No 9
Oct 1985
Oct 1985 Vol 4 No 10
Nov 1985
Nov 1985 Vol 4 No 11
Dec 1985
Dec 1985 Vol 4 No 12
Jan 1986
Jan 1986 Vol 5 No 1
Feb 1986
Feb 1986 Vol 5 No 2
Mar 1986
Mar 1986 Vol 5 No 3
Apr 1986
Apr 1986 Vol 5 No 4
May 1986
May 1986 Vol 5 No 5
June 1986
June 1986 Vol 5 No 6
July 1986
July 1986 Vol 5 No 7
Aug 1986
Aug 1986 Vol 5 No 8
Sept 1986
Sept 1986 Vol 5 No 9
Oct 1986
Oct 1986 Vol 5 No 10
Nov 1986
Nov 1986 Vol 5 No 11
Dec 1986
Dec 1986 Vol 5 No 12
Jan 1987
Jan 1987 Vol 6 No 1
Feb 1987
Feb 1987 Vol 6 No 2
Mar 1987
Mar 1987 Vol 6 No 3
Apr 1987
Apr 1987 Vol 6 No 4
May 1987
May 1987 Vol 6 No 5
June 1987
June 1987 Vol 6 No 6
July 1987
July 1987 Vol 6 No 7
Aug 1987
Aug 1987 Vol 6 No 8
Sept 1987
Sept 1987 Vol 6 No 9
Oct 1987
Oct 1987 Vol 6 No 10
Nov 1987
Nov 1987 Vol 6 No 11
Dec 1987
Dec 1987 Vol 6 No 12
Jan 1988
Jan 1988 Vol 7 No 1
Feb 1988
Feb 1988 Vol 7 No 2
Mar 1988
Mar 1988 Vol 7 No 3
Apr 1988
Apr 1988 Vol 7 No 4
May 1988
May 1988 Vol 7 No 5
June 1988
June 1988 Vol 7 No 6
July 1988
July 1988 Vol 7 No 7
Aug 1988
Aug 1988 Vol 7 No 8
Sept 1988
Sept 1988 Vol 7 No 9
Oct 1988
Oct 1988 Vol 7 No 10
Nov 1988
Nov 1988 Vol 7 No 11
Dec 1988
Dec 1988 Vol 7 No 12
Jan 1989
Jan 1989 Vol 8 No 1
Feb 1989
Feb 1989 Vol 8 No 2
Mar 1989
Mar 1989 Vol 8 No 3
Apr 1989
Apr 1989 Vol 8 No 4
May 1989
May 1989 Vol 8 No 5
June 1989
June 1989 Vol 8 No 6
July 1989
July 1989 Vol 8 No 7
Aug 1989
Aug 1989 Vol 8 No 8
Sept 1989
Sept 1989 Vol 8 No 9
Oct 1989
Oct 1989 Vol 8 No 10
Nov 1989
Nov 1989 Vol 8 No 11
Dec 1989
Dec 1989 Vol 8 No 12
1990 to 1996