Classic Trucks magazine was a re-titling of Truckin' Classic Trucks which was originally started by McMullen-Yee Publishing in Anaheim, California. This new title went to a monthly schedule and continued to focus on classic pickups and trucks from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The title change also occurred with new ownership by K-III Inc. (later Primedia) under its McMullen Argus Publishing Division.
Like all truck magazines, this title had featured vehicles, "how-to" technical tips and event coverage. For a short while there was a good focus on restoration tips and techniques. It was "tech" and trucks; no cheesy bikini-clad models. Nice and simple.
Steve Stillwell was the carryover editor for the first six months or so, followed by Daniel Sanchez through mid-1999. Matt Emery had a short stint for less than a year, then he was followed by Jim Rizzo wo took the editor role in mid-2000. Mr Rizzo reported to Brian Brennan, the editorial director.
Publication continued until 2019 when print production ceased.
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We only have publisher-provided net paid circulation data from 2000 through 2005. The average annual print volume ranged from 114,000 to 143,600.
An estimated 276 issues was published from January, 1997 through 2019. Only cover images are complete through 2002 at this time.
An internet presence was created and links referenced on the front covers starting in September, 1999. The original website URL at www.classictrucksweb.com is now defunct. However, www.classictrucks.com is still active and redirects to the Motor Trend website.