OVERVIEW: Drag Racing magazine was a full-size monthly publication with a primary focus on drag racing.
The first issue was published in February, 1964 by Lou Kimzey and his Kimtex Corporation. The magazine was re-titled in 1970 as
Drag Racing USA with a change in ownership. It continued under the new title until June, 1975.
Modern Rod, Drag Racing and
Drag Strip titles were published by
companies owned by Lou Kimzey Sr. In the 1950s, Mr Kimzey published DIG magazine, and in the 1960s published teen and adult titles
including Cavalier, Teenville, Black Belt and
Teenset. And in June, 1971 he started Easyriders, the first biker lifestyle
magazine. Mr. Kimzey died in Los Angeles in 1997 at age 69.
The table of contents, if available, can be seen by clicking on the icon.
PUBLICATION DATA: Drag Racing had nine years of publisher provided net paid circulation data.
Annual print volume ranged from 150,000 to 204,000.
A total of 57 issues were published from February, 1964 through December, 1969. All cover images are complete, and we are still collecting table of content pages.
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