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Drag Strip & Resurrected Speed Age

Magazine Covers - 1966 to 1969

Drag Strip magazine was a re-titling of Modern Rod magazine.  It was a full-size monthly publication with a primary focus on drag racing.  The first issue was volume 3 and serial number 5.

In the March, 1969 issue, the magazine merged with Speed Age.  And then in the May, 1969 issue, the titles were swapped, with Speed Age taking the lead and Drag Strip preceeded by the lowly "formerly" label.  Speed Age was an attempt to resurrect the racing focus and original brand, but it only lasted for a short period until November, 1969.

Modern Rod, Drag Racing and Drag Strip titles were published by Lou Kimzey Sr through either Magazine Publishing Services or Kimtex corporations.  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 Easyrider, the first biker lifestyle magazine.  Mr. Kimzey died in 1997 in Los Angeles.

Last Updated: Feb 5, 2017

May 1966 Vol 3 No 1 June 1966 Vol 3 No 2 July 1966 Vol 3 No 3 Aug 1966 Vol 3 No 4
Sept 1966 Vol 3 No 5 Oct 1966 Vol 3 No 6 Nov 1966 Vol 3 No 7 Dec 1966 Vol 3 No 8
Jan 1967 Vol 4 No 1 Feb 1967 Vol 4 No 2 Mar 1967 Vol 4 No 3 Apr 1967 Vol 4 No 4
May 1967 Vol 4 No 5 June 1967 Vol 4 No 6 July 1967 Vol 4 No 7 Aug 1967 Vol 4 No 8
Sept 1967 Vol 4 No 9 Oct 1967 Vol 4 No 10 Nov 1967 Vol 4 No 11 Dec 1967 Vol 4 No 12
Jan 1968 Vol 5 No 1 Feb 1968 Vol 5 No 2 Mar 1968 Vol 5  No 3 Apr 1968 Vol 5 No 4
NOT PUBLISHED NOT PUBLISHED
May 1968 Jun/Jul 1968 Vol 5 No 5 Aug 1968 Sept 1968 Vol 5 No 6
NOT PUBLISHED
Oct 1968 Nov 1968 Vol 5 No 7 Dec 1968 Vol 5 No 8 Jan 1969 Vol 5 No 9
NOT PUBLISHED
Feb 1969 Mar 1969 Vol 5 No 10
Co-titled 
Apr 1969 Vol 5 No 11
Co-titled 
May 1969 Vol 5 No 12
Re-titled
June 1969 Vol 6 No 1 July 1969 Vol 6 No 2 Aug 1969  Vol 6 No 3 Sept 1969 Vol 6 No 4
   
Oct 1969 Vol 6 No 5 Nov 1969  Vol 6 No 6
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