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.
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