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Honk Magazine Covers 1953

Honk was owned by Robert Petersen of Petersen Publishing.  As its publishing empire expanded, Petersen saw the need for a smaller format magazine.  These are referred to as pocket-sized or digest sized.  The magazine made its debut in May, 1953 at the same time as Rod & Custom.  It sold for $.25 and was 68 pages in length.  Only 7 issues were published, then Petersen re-titled it as Car Craft

May 1953 Vol 1 No 1 June 1953 Vol 1 No 2 July 1953 Vol 1 No 3 Aug 1953 Vol 1 No 4
Sept 1953 Vol 1 No 5 Oct 1953 Vol 1 No 6 Nov 1953 Vol 1 No 7
Last Issue
Dec 1953 Vol 1 No 8
Re-titled Car Craft

 

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