Hot Cars and High Performance Stockers was published by Engeldrum Publishing, Bronx, NY. The focus of Hot Cars was on both street performance and drag racing with plenty of technical coverage for those who wanted performance.
Mr. Engeldrum took a distinct approach to the magazine numbering scheme. He might include the typical volume and serial number, but more significantly Engeldrum used a sequential numbering scheme that was interpersed across four titles - Hot Cars, High Performance Stockers, Super Street Cars and Chevy Power. For example, issue number 45 would be Super Street Cars, number 46 would be Chevy Power, and number 47 would then be Hot Cars.
The editor and publisher was Phil Engeldrum, who had previously started Super Stockers and High Performance Stockers magazines. Engeldrum also published Chevy Power where more information on Mr. Engeldrum can be found.
Mr. Engeldrum developed an interest in guns in the early 1980s and in parallel began publishing titles including Pistolero (1980 to 1990), Handgun Tests (1979 to 1992), and Magnum Power (1980 to 1982) to name a few.
Starting in 1983 or so, Mr. Engeldrum began transferring ownership of this title and a sister publication, Chevy Power, to Mr. Cunningham his business partner Engeldrum moved to California and was the west coast sales branch as Mr. Cunningham took over the operation. By 1985, Mr. Engeldrum had completely phased out, and, unfortunately, so did the frequency of publication for Chevy Power and Hot Cars.
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A total of 42 issues was printed from November, 1968 through July, 1984. All cover images are complete. However, there may be more missing or unfound issues since publishing was sporadic from 1977 through 1984.