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Hot Rod - Magazine Covers - 1957 to 1964

Robert E. Petersen launched Hot Rod magazine in 1948 to coincide with the first SCTA Exposition in Los Angeles.  This magazine closed a needed gap in hot rod coverage after the demise of Throttle magazine and the end of World War II.  It gained success quickly, and many imitators followed.  Petersen's success allowed him to launch Motor Trend and other titles.

Click HERE to see images from 1965 to 1972.

Jan 1957 Vol 10 No 1 Feb 1957 Vol 10 No 2 Mar 1957 Vol 10 No 3 Apr 1957 Vol 10 No 4
May 1957 Vol 10 No 5 June 1957 Vol 10 No 6 July 1957 Vol 10 No 7 Aug 1957 Vol 10 No 8
Sept 1957 Vol 10 No 9 Oct 1957 Vol 10 No 10 Nov 1957 Vol 10 No 11 Dec 1957 Vol 10 No 12
Jan 1958 Vol 11 No 1 Feb 1958 Vol 11 No 2 Mar 1958 Vol 11 No 3 Apr 1958 Vol 11 No 4
May 1958 Vol 11 No 5 June 1958 Vol 11 No 6 July 1958 Vol 11 No 7 Aug 1958 Vol 11 No 8
Sept 1958 Vol 11 No 9 Oct 1958 Vol 11 No 10 Nov 1958 Vol 11 No 11 Dec 1958 Vol 11 No 12
Jan 1959 Vol 12 No 1 Feb 1959 Vol 12 No 2 Mar 1959 Vol 12 No 3 Apr 1959 Vol 12 No 4
May 1959 Vol 12 No 5 June 1959 Vol 12 No 6 July 1959 Vol 12 No 7 Aug 1959 Vol 12 No 8
Sept 1959 Vol 12 No 9 Oct 1959 Vol 12 No 10 Nov 1959 Vol 12 No 11 Dec 1959 Vol 12 No 12
 
Jan 1960 Vol 13 No 1 Feb 1960 Vol 13 No 2 Mar 1960 Vol 13 No 3 Apr 1960 Vol 13 No 4
       
May 1960 Vol 13 No 5 June 1960 Vol 13 No 6 July 1960 Vol 13 No 7 Aug 1960 Vol 13 No 8
       
Sept 1960 Vol 13 No 9 Oct 1960 Vol 13 No 10 Nov 1960 Vol 13 No 11 Dec 1960 Vol 13 No 12
       
Jan 1961 Vol 14 No 1 Feb 1961 Vol 14 No 2 Mar 1961 Vol 14 No 3 Apr 1961 Vol 14 No 4
       
May 1961 Vol 14 No 5 June 1961 Vol 14 No 6 July 1961 Vol 14 No 7 Aug 1961 Vol 14 No 8
       
Sept 1961 Vol 14 No 9 Oct 1961 Vol 14 No 10 Nov 1961 Vol 14 No 11 Dec 1961 Vol 14 No 12
       
Jan 1962 Vol 15 No 1 Feb 1962 Vol 15 No 2 Mar 1962 Vol 15 No 3 Apr 1962 Vol 15 No 4
       
May 1962 Vol 15 No 5 June 1962 Vol 15 No 6 July 1962 Vol 15 No 7 Aug 1962 Vol 15 No 8
       
Sept 1962 Vol 15 No 9 Oct 1962 Vol 15 No 10 Nov 1962 Vol 15 No 11 Dec 1962 Vol 15 No 12
       
Jan 1963 Vol 16 No 1 Feb 1963 Vol 16 No 2 Mar 1963 Vol 16 No 3 Apr 1963 Vol 16 No 4
       
May 1963 Vol 16 No 5 June 1963 Vol 16 No 6 July 1963 Vol 16 No 7 Aug 1963 Vol 16 No 8
       
Sept 1963 Vol 16 No 9 Oct 1963 Vol 16 No 10 Nov 1963 Vol 16 No 11 Dec 1963 Vol 16 No 12
       
Jan 1964 Vol 17 No 1 Feb 1964 Vol 17 No 2 Mar 1964 Vol 17 No 3 Apr 1964 Vol 17 No 4
       
May 1964 Vol 17 No 5 June 1964 Vol 17 No 6 July 1964 Vol 17 No 7 Aug 1964 Vol 17 No 8
       
Sept 1964 Vol 17 No 9 Oct 1964 Vol 17 No 10 Nov 1964 Vol 17 No 11 Dec 1964 Vol 17 No 12

 

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