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Hot Rod - Magazine Covers - 1965 to 1972

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 1957 to 1964.

Jan 1965 Vol 18 No 1 Feb 1965 Vol 18 No 2 Mar 1965 Vol 18 No 3 Apr 1965 Vol 18 No 4
May 1965 Vol 18 No 5 June 1965 Vol 18 No 6 July 1965 Vol 18 No 7 Aug 1965 Vol 18 No 8
Sept 1965 Vol 18 No 9 Oct 1965 Vol 18 No 10 Nov 1965 Vol 18 No 11 Dec 1965 Vol 18 No 12
Jan 1966 Vol 19 No 1 Feb 1966 Vol 19 No 2 Mar 1966 Vol 19 No 3 Apr 1966 Vol 19 No 4
May 1966 Vol 19 No 5 June 1966 Vol 19 No 6 July 1966 Vol 19 No 7 Aug 1966 Vol 19 No 8
Sept 1966 Vol 19 No 9 Oct 1966 Vol 19 No 10 Nov 1966 Vol 19 No 11 Dec 1966 Vol 19 No 12
Jan 1967 Vol 20 No 1 Feb 1967 Vol 20 No 2 Mar 1967 Vol 20 No 3 Apr 1967 Vol 20 No 4
May 1967 Vol 20 No 5 June 1967 Vol 20 No 6 July 1967 Vol 20 No 7 Aug 1967 Vol 20 No 8
Sept 1967 Vol 20 No 9 Oct 1967 Vol 20 No 10 Nov 1967 Vol 20 No 11 Dec 1967 Vol 20 No 12
Jan 1968 Vol 21 No 1 Feb 1968 Vol 21 No 2 Mar 1968 Vol 21 No 3 Apr 1968 Vol 21 No 4
May 1968 Vol 21 No 5 June 1968 Vol 21 No 6 July 1968 Vol 21 No 7 Aug 1968 Vol 21 No 8
Sept 1968 Vol 21 No 9 Oct 1968 Vol 21 No 10 Nov 1968 Vol 21 No 11 Dec 1968 Vol 21 No 12
Jan 1969 Vol 22 No 1 Feb 1969 Vol 22 No 2 Mar 1969 Vol 22 No 3 Apr 1969 Vol 22 No 4
May 1969 Vol 22 No 5 June 1969 Vol 22 No 6 July 1969 Vol 22 No 7 Aug 1969 vol 22 No 8
Sept 1969 Vol 22 No 9 Oct 1969 Vol 22 No 10 Nov 1969 Vol 22 No 11 Dec 1969 Vol 22 No 12
Jan 1970 Vol 23 No 1 Feb 1970 Vol 23 No 2 Mar 1970 Vol 23 No 3 Apr 1970 Vol 23 No 4
May 1970 Vol 23 No 5 June 1970 Vol 23 No 6 July 1970 Vol 23 No 7 Aug 1970 Vol 23 No 8
Sept 1970 Vol 23 No 9 Oct 1970 Vol 23 No 10 Nov 1970 Vol 23 No 11 Dec 1970 Vol 23 No 12
Jan 1971 Vol 24 No 1 Feb 1971 Vol 24 No 2 Mar 1971 Vol 24 No 3 Apr 1971 Vol 24 No 4
May 1971 Vol 24 No 5 June 1971 Vol 24 No 6 July 1971 Vol 24 No 7
With Rod & Custom
Aug 1971 Vol 24 No 8
Sept 1971 Vol 24 No 9 Oct 1971 Vol 24 No 10 Nov 1971 Vol 24 No 11 Dec 1971 Vol 24 No 12
Jan 1972 Vol 25 No 1 Feb 1972 Vol 25 No 2 Mar 1972 Vol 25 No 3 Apr 1972 Vol 25 No 4
May 1972 Vol 25 No 5 June 1972 Vol 25 No 6 July 1972 Vol 25 No 7 Aug 1972 Vol 25 No 8
Sept 1972 Vol 25 No 9 Oct 1972 Vol 25 No 10 Nov 1972 Vol 25 No 11 Dec 1972 Vol 25 No 12

 

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