Motorsport - Magazine Covers - 1950 to 1956
Motorsport magazine was the forerunner to Auto Craftsman magazine. The first issue was published in October, 1950, ended with the August/September, 1956 issue. It was then was re-titled to Auto Craftsman in December, 1956. The magazine was owned by H-K Publications at 1140 East West Highway, Silver Springs, MD, and it had executive offices in New York City. Publishers were Joseph Hardie and Raymond Kelly.
Content was largely focused on European sport cars, antique automobiles from the United States, U.S. domestic cars, and stock car racing. Hot rod content seemed to be minimal, but Motorsport did have a classic hot rod cover with the April, 1951 issue.
In the early fifties, many of the general purpose automobile magazines seemed to cover all rodding and racing topics - hot rods, sports cars, stock cars, etc. Most of these titles either went out of business, or they narrowed their scope which is consistent with the trend to become more specialized as to content and the target audience.
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