Popular & Performance Car Review was published by Dobbs Publishing in Lakeland, Florida. Dobbs was an upstart, independent publisher which started with Mustang Monthly in 1978. Dobbs built a strong portfolio of other muscle and performance titles and then sold everything to Petersen Publishing in 1999.

Popular & Performance Car Review had its roots in Classic Sixties and Car Exchange. Dobbs purchased Car Exchange from Krause Publishing and merged it with Classic Sixties to create Popular & Performance Car Review. It was later re-titled to Muscle Car Review in December, 1986.

The original concept was to compare the performance of both old and new muscle cars. But based on reader feedback, the magazine shifted focus to older muscle cars. Donald Farr, the original editor, created a real uproar when he ranked the fastest 50 muscle cars. Reader response was both positive and negative, but the magazine set records for newsstand sales. Farr remained the editor until 1986 when Paul Zazarine took the helm.

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Dobbs Publishing did NOT provide net paid circulation data to Gale Research for this title, but they did later for Muscle Car Review.

A total of 31 issues was printed from May, 1984 through November, 1986. All cover images and table of content pages are complete.

May 1984
May 1984
June 1984
June 1984
July 1984
July 1984
Aug August 1984
Aug 1984
Sept September 1984
Sept 1984
Oct October 1984
Oct 1984
Nov November 1984
Nov 1984
Dec December 1984
Dec 1984
Jan January 1985
Jan 1985
Feb February 1985
Feb 1985
Mar March 1985
Mar 1985
Apr April 1985
Apr 1985
May 1985
May 1985
June 1985
June 1985
July 1985
July 1985
Aug August 1985
Aug 1985
Sept September 1985
Sept 1985
Oct October 1985
Oct 1985
Nov November 1985
Nov 1985
Dec December 1985
Dec 1985
Jan January 1986
Jan 1986
Feb February 1986
Feb 1986
Mar March 1986
Mar 1986
Apr April 1986
Apr 1986
May 1986
May 1986
June 1986
June 1986
July 1986
July 1986
Aug August 1986
Aug 1986
Sept September 1986
Sept 1986
Oct October 1986
Oct 1986
Nov November 1986
Nov 1986
Last issue B/4 re-title