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Rod Builder & Customizer - Magazine Covers - 1956 to 1960

Rod Builder & Customizer was published by Speed Sport.  Henry Scharf was the publisher with an address at 41 East 42nd St, New York.  The title was published from July, 1956 to August, 1959.  It was then re-titled as Rod Builder (the customizer moniker was dropped) in September, 1959, and then continued until June, 1960.  This is another example of the "small format" style hot rod magazine.

PUBLICATION DATA:  The publisher only provide print volume data for three years.  Rod Builder was typically in 10th or 11th position in this time period among automotive titles that provided net paid circulation details, and monthly volumes ranged from 15,100 to 15,300.  

July 1956 Vol 1 No 1 Sept 1956 Vol 1 No 2 Nov 1956 Vol 1 No 3 Dec 1956 Vol 1 No 4
Jan 1957 Vol 2 No 1 Feb 1957 Vol 2 No 2 Mar 1957 Vol 2 No 3 Apr 1957 Vol 2 No 4
May 1957 Vol 2 No 5 June 1957 Vol 2 No 6 July 1957 Vol 2 No 7 Aug 1957 Vol 2 No 8
Sept 1957 Vol 2 No 9 Oct 1957 Vol 2 No 10 Nov 1957 Vol 2 No 11 Dec 1957 Vol 2 No 12
Jan 1958 Vol 3 No 1 Feb 1958 Vol 3 No 2 Mar 1958 Vol 3 No 3 Apr 1958 Vol 3 No 4
May 1958 vol 3 No 5 June 1958 Vol 3 No 6 July 1958 Vol 3 No 7 Aug 1958 Vol 3 No 8
Sept 1958 Vol 3 No 9 Oct 1958 Vol 3 No 10 Nov 1958 Vol 3 No 11 Dec 1958 Vol 3 No 12
Jan 1959 Vol 4 No 1 Feb 1959 Vol 4 No 2 Mar 1959 Vol 4 No 3 Apr 1959 Vol 4 No 4
May 1959 Vol 4 No 5 June 1959 Vol 4 No 6 July 1959 Vol 4 No 7 Aug 1959 Vol 4 No 8
Sept 1959 Vol 4 No 9 Oct 1959 Vol 4 No 10 Nov 1959 Vol 4 No 11 Dec 1959 Vol 4 No 12
Re-titled
Jan 1960 Vol 5 No 1 Feb 1960 Vol 5 No 2 Mar 1960 Vol 5 No 3 Apr 1960 Vol 5 No 4
   
May 1960 Vol 5 No 5 June 1960 Vol 5 No 6
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