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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 '56 Vol 1 No 1 Sept '56 Vol 1 No 2 Nov '56 Vol 1 No 3 Dec '56 Vol 1 No 4
Jan '57 Vol 2 No 1 Feb '57 Vol 2 No 2 Mar '57 Vol 2 No 3 Apr '57 Vol 2 No 4
May '57 Vol 2 No 5 June '57 Vol 2 No 6 July '57 Vol 2 No 7 Aug '57 Vol 2 No 8
Sept '57 Vol 2 No 9 Oct '57 Vol 2 No 10 Nov '57 Vol 2 No 11 Dec '57 Vol 2 No 12
Jan '58 Vol 3 No 1 Feb '58 Vol 3 No 2 Mar '58 Vol 3 No 3 Apr '58 Vol 3 No 4
May 58 vol 3 No 5 June '58 Vol 3 No 6 July '58 Vol 3 No 7 Aug '58 Vol 3 No 8
Sept '58 Vol 3 No 9 Oct '58 Vol 3 No 10 Nov '58 Vol 3 No 11 Dec '58 Vol 3 No 12
Jan '59 Vol 4 No 1 Feb '59 Vol 4 No 2 Mar '59 Vol 4 No 3 Apr '59 Vol 4 No 4
May '59 Vol 4 No 5 June '59 Vol 4 No 6 July '59 Vol 4 No 7 Aug '59 Vol 4 No 8
Sept '59 Vol 4 No 9 Oct '59 Vol 4 No 10 Nov '59 Vol 4 No 11 Dec '59 Vol 4 No 12
Re-titled
Jan '60 Vol 5 No 1 Feb '60 Vol 5 No 2 Mar '60 Vol 5 No 3 Apr '60 Vol 5 No 4
   
May '60 Vol 5 No 5 June '60 Vol 5 No 6
Last Known Issue
   

 

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