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Speed Age - Magazine Covers - 1947 to 1953

Speed Age specialized in oval track racing, and knew more about Indianapolis and NASCAR than hot rods or customs.  It was published in Hyattsville, Maryland, from May 1947 through 1969.  When launched, publishers used the tag line "The Auto Racing Magazine".  The tag line changed many times, but took a weird left turn with "Man's Conquest of Time and Space".

Note that images are only shown from 1947 through December, 1953.  There was a five month gap in publishing, and the magazine restarted in June, 1954 and continued until November, 1959.  Click HERE for cover images from 1954 to 1959.

PUBLICATION DATA: Speed Age ranked number three in this time period among automotive titles that provided circulation details (behind Hot Rod and Motor Trend).  It dropped to 6th place in 1955 and was in 9th place when the publication ceased in 1959.  However, over the time period of production it grew about 7% annually.

May 1947 Vol 1 No 1 June 1947 Vol 1 No 2 July 1947 Vol 1 No 3 Aug 1947 Vol 1 No 4
Sept 1947 Vol 1 No 5 Oct 1947 Vol 1 No 6 Nov 1947 Vol 1 No 7 Dec 1947 Vol 1 No 8
Jan 1948 Vol 1 No 9 Feb 1948 Vol 1 No 10 Mar 1948 Vol 1 No 11 Apr 1948 Vol 1 No 12
May 1948 Vol 2 No 1 June 1948 Vol 2 No 2 July 1948 Vol 2 No 3 Aug/Sept 1948 Vol 2 No 4
COMBINED WITH AUGUST
  Oct 1948 Vol 2 No 5 Nov 1948 Vol 2 No 6 Dec 1948 Vol 2 No 7
Jan 1949 Vol 2 No 8 Feb 1949 Vol 2 No 9 Mar 1949 Vol 2 No 10 Apr 1949 Vol 2 No 11
May 1949 Vol 3 No 1 June 1949 Vol 3 No 2 July 1949 Vol 3 No 3 Aug 1949 Vol 3 No 4
Sept 1949 Vol 3 No 5 Oct 1949 Vol 3 No 6 Nov 1949 Vol 3 No 7 Dec 1949 Vol 3 No 8
Jan 1950 Vol 3 No 9 Feb 1950 Vol 3 No 10 Mar 1950 Vol 3 No 11 Apr 1950 Vol 3 No 12
May 1950 Vol 4 No 1 June 1950 Vol 4 No 2 July 1950 Vol 4 No 3 Aug 1950 Vol 4 No 4
Sept 1950 Vol 4 No 5 Oct 1950 Vol 4 No 6 Nov 1950 Vol 4 No 7 Dec 1950 Vol 4 No 8
Jan 1951 Vol 4 No 9 Feb 1951 Vol 4 No 10 Mar 1951 Vol 4 No 11 Apr 1951 Vol 4 No 12
May 1951 Vol 5 No 1 June 1951 Vol 5 No 2 July 1951 Vol 5 No 3 Aug 1951 Vol 5 No 4
Sept 1951 Vol 5 No 5 Oct 1951 Vol 5 No 6 Nov 1951 Vol 5 No 7 Dec 1951 Vol 5 No 8
Jan 1952 Vol 5 No 9 Feb 1952 Vol 5 No 10 Mar 1952 Vol 5 No 11 Apr 1952 Vol 5 No 12
May 1952 Vol 6 No 1 June 1952 Vol 6 No 2 July 1952 Vol 6 No 3 Aug 1952 Vol 6 No 4
Sept 1952 Vol 6 No 5 Oct 1952 Vol 6 No 6 Nov 1952 Vol 6 No 7 Dec 1952 Vol 6 No 8
Jan 1953 Vol 6 No 9 Feb 1953 Vol 6 No 10 Mar 1953 Vol 6 No 11 Apr 1953 Vol 6 No 12
May 1953 Vol 7 No 1 June 1953 Vol 7 No 2 July 1953 Vol 7 No 3 Aug 1953 Vol 7 No 4
Sept 1953 Vol 7 No 5 Oct 1953 Vol 7 No 6 Nov 1953 Vol 7 No 7 Dec 1953 Vol 7 No 8

 

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