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Speed Age - Magazine Covers - 1954 to 1959

This title was published in Hyattsville, Maryland, from May, 1947 through October, 1959.  When launched, it was titled "Speed Age".  Later, the tag line "The Auto Racing Magazine" was added.  The tag line changed so many times it is easy to lose count, and it got weird in the last few issues with a left turn into space and technology.

PUBLICATION DATA: Speed Age started in the number three position in this time period among automotive titles that provided circulation details (behind Hot Rod and Motor Trend).  But by 1959, the title placed 8th.  Average monthly net paid circulation (after deducting all left-over, unsold, returned, sample, exchange or advertiser copies) was approximately: 32,930 for 1954; 18,715 for 1955;  16,900 for 1957; and 21,760 for 1959.  The publisher did not provide data in 1956 and 1958.  Note that net paid circulation numbers may be based on audited results, Post Office data, or unaudited publisher submittals.  Unaudited publisher submittals are prone to error or exaggeration.

June 1954 Vol 7 No 9 July 1954 Vol 7 No 10 Aug 1954 Vol 7 No 11 Sept 1954 Vol 7 No 12
Oct 1954 Vol 8 No 1 Nov 1954 Vol 8 No 2 Dec 1954 Vol 8 No 3 Jan 1955 Vol 8 No 4
Feb 1955 Vol 8 No 5 Mar 1955 Vol 8 No 6 Apr 1955 Vol 8 No 7 May 1955 Vol 8 No 8
June 1955 Vol 8 No 9 July 1955 Vol 8 No 10 Aug 1955 Vol 8 No 11 Sept 1955 Vol 8 No 12
Oct 1955 Vol 9 No 1 Nov 1955 Vol 9 No 2 Dec 1955 Vol 9 No 3 Jan 1956 Vol 9 No 4
Feb 1956 Vol 9 No 5 Mar 1956 Vol 9 No 6 Apr 1956 Vol 9 No 7 May 1956 Vol 9 No 8
June 1956 Vol 9 No 9 July 1956 Vol 9 No 10 Aug 1956 Vol 9 No 11 Sept 1956 Vol 9 No 12
Oct 1956 Vol 10 No 1 Nov 1956 Vol 10 No 2 Dec 1956 Vol 10 No 3 Jan 1957 Vol 10 No 4
Feb 1957 Vol 10 No 5 Mar 1957 Vol 10 No 6 Apr 1957 Vol 10 No 7 May 1957 Vol 10 No 8
June 1957 Vol 10 No 9 July 1957 Vol 10 No 10 Aug 1957 Vol 10 No 11 Sept 1957 Vol 10 No 12
Oct 1957 Vol 11 No 1 Nov 1957 Vol 11 No 2 Dec 1957 Vol 11 No 3 Jan 1958 Vol 11 No 4
Feb 1958 Vol 11 No 5 Mar 1958 Vol 11 No 6 Apr 1958 Vol 11 No 7 May 1958 Vol 11 No 8
June 1958 Vol 11 No 9 July 1958 Vol 11 No 10 Aug 1958 Vol 11 No 11 Sept 1958 Vol 11 No 12
Oct 1958 Vol 12 No 1 Nov 1958 Vol 12 No 2 Dec 1958 Vol 12 No 3 Jan 1959 Vol 12 No 4
Feb 1959 Vol 12 No 5 Mar 1959 Vol 12 No 6 Apr 1959 Vol 12 No 7 May 1959 Vol 12 No 8
June 1959 Vol 12 No 9 July 1959 Vol 12 No 10 Aug 1959 Vol 12 No 11 Sept 1959 Vol 12 No 12
     
Oct 1959 Vol 13 No 1
Last Known Issue
     

 

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