Speed Cars Boats Planes was another short-lived magazine covering speed in many forms. It was published monthly by JB Publishing in New York City. Topics included hot rods, jet airplanes, and various racing boats.
The publishing company was started by William (Bill) Woolfolk and John B. Musacchia. Bill was a comic book writer (many on the East coast who jumped into hot rod magazines in the 1950s had comic book backgrounds), and he wrote Captain Marvel and Blackhawk comics. He also wrote The Defenders for television. And Mr. Musacchia was a comic book illustrator and writer.
JB Publishing used Kable News Company for distribution. Kable produced produced other pocket-sized (tiny) magazines (4-1/4" by 5-3/4"), including Quick (a smaller version of Look), and Tops for those men who love sexy photos of women!
Speed magazine used the same pocket-sized format as these other titles; it cost $.15 and was 66 pages. Only five issues were published before Mr. Woolfolk left to join Kable News as a publisher in 1955.
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A total of 5 issues were printed from November, 1954 through April, 1955. All images are complete for this title.