Super Stock & Drag Illustrated (SSDI) was started by John "Monk" Reynolds, the publisher of Eastern Drag News and owner of US30 drag strip in York, PA. It was a title focused on drag racing. The publishing addresses for the Eastern Publishing Company were initially at 1913 Mt Vernon Ave. and later 522 Pitt St., Alexandria, Virginia. The magazine was started in November, 1964. Mr. Reynolds was assisted by editor Jim Davis and technical editor Bill Jenkens in the beginning.
In February, 1974, SSDI changed ownership to Lopez Publications.
Lopez published continuously until the title was sold to General Media in June, 1990 who operated it under the business entity Super Stock and Drag Illustrated Inc.
General Media re-titled it to Drag Racing Monthly with the July, 1996 issue.
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Super Stock & Drag Illustrated began reporting net paid circulation data to N.W. Ayer, Gale Research or Oxbridge Communications from 1967 and continuing through 2001. In early years, annual print volume was slightly over 200,000, peaked at 250,000, then settled in around 100,000 annual issues.
A total of 378 issues was printed from November, 1964 through June, 1996. All covers are complete.