Street Freaks was an annual magazine published by Petersen Publishing and the Car Craft editorial team.
The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) created the Pro Stock class in 1970, and rodders were creating street versions of these vehicles. These cars would mimic the race-car look with giant hood scoops, flashy graphics and big and little drag tires. Later, they were typically tubbed and had a supercharger.
Monthly magazines that covered this space included Car Craft, Street Machine, and Custom Rodder. These sometimes outrageous vehicles were well represented at the Street Machine Nationals. Started in 1977 with 1,300 cars, it peaked at over 5,000 cars in 1988 and had pretty much ended by 2004.
This annual publication began in the early stages of the street machine trend and stopped publication near the peak. Content included feature vehicles, reader rides, show coverage and considerable technical articles.
The 1983, 1984 and 1985 issues were printed under the Car Craft Performance Series series, hence the different numbering scheme.
A total of 9 issues was printed from 1976 through 1985. We believe this is a complete set but are still looking for additional issues.