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Street Rod - Magazine Covers - 1971 to 1973

Street Rod was started by Bruce Miller in Portland, Oregon.  With the collapse of Rod & Custom, his timing was perfect to capture the emerging interest in street rods.  The first issue was published in October 1971.  But Street Rodder and Rod Action ultimately dominated the market when they launched in 1972, and Street Rod ceased in June, 1973.

Mr. Miller was the publisher and acting editor.  According to other research, it appears he had a hand in the formation of the National Street Rod Association (NSRA), and he may have also contributed to the formation of Street Rodder magazine.  Other staff included Dale Moreau, who moved to Portland in 1972 and worked as an unpaid photographer while also working for Freightliner as their corporate photographer. 

The magazine was dedicated to street rodders, and it focused on how-to-do-its, rod run coverage, rodding trends, club activities, car coverage, and new laws affecting street rodders.

Ownership of the magazine later transferred to John Slaughter, but otherwise little is known.

Not Published
Oct 1971 Vol 1 No 1 Nov 1971 Dec 1971 Vol 1 No 2 Jan 1972 Vol 2 No 1
Feb 1972 Vol 2 No 2 Mar 1972 Vol 2 No3 Apr 1972 Vol 2 No 4 May 1972 Vol 2 No 5
June 1972 Vol 2 No 6 July 1972 Vol 2 No 7 Aug 1972 Vol 2 No 8 Sept 1972 Vol 2 No 9
COMBINED WITH
FEBRUARY ISSUE 
Oct 1972 Vol 2 No 10 Nov 1972 Vol 2 No 11 Dec 1972 Vol 2 No 12 Jan 1973
Feb 1973 Vol 3 No 1 & 2 Mar 1973 Vol 3 No 3 Apr 1973 Vol 3 No 4 May 1973 Vol 3 No 5
   
June 1973 Vol 3 No 6 July 1973 Vol 3 No 7
Last Known Issue
   

 

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