Tach magazine was published by the American Hot Rod Association (AHRA) from Kansas City, Missouri. It was a re-titling of The Tachometer which itself was published from 1955 to 1963. Content continued with drag racing events and happenings, driver profiles, and information on AHRA programs and purses. Editors were, in order, Jack Boetger, Gerry Pierson and Bruce Young.
On the early masthead page, the first editor laid out the purpose of the magazine: "Tach is an automotive magazine which supplies the members of American Hot Rod Association with interesting and knowledgeable information about the sport of hot rodding and related racing activities. The American Hot Rod Association promotes the sport of hot rodding on a national scale. Hot rodding is composed of several elements - the spectator, the contestant, the dragstrip operator and the manufacturer. By suggestion, by conviction and by selling, the national offices of AHRA attempt to coordinate these basic elements."
Heady stuff!! You know a magazines is near the end when cover images get reused. This title was shortly replaced by AHRA's Drag World, a magazine style publication.
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The total number of printed issues is unknown, but our guess is somewhere around 40 issues. We have only found the following examples. We would not normally publish a title to our website without greater completeness. However, images are included to generate more information from our readers.