Volkswagen Classics was published by Petersen Publishing. Hot rodders loved the VW platform. This title had feature cars, technical articles, customizing tips and occasionally a profile on a new Volkswagen model. Lee Kelley was the publisher and editorial director, and Ron Cogan was the editor.
The magazine was started as an annual or semi-annual publication in 1981. Like many titles in their early years, it switched to quarterly and then to six times per year. Content focused on performance VWs and included a big dollop of classic bugs with sprinkles of Jettas, Rabbits and the Karmann Ghias.
Petersen was a late entrant to this performance VW magazine space and competed against established titles like Hot VWs, VW & Porsche and VW Trends.
A total of 10 issues was printed from 1981 through August, 1984. All cover images are complete.