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75+ Years of Hot Rod Magazine Online

Seminal magazine’s digital archive now only a bookmark away.


Remember several weeks ago when we presented the entire Motor Trend digital archives? That’s like having Christmas in spring! So, why not continue the generosity and present to you the entire Hot Rod catalog?

‘Tis true – you can have the Hot Rod digital library at your fingertips, from the first issue from January 1948 to today’s nutso street-legal Drag Week vehicles achieving 8-second ETs. That’s more than 75 years of the American evolution of automobiles on record! What’s your favorite cover? Who’s your favorite editor? Do you enjoy 1980s hot pink? It’s all here in the splendor only possible by the grace of the Internet!

Bookmark it and get started with your reminiscing about dry lakes, Flatheads, drag racing, stock car racing, factory dual-quads, and more!

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.


  1. Hello, my name is David yakel I have two copies of the September 1950 Edition of Hot Rod Magazine featuring my father on the inside of what they referred to Lynn Yakel’s Coupe Cozy Coupe that was my father


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