Speed Age: The Complete Automotive Magazine (12 Vintage magazines, 1952)
O'Reilly, Don (publisher, ed.); Russ Catlin (feature ed.); Zang Auerbach (art dir.); Dick Adams (photography)
Speed Age: The Complete Automotive Magazine (12 Vintage automobile magazines, 1952)
Hyattsville, MD: Speed Age Inc., 1952. Collection of 12 vintage automobile magazines, full issue year for 1952. Devoted to photo-illustrated editorials on racing, custom cars, & personalities surrounding the sports, brief pinup in ads, cartoons, forum. One of the earliest titles of its kind, ran 1947-1959, ~145 issues, war-related advertisements in early issues, last three issues more "space age" than speed. This year saw more covers emphasizing style vs. bullet-shaped racers of years prior. Fantastic auto photography for the duration.
Member Audit Bureau of Circulation, distributed by International Circulation Division (Hearst), monthly, 25 & 35 cents cover prices, 74 to 108pp, B/W throughout, saddle-stapled then side-stapled/perfect-bound.
Very Good overall, wrappers detached but present (Jan, Feb, Mar), moderate spine foxing, brief closed tears & creases.
Full collation upon request. [Book ID 126405] [Magazines]