"Hot Rod" Magazine for May 1952

Summary

This was the first Hot Rod issue to sell over half a million copies. Was it because of the classic teenage scenario being played out on the cover or the true star of the scene -- Dick Flint's red A-V/8 "Hot Rod of the Month"?

This was the first Hot Rod issue to sell over half a million copies. Was it because of the classic teenage scenario being played out on the cover or the true star of the scene -- Dick Flint's red A-V/8 "Hot Rod of the Month"?

Artifact

Magazine (Periodical)

Date Made

May 1952

Subject Date

May 1952

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2011.20.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8.25 in

Length: 0.125 in

Inscriptions

On front cover at top: HRM TESTS 8-WHEELED "MOUNTAIN GOAT" JEEP / HOT ROD / MAGAZINE / MAY 1952 25c On front cover at bottom: 66% MORE HP / FOR OLDSMOBILE "88" By Don Francsico

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