Hot Rod Magazine (Digital)

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About Hot Rod

Go full throttle with the best hot rod publication in the business, Hot Rod magazine. Bringing you all-encompassing and thorough details of the best of raw car performance that you won’t find anywhere else. True to the name, Hot Rod magazine shows only the best of the beastly beauties that will have you daydreaming of breaking in a new classic or muscle car. Every red-blooded American has dreamt of burning rubber with some bonafide American muscle, so ditch your mom’s old Toyota Corolla and live a little. Look at some certified, best in class, American muscle cars that will put ricers and international cars to shame.

History of Hot Rod

Hot Rod magazine is the oldest devoted muscle car magazine with its first publication issued in 1948. Founded by Robert E. Petersen and partnered with editor Wally Parks, the magazine is quite literally a foundational piece to the hype around muscle cars. The influence of this magazine was felt by its readership as well as on TV. The Hot Rod brand was a regular featurette in Tom Medley’s cartoon Stroker McGurk. This coupled with Wally Parks’ creation of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), made Hot Rod magazine the go-to publication for drag racing enthusiasts and muscle car fanatics. The publication was also responsible for the future generations’ fascination with American muscle.


Drag racing, herculean horsepower, sleek paint jobs, and the best in class editorials in all things hot rods are offered with Hot Rod magazine. Staying true to their tone since its creation, the magazine explores the historical roots of drag racing, the best show stoppers in the business, famous drag racers, and new engines and specifications that will lead to the best overall performance in certain cars. Learn about the new wave of young Hot Rodders who are winning Ridler Awards and continuing the love of Hot Rods. Hot Rod magazine has routinely made its way in every conversation about performance driving.

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