RIP R&C MAGAZINE
The October 2014 will be the final issue of Rod & Custom Magazine. Thank you Rod & Custom Magazine.
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e have just found out that the publisher of Rod & Custom Magazine has pulled the plug, and that the last issue of R&C to be printed will be the October 2014 issue. There is some talk about the online version of the magazine will continue like we have seen with Custom Rodder magazine, but others say if the printed magazine dies, so will the on-line magazine.
The first issue of Rod & Customs magazine (only the first issue was Rod & Customs, after that the name changed to Rod & Custom) appeared in May 1953. It was a huge hit, and the quality of the magazine improved really quick. The magazines of the 1950’s are all extremely nice and have helped whole generations like Hot Rods, Custom Cars, and learned them how to built them. In the 1960′ the magazine went to full size and the Petersen’s Publishing company kept producing monthly R&C magazines up to May 1974. In January 1974 it was announced the magazine would cease publications.
From 1977 till 1980, a few quarterly and annual’s were created under the name of Rod & Custom magazine. Then in 1988 Pat Ganahl brought back the magazine in an very good way. At first as a bimonthly magazine with a lot of historical material. The magazine in these years was magical.
In 1993 the magazine became monthly again.
Thank you Rod & Custom for the great magazines you have produced since 1953.
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