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Hot Rod Magazine - April 1950

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. I was looking at the Hot Rod Magazine covers this morning and I thought it might be interesting to see the iconic images of what it looked like when I/we were born.


    I know some of the guys here pre-date Hot Rod Magazine but I thought it might be interesting for you guys and gals to check the site and see what the editors thought was cover worthy in the month of your birthday. HRP
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  2. That page on the HRM site is at least 5 years old. When it was first posted, they said you can vote on you favorite cover frome each decade, and they would post the results. I think the editors, or webmaster have forgotten all about it. The page has not been updated since it was first created. I guess they spend too much time looking for Camaros to write about.
  3. rottenleonard
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,936


    Here's mine june 78 There is one of those dodge express pickups around here still
  4. They were already talking about the 90s when my cover was printed :(

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  5. Yeah Dean,I remember that,,

    But in January 1962 you and your roadster pickup were on the cover of Hot Rod,,,that's something to be proud of,,,you were making history and to be quiet honest that cover inspired me and from that time on I knew I was gonna own a HOT ROD! HRP
  6. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 25,784


    December 23 will be here in notime, wonder how many of the Hot Rod cover cars still exist? I'll never forget the day Ralph Hope stopped by the shop I worked at with several boxes of old magazines he had subscribed to. I never would have thought a guy with a 1927 Rolls-Royce would have been into Hot Rodding, I think about him every time I look at the old Hot Rod and CT Dry Lake newsletters he gave me that day.

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  7. f1 fred
    Joined: Apr 29, 2005
    Posts: 515

    f1 fred
    from mn

    25 mpg from your street v-8 and vans were in vogue! the more things change the more they stay the same haha! Thanks for the link HRP!

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  8. Edelbroke
    Joined: Dec 12, 2008
    Posts: 767


    I always wondered if this car was still around.
  9. I gave up after the first two 15 second popup ads. HRM still has no clue about online presence. They need to fire Frieburger and hire Ryan.
  10. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,376


    The November '52 issue of Motor Trend may have been on the stands when I was born in August of that year.The odd,radical 49 Ford custom on the cover of that issue is in my garage now.Cosmic shit in the grand scheme of things,I guess.Or maybe not.
  11. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,814

    Dave Mc

    January 1955 issue,That's my Dad with the first of 3 of the Miniature Ten Wheelers He built

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  12. Murphy32
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 675

    from Minnesota

    That's my birthday cover too...I've got a mint copy of that one at home.
  13. fauj
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 692

    1. 57-60 Ford F100s

    I agree. I just subscribed (fund raiser for my niece) and while there is a good article on Salt Flat racing in the latest issue, the rest of the mag is junk.

    I know that it costs money to publish the mag, but the focus is on commercialization of the product (HRM) and not the content.

    Just my two cents.
  14. chop32
    Joined: Oct 13, 2002
    Posts: 1,077


    The month and year I was born...The Pheaton looks familiar, wonder if its still around?

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  15. chopt top kid
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 959

    chopt top kid

    Volume I, Issue I ...

  16. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,477

    from WA

    There ain't one for April 1947......I'll just use April 1950, which is my all time favorite anyway!
  17. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,608


    Mine, May '71 I believe both cover subjects are still around, Big for sure, and I assume the digger is in his museum.[​IMG]
  18. NO '43 ???
    I'm old!
  19. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,832


    August 5 1960......

  20. Gomojo55
    Joined: May 18, 2011
    Posts: 97


    Here's mine! Pretty "RAD" haha!

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  21. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 25,784


    I'm fairly sure that is Norm Grabowski's T that became the "Porter" in the My Mother The Car TV show. Harrah's owned it at one time, not shure who has it now. :)
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 2,069


    I was reading this exact copy last night in the toilet. The parts may be the same but Style & Trends do change.
  23. Ol Dawg
    Joined: Oct 6, 2010
    Posts: 161

    Ol Dawg

    Where was HotRod in 1942. I know they started in '48. I was still on Tricycles.
  24. I'm proud of the fact that I was on the cover of Hot Rod when it was for HOT RODDERS!!
  25. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,832

    Deuce Daddy Don

  26. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,832

    Deuce Daddy Don

    NOT my birthday,but remember the cover shot well, since I just graduated from Inglewood Hi school in 1950. Bob Pierson, Joe Torvick,& Mckinley used to cruise the school in their look a like white '36 3wnd coupes with Appletons,skirts,Desoto bumpers,twin pipes & lowered in the rear.
    They started their own club called "COUPES" 1946-1950.----Don
  27. Gromit
    Joined: Oct 13, 2011
    Posts: 726


    I had a good 'un

  28. If you open up Volume 1 No. 1 to the mast head you'll see that Hot Rod was established November 24th, 1947. I was born on that day. Maybe that explains the way I am.
  29. realkustom51
    Joined: Nov 14, 2005
    Posts: 664


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