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    Default April issue is the 50th Anniversary Edition


    A Golden Anniversary

    The iconic NZ Hot Rod magazine has achieved a milestone first in NZautomotive publishing with the marking of its 50th Anniversary edition. 50 years ago in April 1967 it pioneered the industry segment which now exceeds $13 million (the dollar automotive magazines sold per year. Source: IRI Aztec as@10-3-2017)and we’re still right up there being ranked in 5th place in sales inthe automotive magazine category. No other NZ automotive publication has ever achieved this lofty 50 year anniversary, only USA’s Hot Rod magazine has gone 50 yearsand is still going.

    This month’s magazine is bigger with 32 extra pages and brighter with a full gloss laminate cover. The eye-catching and artistic cover features design input from Art Directors Glenn O’Connor and Owen Campbell plus custom pinstriping by renowned striper Scotty Bare. Our content is revised as we take time out to reflect on the history and revisit the first edition through the eyes of the key people who started the ball rolling plus memories from Rob & Owen Campbell who kept it going. We feature Ian Taylor’s 1930 Model A coupe, Dave Loose’s 1966 Chevrolet Corvette then flashback to Dave Chung’s Pink Panther Model A hot rod, and also Doug Smith’s wild 1936 Ford coupe, both the latter cars were top of their class when the magazine began but disappeared from the hot rod scene so their stories have never been told before. We take a look at drag racing over the past 50 years and provide coverage of Muscle Car Madness and the Pre 49 Nationals, both are top events on the hot rod calendar. This 50th anniversary milestone issue is a special one-off collector’s edition which is sure to be a hit with readers of all ages.
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