Friday, June 30, 2017

Automobile Quarterly. 50 years was a damn good run for a magazine, but at the end, it only had about 5500 subscribers

The magazine started in Spring 1962 with the sub-title "The Connoisseur's Magazine of Motoring Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow".

 The founder and first editor was L. Scott Bailey (September 4, 1924 to June 26, 2012), working in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

Bailey retired to live in the English Cotswolds and CBS Magazines purchased Automobile Quarterly in 1986 selling the magazine to Kutztown Publishing in 1988. In October 2000, Automobile Quarterly was sold to a newly formed company, Automobile Heritage and relocated to New Albany, Indiana.

Volume 52 was the last issue published in 2012. The website is still up, and foolish people still send in credit card information. Uselessly.

A complete collection will usually sell for between 300 and 1000 dollars. 

1 comment:

  1. On Sunday I was walking around the University of Toledo campus and I remembered how I used to read Automobile Quarterly in the Student Library when I was in school there. I didn't know they stopped publishing them. A complete set would make a nice addition to a man cave.