Throttle Magazine: The Complete Collection
Throttle Magazine was the very first hot rod-oriented magazine. Introduced in 1941, covering the burgeoning dry lakes and circle track scenes, it only lasted one year. The twelve issues of that year include an Indy 500 special edition as well as its first anniversary issue, which would be its last. Publication of Throttle Magazine ceased with the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the onslaught of World War II. Its publisher, Jack Peters went off to serve in the armed forces.
In April 2009 The Rodder's Journal began the presale of the book Throttle Magazine - 1941: The Complete Collection, a book that contains exact reprints of the original issues including the covers and advertisements. The original copies are extremely valuable and very hard to come by. TRJ has made it easy for you to browse through these historical publications in this highly anticipated and heavily researched collectable book.
In several of the issues of Throttle Magazine contained in the book you will recognize pioneers as they entered their hot rod beginnings such as Wally Parks, Bill Burke, and Lou Senter. You will also find some of the earliest advertising for iconic brands such as Edelbrock, Bell Auto Parts, Eddie Meyer, and Sandy's Muffler. Each issue also contains several features that display the excitement of hot rodding and racing beginnings written by the people who were there. This new publication also contains a new chapter delving into the story of the men who originally published Throttle.
The first 1100 copies sold will be signed and numbered editions, 1-1000, and 1900-1999. The book is expected to be published in the summer of 2009.
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