March 25, 2007

Hot Rod Dreams

Hot Rod Magazine
Before Jann Wenner's Rolling Stone, and before Hugh Hefner's Playboy, there was another cat who saw what was happening in popular American culture and put it on news stands. He published Hot Rod and Motor Trend and his name was Robert Petersen. He died last week.

As a teenager with a minuscule allowance I spent many hours browsing at the local drug store magazine section fantasizing about cars and girls until the druggist got tired of me and my deadbeat friends scaring away potential cash customers and would tell us to scram.

Thanks for the dreams, Mr Petersen.

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