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TREND 1952 JUNE, Road
Tests, '52 Lincoln, 'Indy Goes International' by Clay Smith, 50th
Tribute to the AAA. '52 Kaiser Manhattan 3800 mile shakedown, Daimler's
$35k 'Goldstar', hopping up the Ford V8 flathead, cvr loose, no back
58 pgs, vg-, $4.
TREND 1954 NOV, Review
of '54's cars; Newest concept in Motoring, Nash-Metro, best handling,
roadable Ford, most esthetically styled-Studebaker Starliner, best
four door -Buick Century, most economical full sized-Stude Champion,
economical irregardless of size-Nash Metropolitan, hottest
62, winterizing factors in depth, Japan's latest cars, a gymkhana, road
test and analysis of the Isetta, Dodge Firearrow, 175 HP Stude
cvr loose, no back cover, last few pgs may be missing. last page is
74. vg-, $4
TREND 1955 JAN, Full
Details: '55 Mercury, Buick, Rambler, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Willys and
Kaiser. Research road test; '55 Chevy V8. '55 Canadian cars. Thanon
'With the Lincolns in Mexico' Bill Stroppe's factory team.
tubeless tires. International Motor Review. The Kurtis sportscar. The
Mite. Farina Cadillac. 74 pgs, vg but fragile, $6.
TREND 1955 FEB, Full
details: '55's, Packard (cover story), Willys, Kaiser, Mercury
Buick four-door hardtop. MT Research road test; '55's Plymouth V8, Ford
V8. Learn from the (ICX) Truckers. map of toll roads, Spotlight
Detroit; Hudson Hornet, Wasp, Nash Ambassador, Statesman. '55 Jaguar.
pages intact, vg-, $5
TREND 1955 MAR, Buyer's
Guide to the '55 Cars-table by research staff rating by price, style,
economy, soft ride, performance, trade-in, roadability, handling ease
unusual features plus an narratives on engines, chassis, bodies and
to fame', etc pgs 16-37. 3 pg report on purchase of Hudson by
Road Test Research Report; '55's Pontiac V8, Dodge V8. Driving Around
Walt Woron; Ford Anglia, '55 Torsion bar Packard. Short review of
Husky. cvr detached frayed around edges, pages fragile, back cvr loose,
74 pgs, g+,$4.
TREND 1955 OCT, Drivescription-'56
Lincoln. Modernize your engine, Nash, Olds, Buick, Chrysler, Ford,
Rambler, Cadillac, Studebaker, Dodge, Plymouth, Mercury, Chevrolet, De
Soto and Nash Statesman details on engine changes/improvements without
going the 'speedshop' route, mainly fitting later heads, carbs, etc.
interest turning to crash safety. Previews; VW Karmann Ghia. Walt Woron
reports on Arnolt-Bristol, Hillman Husky. Fixing little things on a
front cvr detached
torn, 74 pgs, vg-, $5.
TREND 1956 OCT, Features
of Detroit's 1957 models. Report on a Latham axial-drive supercharger
a 312 c.i. Ford. Driving the New Imports: Hillman (having owned
of this mark I can say this is an accurate report), Bristol 405, TR-3,
VW bus with Kamper kit, Borgward Combi. Road Test; Citroen DS19.
'25 Lincoln. Walt Woron drives 1300cc Alfa Romeo Giuletta. Le Mans-24
hours. front cvr detached, small coupon cutout of Pg 7 ad, 74 pgs, vg-,
TREND 1956 NOV, anecdotes
of GM's Ed Cole's bio. Research Reports on the '57's; Ford,
Plymouth, Brief reports on new BMW & Opel. One off Packard
by Keller Eichelbaum Co Germany. Walt Woron drives around Type
55 and 57-C Bugattis. Installing power brakes. Motor Sports feature
photos of Paramount Ranch, Agoura CA road races. Stockers dominate at
Lake's Road America. T/Sgt Boyd Tests his Ford Popular. 74 pgs, vg, $6.
TREND 1957 MAR, Road
Tests; Mercury, 2 Pontiac Super Chief Catalina Coupes. Drivescriptions;
Turnpike Cruiser, Packard Clipper, Chrysler 300-C, custom built Lincoln
Continental, Morgan, Maserati 2000, Maserati Gran Tourismo. Bahamas
Weeks, 74 pgs, vg, $5.50
TREND 1957 APR, Selecting
a new car; car class comparisons economy performance prestige test MT
by Otto Zipper. Detroit's hot rods Plymouth Fury FI Corvette,
Tri-power, Stude Hawk etc. Drivescription; Rambler Rebel.
lease or buy. Article; Mercedes 300 SLR. Gilda V4 from Italy.
around in Ford Ranchero and Coventry Climax powered Electron from
by Walt Woron. The Doings at Daytona and Who Won.
with overdrive. Jaguar XK-SS. 74 pgs, vg, $5.
TREND 1957 NOV, Chrysler's
electronically controlled fuel injection system. Driving test and
of the '58's Rambler, Studebaker and Packard Hawks, Jensen 541, MB
Pictures of 'new' in Europe; Porsche removable hardtop, Jag's 2.4
BMW 600, Vauxhall Cresta, Taunus M-17, Hillman sedan and convertible
an automatic, NSU. OKC drags Labor Day weekend-best engineered award to
Masters Dragliner, Plymouth's Golden Commando V8. Brit's at Bonneville
with the BMC EX 179. Walt Woron drives and flies the Aerocar-sketches,
diagrams & photos. The Opel by Gunther Molter. The Buckle
Zephyr based) in Australia. 74 pgs, vg, $6.
TREND 1958 JULY, MT
selects best used car buys and tells why and how to select one. 4 pgs
of trends in custom. Filming of crash scene in 'Thunder on the
Gordon Wilkins test drives the bug eye sprite. Mel Asbury's three
economy run wins. Stirling Moss in Argentine GP as told to Gordon
Sunbeam Rapier, Porsche SS, Abarth-Fiat 750 tests by Bob Rolofson.
engine conversions. Driving around Italy with Walt Woron. Motor Sports
Pictorial with pics of Reventlow's Scarab, Balchowsky, Shelby and
at Palm Springs, Jean Behra and Willy Mairesse's wrecks at Goodwood. 82
pgs, vg, $15.
TREND 1959 APR, MT
Selects Pontiac-Car of the Year-1959. Corvette or Porsche detailed
Getting More Go Part 1 by Len Griffing. 'Ole Blue' wins '58 National
drags at OKC, August 28, '58 by Ted Cyr as told to George Hill. 'new'
concepts. Ferrari's '59 Family. Russian cars. customs. Doble Steamer.
products. Future cars-1980. Super shillelagh by Devin of Belfast
90 pgs, vg. $5.
TREND 1959 DEC, Walt
Woron drives around Germany (with road scene photos). Under the hood,
and underneath the Valiant in comparison with Corvair, Falcon, Lark and
Rambler. Mickey Thompson's four engined lakester and others run
8 page road test '60 Dodge Dart. Kellison Gran Tourismo. Landrum's
carb tweaking yields 11 mpg more. MilesMaster pressure regulator.
Deep Tone steel-pack muffler. Borgward Isabella TS w optional speed kit
tested over 5000 miles with a two way average at Bonneville of
Driving the '38 Mercedes 540-K. Kellison GT ad. 90 pgs, vg, $6.
TREND 1960 OCT, '61
Ford's new conveniences, operating economy, Falcon's new engine. Comet
with more power. Plymouth's break into new styling. Previewing
'61 Pontiac Tempest's independent rear suspension. New Dart styling.
offers fewer styles and series for '61. The Ignition system and how it
works (highly detailed graphics). Lark gets new six. DKW 750 3
2 stroke. 82 pgs, vg, $4.
TREND 1963 APR, Road
Test; Valiant Signet 200, 6 pgs Ford Galaxie 500 XL 390 c.i.
convertible at Riverside Raceway,
300-J, Buick Riviera. Motor Trend's Riverside 500 8 pgs mostly photos.
Super Turbocharging the F-85 by Roger Huntington with performance
with graph for the Jetfire. New "Sounds for Your Car Muntz, ham radio,
Elvis limo setup, Autovox portable, etc." Jochim Kolbe's lean into
developments into his aftermarket KS Curve-Bank system. European
Humber, DKW, F1 Porsche, Honda Sports 500. Daytona Trials-NASCAR
tests of Detroit passenger cars for economy and safety. 1939 Duesenber
Phaeton Model J full page sketch-full pg description and specs. 94 pgs,
TREND 1963 MAY, Studebaker
R2 Super Lark R2 Super Hawk ad. Road Test; Corvette Sting Ray, Dodge
Pontiac Gran Prix, Chevy II Nova 400-SS. Ford sweeps first five Tiny
winning the Daytona 500. Chrysler Turboflite Experimental. Transverse
FWD concept for '65. Historical article-First Car Across the
1903. Winter Nationals-Pomona featured stocks. European Report; Ferrari
Superamerica, Lola V-8, Mini-Cooper with 2 piece fibreglas body=Deep
Marcos GT, MB 230SL, Opel Rekord, Cortina-Lotus. Canadian Winter
out of 154 starters finished, winners-1st Corvair, 2nd Hillman Super
3rd Saab, Simca 1000 & Volvo. 94 pgs, vg-, $10.
TREND 1963 JUNE, Road
Test; Studebaker GT Super Hawk, Corvair Monza Spyder, Simca 1000,
Oldsmobile Dynamic 88. Air conditioners. Indianapolis 1963 preparations
Mickey Thompson, Gurney Lotus-Ford, A.J. Watson Kaiser Aluminum, Frank
Kurtis John Chalik. MT Flight Test; Hughes 269-A Helicopter. Automotive
Milestones-Elwood Haynes and the Apperson's first ride. Campers.
500 after the deluge Lorenzen wins. Art Mix and his Stanley Steamer.
Economy run winners. Sebring results Surtees/Scarfiotti Ferrari 3.0 the
winner. The 1917 Mercury. 94 pgs, vg, $6.
TREND 1963 DEC, Road
Test; '64 Studebaker Super Lark Commander with High Performance package
includes R-2 Jet Thrust Supercharged 289 c.i. engine, '64 Dodge Dart,
Skylark, Triumph Spitfire and '64 Rambler American 440-H. Stephen E.
accident investigator. Stockers at the 9th Annual National Drags at
15th annual Bonneville speedweek. A new V-8 F-85. GM's New Torque
Chadwick First Supercharged Car in America 1903-1916. 3 pg article on
Art Center School of Los Angeles. 94 pgs, vg+, $6.
1964 JULY, detailed
comparison of all U.S. station wagons with emphasis on the top 10
Chevy, Ford, Rambler, Falcon, Chevy II, Fairlane, Plymouth, Pontiac,
440, American 300. Sebring: Cobra vs Ferrari. The Spark Plug Part
Shell 4000 Trans-Canada Rally. Atlanta 500. 98 pgs, vg+, $6.50.
TREND 1964 DEC, Road
Tests; '65 Chevy, Ford and Plymouth, Fiat 1100D wagon, Buick Riviera
Sport. Special Engine Section; review of all 'domestic' engines.
The Story of Gasoline Part II. Bonneville. Darlington. Glenn Pray's
'37 Cord. The Locomobile (4 pg article with pics). Index to 1964
articles. 96 pgs, vg. $6
MOTOR TREND 1965
Sports Cars-Will They Replace Imports with pics of some bygone ones;
Darrin, Dodge Fire Arrow, Nash Healey, Crosley Hotshot, Muntz Jet,
Italia. Fastback Forecast AMC Marlin etc. Road Test; Corvair Corsa,
2+2, Rally Packed Barracuda, Los Angeles Times Grand Prix Parnelli wins
Penske second. Penguin amphibian. 1965 Stock car predictions cars,
builders, drivers.The Story of Gasoline Part III. Detroit smog
Weekend Mechanic Do your own Tune-up. Charlotte National 400 Lorentzen
wins Petty crashes on last lap. World Land Speed Records October
'64 Bonneville. History of the Cadillac V-16 1930-1940. 96 pgs, vg+ $5.
TREND 1965 MAY, Road
Test; Comet Caliente and Cyclone, Skylark Gran Sport, Olds F-85 Cutlass
4-4-2, Mustang GT-350. How Good is FWD?. Daytona-Lorenzen again
rain shortened 500. Axle Ratios-Key to Performance by Roger
Winternationals all runs in one day due to weather. Ford Museum holds
display including Mustang III future concept with fibreglass body,
with fastback style (article says 'it's for sale'). Weekend
Pump Remedies. some writing in page 35 margin, 90 pgs, vg+. $5.
TREND 1965 JUNE, How
Old A Car Should You Buy? The Warranty War. Tips on weak spots to look
for in used cars. Bidding at Auction. Financing traps. Wholesale
repos & rentals. Dealing with salesmen. Personalizing your new used
car. Tips on servicing gas filters, air cleaners, breathers and PCV
Road Test; Caprice 396, Coronet 500 wi '426' c.i., Renault Gordini R-8
100 Special. Whippet Early Compact. Wrist-twist steering.
toward Indy. Phoenix race leaves fans guessing about Indy. 90
TREND 1965 JULY, Early
predictions on the '66 cars (6 pgs, sketches). Road Test; Chevelle
SS '396', Falcon Ranchero, Imperial Le Baron, Rambler 2 dr 5 passenger
convertible, Ambassador 2 dr 5 passenger convertible. Russia's
Joseph J. Cole Carriage Co. becomes hi end auto maker competitor of
Cadillac. Carburetor Overhaul by Tex Smith. Defensive Driving. Mobil
Run. Chevy Showcase; Mako Shark II, Concours 4 passenger convertible.
500 Lorenzen outwaits Junior Johson and outraces Panch. Norm Nelson '65
Plymouth Hemi-Charger wins Yankee 300, 5-2-65 Indianapolis Raceway
Mustang Clubs. 100 pgs, vg+ $5.
TREND 1965 SEPT, First
Photos of '66 cars P23-27. 1966 Engineering from Chrysler. Road Test;
Bronco,Checker Marathon, Wagoneer V-8, new Cord 8/10 Sportsman.
new 7 main bearing in line 6 with 3.875 bore 3.250 stroke fibreglas
timing belt overhead cam was destined for a head to head Mustang
which never materialized. Panch wins action packed Dixie 400 at
HRM Dragfest. Generator and Alternator Maintenance by Tex Smith. Cars
Indiana Part I. New V-12 for Cadillac, 90 pgs, vg+, $4.
TREND 1965 DEC, Olds
Toronado Car of the Year, details, road test Pg 24-45. FWD Then and Now
by Gordon Buehrig. FWD Through the Years by Roger Huntington. Road
Austin Cooper S. The Starter-simple checks by Tex Smith.
Speedsters. Old Dominion 500 Jr Johnson over Petty. Hurtubise returns
take USAC Milwaukee 250. Tooling strategies in Detroit. First FIA
dragrace Indy Raceway Park. Bonneville '65. 92 pgs, vg, $6.50
TREND 1966 JUNE, Used
Car Buyers Guide (15 pgs) 4 WD 'Grand Prix', Santa Ana river bed,
CA. Road Test; Citroen DS-21, Mustang V-8 and 6, Olds 4-4-2. Drive
Jeep Wagoneer. Scramble for Indy! (5 pgs detail pics of cars being
What Police Cars are Made Of by Steven Kelly. Peach Blossom 500 North
Motor Speedway Paul Goldsmith the winner in '65 Plymouth. Atlanta 500
by Jim Hurtubise. 98 pgs, vg, $6
TREND 1966 NOV, Special
Buyer's Guide Issue, facts, photos, specs, opinions on all '67 cars
'How To Buy' tips. 4 pg foldout Pontiac ad with color pic and
for 2+2, Sprint and GTO, 150 pgs, nm-, $6.
TREND 1966 DEC, Shelby
American Inc ad for GT 350 and 500. 3 pg foldout GM ad with color
photos one side, other side specs for Camara SS 350, GTO, SS396,
4-4-2, Corvette 427. Road Test; '67's Barracuda, Mustang, Camaro.
wins at Darlington Southern 500. 11 year listing of MT's 'Car of the
What is a 'stocker' at the Drag Nationals?. Big article on accessories.
John Fitch's 'Phoenix'. 96 pgs, nm, $12.
TREND 1967 JAN, Porsche
911S by Leo Levine. 1967 Engines: The Year of Options by Le Roi Smith
illustrated pages & a chart). Road Test: GTO 3 speed auto and 4
gearbox comparison, Cougars 289 and 390 V8s, Eldorado fwd. Jack
by Leo Levine (4 pgs). Blatant cheating in NASCAR by Bob E. Myers
(3 pgs). 'The Ten Most Influential Cars' by Donald MacDonald (6 pgs
interesting). 'The Fallacy of the Electric Car' by Robert W. Irvin
changed). Cars a la Carte; Shelby's GT-500, Ferrari 365-P Berlinetta
3 Posti Guida Centrale body by Pininfarina. English Ford Executive,
420 and Daimler Sovereign, 92 pgs, vg, $5
TREND 1967 AUG The
1968 cars, photos, sketches, writeups, 9 pages. Road Test; Firebird
400 c.i. V-8, Dodge Dart GT. Foyt wins Indy STP turbine car
World 600 at Charlotte a bad tire day. Comparison; Eldorado, Grand
Riviera GS, 4 door Thunderbird, Deluxe Tornado. 90 pgs, slight water
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