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SCCA Regional Publications

Many SCCA Regions issued newsletters, magazines or other regional publications and we're keen to borrow copies or receive scans of copies for the period we're currently researching (1964 to 1984). Further details of the following publications would be very useful.

Please contact Allen if you can help.

Publication Region Dates published
At Speed South Jersey
(NEDiv)

Not mentioned in in May 1958 but being published in July 1959. It started to fade away in the early 2000s, but was rejuvinated in 2009 before dying in 2013. A few PDFs were then produced until anotehr death in early 2018. As of late 2017, the IMRRC had a 90%+ complete collection.

Auto-Graph Indiana Northwest (Central)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Appeared to have died by 2011 but mentioned as "in the works" in some recent minutes. As of late 2017, the IMRRC's collection was fairly complete for 1965-1972, 1975, and 1977 onwards.

Backfire Western Michigan
(CenDiv)

Published from 2005 onwards but the first date of publication is unknown. Note that Central Western Michigan Region, as it was then named, had an unamed newsletter in 1959.

Blower NEOhio (Central)

Not mentioned in in May 1958 but being published in July 1959. Still being published monthly in 2011 (as "The Blower"). Volume 58 in 2011 suggesting it stated in 1954. By April 2019, it had reach Volume 66, and was still appearing monthly. The IMRRC in late 2017 held most issues for the period from late 1968 to Jan 1972, but then nothing to 1979.

Border Bulletin South Texas Border (SWDiv)

Not mentioned in in May 1958 but being published in July 1959. No trace of it by 2011. The IMRRC has no copies before 1990

California Sports Car CSCC
(SoPac)
GasketGazette March 1966The California Sports Car Club merged into the SCCA at the beginning of 1963 and became Region 19, taking over the territory of the SCCA's existing Los Angeles Region, which was summarily expelled. In 1963, a magazine called California Sports Car was published but this either merged into or was renamed Post Grid later that decade before being replaced by Finish Line in 1971 or 1972.
Car Sports Alabama (SEDiv)

Being published in May 1958 but no Alabama publication mentioned in 1959. No trace of it by 2011. See 'Sport Racing News'. In late 2017, the IMRRC held a patchy collection of 'Car Sport' from 1976 to 2000.

CARolina Newsletter Central Carolina (SEDiv)

CARolina NEWSletter March 1976See unnamed newsletter below in May 1958 but had acquired this name by July 1959. Special Mention in Best Region Publication awards in 1965 (as "CARolina NEWSletter"; Editors Frank and Beverly Luna). Still being published in March 1976. Described as "gone for a long time" in 2006. In late 2017, the IMRRC's collection ran from 1963 to 2001, but had no copies between 1968 and the start of 1976, and was also missing 1977, 1978 and 1981.

The Checker Central Florida (SEDiv)

Not mentioned in in May 1958 or in July 1959. Still being published by Central Florida Region as a thoroughly professional monthly magazine in March 2019. Volume 53 in 2011 suggesting it started in 1959. The IMRRC collection of Central Florida's various newsletters goes from 1959 to 2005, but is missing most of the early 1970s.

Checkpoint Kansas City (Midwest)

Being published in May 1958 (as "Check Point") and in July 1959. Continued to be published monthly by Kansas City Region well into the 21st Century, having won or placed in Best Regional Publication awards in 1997, 1998, 2003 and 2004. Editor Barbara E. Garrett left the role after the March 2016 edition, and Checkpoint was dropped at that point. As of late 2017, the IMRRC's collection was from 1972 to 2005, but had little between the end of 1967 and the end of 1978.

Class Q Cincinnati (Central)

Not mentioned in in May 1958 but being published in July 1959. Only newsletter mentioned in 2011 is "CinChronizer" which has existed since at least 2008.

Clutch Chatter Indianapolis (Central)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Honorable Mention in Best Publication in 1963 (Editor: Chuck Langsenkamp). Still being published by Indy Region monthly-ish in 2017 in PDF format.

Clutch Chatter Northwestern Ohio (Central)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Publication ceased after the March 2011 edition.

Course Record Arkansas The official publication of the Arkansas Region during 1967 but it mentioned that "publication dates are fluid ... depending on the whim and energy of the editor", who chose to remain unidentified.
Crashbox Golden Triangle (Central)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Region absorbed into Iowa Region some point after 1969 and no longer exists.

Deltagram Delta
(SWDiv)
In 2008, Benson Young, then RE of Delta Region, started a long-term project to collect, scan and publish old copies of Deltagram. The oldest published so far is January 1967, which doesn't have a volume number so the date of the first edition is not yet known. It was not mentioned in Sports Car as a publication in 1958 or 1959 but Delta Region believe that it goes back to the formation of the Region in 1954. Deltagram was discontinued in September 2008.
Dominion Doings "Virginia"

Not mentioned in in May 1958 but listed as a Regional publication of "Virginia" in July 1959. This is a puzzling entry as there was no Virginia Region of the SCCA and even Southwest Virginia Region only came into existence in 1960/61.

Down Shift Central Illinois (Central)

Being published in May 1958 but described only as "Newsletter" in July 1959. Central Illinois Region appears to have effectively closed down in 2009 but as recently as 2013, Ryan Sandberg was mounting a noble effort to inject some life into it.

Downshift Kentucky (Central)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Still being published by Kentucky Region in early 2016, but the May 2016 edition appears to have been the last.

The Drift Milwaukee (Central)

The Drift Sep 1966Not mentioned in in May 1958 but being published in July 1959. Honorable mention in Best Regional Publication 1960. Won best newsletter (over 200 members) in 1968. Ceased publication in 2009. as of the end of 2017, the IMRRC had a collection from 1963 to 2002, but only had 23 issues between late 1967 and early 1988.

The Drift Steel Cities
(NEDiv)

Not mentioned in in May 1958 or in July 1959. Won Best Region Publication in 1965 (as "The Steel Cities DRIFT"; Editor Donna Mae Mims). Won Best Regional Publication (over 200 members) in 1967 (as "Steel Cities Drift"; Editor William Pfaff). Still in existence as recently as 2004 but discontinued by 2011.

One long-standing member of the Region has a collection from 1959 to the 1990s.

Drifting Des Moines Valley (Central)

Not mentioned in in May 1958 but being published in July 1959. Des Moines Valley Region won best newsletter (small) in 1969. Still being published in 2016, but the Region's website was replaced by a Facebook page about this time, and mention of the newletter became rare.

Exhaust Notes Nebraska
(Midwest)

1957 - date. All back issues available at nrsccahistory.com. Editor 1972-1980: Pat Buell.

Exhaust Report Southern New York
(NEDiv)

Mentioned July 1954. Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

The Fifth Wheel Northeastern Michigan (Central)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

Finish Line CSCC
(SoPac)

Finish Line took over from Post Grid as Cal Club's official publication in 1971. See detailed page.

The Four Wheel Drift Fort Wayne (Central)

Not mentioned in 1958 or 1959. Special Mention in Best Region Publication awards in 1965 (Editor: Dorothy Henry). Won Best Regional Publication (0-99 members) in 1967 (Editors Maryanna & Frank Entwisle). Won best newsletter (less than 100 members) in 1968.

Gasket Gazette Oklahoma (Midwest)

GasketGazette March 1966Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Editor in 1967-68: Don Gwynne. Editor in 1983: L.H. MacKenzie Jr.

Glen Racing News (NEDiv) Little is known of this publication, which had reached Volume 6 by 1972.
Gridlines San Diego (SoPac)

Gridlines June 1967Not mentioned in 1959 but there was then an unnamed newsletter. Special Mention in Best Region Publication awards in 1965 (Editor Katie Jacques). Honorable mention (100-199 members) in 1967 (Editor Katie Jaques). Absorbed at some point into SoPac News.

Iowa Regional News Iowa
(Central)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

Journal San Jacinto (SWDiv)

Mentioned as leading publication in 1965.

KnockOff Mohawk Hudson
(NEDiv)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959 (as "The Knock-off"). Still being published monthly by Mo-Hud Region in 2017.

Lone Star Draft Lone Star (SWDiv) Start date unknown. Monthly until 2003 and then intermittent until discontinued in 2009.
Loud Pedal Oregon (NorPac)

Gridlines June 1967Started in 1962, when Oregon Region was created and up to Vol 7 No 6 by June 1968. Loud Pedal was unusual in 1968 in that it showed full results for Regional and National races held within the Region. Still being published as an impressively designed and produced 24-page monthly magazine at the start of 2017, edited by Jeffrey Zurschmeide, but the Region decided that the January 2017 edition would be the last, and it would be replaced by a "blog format".

Neokla Observer Northeast Oklahoma (Midwest)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

Newsletter Atlanta
(SEDiv)

Being published in May 1958 (as "The Newsletter") and in July 1959 but see Steering Wheel below.

Newsletter Central Carolina (SEDiv)

Being published in May 1958 but had become CARolina Newsletter (see above) by July 1959.

Newsletter Central Kentucky (Central)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

Newsletter Central Pennsylvania
(NEDiv)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

Newsletter Central Western Michigan (Central)

Not mentioned in in May 1958 but being published in July 1959.

Newsletter Colorado (Midwest)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. See also Redline Express below.

Newsletter Finger Lakes
(NEDiv)

Being published in May 1958 (as "NEWSletter") and in July 1959.

Newsletter Las Vegas (SoPac)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

Newsletter Northeastern Pennsylvania
(NEDiv)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

Newsletter Northwest
(NorPac)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

Newsletter San Diego (SoPac)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959 but see Grid Lines above.

Newsletter Savannah (SEDiv)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

Newsletter Tennessee (SEDiv)

Being published in July 1959.

Newsletter Western New York
(NEDiv)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. The Watkins Glen library contains some copies of a SCCA publication Western New Yorker as part of their Bruce Perry Collection (ref 02A24).

Northeastern Racing Magazine (NEDiv)

Although not specifically a SCCA publication, Northeastern Racing Magazine (later simply 'Racing Magazine') was a highly professional 'glossy' magazine produced by John M. Peckham's Racing Publications for each spectator event at Lime Rock, later broadening this to Bryar Park and Thompson Raceway. It first appeared in this form in October 1966, edited by Terri Novotny, with Tony Muldoon providing race reports. Muldoon took over as editor in 1967. How long it lasted is unknown.

Northwest Sportscar News Northwest
(NorPac)

Not mentioned in May 1958 or in July 1959. Since 1960 or possibly a little earlier. Was down to approximately twice a year in 2011, and only single editions appeared in 2012 and 20134, but was relaunched as a monthly again in August 2014, under the editorship of Jeff Zurschmeide's Falstaff Publications, who also produced 'Loud Pedal' for the neighbouring Oregon Region. August 2015 was the final edition.

Observers Stand Ohio Valley (Central)

Open Exhaust July 1968Not mentioned in May 1958 or in July 1959 but see Ohio Valley Regional News below. Editor in 1983: Sue Rupp

The Offside Undo Kansas (Midwest)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Honorable mention (0-99 class) in 1967 (Editors Linda Guth & Ken Murrell).

Ohio Valley Regional News Ohio Valley (Central)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. See Observers Stand above.

Open Exhaust Detroit
(Central)

Open Exhaust July 1968Had reached Volume 7 by 1957, implying it started in 1951. Included in the SCCA's lists of publications in May 1958 and in July 1959. Honorable mention in best Regional Publication 1960. Still being issued approximately twice a year in 2012.

Bob Martin has made available some 1950s copies of Open Exhaust on the Detroit Region website.

Pan Am Patter Pan American (Midwest)

Not mentioned in in May 1958 but being published in July 1959.

Piston Patter Chicago (Central)

Published since at least 1951. Editor in 1951 Corwith Hamill. Winner of Best Regional Publication in 1958 (Editor Hal Cowen) and winner again in 1961 (Editor Fred Egloff). Finally discontinued after the July 2008 edition. The Watkins Glen IMRRC holds a collection from 1966 to 1974. ORC's collection reaches from 1966 to 1986 but has many gaps. See the Piston Patter collection page.

Pit Board South Bend (Central)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Honorable Mention in Best Publication in 1963 (Editor: Marilyn Fry). Honorable mention (0-99 class) in 1967 (Editor Richard Colver).

The Pit Stop Southern Indiana (Central) Volume 52 in 2005, implying it started in 1953, and Volume 62 in 2011, implying a problem keeping count! Third place in small region newsletter awards in 2006.
Pit Talk New England
(NEDiv Area 1)

Pit Talk June-July 1978First published in July 1950 and apparently the first regional magazine, appearing at a time when regional boundaries weren't even clear. Founded by Karl Kucker. Still being issued intermittently in 2010. See detailed page.

Pole Position Northern New Jersey
(NEDiv)

Not mentioned in 1958 or 1959 but see The Tonneau below. Had reached Volume 60 No 1 by 2009.

Post Grid CSCC
(SoPac)

Started in April 1963, following the merger of Cal Club into the SCCA, replacing "CSCC Notes" as the new "official magazine of the CSCC Region". However, during much of this time it co-existed with California Sports Car magazine - or there were two names for the same publication. In May 1969 the title changed to "Post Grid and California Sports Car" and started again from Vol 1 No 1. This continued to at least starting a second volume before being replaced by "Finish Line" in 1971. See detailed page.

The Racket Tennessee Valley Region (Central) Existed in 1975. Nothing more known.
Recaps Eastern Tennessee (Central)

Honorable mention (0-99 class) in 1967 (Editor Nan Watts).

Redline (Express) Colorado (Midwest)

Not mentioned in May 1958 or in 1959 when unnamed Colorado Region newsletter existed. Redline (or Redline Express) existed by 1987 and has probably existed since the early 1960s.

Regional Ramblings Los Angeles (SoPac)

Regional Ramblings Aug 1958Existed in 1958 and 1959 (Editor in 1958: Geri Fleming). The LA Region was expelled from the SCCA in November 1961 as part of the merger between the SCCA and the CSCC ("Cal Club"). The expelled organisation joined USAC to become the USSCC and continued its fractious relationship with Cal Club throughout 1962 before agreeing to a merger in December 1962.

Regional Notes Florida
(SEDiv)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

Regional Review New York
(NEDiv Area 1)

Regional Ramblings Aug 1958Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Honorable mention in best Regional Publication 1960. Honorable Mention in Best SCCA Publication in 1963 (Editor: Vivian Petura) but see also Racing Magazine below. Had reached Volume 8 by 1963, implying it started in 1955. By 1969, when Art Weisberger was Editor, volume numbering had gone, but under the editorship of Janet Krombar in 1970 and Joe Munster in 1971, issues were not even dated, making it impossible to know how often it was published.

Regional Review existed only as a page of the NYR website in 2011.

Rev Record Western Ohio (Central)

Mentioned (just as "Newsletter") in 1959. Had reached Volume 41 in 2000, implying it started in 1960.

Road Runner Rio Grande (Midwest)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

The Roadrunner Arizona
(SoPac)

Not mentioned in 1958 or in 1959. Existed by 1979.

S.I.R. SCCA Newsletter Southern Indiana (Central)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

SIR Echo Southern Illinois (Midwest)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Best Regional Publication 1960 (Editor Diane Kelce).

Smoke Signals Blackhawk Valley (Central)

Not mentioned in 1958 or 1959 but BVR was only created in 1964. March 1971 was Vol 8 No 3, implying it started in 1964. Honorable mention (100-199 members) in 1967 (Editor Mary Walter). Blackhawk Valley Region won best newsletter (medium) in 1969. Still being published 2002-2003.

Snarling Exhaust Central New York
(NEDiv)

Not mentioned in in May 1958 but being published in July 1959. Best Regional Publication in 1963 (Editor: Earle Genge). Honorable Mention in Best Region Publication awards in 1965 (Editor: Earle Genge). Won Best Regional Publication (100-199 members) in 1967 (Editor: Lawrence Taft).

Sowega Newsletter Sowega
(SEDiv)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959.

Spark Plug Glen
(NEDiv)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Honorable mention (100-199 members) in 1967 (Editor Richard & Alan Robinson). Still active until June 2009. The Watkins Glen IMRRC holds a largely-complete collection of Spark Plug from 1965 to 2006.

Speed & Sport California

Not mentioned in 1958 or 1959 but that was before CSCC became part of the SCCA. Existed in 1963. See also Post Grid above.

Spinout Southwest Louisiana (SWDiv) Exists in 2012 as a monthly newsletter but its starting date is unknown.
The Spokesmen Philadelphia
(NEDiv)

Founded in March 1955 as "The Spokesmen", an impressively produced monthly magazine. Moved to Vol 2, No 1 in January 1956. It was still in existence in 2011 but then called "Spokesman" and a quarterly newsletter.

Sport Racing News Alabama This small-format newsletter was published by Alabama Region in 1967, and was announced in its Janaury issue as a new format with a professional publisher. The editor and publisher remained unidentified all year but several mentions of a lack of advertising implied that the publisher was doing it in return for advertising income, a model tried in a number of regions, without conspicuous success.
The Sportsman Utah (SoPac)

Not mentioned in in May 1958 but being published in July 1959.

Steering Wheel Atlanta
(SEDiv)

Not mentioned in 1958 or 1959 but see unnamed Newsletter above. Being published in 1966 but had only reached Volume 41 by 2010. Atlanta Region won best newsletter (large) in 1969. One of the SCCA's more impressive magazines remaining in 2010 when it was still being published bi-monthly.

Straight Pipe Washington
(NEDiv)

Not mentioned in in May 1958 but being published in July 1959. Honorable Mention in Best Region Publication awards in 1965 (as "The Straightpipe"; Editors Joan and Walter Phillips). Winner of Best Regional Publication in 1966 (as "Straightpipe"; Editor Cynthia Keppel). Editor in 1983: Carla Heath. Continued as a monthly magazine until 2004 and then bi-monthly until replaced by a website after 2008.

Texas Region Roundup Texas
(SWDiv)
Texas Region Roundup Spring 1968Restarted in Spring 1968 (Editor: Don Gwynne). Roundup continued into the 21st century but became increasingly intermittent and was discontinued in 2009.
Tidewater Sports Car Bulletin Old Dominion

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. In 2012, the Division's website still lists a newsletter editor but the last indication of a newsletter was in 2006 when titled 'The Finish Line'.

The Tonneau Land O'Lakes (Central)

The Tonneau June 1970Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Still active in 2011 as a an intermittent newsletter.

The Tonneau Northern New Jersey
(NEDiv)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. By 2006, NNJ's newsletter was "Pole Position", still being issued monthly, and was at Volume 63 in 2012, suggesting it started in 1950. When its name changed from The Tonneau isn't known. At the time of writing, no new issue was evident since April 2013, so the publication may now have ceased. 'Regional News' is now a single web page.

Top End Finger Lakes
(NEDiv)

Not mentioned in 1958 or 1959 but see unnamed Newsletter above. Honorable Mention in Best Publication in 1963 (Editor: Gene Dinkel). Won Best Publication in 1964 (Editor: John Castle). Special Honorable Mention in Best Region Publication awards in 1965 (Editor: John W. Castle, Jr). Honorable mention (200+ members) in 1967 (Editor William P. Auer). Editor in 1983: Judy McAllister. The Watkins Glen IMRRC holds a partial collection from 1965 to 1984.

The Wheel San Francisco (NorPac)

Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Perhaps the best known and most successful of the SCCA regional publications, The Wheel first won SCCA Best Regional Publication award in 1962 when it was co-edited by William Finefrock and Don Bice. Finefrock became sole editor in 1963, the year he also became the new owner of Competition Press. Honorable Mention in 1963 (Finefrock). Honorable Mention in Best Region Publication awards in 1965 (Editor: Jerry Smith). Honorable mention (200+ members) in 1967 (Editor Bill McCormick). The Wheel again won SCCA Regional Publication Contest in 1971 and 1973 when edited by Mac Townsend. In 1977, John and Pat Kelly took over the production and ran it until 1994, winning the SCCA Best Publication Awards for 13 of those 17 years. Still being published in 2011, now edited by Blake Tatum and with a circulation of over 4000.

Wheelspin St. Louis (Midwest)

Wheelspin March 1975Being published in May 1958 and in July 1959. Winner of Best Regional Publication in 1959 (Editor Tiger Gordon). Honorable mention in best Regional Publication 1960. Still being published in 1975 when Editor was Dan Landiss. Ceased publication in January 2013 but an archive back to 2008 is maintained via the St Louis Region website.

Witches Wail Wichita (Midwest)

Witches WailNot mentioned in 1958 or 1959. Won best newsletter (100-199 members) in 1968. Still being distributed in the form of an email by Wichita Region in January 2014.

Please contact Allen if you have any copies you are willing to donate, loan or scan.

Pre-SCCA publications of the California Sports Car Club

Publication Dates published
California Sports Car From 1958 to at least November 1962? The September 1958 cover notes that it was "formerly Car Sport" but see West Coast Sports Car Journal below.
CSCC Notes As of November 1961, this was "the official magazine of the California Sports Car Club". How this official role had moved from West Coast Sports Car Journal to CSCC Notes is not at all clear. In April 1963, as Cal Club became a SCCA Region, Post Grid took over as the club's official publication.
West Coast Sports Car Journal/
Sports Car Journal
Edited and published by Dick Sherwin from Feb 1955 until 1958, becoming The Official Magazine of the California Sports Car Club in November 1956. The title was changed from WCSCJ to SCJ in Oct 1958. Became California Sports Car?

Other Regional Publications of interest

Southwest Racing News was first published by Bill Gay in Dallas, TX, in 1963 and continued at least 1974, covering a number of Southwest and Midwest Regions. It was printed on low-cost newsprint and those copies that have survived are reported to be in a very delicate state and need to be scanned or photographed before they are lost. We are very keen to acquire copies of this publication.

(Northeastern) Racing Magazine was published by John M. Peckham of Racing Publications in Troy, NY, starting in October 1966. The first edition covered the NY Region SCCA races at Lime Rock on 15 Oct 1966 but was evidently replacing an earlier Lime Rock magazine. The intention was to to be printed for each spectator event at Lime Rock, Bryar and Thompson but only Lime Rock editions have so far been located. By July 1967, the name had been shortened to Racing Magazine, Tony Muldoon had taken over from Terri Novotny as Editor, and the price had doubled to $1. Muldoon had previously contributed Racing Commentary and Race Results to Lime Rock race programs.

Motor Classics West Coast Racing Review also started at the beginning of 1963 and ran until at least 1966. It mainly covered oval track racing but did have some coverage of SCCA racing. Like Southwest Racing News, it was printed on low-cost newsprint and copies are disintegrating.

As if the situation with Los Angeles and Cal Club publications wasn't confusing enough, also in Los Angeles during this period was Gus Vignolle's Motoracing, which was published from 1955 until it merged with Sports Car News in January 1964. Sports Car News continued until at least 1966 before vanishing.

National Publications

Competition Press was founded by Don Stewart and Tom Swantek in New York in July 1958 but was soon sold to one of its regular writers, Denise McCluggage. In September 1959 she sold it on to John and Elaine Bond of Enthusiasts' Publications Inc, the publishers of Road & Track, in Playa del Rey, Los Angeles. In September 1963 it moved again, to San Francisco, when acquired by William L. Finefrock, Russell R. Goebel and Don Bice, and then, in March 1964, became Competition Press & Autoweek, the Autoweek name soon becoming the dominant name. Russ Goebel later bought out Bill Finefrock and installed Leon Mandel as Editor who is now seen as the main driving force of AutoWeek over the following decades. In 1977, Goebel sold AutoWeek to Crain Communications who have retained ownership to the present day.

Also worth mentioning in this context is Sports Cars Illustrated which was founded in 1955 and was renamed Car and Driver by editor Karl Ludvigsen in 1961, and two of Robert E. Petersen's Los Angeles-based publications: Motor Trend, which started in 1949 and is still in existence, and Sports Car Graphic which ran from 1959 until 1984. A lesser known but still valuable publication was Motor Classics, a newspaper published by Frank Alter in Los Angeles from 1964 to 1968 which took over publication of the FRA Bulletin from Sports Car Graphic in 1966. Also from this era was Frank Cooper's Sports Car News which was absorbed into CP&A in April 1966.

SCCA Regional Publications in 1958

It was a requirement for a new region to publish a newsletter so almost all did. Sports Car magazine listed the known publications in May 1958 as:

Alabama, Car Sports; Atlanta, The Newsletter; Central Carolina, Newsletter; Central Illinois, Down Shift; Central Kentucky, Newsletter; Central Pa. Newsletter; Colorado, Newsletter; Detroit, Open Exhaust; Finger Lakes, NEWSletter; Florida. Regional Notes; Glen, Spark Plug; Golden Triangle, Crashbox; Indiana Northwest, Auto-Graph; Indianapolis, Clutch Chatter; Iowa. lowa Regional News; Kansas, The Offside Undo; Kansas City, Check Point; Kentucky, Downshift; Land O' Lakes, The Tonneau; Las Vegas, Newsletter; Los Angeles. Regional Ramblings; Mohawk-Hudson, The Knock Off; Nebraska, Exhaust Notes; New England, Pit Talk; New York, Regional Review; North East Michigan, The Fifth Wheel; North East Oklahoma, NEOkla Observer; North East Pa, Newsletter; Northern New Jersey, The Tonneau; Northwest, Newsletter; North West Ohio, Clutch Chatter; Ohio Valley, Ohio Valley Regional News; Oklahoma, Gasket Gazette; Old Dominion, Tidewater Sports Car Bulletin; Philadelphia, The Spokesmen; Rio Grande, Road Runner; St. Louis, Wheelspin; San Diego, Newsletter; San Francisco, The Wheel; Savannah, Newsletter; South Bend, Pit Board; Southern Illinois, Sir Echo; So. Indiana. SIB SCCA Newsletter; Southern New York, Exhaust Report; Sowega, Sowega Newsletter; Western New York. Newsletter.

SCCA Regional Publications in 1959

A year later, in July 1959, the list had expanded to:

Atlanta, Newsletter; Central Carolinas, CARolina Newsletter; Central Illinois, Newsletter; Central Kentucky, Newsletter; Central New York, Snarling Exhaust; Central Pennsylvania, Newsletter; Central Western Michigan, Newsletter; Chicago, Piston Patter; Cincinnati, Class Q; Colorado, Newsletter; Des Moines Valley, Drifting; Detroit, Open Exhaust; Finger Lakes, Newsletter; Florida, Regional Notes; Glen, Spark Plug; Golden Triangle, Crashbox; Indiana Northwest, Auto-Graph; Indianapolis, Clutch Chatter; Iowa, Iowa Regional News; Kansas, The Offside Undo; Kansas City, Checkpoint; Kentucky, Downshift; Land O'Lakes, The Tonneau; Las Vegas, Newsletter; Los Angeles, Regional Rumblings; Milwaukee, The Drift; Mohawk Hudson, The Knock-off; Nebraska, Exhaust Notes; New England, Pit Talk; New York, Regional Review; Northeastern Michigan, The Fifth Wheel; Northeast Ohio, Blower; Northeast Oklahoma, Neokla Observer; Northeastern Pennsylvania, Newsletter; Northern New Jersey, The Tonneau; Northwest, Newsletter; Northwestern Ohio, Clutch Chatter; Ohio Valley, Ohio Valley Regional News; Oklahoma, Casket Gazette; Old Dominion, Tidewater Sports Car Bulletin; Pan American, Pan Am Patter; Philadelphia, Spokesman; Rio Grande, Road Runner; St. Louis, Wheel Spin; San Diego, Newsletter; San Francisco, The Wheel; Savannah, Newsletter; South Bend, Pit Board; South Jersey, At Speed; South Texas Border, Border Bulletin; Southern Illinois, Sir Echo; Southern Indiana, S.I.R. SCCA Newsletter; Southern New York, Exhaust Report; Sowega, Sowega Newsletter; Tennessee, Newsletter; Utah, The Sportsman; Virginia, Dominion Doings; Washington, Straight Pipe; Western New York, Newsletter; Western Ohio, Newsletter.

This list was last updated on 14 May, 2019 .