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Road & Track Magazine records
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The records of Road & Track magazine consist primarily of subject files, arranged by make and model of vehicle, as well as material on performance and comparison testing and racing.
Road & Track was founded in 1947 by Wilfred H. Brehaut, Jr. and Joseph S. Fennessy in Hempstead, New York. After a slow start (publishing only six issues in its first two years), the magazine soon became one of the most familiar titles for car enthusiasts and consumers. In 1952, contributor and editor John Bond became the owner. CBS Publications bought Road & Track 1972. In 1988, Hachette Filipacchi Media took ownership, and in 2011 current owner (2017) Hearst Magazines purchased the magazine.
485 Linear Feet (1162 containers)
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