Model Car Science magazine was published monthly by Delta Magazines, Inc. in Los Angeles, California from 1963-1972. The first issue in April 1963 introduced a blend of editorial content that covered a range of model-building activities.
Regular features included reviews of new-to-market products, how-to guides, and features on model car-centric toy vendors like Revell, Aurora, and AMT. Each issue was also chock full of advertising, which now provides an exciting glimpse into the popularity of the hobby in its heyday.
Delta Magazines slightly changed the magazine’s title to Model Car & Science with the September 1967 issue. As the fad waned and magazine circulation dwindled, a sister publication, Model Car & Track, was folded into the publication as of the January 1968 issue. The merger saw slot-car content added to the magazine’s pages, including directories of racing clubs and tracks, and regional news.
The title was switched back to Model Car Science in September 1968, where it remained until the final issue was published in July 1972. Back issues of Model Car Science, in all its incarnations, are readily available on eBay.
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