Cover Photos of Motor Trend Magazine in the 1980s
Motor Trend is an American automobile magazine. It first appeared in September 1949, and is notable for introducing the first Car of the Year designation, also in 1949.
Petersen Publishing Company in Los Angeles published Motor Trend until 1998, when it was sold to British publisher EMAP, who then sold the former Petersen magazines to Primedia in 2001. It bears the tagline “The Magazine for a Motoring World”. As of 2019, it is published by Motor Trend Group. It has a monthly circulation of over one million readers.