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The Old Racing Magazines Library: A Collection of Automotive Literature

The full Norton collection contains 571 '50s - '60s periodicals, including:
Competition Press: 223 issues
MotoRacing: 205 issues
Motor Sports World: 73 issues
SCCA National Newsletter: 35 issues
West Coast Sports Car Journal: 35 issues
Sports Car Race Programs: 7 issues

The collection, less Competition Press, is available on a USB drive from Bob Schmitt. All issues of Competition Press and Autoweek are being made into a digital library by their publisher, Crain Communications.

This sample has 64 of the 571 racing magazines scanned by Bob Norton.

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A digital library sample of '50s sports car magazines, nearly all scanned by Bob Norton in 2006.
The last update to this sample collection was March 20, 2014 by Bob Schmitt (