Car Kulture DeLuxe

Established: 2001
Published: Bi-Monthly

Welcome to the world of Car Kulture DeLuxe — America’s favorite traditional gearhead lifestyle publication. Readers across the U.S., U.K. and all over the world look to CKD for the latest in hot rod culture, going far beyond just what’s under the hood. Music, fashion, art, business — a diverse range of insights that transcends generations is what makes CKD the best showcase for advertising your business.

From traditional hot rod Deuce roadsters to the latest work from talented young fabricators and much more, CKD spans the globe to find the best examples of the finest hot rods, kustoms and the world surrounding them. Recent issues have featured restored kustoms built over 50 years ago, surviving hot rods from the same period, nose-bleed straight axle gassers, mid-1960s altered wheelbase drag cars, and hot rods and kustoms built within the last year that transport readers back in time. The right look is timeless.


Car Kulture DeLuxe offices are in are in Georgia, Tennessee, Colorado and California. We have contributing writers and photographers from all over the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe. Our writers and photographers are the best in the business because of their passion for their work and their ability to tell the most compelling stories in our industry.

When we cover events, we do it with boots on the ground. We’re there with our own cars in the middle of the motorhead madness, often driving a few hundred miles to get there. We cover events that the other magazines don’t, and we report from the participant point of view — because that’s our view. Each issue features useful tech articles, from the quirky to the traditional to the truly innovative, that highlight much of the same work we do on our own cars. The CKD staff lives the kustom lifestyle every day, and we’ve been deep into it since we were kids building model cars to emulate the big ones we loved.

There’s more to this life than cars, too. Music, art, fashion, history and more are covered with our increasingly diverse readership top of mind. Our vintage and modern perspectives make CKD a must-read for anybody that calls hot rod and kustom culture a part of their lifestyle. 


Car Kulture DeLuxe is published six times a year and is distributed coast-to-coast by Curtis Circulation Company, from the corner grocer to the street rod shop, to book stores and every newsstand where quality magazines are sold. It is also distributed in Europe, Japan, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries. Cover price is $6.99.

Car Kulture DeLuxe has one of the best subscriber renewal rates in the industry. Car Kulture DeLuxe is consistently the best selling hot rod magazine in each of the top three bookstores in the nation—Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Hastings—not only outselling all other hot rod magazines by a huge margin, but also ranking in the top 10% of all magazines in those same stores. Care to guess which magazine has the highest sell-through rate in those stores? It’s Car Kulture DeLuxe, selling at a rate of more than twice the national average. Why? Because Car Kulture DeLuxe delivers the goods with each and every issue. And Car Kulture DeLuxe is also available in a digital version, readable on all Apple or Android devices. We can put a hot link in your CKD ad that will take readers straight to your website.

Source: 2019 NPS Media Group

Editorial Calendar

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November/December 2020


  • Ford vs Chevy
  • Outlaw Country Music
  • Sacramento Autorama




January/February 2021

Sweetheart Issue

  • Cocktail Tutorials
  • Burlesque History
  • Ed Roth Exhibit
  • Valentine Pinup Special




March/April 2021

 Cross Country Cruising

  • Travel Trailers
  • Drive-Ins, Cruise Ins & Gas Stations
  • Daily Drivers




May/June 2021

 Tiki Issue

  • Bar Travel Guide
  • Wavecrest Woodie Show, Tiki Oasis
  • Surf Cruisers
  • Pinup Special




July/August 2021

 Lonestar State Issue

  • Lonestar Roundup, Hotrod Showdown,  Paint & Pistons
  • Ghost Towns
  • TX Car Clubs




September/October 2021

 Estrogen Issue

  • WWII Reenactment
  • Female Car Clubs, Builders, Pinstripers & Interior Finishing
  • Concept Cars




November/December 2021


  • Interior Finishing (Upholstery, Accessorie)
  • Radio & Sound Systems
  • Vintage Neon, Signage, Emblems Memorabilia




January/February 2022


  • Tires, Wheels, Mirrors Ornaments










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3650 West Market Street
York, PA 17404
Tel: +1 717 505 9701

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