1981 SEMA Hall Of Fame Inductee

 SEMA Hall Of Fame Inductee - Robert E. Petersen

Robert E. Petersen

Petersen Publishing

Robert “Rob” Petersen started Hot Rod magazine in 1948 with $400.  The Petersen empire grew to become the largest and most successful publishing enterprise in the west.  Hot RodMotor Trend and dozens of other Petersen titles packed the racks of newsstands throughout the U.S.  At their peak, Petersen magazines reached nearly 80 million readers a month.