Stroker McGurk Comic Book

Hot Off the Press! Exclusive Stroker McGurk Comic Book!

We have great news from our Fuel Curve contributor Gary Medley. For the first time EVER, every Stroker McGurk cartoon created by Hot Rod magazine artist Tom Medley are in one collection — in traditional comic book format (6.65″ x 10.25″) just like those Marvel Comics you read as a kid.

Stroker McGurk Comic Book

More than 70 Stroker cartoons — spread across 56 pages — from the first mention of “McGurk” in the March 1948 issue of Hot Rod to his final strips in 1965 are featured here.

Included are all the gags and innovations that sprung from Medley’s fertile, if wacky, mind — the first bubble-top roadster, multi-engine lakes racers, a nitro-powered lawn mower, and, of course, the first-ever race car slowed by a parachute (with unforeseen and humorous results).

This is a must-have for any hot rod enthusiast looking for a bit of hot rod history — and a few laughs — through the lens of one the sport’s most influential pioneers. Medley passed away in March of 2014 but his legacy is preserved through Gary’s diligent efforts to share his works with future generations.

Comic books are just $14.95 and ship in a stiff cardboard envelope ensuring safe, damage-free travels.

Order yours here!


Senior Editor, Digital Media

With three decades of automotive journalism under his belt, John Drummond serves as Senior Editor – Digital Media for Fuel Curve and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association where he has worked since 1990. Drummond got his start in motorsports reporting by making a fake press pass to gain starting line access. The ruse worked and he began covering auto races as far back as 1986 in Northern California, eventually getting his stories published worldwide. He has owned and driven everything from a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere to a ridiculously modded Subaru WRX as well as a string of Mercedes AMG’s, most of which had the warranties voided the day after leaving the dealership.

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