CARtoons magazine was an American publication that focused on automotive humor and hot rod artwork. Originated by Carl Kohler and drag-racing artist Pete Millar, it was published by Robert E. Petersen Publication Company as a quarterly starting in 1959. Editors over the years included Dick Day, Jack Bonestell and Dennis Ellefson. It should not be confused with the earlier Cartoons Magazine of the 1920s.
The first issue included a comic strip, Rumpsville:The Saga of Rumpville, illustrated by Millar.
Closely related publications were CYCLEtoons, SURFtoons and Hot Rod Cartoons.
It featured articles, comic strips, step-by-step how-to drawing pages and more. In the 1960s until 1975 it carried the Unk and them Varmints strip. In 1975, the magazine underwent a complete overhaul with a new logo, new artists and new features. The late 1970s and early 1980s issues included iron-ons, which ended in 1983. The iron-ons were later replaced with a center poster which often was a larger print of the cover art.