Until a couple of years ago, I had forgotten about this.
Ever notice how Roth's Choppers Magazine was changed to Custom Bike Magazine for 2 months and then changed back?
I could swear I've also seen the July cover with the Choppers Magazine masthead.
It seems he was reaching out to a broader audience by including all types of customs from dirt and drag machines to dressers. Ed went on lots of bike runs and appreciated the dresser crowd and their bikes. He solicited readers, and I suspect they didn't like it. He did continue to feature all types of customs in the later issues.