A look at Cycle Wheels

A look at Cycle Wheels

There has always been a strange relationship between the hot rod and motorcycle crowds. Although certainly more prominent during during the golden age of the hobby, many a tale has been spun about the bad blood between the two groups. Cue Ed Roth, Von Dutch’s water-cooled machine gun and a […]

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A Simple Coupe

A Simple Coupe

I’ve been working so hard on the site lately, that I haven’t really been a member of the site. That sucks. So, I decided this morning to just browse and enjoy the content… That’s when I stumbled onto The Guernsey Boy’s model-a coupe project. It’s simple, straightforward, casual, and all […]

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Pearlcraft

Pearlcraft

Due to circumstances I won’t bore you with, I sold my ’65 Riviera last week. I’ve never been good at selling cars and have a distaste for the process, but it was something I had to do for my own sanity. It’s good though… And I’ve taken consolation in the […]

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Feeling Continental?

Feeling Continental?

To be totally honest, I initially hated all Continental kits, and thought they had no place on a custom… Apart from the stock 40s-era Lincoln equipped with  it’s namesake, my mind would always go to those over-the-top Foxcraft kits with bumper extensions and a goofy tacked-on tire sitting a mile high. […]

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How To Install A V8 In An ‘A’

How To Install A V8 In An ‘A’

Before we had the Tardel/Bishop book, we had this article in the November, 1953 issue of Hop Up/Motor Life Magazine. Within, Fred Fisher documents the basics of shoehorning a flathead V8 into a model-A for speed and performance. Simply put, it’s a wonderful little article with all kinds of tips […]

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A Year in Review

A Year in Review

Annuals were a staple of our hobby’s golden age. Think Custom Cars Annual, Hot Rod Yearbooks, Pictorials and things of that nature. In this article’s initial form, it was geared in that direction. It’s a simple concept. Take a year’s worth of content and condense it into one streamlined, all-inclusive […]

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New Merch: Church & T-Shirts!

New Merch: Church & T-Shirts!

The madness continues at The Jalopy Journal World Headquarters while we continue to work through the redesign from hell. Anything and everything has gone haywire, but we are slowly getting things back in order and ready for a relaunch of The Jalopy Journal and the H.A.M.B.. Even so, I did […]

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The Kustomrama Truck

The Kustomrama Truck

I know… Two posts, one day… BUT, stop what you are doing right now and get on the H.A.M.B.. Kvipt posted a thread on a survivor truck a few days ago and it’s turned into a glorious story that any traditional custom guy would love. It’s too good to miss. […]

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Godspeed to the Big Wheel…

Godspeed to the Big Wheel…

For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Mickey Rooney passed away earlier this week at the age of 93, making his acting career the longest in Hollywood history. He was a American film legend staring in a number of great pre & post-war movies, and a few that were […]

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Through the years we’ve had some pretty amazing articles pop up here on The Jalopy Journal. The following is just a few of them:

  • Tom Cobbs

    The story of Tom Cobbs, his legacy, and his hot rod roadster. Read: Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3.

  • The Bob Roddick Story

    The story of a set of lost photos that literally take us all back into time. Read: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, or Part 4.

  • The Ferrari Shoot

    Comparing and contrasting three very different cars with three very different purposes in life. Read It >>

  • Inspiration

    This post is actually a continuation of two other posts that were written in 2006 (Part 1 & 2). The stuff you guys came up with is breathtaking.

  • Gary Howard

    Gary is one of my heroes and after interviewing him, I got to check off an item from my dream list. Read It >>