The Dino Special

The Dino Special

I love traditional ’28/ ’29 A Roadsters. I love them even more with louvered hoods and period details… And green lacquer paint. Seriously, that’s one of my favorite combos, bar none. Have you guys checked out the Dakota Kid’s post on the Dino Special project by the Gribble Brothers? It’s an amazingly […]

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The ’32 Cabriolet

The ’32 Cabriolet

The ’32 cabriolet has always been a sort of lovable ugly duckling to me. Sure, they feature a strange profile and as you look at them you find yourself longing for window sanctions, but they are still 32′s, right? And you can’t argue with decades of lust over that grille shell… […]

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Five Favorite Fins of the Fifties (and early 60s)

Five Favorite Fins of the Fifties (and early 60s)

One of the most iconic design elements of late 50s and early 60s American cars has to be the tail fin. Cadillac pioneered (and grew) them from an aircraft-inspired cue in 1948 to a glorious pinnacle in 1959 and finally back to a fading suggestion by 1964. Fins were a […]

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The 7-Tooth Ford

The 7-Tooth Ford

November, 1953. Hop Up & Motor Life Magazine. My favorite quote in the article is, “Fred Calvin’s ’49 Ford Convertible is an excellent example of conservative Barris design and retains the neat uncluttered look of a well designed custom.” Three years later, Sam Barris would leave Barris Customs for a […]

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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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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 >>