Sports Cars and Hot Rods

It seems like every six months or so a new post pops up on the H.A.M.B. exploring the influences of sports cars on the hot rod world. They never fail to bring out some of the most incredible photographs. I love to study the details and think about repurposing… Check […]

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Creating A Monster

It seems like every 18 months or so I am forced to make a leap of faith. It’s a scary deal for me, but I am always amazed to see how folks come through with more generosity than I could ever hope to have myself. This past couple of weeks […]

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Red River Kid

Historically speaking, the state of California and her coastal highways are the most natural settings for hot rods and kustoms. Sunny skies, crashing waves, and all that shit… I drove my hot rod through the hill country of Texas this weekend. I didn’t see one hippie and my exhaust sounded great echoing […]

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The Perfect Hot Rod Cockpit

Hot rods don’t have interiors, they have cockpits. It’s a place of business, not comfort or enjoyment. Its function over form in its most purest sense. A perfect example is HotRodDrummer’s roadster pictured above (more shots here). It all starts with the industrial shade of green paint carried over from […]

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About done, about time…

It’s been a very long time since a truly important custom was built. When the custom car movement all but died in the late 60′s/early 70′s it was mostly due to extravagance. Folks lost sight on the fact that the practice of customizing a car was to improve upon factory […]

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The Lone Star Round Up is coming!

One of the greatest things about the Lone Star Round Up is all of the fresh cars that debut at the show. Judging by all of the activity on the H.A.M.B., this year will be no different. Take a gander at all the thrashes and start making plans to see […]

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Land Speed Art And The Bad Guys

There is something very organic and natural about land speed racing. It’s the driver and the car - nothing comes between man, machine, and speed. It’s this setting that captures automotive art better than any other. Like placing a Picasso on a white wall, the art just speaks. My favorite genre of this art […]

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For Speed & Mileage…

I live 36 minutes from my office. This morning I decided those 36 minutes would be best spent behind the wheel of my ’38 Ford coupe. Under most circumstances I let the exhaust notes from the tuned small block fill my ears with music, but this morning was different. Evel […]

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Home from Hawaii – Proving Your Valor

I’m home from Hawaii and have never missed paradise more. Goodman is also home. If you haven’t been following his story, you’ve missed quite a tale. He drove the above pictured and extremely hammered model-a coupe from one coast to the other. In doing so, he proved that this theme […]

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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 >>