Classified Scavenger

This one popped up in the H.A.M.B. classifieds a week or so ago and I’m amazed it isn’t gone yet. I’ve always loved these cars… And I believe it was this same model that was the first NHRA safety safari car – am I wrong? Who cares. Still cool. I’d […]

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Hot Rod Interiors: Part 2

We covered what we considered to be the perfect Hot Rod interior a couple of months ago, but I thought it would be interesting to revisit the subject after doing a little research. I’ve been reading Aces at War by Eric Hammel and it has been eye-opening to learn about […]

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A Custom Ford Ranchero

Really interesting idea from “kustom7777” that was implemented with grace and care for lines. Radical “factory type” customs like this often end leaving you wondering if the initial idea was a good one in the first place. This one leaves you wondering why Ford never built it! See more pics here. UPDATE: It’s […]

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The 2006 Hot Rod Revolution

The Revolution actually started on September 1, 2001. We were in Santa Rosa, CA and a deal was struck… We didn’t know then what we know now, but we are all the better for it. It’s really just one of those things that happens. There is going to be a […]

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Like Father, Like Son: The Hot Rod

So it was 1968 and he just got news that he was going to be a dad. I know that feeling. It’s absolute uncertainty. Do I know what I am getting myself into? Is this a mistake? Am I going to be good enough? What is this going to do […]

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The Traditional Ranfla

Lowriders have become a cultural phenomenon of sorts. You see them in all sorts of mainstream movies, rap videos, and even white suburbia these days… The lowrider is literally an accessory to hipsters looking to set an image, sell some product, or otherwise degrade a Spanish/American heirloom. Go to Wall […]

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Ask an Expert…

Wow. This month’s installment of “ask an expert” is something special fellas. Gotta question for Stuart Hilborn, Wally Parks, or maybe Dick Bertolucci? Well… What the hell are you waiting for? Click here to see all of the legendary hot rodders and customizers participating in this month’s “ask an expert” […]

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1955 Chevrolets

If the ’32 Ford is the forefather of hot rodding, the ’55 Chevy will forever be the challenger. I could easily flow right into some “American Graffitti” dialog here, but you’ve all seen the movie and you all know where I am going with this… As cliché as tri-five Chevies […]

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Atomic Momentum

So we’ve been working our asses off here at the Atomic Industry world headquarters to bring you two new & improved communities. We’ve been running The Jockey Journal in beta for just over a year and finally decided to launch the real site this week. If you’re into vintage two-wheeled […]

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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 >>