Ford’s Design Hero

49fordSales.jpg General Motors had Harley Earl. Chrysler had Virgil Exner. Ford had Edsel Ford? Think about that for a bit… We all know the history of Edsel Ford and his legacy as a car designer. Put frankly, it was short and less than successful from a commercial stand point. Ya […]

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The Stray Kat 500

straykat.jpg The Stray Kat 500 went down over the weekend. This an event I always mean to make, but miss for one reason or another. That trend will stop next year. Check out the coverage on the H.A.M.B. – The Dirtys do Stray Kat – Whitey’s Coverage – Hoodlum’s Coverage

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Publication

  Wally Parks sat in his office, letter opener in hand, and began the ritual he performed every Friday. Reading the “letters to the editor” was a way for Wally to gauge the magazine’s performance and reach. It was a fairly normal occurrence for Wally to see a suggestion in […]

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Yet Another Home Built Hot Rod

I know… I just got done featuring Rich’s car last night, but another home built car popped up on the H.A.M.B. this morning and I just couldn’t help myself. Jim Sibley built this ’27 utilizing two of his favorite local junk yards and a lot of time and ingenuity. I […]

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Buckshot Is Done

Rich has been at it for 18 months and is out just under $6000. In exchange for his time and money, he gets what a lot of folks only dream about – a hand-built traditional hot rod. Amazing to think that this is actually Rich’s first build as there are […]

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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 >>