RPU Perfection

Detonator has been working on this RPU for a while now and has been doing a decent job of keeping us updated over on the H.A.M.B. It’s the classic combination of ’29 sheet metal on ’32 rails and the Santa Cruz native has done a excellent job with the details […]

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La Carrera Panamericana

Stumbled upon this one at Jalopnik this morning. Word on the street is that GM Performance Parts is recreating the ’54 Cadillac Hardtop that finished third in the 1954 La Carrera Panamericana. I’m not sure there has ever been a more idealistic series of races since the original Panamericana races […]

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Sand Casting: A Primer of Sorts

A few years ago the H.A.M.B. was blessed with an incredible tech post from Whizzerick covering the basics of sand casting. I happened to stumble upon it last night while cruising the tech archives (Paul Rules!) and thought I would feature it today. Learn how to cast your own lucky […]

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Jimmy White

It was like one of those TV shows, only better as this one was R-rated and laced with raunchy one-liners and monologues. Skinny Jeff and Jimmy were on a deadline… They had one night to put Skinny’s truck back together in time for the Rat Fink Reunion the next day. […]

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Wood Boat…

I know next to nothing about them, but man… Are vintage wood boats cool or what? I love the speed lines found all over this thing. Check out Tinbender’s post for more photos here.

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Update: Ask An Expert

We’ve updated the expert list for this month and there is yet another roster of insanely legendary folks at your disposal. If you aren’t familiar with our “Ask an Expert” program, you should be… The Jalopy Journal and The American Hot Rod Foundation team up to bring you a monthly […]

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Racing With The Devil

I hinted at this subject once before, but didn’t go into great detail for a number of reasons. I’ve always been interested in the pre-war German race cars simply because they were so dominate in their time and had such an incredible influence on the post-war American land speed scene. […]

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Deadend Magazine

Passion creates the best kind of art. Deadend Magazine has been quietly covering the hot rod and custom scene for a couple of months now and I love their style and tone. It reminds me a lot of the early days of The Jalopy Journal – only better. Great photography, […]

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Hot Rod Trucks

We went over this whole hot rod truck thing a couple of weeks ago. Conveniently, Hillbillyhell has just posted his latest project on the H.A.M.B. and it represent what I consider to be the golden goose of truckdom. Let’s go over the particulars… This ’34 is slammed. It got its […]

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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 >>