The Wichita Look

I don’t usually touch anything over 1965 on these pages, but I couldn’t help myself on this one. Good buddy Dennis McPhail set out to build a daily driver custom for under $10k and found one hell of an eBay deal on this ’66 Pontiac. You know the story - mis-listed, under […]

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Billetproof 2006

Rumor has it that this year’s Billetproof was the best yet. Pictures don’t lie fellas… Check em out. H.A.M.B. Coverage: – Farmer does Billetproof – Mad-Lad does the same – BuschandBusch photos – And a thank you from Kirk! Lead photo by Farmer.

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The Jalopy Journal News Wire!

One of the best ways to stay up on the happenings at The Jalopy Journal is to use our RSS feeds. Of course, if you aren’t up on RSS readers and don’t really care to be, we have got ya covered as well. Enter your email address below and we will […]

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A German Sedan

Hot Rod Micky recently finished up his hot rod and we love it. I’ve just always had a soft spot for 33/34 sedans. They have such a “tommy gun” industrial look to them. Especially when configured like this example – original black on black paint, subtle stance, limited clues to […]

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Bob’s Vette

So the story goes… It was 1951 and Harley Earl had a hankering to attend the Watkins Glenn race in his LeSabre dream car. While showing off his ride, small little Euro drop tops were screaming down the straights and railing around the corners. Harley became enamored and decided he […]

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eBay Scavenger

So, what’s the world’s largest Ford Flathead intake collection worth? Apparently, it’s worth a shitload!

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An older gentleman tells us how it was… Read and learn. Thanks SUHRsc!

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Not Traditional

We’ve been lucky enough to watch Plowboy build some pretty wild rides through the years. The first that comes to mind is the “Space Truck”. I can remember following the project post by post and waiting on edge to see the final product. It wasn’t until the ’05 H.A.M.B. Drags […]

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Speed Boat Inpsiration

We write about inspiration all the time. There is something truly exciting about finding a detail or technique for our traditional hot rods and customs in places where you wouldn’t expect to find such jewels. This morning I ran across some vintage speed boat pictures and just had to share […]

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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 >>