Sponsor Props Again

It’s that time of the month again fellas and we’ve had two more generous companies stand up to help pay the bills around here. The first is someone you all know well… Bob Owens is Mr. Everything (moderator, alliance vendor and now sponsor!)¬†and his salvage yard has been a huge […]

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Home Again For The First Time

I must have looked out my front window fifty times today waiting to see BenD’s rig pull up with my coupe on board. Of course when Ben did show up (two days ahead of schedule), I found myself frantically working the tie-downs to get the car off the trailer. First […]

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Zen and the Art of Hot Rod Interiors

Editors Note: It’s not often that we publish ghost writing around here, but this one is just so well deserved. Sean isn’t one to squeeze his own turkey and there isn’t a more talented guy in Austin… at anything. Plus, he is just one hell of a stand up guy. […]

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Corky Coker Hits The Road

Our pal Corky Coker and his sidekick from Honest Charly’s built themselves a pretty cool little ’32 roadster. They were sitting around at SEMA last year and either had one to many or were just simply inspired. The plan was to build the car in a year and drive it […]

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New CarTech Website

I’ve been getting a ton of press releases about it and I think the idea is a smart one. Essentially, the guys at CarTech are making their books available for digital download. You can get the whole book or just specific chapters. I know the internet has hit the instructional […]

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Skill Sets

I recently got the chance to study two really well done and similar¬†hot rods with completely different backgrounds. One was the product of a proffessional shop made up of a team of extremely well trained and tooled craftsman. The other was built by a guy in his garage during nights […]

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The Cancer Car

I got an anonymous email about a guy named Mark and his family’s tough battle with cancer. See, while building this car Mark lost both his brother and his dad to cancer. If that wasn’t enough, he found out this past summer that he was facing his own battle with […]

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El Mirage

There is nothing more natural to a hot rodder than racing at El Mirage. It’s like a doctor taking a patient’s pulse, a teacher handing out grades, a construction worker hammering a nail… And that’s why I’m so ashamed to say that I have never been there. I’ve never sat […]

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Historical Henry J

I’ve always hated it when a buddy finds a neat old car and combats my jealousy with the same ole cliche – “They are still out there man.” Well, ya know what? They are… And that can be evidenced by all the amazing old race cars that have recently surfaced […]

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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 >>