The Flathead 101

My history with the flathead is relatively short. Sure, I admired them like any other self respecting traditionalist, but my actual working knowledge was limited to some degree. It wasn’t until Tardel and I began concepting my a-coupe that I really started to get enamored in the details. In doing […]

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Hunnert Car Pile Up

The car show with the best name ever went down this past weekend. From the sounds of it, the Hunnert Car Pile Up was a huge success again… The Chrome Czars are good folks and I’m aweful proud of em. Dig on the H.A.M.B. coverage: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

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Patina Or Not…

Patina. It’s been a pretty popular word in hot rodding over the past few years. And it makes sense, right? The holy grail of hot rodding has always been the barn find. A piece of untouched history sitting in the same form it sat so many years ago. It’s comparable […]

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Scratch My Back…

I don’t know how long ago it was… Maybe five years ago? I got a call from an east coast guy headed to the west coast with a dream. He was going to start a magazine, but not just any old car rag – Dan Stoner wanted to create a […]

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Lions Drag Strip DVD

Don Gillespie has finally finished his Lions Drag Strip documentary and although I haven’t seen it personally, word on the street is that it is nothing less than fantastic. I guess this is part 1 of a 2 part series that covers the racing action from 1955 up to 1962. […]

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The State of the H.A.M.B.

I woke up this morning fully prepared to search out a recent post of interest on the H.A.M.B. and write it up. It’s extremely rare for me to have to hunt long – it just seems like the H.A.M.B. always has something of at least vague interest to me. Something […]

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Sponsor Props

Karl Knecht and Bob Wilson are pals. They were kind enough to sponsor us the past two months and have gone a long way towards helping us pay the bills around here. Amazingy cool of those guys to take a chance on us by being the first folks to step […]

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Vintage Soul

Dirty31 (aka Drunk Punch… but that’s another story) found himself in the right place at the right time and ended up with the above ’38 standard. It’s a rare find and a true glimpse into the past… Patina, hand lettering, vintage fabrication, etc… It’s a racing artifact all by itself. […]

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The Day Of The Drags – 2006

Damnit. I missed it. I can’t believe I missed it. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I didn’t get to attend the 2006 Day of the Drags event held by the Kontinental car club. Anyone that has ever been to this or any other event held by the Kontinentals know the travesty […]

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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 >>