Save The Date

Marcie and I have been working hard in an effort to bring you fellas more events in 2007. One of those events is getting close to being finalized. I’m not ready to give a full on green yet, but if you are on the west coast you better save May […]

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Automotive Design

Every couple of years, I like to sit down and list my top-5 favorite American automotive designs of all time. It’s actually pretty interesting to go back and look at some of my previous selections to see how time changes thought. Here’s where I stand as of 10:12am this morning: […]

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Military Interior Sans Bomber Seats

As common place as they have become, it is still hard not to love an honest set of bomber seats in a hot rod. “4ever4” felt the same way, but the wallet just didn’t agree so he sat out to find an alternative. While at his local Army surplus store […]

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1951 H.A.M.B. Calendars

I can hardly believe it is that time of the year again. As is tradition, the annual H.A.M.B. calendar is now available for pre-ordering. Get yours while you can, because these are limited and once they are gone, they are gone for good… Trust me, you’ll be happy as hell […]

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The Stance

As I was preparing to move to Austin a little over a year ago, a friend of mine put me in contact with a local headhunter. I was told that he knew everybody in town and that getting to know him would put me on the fast track. I called […]

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Westergard Custom

It’s no secret where I stand on the custom line. I miss the smooth subtleties and clean lines of the earliest customs built by the late Barris brother, Westergard, Bailon, etc… The custom world just seemed so much more elegant in the late 40′s and early 50′s. Building a custom […]

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Custom Fabbed Badges…

I know, I know… We normally shave our badges, but I had never seen these guys and thought it was pretty cool. Essentially, you come up with the art and BadgeMaker will hook you up with a set of a badges for your hot rod or custom. I could see […]

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Offy Killers

The early days of midget racing were splashed with ingenuity. You had guys with fat budgets, guys with medium budgets, and guys that barely had enough skratch to put food on the table racing each other every weekend. While the spendy fellas were sitting pretty with Offy powerplants, the lesser […]

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Mexican Blackbird

  The toughest race in the world. Lemans doesn’t hold a candle. Mille Miglia doesn’t come close. Terrible maps, horrible roads, drivers with evil intentions, and government employees with empty pockets and children to feed. After the race, there were no real winners or losers – just dusty survivors. They […]

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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 >>