Cochran Garage

You’ve probably seen the image before as I’m not shy about showing it off. It’s an old shot from the early 40′s of my grandfather’s shop. The photograph is one of my most prized possessions and I’ve always wanted a reproduction of the shop sign. Enter one of the H.A.M.B.’s […]

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Flathead Dizzy Part 2

A few weeks ago I mentioned that my good pal Ed sent over a prototype of his new crab style distributor. Essentially, it’s a ’42+ style dizzy using all stock externals, but he modified the point plate to accept a single late model MOPAR point and distributor. I finally had […]

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One hell of a cool story on the Isky 505 by “Bored&Stroked“. One of three… Check it out.

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The Quickchange

I once wrote an article about driving a quickchanged equipped hot rod up the Pacific Coast Highway. There was just something about that quickchange whine that completed the setting. Six years later and just the other day, I was driving my model-a coupe home from work and had the same […]

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As They Were (Part 2)

Jimmy B is at it again… This time he comes to us with some great post-WW2 shots. And just like yesterday, there are some great details to ponder and think about.

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As They Were…

There is nothing more valuable in our world than candid vintage shots. Due to the technology of the time, most of the historical (pre-ww2) photos are carefully planned and staged. However, every now and then you do run into a photo that was almost thoughtlessly taken and it’s those shots that […]

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Once Años

Eleven years ago today I was sitting in my parents living room in Midland, TX – home from college for my Christmas break. With me was a stack of traditional hot rod bibles, a shitty old laptop, a Geocities account, and a notion that I needed to find help. Not […]

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Soapbox Derby Racing

A new member recently dropped this bomb. Punk rock style derby racing for adults with more fabrication talent than brains. Down hill stints in roughly thrown together vehicles begging for destruction and pain. Gravity powered. It doesn’t get much more fun than this.

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The Continental Club

I had seen pictures in magazines. I think it was The Rodder’s Journal that did a photo shoot out front featuring Steve Wertheimer’s Cad and a few Jimmie Vaughan customs. It was the first time that I had a notion of the Texas car scene… I fell in love with the Continental […]

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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 >>