Customs Are For Hoodlums

I’ve written in detail about my perceived importance of Cole Foster’s ’36 Ford as well as what I feel is a much overlooked era in custom car styling. In a world full of 50′s and 60′s era customs (which I still love), it was just so refreshing to see someone […]

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The 2007 Grand National Roadster Show

It’s over. I think the same car that won last year took home the trophy again this year… or at least the same car in theory. Neutral, clean, gorgeous… You’ve seen it before and if you haven’t, it will on the cover of some magazine in a few months. The […]

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Auto Union D-Type

(Photo by Boa) You might remember an earlier post about the influence of Nazi Germany on early American Hot Rods. It’s a fascinating topic that I’ve done quite a bit of research on. When I first started, it was really quite difficult to admire some of the early German efforts […]

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Deadend Magazine

The latest e-mag is out fellas… And the boys from the west never fail to impress us with their photography and design skills. Check it out.

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Dirty Sale

One of the most visable cars on the H.A.M.B. as of late is for sale. If you know the builder or frequent any of the Jalopy Journal sponsored events, you know just how solid this hot rod is… And you can’t beat the price. Check it out.

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Your Look

How many times have I written about it? Weekly it seems… And yet still I don’t feel like I have put it in words appropriately. So many things about hot rods and kustoms just aren’t tangible or describeable or teachable. It’s something that just comes to folks and to further […]

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Motor Trend Classic (Part 2)

  A few days ago I swallowed my pride and admitted my love for a new Primedia publication titled “Motor Trend Classic.” Today, I learned that the last issue of this passion packed mag was just that – the last issue. Figures…

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Gas It

This is an example of one of those tech articles that really show of the ingenuity of our brothers on the H.A.M.B. Everyone needs a big foot gas pedal at some point during their life. Why not make your own. Brilliant. Check it out: Part 1 | Part 2

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Transistors Are Rad

I stumbled across this image set while surfing “Retro Thing” the other day. The photographer and owner of these wonders of technology hails from Kansas City and shows the same level of passion for radios as we do for old cars. And yeah… I realize these old noise makers have […]

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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 >>