The Blackhawk

Kirk managed to get a crew together to tour the Blackhawk Museum in NorCal. Looks like they had a pretty damn good turnout and judging from the pictures I’d bet bystanders thought the museum started outside in the parking lot. Impressive cars all around… Check out the pictures…

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Fear & Loathing DP90

I had a small gas stain on the cowl of my a-coupe (DP90 primer). Everything I tried to smother the stain with only seemed to make the problem worse. By the time I gave up and went inside to search the H.A.M.B., I was becoming pretty manic.

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Wheels & Tires

The most important decision you can make on your hot rod or custom is the stance… and nothing sets off a stance like a proper set of wheels and tires. Some folks are rolling stock whores with an inventory of wheels and tires to change the attitude of their car […]

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RIP: Bill Collins

  It was about this time last year when I got a letter in the mail from Bill. He included photos of the Scorpion Dragster and wanted to know if it would be alright if him and his partner (Don Ross) attended the H.A.M.B. Drags. Of course, it just took one […]

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Curves Of Steel

So Jive-Bomber stole my thunder yesterday and scooped me, but I’m gonna post this anyway… The Phoenix Art Museum is hosting the “Curves Of Steel” exhibit from April 1 to June 3. In their own words: “Curves of Steel, organized by Phoenix Art Museum, is the first exhibition in an […]

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Weekend Show Coverage

From the left coast to Finland… Some pretty decent show coverage on the H.A.M.B this weekend. Hot Rod & Rock Show – Tampere, Finland Back to the Beach – California, USA

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The Venus

  “Flathead Youngin’” sent this tip off over… In the late 40′s, a young man by the name of Ken McLoad decided to build himself a sleek and refined sports car using the chassis and running gear from a ’49 Ford as a foundation. The results were so impressive that […]

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We’ve talked often (part 1, part 2) in the past about alternative sources for inspiration. Building traditional hot rods and customs isn’t always an exercise in duplicity. In fact, I believe one of the things that have kept traditional cars relevant is the fact that there is just so much room […]

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Concept Art

I stumbled across this old post on concept art and had a blast looking at all of the ideas and sketches that so many folks spit out on a notion. I figured it was about time we redo the exercise and see what we can come up with. If you […]

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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 >>