Rikster Unearths Custom Story

  Rikster always seems to find the story, doesn’t he? Absolutely uncanny considering the guy lives thousands of miles across the pond. This one is based around a perfectly cute little ’39 vert done in a subtle mid to late 40′s style. It’s the kind of custom that I long […]

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The Jalopy Showdown & The Stray Kat 500

Two really good car shows went down this weekend and I didn’t make either… Insert any sob story here. The Stray Kat 500 is an Oklahoma affair and these boys have been doing it right for a number of years now. You can catch some decent coverage here. The Jalopy […]

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A.J. Foyt

I’m on the road this weekend, so the Friday edition of The Jalopy Journal will be cut a bit short. Don’t fret though as I am leaving you with some entertainment. Check it out. Now the music isn’t quite my speed and some of the modern footage hurts, but it’s […]

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Stone, Woods, & Cook

  I was actually tooling around this guy’s blog and happened upon these photos. Ironically, I think he actually found the photos in the depths of the H.A.M.B. somewhere. Regardless, I’m in love with the candidness of them.

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Fill Your A-Roof

This post is almost a month old and I’m not sure how I missed it the first time around, but thought it deserved some love anyhow. Alex shows his innovative method of filling an a-coupe roof and does a great job with pictures and words so we can follow the […]

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The Month Of May

When I was a kid, May meant Indy. My pops and I would pack our favorite racing paraphernalia, hop on a plane, and head to the speedway. We went every year from my 5th birthday up until the year CART split from Indy. The experiences we lived are priceless. And […]

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New Alliance Vendor: Classic Instruments

Just last week we introduced Brookville Roadster to the Alliance. It was a big deal for me as I had been trying to land them for quite some time. Another company that I have wanted on board since day one is Classic Instruments. If you are unfamiliar with them, they […]

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Understanding Context

You wouldn’t be reading The Jalopy Journal if you weren’t somehow intrigued by old shit – old cars, motorcycles, tools, gadgets, art, etc… It’s just a predisposition most of us have and having an understanding for these collateral items seems to bring a better sense of understanding to our traditional […]

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Finish

  One of the toughest decisions you can make when building any car comes just after the mock-up phase. There are really two ways you can go here: 1. Get the car running and driving for a bit to “work out the bugs” and commit to tearing the car down […]

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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 >>