I don’t know Coop all that well, but he has taught me more than a few life lessons. It’s a long story that I won’t bore you guys with, but the end result says a lot about who he is. We are pals because Coop is more than just a […]

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Can Lightening Strike Twice?

Yesterday’s news about the Orbitron brought back memories of a past experience of mine. I still don’t know what it was that I saw that day, but it is fun to look back in time to see how I reacted. I was around 18 or 19 years old at the […]

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Roth’s Orbitron Found!

This just in… Ed Roth’s Orbitron has been found. Turns out the car spent some time at a Mexican carnival and finally ended up being used as a trash receptacle in front of an adult book store. Sounds like a bad night out in Tijuana to me, no? More details […]

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Drags Coverage

There were some crazy rides at this year’s H.A.M.B. Drags. The video above is just one such example. Word on the street is that the throttle somehow got stuck and quick driver reactions got to the “shut down” switch just in time. Incredible. There is a ton of more coverage […]

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H.A.M.B. Drags 2007

I grew up in a family with a pretty rich history in drag racing. Along the way, I heard stories of how it used to be… The basic premise around all of them was diversity, personality, and character. It was a simpler time where racers, track owners, and fans all […]

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Hot Rods & Haircuts

I’m in Oklahoma City preparing to take off for the last leg of my journey to the H.A.M.B. Drags. Meanwhile, back in Austin an idea has been finalized with art work and all… Hot Rods & Haircuts is a real event now thanks to big Kevin and Brian. If you […]

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Hot Rod Coupe

I’m getting ready to head north for Missouri and the H.A.M.B. Drags this morning, but wanted to leave you all this week with some inspiration. Some new guy popped up in the forum yesterday and posted pictures of his amazing a-coupe. As you can see above, the profile is dead […]

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Barney Navarro

About three years ago, I asked Barney Navarro to pick one thing about his legacy that he was most proud of. “Awee Hell, I ain’t done yet so I don’t answer questions like that.” Mr. Navarro passed yesterday. In my estimation he’s up there at the pearly gates with a […]

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H.A.M.B. Drags Bound

It all started with a reasonably hot launch last weekend. Ching. Chang. Bing. The tranny let go. It wasn’t harsh. It wasn’t violent. It wasn’t at all what you would expect it to be. All of that didn’t matter though as the results were devastating to the little ’39 gear […]

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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 >>