Vintage 2005 – Tech!

I was doing some research for another project when I stumbled upon an old tech post by “Hillbillyhell“. The Virginia based HAMBer gave us all a lesson on how to create an affordable cowl steering setup. The end result is rad… You can check it out here. (Editor’s Note: This […]

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A Silent Film

“Moving pictures with sound will transform the entertainment industry in the many ways that has already been documented in this periodical. Logically, it’s safe to assume that we are experiencing the birth of something new. And as we do, we are experiencing the death of something old. One hundred years […]

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History Of A Hot Rodder

“King of Chassis” recently sat down and started to type out his history as a hot rodder. The result is a great post featuring amazing photographs. I can hardly wait for part 2. You can check out part 1 here.

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Skotz Vs. Casey

A drag race that went down somewhere in Texas this weekend. I’ll let Casey tell the story in the replies…

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The Museum of Mid-Century Illustration

This has been a week of links it seems… But, I saved my favorite for last. David Hall runs in an effort to show off and sell his digital collection of mid-century automotive illustrations. The stuff here is nothing short of incredible. Take a few minutes (or a few […]

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Uncommon Corvette

The sports cars of the mid to late 1950′s featured some of the most graceful lines of the period. As such, it seems only natural to me that customizers would use them as a foundation for their creations. However, with a few exceptions most customizers of the day avoided the […]

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Old Tire Ads

I’ve linked to “Today’s Inspiration” before… This guy does a great job narrating the history of illustration and I love following along through all of the genres and periods he touches. This week, he has been focusing on tire ads from the 1950′s and 60′s. The art is incredible. Check […]

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A few months ago, I bit the bullet and laid out the cash for an iPhone. Ironically enough (consider the source), I’m a bit of a technology whore. I love gadgets that make my life easier… The iPhone has done more than that – it has changed my life. See, […]

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Pistons-N-Paint 2008

Every year a bunch of good pals throw a car show just north of me in Denton, TX. Every year I miss it as it falls on the same weekend as my little girl’s birthday. Nothing could keep me away from my little squirt on November 10, but I sure […]

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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 >>