Mickey Thompson Does Indy

Mickey Thompson Does Indy

It’s May and it’s the same thing every year… All of my pals are headed to the west coast for Paso and I’m stuck at home thinking about something else entirely. I can’t help it – I love Indy. In any case, I figured it was as good a time […]

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Vintage Dirt

Vintage Dirt

Dirt track drivers (then and to some extent, now) are sick men. Having a little bit of experience in the sport myself, I’ve always compared the fellas that live to drive dirty to an alcoholic – the truly dedicated know that what they are doing is bad for their being […]

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From Drag To Salt

From Drag To Salt

One thing lead to another and Seret found himself with a bitchin’ doorless coupe that had a late-50′s drag car feeling to it. The only thing that just didn’t work with the theme was the little 2tc motor powering the hot rod. What to do? Easy… cut the top off […]

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The Silva Speed Special (Part 3)

The Silva Speed Special (Part 3)

I’ve mentioned Kevin Silva’s sedan a few times here on The Jalopy Journal (here, here, and here), but I’ve never really gotten into the full story of how this little hot rod came to be. Kevin recently finished the car and I thought the timing was there, so here we […]

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This Hot Rod Was A Murderer!

This Hot Rod Was A Murderer!

“This is illegal hot rodding. It kills a lot of mechanical geniuses every year Boy, Jack looked like an evil little bastard – didn’t he? Videos like this have always amazed me. We often look back to the past and think about simplicity, honesty, and well… We just think it […]

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The 1958 Nationals

This week’s exploration of vintage NHRA National coverage gets even deeper. “Hemi32″ gives me the day off and posts about his dad’s experiences at the 1958 event. Check it out.

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The 1957 Nationals – Part 2

Milton Arnold saw our post on Monday and got caught up in the memories. See, Milton was in Oklahoma City in 1957 as well… He and he is car club (The Shifters) made their way up from Tyler for the weekend and had an absolute ball. It was just one […]

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Stolen Ideas…

Stolen Ideas…

In the past, we’ve had many a post on inspiring ideas gathered from outside the traditional hot rod and custom world. Today, I thought I would feature a specific idea that Silva and I stumbled upon just the other night while thumbing through a recently acquired Miller book. The above […]

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The 1957 NHRA Nationals

The 1957 NHRA Nationals

Norm Jones is one of the most likable and respected car guys in Austin – a town that is chock full of the really likable and the really respected. Truth be told, Norm is the guy that just about all of us aspire to be like when we grow up. […]

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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 >>