A Miller Excerpt

A Miller Excerpt

I’ve mentioned this before, but Marcie and I are getting ready to have our second child here in about three weeks. As you might imagine, I was pretty excited to hear that we were having a boy. Of course, like all parents do when they get the news, Marcie and […]

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Indy… 1957

Indy… 1957

My old man introduced me to hot rods at a very young age. In fact, my first exposure to cars built with a purpose was the 1980 Indianapolis 500. I was around four years old at the time, but I can still remember the sounds, the sites, and the people […]

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Gene Winfield Book

Gene Winfield Book

I always feel weird when the Motorbooks boxes show up on my doorstep. I’ve never reviewed any of their publications, but year after year they continue to send free book after free book. This one-sided affair always leaves me riddled with guilt for a few moments as I open those […]

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This Guy Rules…

Danny recently posted an update on his in-progress ’32 truck. He fabbed a fuel line setup for his four-deuce Man-A-Fre and like just about every thing he does, it is amazingly well thought out and fabricated. You can check it out here. And while you are at it, take some […]

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License Plate Gimmicks

License Plate Gimmicks

We’ve had out-takes from the November, 1957 issue of Custom Cars before… Custom Cars was a fantastic magazine. In fact, it just may be the best custom publication ever printed and this little article is perfect evidence to support that notion.

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The Hot Rod Cinematic: Preregistration Open!

The 2008 Hot Rod Cinematic is just around the corner… In fact, it’s NEXT month! We’ve got the top-secret movie secured, Ace Brown ready to blow, and lots of new stuff planned this year so do yourself (and us) a favor by pre-registering. You’ll be glad ya did! You can […]

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Cars With Appeal

Cars With Appeal

Back in 1963, nobody at Hot Rod Magazine worried so much about “profit per page” or the effectiveness of borrowed editorial. Instead, these folks were doing their best balancing act by creating a magazine that was both interesting and entertaining for their readers and operational for their advertisers. The great […]

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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 >>