Packard Entry

Packard Entry

I got a number of emails on this one yesterday and figured it was worth posting. RM Auctions is auctioning off a piece of Detroit history this weekend. The Detroit Packard factory was opened in 1907 and housed Packard assembly processes of one form or another until late 1958. The […]

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The Road To Salina

The Road To Salina

I missed the Spectacular for the second year in a row. Marcie and I had been planning on a little R&R in South Padre and it just happened the two events shared the same weekend. Of course, with this curse of mine a hurricane hit the island on the day […]

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Tom Cobbs: Part 1

Tom Cobbs: Part 1

Here’s an old hot rod name for you – Tom Cobbs. It’s not a household name by any means. In fact, you can read both “The Birth of Hot Rodding” and “Dry Lakes & Dragstrips” (two of the best historical studies on early Hot Rodding) from cover to cover and […]

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Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

A few months ago, Steve Coonan and Geoff Miles (both from The Rodder’s Journal) got a crazy idea. For no rational reason, they decided to flat tow Geoff’s ’32 chassis behind Steve’s ’32 roadster from their home base in NorCal to the Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, KY. It had […]

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User Albums…

User Albums…

I’ve already mentioned that my favorite new feature on the H.A.M.B. is the prefix search, but coming in a close second are the user galleries. Just in the past week, we’ve had some pretty incredible galleries go live with great content and compelling photography. One such example comes from my […]

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Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak

Sometime around 1915, Spencer Penrose was putting the finishing touches on his life’s work – “Pikes Peak Highway.” After making the pass passable by widening and leveling the road, Spencer decided he needed a marketing catch to get tourist to trust his vision. “The Race To The Clouds” was announced […]

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Vintage Tether Cars

Vintage Tether Cars

There has been a lot of talk about tether cars on the H.A.M.B. as of late (cool, damn cool, really damn cool). As such, I thought I would add my two cents with a quick post. I know next to nothing about the little diminutive racers, but have always fantasized […]

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Brooklyn’s Underground Race Circuit

Brooklyn’s Underground Race Circuit

“The Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn is like Harlem, or perhaps even bigger, and without any of the redeeming features that Harlem has to offer.” Well, except for one thing… It seems as though these people from a very dark place found the strength to rise above and do something that […]

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A Trip To The Track

A Trip To The Track

I found this footage years ago while a student at the University of Oklahoma. I thought I had lost it during one of the many hard drive crashes I’ve experienced since then, but stumbled upon it last night. It’s kind of like seeing an old friend again… one you didn’t […]

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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 >>