Curse the Curse…

Curse the Curse…

So like I said, it’s been a crazy month. A few days ago, the Silvas called and asked if we would like to do dinner at our place in a few days. It’s something we do almost weekly, so I thought nothing of it. In fact, I was completely unsuspecting […]

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The West’s Best – 1958

The West’s Best – 1958

In the May, 1958 issue of Rod & Custom Magazine editors put together a little pictorial titled, “The West’s Best.” As I was studying each entry, I thought it was interesting to note and think about how each car would strike me today if it were a new build… Like […]

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The Curse

The Curse

I won’t bore you all with the details, but I’ve had a rough couple of weeks. As such, I decided Friday would be a good time to take a little break from reality and blow some dust off my ’38 coupe. The plan was to work half a day and […]

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Ruben Duran

Ruben Duran

Another Friday, another Friday art show… A couple of weekends ago, when Joyo and I were staying at Doc’s house, I got the chance to check out one of the more impressive hot rod art collections in existence. The one piece that really stood out to me was one done […]

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The Catfish

The Catfish

Art Sparks and Paul Weirick wanted to race Indy. They were both cerebral fellas and figured what they didn’t have in the bank, they could make up for with their intelligence. With that in mind, the two gentleman began gathering mismatched parts from Ford, Chrysler, Chevrolet, and of course – […]

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He Was There

He Was There

A quiet post this morning yields incredible content. TraderJack was at Harper’s Dry Lake in 1938 and has the stories and photos to prove it. It’s not often that you get to talk to guys that were really there and lived the birth of hot rodding. As time rolls on, […]

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Super Speedway

Super Speedway

It’s been a rough couple of weeks at Ranche De Cochran. To be honest, I haven’t had much time to think about cars much at all. But last night, I got a welcome relief. Marcie was putting our oldest to bed while I fed Miller and flipped through the channels […]

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The New H.A.M.B.

The New H.A.M.B.

It took a lot of thinking, sweat, tears, and in some cases even blood… but the new H.A.M.B. is here. There are tons of new features to explore and a whole new look and feel, but don’t let that scare you away – I really think most of you fellas […]

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Found: A Piece Of Americana

Found: A Piece Of Americana

“In the mid-1970’s, TJ Bevin’s a self-employed entrepreneur from Wellsville, Kansas got the grand idea to assemble a traveling collections of engines of the “HEY DAY” of the American Industrial Age. His plan was to assemble the collection in an 18-wheeler trailer as a rolling show, and tour the country […]

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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 >>