Ford Patents

Ford Patents

Bruce Lancaster just keeps on giving, doesn’t he? He was recently tooling around on “Google Patent Search” and found a ton of great old Ford patents. You can view original fillings (with illustrations!) for everything from the early deuce grille shells to 4-banger combustion engines. It’s incredible… and we are […]

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The Odd Rod

The Odd Rod

Bill Kenz has always fascinated me. I guess he first drew my attention while researching the early wars of the circle track. Maybe one of Kenz’s most successful innovations was his “Cragar Reverse Cam.” In the early 1930′s, Bill took a fairly stock Cragar and reversed the rotation of the […]

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Making History With Old Crow

Making History With Old Crow

So Kiwi Kev took to the salt with the Old Crow team last week. In doing so, he kept a bit of a photo diary of his experiences and shared it with us all as soon as he got back. Reading it gives one the same feeling you get when […]

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The 2008 H.A.M.B. Drag Nationals

The 2008 H.A.M.B. Drag Nationals

Wow. It’s over… Every year on my drive up to Missouri that’s all I wish for. I wish for the damn thing to be over and for everything to be alright – all the participants to be happy, all the bills to be paid, and all of my promises fulfilled. […]

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H.A.M.B. Drags Bound!

H.A.M.B. Drags Bound!

Well, I’m headed north. We’ll be in Joplin by Friday evening and at the track bright and early to setup on Saturday morning. I’m not exactly sure why, but I’m more excited about this drags than have been in a long time. I think it’s gonna be a special one […]

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“Pipe Dream”

“Pipe Dream”

Another day, another drag coupe in honor of the upcoming H.A.M.B. Drags. When flipping through my collection of old Hot Rod Magazines, the September, 1957 issue always stands out. For most, that particular issue stands out as the issue that first featured the Kopper Kart. For others, it stands out […]

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Drag Strip Gymnastics

Drag Strip Gymnastics

We continue a prelude to the H.A.M.B. Drags with a nod towards our Olympians… How So? With this article found in the September, 1957 issue of Hot Rod Magazine: “The ultimate success (or failure) of a drag strip, as with any form of entertainment, depends heavily upon the amount of […]

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Master’s “Dragcoup”

Master’s “Dragcoup”

The first time I had really ever considered the “Master Race Team” was when viewing the famous old hot rod video produced by Hot Rod Magazine – Ingenuity in Action (part 1 – part 2). In the video, you get to follow the team across country as they gear up […]

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Hot Rod Revolution: LAST MINUTE DATE CHANGE!

Hot Rod Revolution: LAST MINUTE DATE CHANGE!

The Hot Rod Revolution will now be held on September 20, 2008. We had some last minute schedule changes with our venue and well, some really good family news that left us having no choice but to change dates. Those of you with a calendar out will undoubtedly notice that […]

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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 >>