“Double Bullet On Wheels”

“Double Bullet On Wheels”

From Mechanix Illustrated, 1952: “An amazing contraption, I thought, as the odd-looking car was unloaded from a truck onto the Appian Way, just south of Rome. The kind of vehicle that springs full-grown out of fantastic comic books. But, it was an automobile, all right – a pair of sleek […]

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Tom Cobbs

The story of Tom Cobbs, his legacy, and his hot rod roadster. Read: Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3.

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The Teixeira Willys

The Teixeira Willys

You know what makes this joint so great? Range. Where in the hell else can you find the excavation of the first ever drag car followed by conversation over early customs? It’s a never ending conversation between the right people at the right time. You can participate or you can […]

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Tom Cobbs: Part 3

Tom Cobbs: Part 3

As soon as Ralph Whitworth saw the little roadster, he knew it was a historical find. However, he had no idea how important of a find it was. The little roadster’s shape didn’t ring any bells and the he couldn’t recall ever hearing Tom Cobbs’ name. The roadster was running […]

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Andy’s Sedan

Andy’s Sedan

Those of you that have built a car from nothing, know the sacrifice, hard work, and just down right persistence it takes to pull it off. It’s not easy and sometimes it’s not even fun. It’s hard damn work that ends with an incredible payoff – a beacon from the […]

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Cobbs Inspired

Cobbs Inspired

Pretty good timing on Kevin Lee’s part… While we are right in the middle of the Tom Cobbs series, he gets fired up on his own blown flathead project. If you know Kevin, you already know how much fun it is going to be to follow this build. If you […]

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Crash!

Crash!

When I was just a wee little Jalopy freak, I went to racing school in Marseille, France. The first day, the instructors set up a crude little TV and played a back and white video titled, “Que pourrait-il arriver.” In English, I think that means something to the effect of […]

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The Scorpion & The Drags

The Scorpion & The Drags

“Best Appearing Crew award, presented by Car Craft Magazine, was awarded to crew of B.V. Langley’s “Scorpion” dragster, Everman, Texas; all clad in red and black.” – Hot Rod Magazine (December, 1957) I stumbled across the above this morning and it reminded me that the H.A.M.B. Drags are less than […]

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Tom Cobbs: Part 2

Tom Cobbs: Part 2

When we last left you, Tom Cobbs had just lost the first ever legal drag race to Fran Hernandez. In doing so, he became the first to race a blown flathead Ford and the first to race against a nitro fueled car. Of course, we went on to tell you […]

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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 >>