The Yanks Are Coming

The Yanks Are Coming

There is just something about the carefully staged shots that graced the covers of Hot Rod Magazine in the 50′s. It’s like Norman Rockwell for greasers – warm, cozy… One of my favorite shots donned the April, 1957 cover and featured Ak Miller and his Hemi powered sports car. Ak […]

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The Apple Crate

The Apple Crate

Another day, another car in bare metal… readying for its next stage in life. This one comes from the North West and a very different mold. It’s outlandish. It’s unconventional. It’s outrageous. It’s a bunch of things that have turned me off of some hot rods lately, but still – […]

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The Zephyr

The Zephyr

A little over a year ago, I headed a few miles north to interview a hero of mine – Gary Howard. You might remember that towards the end of the ensuing article, I mentioned that Gary was knee deep into his next project and that it was shaping up to […]

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The Little Red Wagon

The Little Red Wagon

“I was contacted by Dodge to do a tuff truck t.v. commercial in and around 1965. They showed me the truck. It was a Dodge A-100 compact pickup modified with a 426 Hemi. They told me the truck would run fast on all four wheels. I thought to myself, “What […]

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Webb’s Golden Sub

Webb’s Golden Sub

The Golden Submarine was first unveiled at the Maywood Speedway near Chicago Illinois in June of 1917. Despite posting a qualifying speed of 107.4 mph, the car failed to finish the 250 mile race and dropped out with engine problems. The Golden Submarine only got better and won its first […]

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A Simple ’49 Ford

A Simple ’49 Ford

I was fooling around on Rikster’s site this morning and stumbled across the above shoebox Ford. Now, it’s no secret that I love 1949-51 Fords, but I’ve never really appreciated the proportions of unchopped sedans. They’ve always seemed a little awkward to me when compared to the business coupes and […]

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Stout Scarab

Stout Scarab

We’ve talked about the Airflow and the Dymaxion before, but we’ve never really touched on the Stout Scarab and all of its wierdness. It all started with a loon… William B. Stout was an aviator and motor journalist (Motor Age) with a wondering mind. While on a cross country trip […]

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Lost America

Lost America

Light painting is actually a pretty old school photography technique. Essentially, you “paint” objects with different color light bulbs and then take exposures of varying lengths. The results are sometimes from out of this world. The fella that runs “Lost America” has the process down and his web site is […]

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Hot Rod 101

Hot Rod 101

So the fellas at Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle have been doing this for a few years and I just love the idea. Essentially, they take the miserable damned winter months and make them livable by offering basic Hot Rod classes to the public. You show up, get some grub, […]

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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 >>