H.A.M.B. Calendars, TRJ, Church, and more…

H.A.M.B. Calendars, TRJ, Church, and more…

About that time of the year again… Time to open the doors to The Jalopy Journal Garage Sale and let you fellas have your way with it. This year, we’ve got something a little extra special for ya though. We reached down deep and pulled out a little something for […]

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

I don’t often touch on my life outside of old cars here on The Jalopy Journal simply because… well, it’s just not that interesting. And let’s be honest, this is a hot rod and custom magazine – you folks don’t come here to read about the follies of the Cochran […]

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The Speedball Special

The Speedball Special

Our pals over at Hemmings found this one… The September, 1956 issue of Mechanics Illustrated featured instructions on how to build your very own “boat inspired” and wooden hot rod. Apparently, some loon on the west coast took those directions seriously and got to work. The result? A super light […]

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Bob McCoy’s ’40 Sedan

Bob McCoy’s ’40 Sedan

Bob McCoy’s ’40 sedan is one of those cars that’s hard to forget. In fact, it only appeared once in Hot Rod Magazine (as far as I know) and yet it became one of the most influential fat fendered cars ever built. The picture above is the only shot I’ve […]

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Time Off

Time Off

Alright fellas… I’m headed for the knife tomorrow and they tell me I won’t feel like doing much of anything for a week or so. While I can’t imagine not writing for an entire week, I definately will be playing hooky from my other duties: shipping merchandise, stamping Alliance tags, […]

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Model-40 Custom

Model-40 Custom

Not long ago, I went out to dinner with a few good pals – all car guys. We weren’t celebrating anything in particular, but one of our meal mates had just located and procured a cherry ’34 roadster earlier that day. Of course, we spent most of the evening discussing […]

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Hot Rod Cord

Hot Rod Cord

In January of 1948, the SCTA Road Runners held a picnic at Santa Anita Park. Walt Rose showed up in this ’27 T roadster powered by a blown ’37 Cord V-8. Of course Cords were front-wheel drive, so Walt had to the run the motor backwards to get the power […]

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All Time Roadsters

All Time Roadsters

Yesterday’s post on the Niekamp car started a pretty interesting conversation among pals here in Austin. I thought it might be interesting to continue it here. But first, let’s set some boundaries… You have a three car garage. Each spot must be filled by a hot rod roadster built before […]

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The Niekamp Roadster

The Niekamp Roadster

At a time when most hot rodders were young men in their teens, Bill Niekamp was in his mid-40′s when he built his famous roadster. He did so without a torch or a welder and with only basic hand tools. It took him 13 months and $1,900 (a ton of […]

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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 >>