Tucker Stock Car

Tucker Stock Car

The fellas over at Hemmings recently uncovered the fascinating photo above. Your eyes aren’t deceiving – that’s an honest-to-goodness Tucker Torpedo all dressed up to go racing. They seem to think the photo was taken in 1950 at Canfield Speedway (Youngstown, OH). Records indicate the rarity was driven by Joe […]

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The All-Aluminum Multicar!

The All-Aluminum Multicar!

I found this last week and have been dreaming about it ever since. It’s an idea proposed in the the January, 1958 issue of Mechanix Illustrated. Once car, multiple bodies… Brilliant. I’ll let the original author (Chuck Smith) tell the story: ALMOST every time a family goes out to buy […]

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The Motorama

The Motorama

From 1950 to 1955, Robert E. Petersen (founder of Hot Rod Magazine) hosted an annual car show in Los Angeles, CA. Sharing names with a GM series of shows, the “Motorama” featured hot rods, customs, race cars, motorcycles, and other automotive wonders. For some unknown reason, Petersen shut the show […]

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Hammered On The H.A.M.B.

Hammered On The H.A.M.B.

T’was the day before Christmas and… Man, have you fellas been paying attention to the two hammered coupes going together in unison and from opposite sides of the country? We’ve touched on Kevin Lee’s latest before and he continues to do what he does – build something from very little […]

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Rex Burnett

Rex Burnett

Early this morning, I was sitting in the ocean waiting on a wave. To kill the time, I began to think about my post this morning. I don’t know if it was the water, the cold temperatures, or my numb toes but something made me think about the beginning… How […]

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AV8 Redux

AV8 Redux

Editor’s note: Mike Bishop doesn’t really need an introduction around here. He’s an original H.A.M.B. guy and has been preaching the gospel of traditional hot rods since before most of us were smart enough to listen. He’s also the pen behind one of the most influential books ever written about […]

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The Chrisman Coupe

The Chrisman Coupe

The Chrisman Coupe is probably one of the most idolized cars ever built. I think of a lot of that has to do with the generally childish nature of hot rodders. Let’s face it, the car is simply sinister in appearance and that was the initial turn on for most […]

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We Need Some Help – Poster Trivia!

We Need Some Help – Poster Trivia!

If you’re a subscriber to The Rodder’s Journal and you’ve received this year’s Holiday poster, you’ve undoubtedly taken a gander at the photo above. It’s incredible, right? The only problem is that the more information we come up with about the history of the photo, the more questions that arise […]

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Oh Canada…

Oh Canada…

Jeff Norwell sent an email a few weeks ago with some vintage shots of a few Candadian hot rods and customs. I actually forgot about the email, but rediscovered it last night and thought I would post the images here for your enjoyment. It all starts with Jack Look. According […]

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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 >>