Laminated Dash Knobs

Laminated Dash Knobs

I stopped by the Hollywood Hot Rods booth at the GNRS and pretty much fell in love with the cloned Hirohata Merc dash that they were using as a display. The owner made and laminated dash knobs and radio buttons were just incredible. As luck would have it, I stumbled […]

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Otto Ryssman Rolls the Post Special

Otto Ryssman Rolls the Post Special

By all accounts, Otto Ryssman is one crazy bastard. As one of Chuck Potvin’s best pals, he spent his early days of racing essentially being a test bed/driver for all of Chuck’s ingenious inventions. Together, the two experimented with elaborate Zephyr ignition systems, insane carb combinations, exotic fuels and, of […]

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Grab A Gear

Grab A Gear

A few few weeks ago, we announced Dichrome as a new Alliance vendor. Dichrome creates all kinds of crazy stuff out of glass – switches, shift knobs, etc… Admittedly, I’m not into all of the crazy processes and colors they are capable of, but they sent me a couple of […]

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Moriarity Finishes The Dream Rod

Moriarity Finishes The Dream Rod

The Dream Rod was a project car ran by Car Craft Magazine and built by the famed Bill Cushenbery. The concept was actually a familiar one. Car Craft staffers wanted to design an alternative roadster body as good and original ‘T’, ‘A’, and ’32 bodies were just getting to “hard” […]

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2009 GNRS: Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner

2009 GNRS: Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner

To be honest, this whole thing started awkwardly. After the GNRS post last year, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do. I knew that my idea might ruffle some feathers, but at the end of the day I was still promoting the GNRS and that […]

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The 2009 GNRS Jalopy Journal: Roadster Pick… VOTE NOW!

The 2009 GNRS Jalopy Journal: Roadster Pick… VOTE NOW!

Remember this post last year? Well, we aren’t quite the mavericks that we thought we would be, but we are in Pomona and we are giving ‘em hell. We showed up at gate 9 with confidence on our faces as we asked for our media passes. Those faces retreated when […]

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Gone West…

Gone West…

Alright fellas… This will be my last post until Friday night. The plan is to get the roadster show, take images of our favorite roadsters, and then post them for you guys to vote on. We will field votes until sometime Saturday evening and then the trophy will be given […]

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Vintage Surf Transportation

Vintage Surf Transportation

Although I absolutely suck in the water, I’ve been enamored with surfing just as long as I have been with hot rods. As I’ve written in the past, there has always been a correlation between the two for me. I guess it’s passion… or freedom… or some such “tampon commercial” […]

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The Breedlove Video

The Breedlove Video

A few months back, I posted an article that loosely covered the early jet car wars between Craig Breedlove and the Arfon Brothers. I was actually pretty surprised at the reaction the article got. While jet cars have a tremendous history at Bonneville, they’ve always been tough to classify. Do […]

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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 >>