Flathead Meltdown

Flathead Meltdown

The Flathead Meltdown is the world’s only heads-up racing class strictly for flathead powered cars. Essentially, it’s a bunch of British fellas with a passion for traditional hot rods and going fast. Give them a little organization, have them meet a couple of times a year, maybe give them a […]

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East Coast Digger

East Coast Digger

It’s been over a decade since I first reviewed “Cool Cars, Square Roll Bars” – a book written by the former editor of Hot Rod Magazine, Arnie Shuman. It remains one of the best kept secrets in Hot Rod publications. The book houses story after story covering early hot rod […]

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The Riviera Story

The Riviera Story

The GM styling chief, Bill Mitchell, was in London on business when a vision inspired a car. It was a foggy morning and Bill woke early to sit at a small cafe located on the street next to his hotel. Just as he was taking his first sip of the […]

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Hop Up Test No. 4

Hop Up Test No. 4

My absolute favorite feature of early Hop Up Magazines is the rod tests. Essentially, the staff would find a deserving hot rod or custom and do a proper road test and review similar to how Road & Track would treat a piece on the new for 1952 Cadillac. And of […]

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’32 Chassis The Bass Way

’32 Chassis The Bass Way

Brian Bass has inspired a ton of us through the years and his latest project is just further evidence of the talent brewing in Dallas. It’s a ’32 chassis being prepped for a little a-coupe body that is just chock full of great ideas. The front suspension setup, motor mounts, […]

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Inspiration… Part 3.

Inspiration… Part 3.

In 2006, I wrote a couple of posts (Part 1 & 2) dedicated to finding inspiration outside of the traditional hot rod and custom world. As popular as both posts seemed to be, I must admit – I wrote them for purely selfish reasons. I have a passion for all […]

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A Scratch On His Forehead

A Scratch On His Forehead

It’s no secret that the late 40′s and early 50′s is the time period that most intrigues me. The hot rods of that era were just so simple and functional and the social environment of the brand new sport was… well, just as simple and damn near outlaw. Of course, […]

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The Polynesian

The Polynesian

I’m sure at some point we’ve had a thread on the H.A.M.B. that thoroughly covered the Polynesian. The Valley Custom built ’50 Olds is a legend similar in status to the Hirohata Merc, Kopper Kart, Inman Chrysler, etc… Put simply, it’s a car that is impossible to ignore – then […]

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Baileigh Winter Project Contest: Winner!

Baileigh Winter Project Contest: Winner!

After two weeks of stiff competition with over 100 entrants from the jalopyjournal.com, jockeyjournal.com, and garagejournal.com, Baileigh has picked their winner. It wasn’t an easy task as each site had guys that really brought a lot to the table. In the end, however, the award goes to a young man […]

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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 >>