Austin Reliability

Austin Reliability

Winters in Austin, TEXAS couldn’t be any better suited for a reliability run. The weather is mild, the skies are incredibly big and blue, and the scenery of the hill country just can’t be beat. Mix all of that up in a pot with some great folks and a grouping […]

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The Jalopy Journal is 15…

The Jalopy Journal is 15…

It’s December of 1994 and I’m at home for Christmas break. I had taken up HTML and decided to build a hot rod website. I obsessed over the site for weeks, but by January I was ready to “launch.” While sitting in my dorm room at the University of Oklahoma, […]

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Hot Rod Speedsters

Hot Rod Speedsters

Reggie sent over a video yesterday that I thought you guys would enjoy. It’s titled “Hot Rod Speedsters,” but I think it’s actually a compilation piece of a number of different motion pictures. Some of these you have undoubtly seen, but muscle through them one more time as you never […]

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Liberation

Liberation

Don Moyer is a good pal and a great thinker. He’s one of those guys that seems to own just about everything and just about everything he owns seems to have time tested personality. That’s why I was a little surprised to read about his street rod Olds. Done with […]

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Time & Speed

Time & Speed

Otto Crocker was a watchmaker from San Diego with a keen interest in all things fast. By marrying his two passions (time and speed), Otto did a lot of firsts… He was the first drag strip timer with mechanical consistency, the first timer of the Bonneville Nationals, and the first […]

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Axle And Li’l Axle And The Dago Deuce

Axle And Li’l Axle And The Dago Deuce

Not until John Buttera gave rodding the gift of machined billet aluminum in the ’70s would a piece of hardware impact the look and character of hot rods as much as the Dago axle did in the late ’40s. Given the nickname of the town from whence it came, San […]

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The Unibody Roadster Dissected

The Unibody Roadster Dissected

Alex has been one of our tech editors for around a decade or so. He’s one of those guys that has a very rare combinations of talents. Not only is he a capable fabricator, but he’s also incredibly creative/innovative, has an eye for the right lines, and a deep passion […]

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The Jade Idol

The Jade Idol

So at around 7:30 or 8 tonight, a group of guys are meeting at a local hamburger joint for food and drink. From there, they will bomb down Guadalupe Street, track over to South Congress, and finally stop at the world famous Continental Club. Inside, Little Bobby Bleed and Mark […]

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A Young Man Of Speed

A Young Man Of Speed

Josh Higgens is a mechanic over at the Amocat Speed Emporium in Puyallup, WA. On his off time, he’s been working on a purposeful ’29 roadster over at a pal’s work shop. Our tech editor, Paul, just happened to stop by to a get a glimpse of the rear engined […]

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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 >>