All My Friends… Know The Lowrider…

All My Friends… Know The Lowrider…

Day seven. Still sick. Still sucks. I think all of the missery has made me a bit nostalgic. In between hacking up a lung and snortin’ more Afrin, I spent some time last night looking over old posts, graphics, and just generally remembering where I came from. “Keeping it real,” […]

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Affordable Custom

Affordable Custom

Editor’s Note: Man, I’ve been sick… Marcie and I came down with some strange string of the flu last Tuesday and have been fighting it like mad ever since. It’s been terribly relentless and I’m hoping we are seeing the final days of it. In any case, I did not […]

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Barris Vs. Jeffries

Barris Vs. Jeffries

At the GNRS earlier this year, Rod Powell introduced me to Dean Jeffries. He was exactly as every one says he is – down to earth, sharp, and just flat out interesting. At the time, Dean was really excited about his book that was just about to be released to […]

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A Surprise H.A.M.B. Upgrade

A Surprise H.A.M.B. Upgrade

We were actually going to do this last week, but decided against it purely for selfish reasons. In any case, here it is… This marks kind of a historic point for us as it’s the first time we have worked directly with the software folks at Vbulletin and created features […]

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The Johnny Eck “Special”

The Johnny Eck “Special”

Our pals over at Jalopnik recently ran across a jewel of a historical story. Essentially, it’s about a man named Johnny Eck who was born in 1911 with no legs, a truncated torso, and an unquenchable thirst for all things fast and mechanical. His life was a roller coaster ride […]

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The Calori Car… Finished

The Calori Car… Finished

I’m often asked about my favorite H.A.M.B. build of all time and while it is a tough call, it’s hard for me not to give the nod to Billy and his amazing “Calori Roadster.” Not only is the car a recreation of one of the best, it was done by […]

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Rockets At Indy

Rockets At Indy

I’m getting on the road early tomorrow morning, so the Friday post is a bit early. Off like a rocket… It all went down in 1946 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Some crazy bastard strapped a “nato” rocket to his Indy car and lit it off on the back stretch. […]

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R&C, Wineland, & Shoebox Fords

R&C, Wineland, & Shoebox Fords

The September, 1960 issue of Rod & Custom Magazine just might house the single best feature ever done on a little page or, for that matter, in R&C Magazine’s history. Of course, my opinion is a biased one as I have always loved shoebox Fords and this issue prints no […]

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I’ll Miss Andy…

I’ll Miss Andy…

I never met HAMBAndy. I sent him stuff through the years and always pulled for him knowing that he was an underdog of sorts. Sick… And in pain… But most folks that knew him tell me that Andy was tough as nails and you’d never know the odds that he […]

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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 >>