Who Needs A Model-A? Not Chester.

Who Needs A Model-A? Not Chester.

It’s June of 1929 and Chester is still thinking about those brand spanking new Ford Model-A’s. Ever since they came out in ’28, he’s had the urge to drop the dough on a brand new set of black wheels. That is until he got a thoughtful note card from his […]

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Trash Cans & The Flat Duo Jets

Trash Cans & The Flat Duo Jets

I was sitting at home last night and noticed that ESPN2 was airing a random NHRA drag race. Bored, I gave it a shot… Frankly, the belly button cars and stale classes did nothing to help my situation. I decided to press on and popped in an old DVD that […]

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The Red Hot ’36

The Red Hot ’36

Remember the White Hot ’36? It was an extremely fast and blown ’36 coupe built and owned by the legendary Cobbs/Fox duo. Well, in late 1952 the Cobbs/Fox team decided to move on and sold their ’36 to Bob Joehnck sans motor and transmission. Bob quickly made the car his […]

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Dennis McPhail

Dennis McPhail

I’m going to guess it was around 1997. That was the year that I first met Dennis McPhail. I had been running The Jalopy Journal and the H.A.M.B. for a few years by then, but I was doing so in a complete vacuum. Living in Norman, Oklahoma where there was […]

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Colorized, Staged, and Mysterious

Colorized, Staged, and Mysterious

So the photo above (and seen full-sized below) has been sitting on my hard drive for over ten years. I seem to always find it when researching for something else entirely, but I always stop and admire the composition. Embarrassingly enough, however, I have no idea where it came from. […]

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The Jalopy Journal Presents…

The Jalopy Journal Presents…

I figured it was about time to write a post about our events scheduled for 2009. For the past three or four years, we’ve hosted atleast three events per year. This year, we decided to narrow it down to two. The reasoning really had nothing to do with the economy, […]

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The logos of Speed & Power

The logos of Speed & Power

Sometimes, I dream about old logos. I’m falling through space and logos are fluttering all around me as I try to grab them. It’s kind of like being in one of those cash closets you see at restaurants where they lock you in a small windowed room, turn on the […]

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Ray Farhner’s Corvette

Ray Farhner’s Corvette

I was browsing the “one that got away” thread on the H.A.M.B. a few weeks ago and stumbled upon a post by Tom Davidson featuring shots of this killer Corvette. I’ve been obsessed with the car ever since. Tom only owned the car for a year and the photos in […]

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The Cancer Car: Update

The Cancer Car: Update

Remember the cancer car from a couple of years ago? Neal sent over an email yesterday with photos of Mark’s progress. No word on his health, but one thing is for certain – Mark is beating the hell out of that little hot rod. It’s not quite finished yet, but […]

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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 >>