Upsidedown V8-60

Upsidedown V8-60

It’s 1941. Buddy Shay and Frank VanDersahl had been campaigning a midget car for a couple of years, but their Chrysler 4-banger just wasn’t cutting the mustard anymore. The v8-60 cars at their local track in Denver, CO were blowing them off and the Offies? It was almost laughable. So, […]

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1938 Ford Roadster Pick Up

1938 Ford Roadster Pick Up

I’ve always heard tales about Argentina and rare Ford stuff. A few years ago, there were all kinds of rumors floating around about a warehouse that was discovered housing crates of NOS Ardun heads. Before that, it was a rumor about 1000 replacement flathead blocks located in a similar fashion. […]

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The Bean Bandits

The Bean Bandits

In 1949, a group of fellas got together in San Diego with their hot rods and called themselves the “Cam Busters.” It just so happened that most of these fellas were from south of border and due to the ignorance of the times, it wasn’t uncommon for some guys to […]

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The 2009 Jalopy Journal & H.A.M.B. Shirts

The 2009 Jalopy Journal & H.A.M.B. Shirts

It’s 1956. You’re a delivery kid for a grocery store and you’re headed to drop off a bag of sirloins to that big house on the ritzy side of town. You arrive and the hot broad that lives there greets you at the door wearing only a see through nighty […]

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Thou Shalt Drag!

Thou Shalt Drag!

I’m on the road today and didn’t have time for much writing this morning. So instead of spouting hot rod history out my waazoo, I thought I would take a knee and let the Surfites teach us a thing or two about drag racing. Pay special attention around the 1:35 […]

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Merc Survivor

Merc Survivor

Here’s something I haven’t done for some time – a featured classified ad. I was out to lunch with Bleed not long ago and for one reason or the other, the topic of Mercs came up. He mentioned his pal Johnny had a bitchin’ survivor up in Wisconsin and that […]

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Chauvin Emmon’s Indy Influence

Chauvin Emmon’s Indy Influence

After yesterday’s post, I got a ton of private messages and emails asking for more information on the above pictured roadster. I did some quick research and discovered that the car was featured in the June, 1964 issue of Hot Rod Magazine and was owned/built by Chauvin Emmons. That name […]

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Now In Color!

Now In Color!

There’s just something about color photography of the late 1950′s to the mid 1960′s or so… It’s saturated and soft, but still really rich. I’ve always had a thing for that look and have started to gather quite a collection. Rather than bore you with words, I thought today would […]

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The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

So it’s early Friday morning and Marcie and I had just finished setting up the Jalopy Journal booth at the Expo Center. Rain was coming down in sheets, hitting the roof of the newly reorganized Expo Barn, and rolling off the edges to form four walls of water. It was […]

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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 >>