The Ford Show

The Ford Show

A few months ago, we posted about Joie Chitwood and his gang of merry stuntman. In the mid 50′s, these guys were tearing up ’56 Chevrolet’s with reckless abandon. However, by 1960 it looks as though Joie had dropped Chevrolet and had his group (now called  “The Tournament of Thrills”) […]

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1948 Plymouth

1948 Plymouth

I was flying down I-35 just north of Dallas, TX on Tuesday when I spotted a custom in the corner of my eye coming from the opposite direction. I whipped my head around just fast enough to see a white ’48 Plymouth sporting whitewalls on chrome reverse wheels, a perfect […]

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TECH WEEK!

TECH WEEK!

Mike Wren owns what is mostly a mail order tool company out of Spokane, WA. He’s been a sponsor of one of our sister sites, garagejournal.com, for a number of months and has gotten rave reviews from our members over there. The tool freaks on the Garage Journal have fallen […]

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Classy Chassis

Classy Chassis

I don’t typically do this kind of thing, but I’m still on the road and don’t have the time for a full post. Plus, I love supporting the Shiners and that’s what this event is all about. Well… that and some pretty incredible cars. Classy Chassis is a “Concours d’ […]

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Army of Juan

Army of Juan

I’m on the road handling some business and haven’t been able to grab much computer time for the last few days. That in mind, it’s high likely that this post is doubling up on another… BUT, I felt like I just had to post it anyway. See, I’ve developed a […]

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New Records Ahead!

New Records Ahead!

This is pretty much entirely off-topic, but I stumbled across this article in an old Mechanix Illustrated and felt like I had to post it. Essentially, it’s a perfect example of post-war optimism using enthusiastic words and wonderful artist renderings to get a single point across – shit is about […]

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Pre-Registration: The Drags & The Revo…

Pre-Registration: The Drags & The Revo…

It’s 1961. You arrive at your local drag strip early as this isn’t a typical test and tune. Tommy Ivo and “Big Daddy” Don Garlits are match racing and the whole county has shown up to welcome the out-of-towners. Once in, you notice the whole joint has been spiffed up […]

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The Blue Book, 1949

The Blue Book, 1949

Starting in 1944, Dan Post published what many consider to be the first “Custom Car” magazine titled the “Romodeler’s Manual For Restyling Your Car.” By 1946, Dan had published three issues and then began publishing similar books under different titles. The “California Car Photo Album,” the “Master Custom-Restyling Manual,” and […]

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The H.A.M.B. Andy Memorial Fund

The H.A.M.B. Andy Memorial Fund

If you haven’t noticed, Rich Venza has been busting his ass putting together a memorial fund for the late Andy Dunn. He’s worked with great artists and HAMBers such as Jeff Norwell, Greg Guise, Jason Clayton, and Ken Brock in an effort to put together some dash plaques, t-shirts, and […]

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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 >>