Andy Southard, Jr.

Andy Southard, Jr.

I was living in Norman, Oklahoma when I first caught the traditional hot rod and custom bug. While I still consider Norman to be the capital of this great country, it’s not exactly a hot bed for traditional hot rods and customs. Without inspiration around me, I had to find […]

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Jack Carroll’s ’32 Coupe

Jack Carroll’s ’32 Coupe

I’ve known Chris Casny for a little over a year now. We met at a little shindig in Austin last year and have been pals ever since. He’s just one of those guys you can instantly get along with. And, of course, he’s got one bitchin’ model-a coupe… So, we […]

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Don Edmunds: Rookie Of The Year

Don Edmunds: Rookie Of The Year

You might have heard Don Edmunds’ name through a number of different channels. He began his racing career early and seemed to step up his legacy decade after decade from then on. He ran at Indy, was largely responsible for the design and development of the prototype “Bill Thomas” Cheetah, […]

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Indy… 1957… Again…

Indy… 1957… Again…

Almost a year ago to the day, I ran a post that featured a pretty remarkable home video taken during the 41rst running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1957. As luck would have it, I found yet more amateur footage taken on the same day but from a different vantage […]

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Whiskey Toots, Straight Up…

Whiskey Toots, Straight Up…

During that summer of 1956, you learned that the life of a grocery delivery boy isn’t all doom and gloom. You learned that putting the right perspective on things can lead to all kinds of opportunity. You learned that “your drink” is whiskey… straight up… You learned that cool is […]

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Ed Binggeli’s F/GAS Willys

Ed Binggeli’s F/GAS Willys

Think “Willys Gasser” and what image comes to mind? Probably the old Stone, Woods, & Cook car, or K.S. Pitman’s little butt kicker, right? Well, if you haunted the Northern California drag racing scene in the early ’60s that image could just as likely be a yellow ’41 coupe powered […]

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Holes

Holes

I’ve always been enamored with purpose built cars. There is something intrinsically rebellious about the utter disregard for form with complete faith that form will eventually follow. And usually, it does… Often time full out race cars such as the Pierson Bros. coupe are just as thought provoking as full […]

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Test Drive

Test Drive

So a couple of days ago, a pal of mine hooked me up with a super nifty and tiny HD camera. And of course, the Jalopy Journal Motion Picture player is completely HD ready… I figured a test was in order and couldn’t find a better way to test it […]

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The Month Of May

The Month Of May

When I was a kid, May was my favorite month. Every year around this time, my pops and I would pack up and head for Indianapolis in time to catch the last of qualifying and, of course, the greatest spectacle in racing. I remember it being more grand than anything […]

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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 >>