War Paint!

War Paint!

I knew a guy once named Mike Csoka. When I knew him, he was shriveled up old sign painter working out of a shack in Norman, Oklahoma. At the time, I worked at a custom bike shop (my Ford F970 Killer will be released soon… Inside joke, sorry…) and we’d […]

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Marchese Special

Marchese Special

I had heard of Carl Marchese before. He was the rookie of the year in ’29 at Indy and in the early 50′s he designed his own chassis for the same race. He was widely known to be a bit of a loon with more intelligence that he knew what […]

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Safety Second

Safety Second

I think it was 1995. Junebug and I decided to attend the Street Rod Nationals in Oklahoma City. He drove his Merc in from Reno and the plan was to sell our t-shirts out of the trunk. Who needs a vendor spot and the fees that accompany them? Not us. […]

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The Gear Journal

The Gear Journal

For the last month or so I’ve been working on a new site and community. The Gear Journal is essentially dedicated to the gear and gadgets that folks carry everyday to make their lives easier. We plan to focus on things like watches, knives, wallets, packs, guns, flashlights, and other […]

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The Tournament Of Champions

The Tournament Of Champions

Drag Racing was still cool in 1969. Innovation was up, the fuel was good, the engines pretty much sat where they belonged, floppers flopped, rails pulled wheels, etc… all was pretty much glorious in the world. For some, the late 60′s and early 70′s represent a golden era of 1/4 […]

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Something Beautiful

Something Beautiful

I’ve posted on this blog every single “work day” for four years. I don’t believe I’ve missed a single day. It hasn’t been easy and frankly, today has been one of the hardest. Tough week. But what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger… and what could be stronger that some […]

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Shop Class as Soulcraft

Shop Class as Soulcraft

A bunch of people bugged me about reading this book. I relented and while not perfect, it is smartly written and incredibly thought provoking. Essentially, “Shop Class” covers our connection to the material world and how making shit with our hands grounds us and better prepares us for problem solving. […]

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HD Fuel Pump

HD Fuel Pump

I spent the weekend with family in Santa Rosa, CA. As you read this, I’m hopping on an airplane and heading back to Texas. Obviously, I didn’t have much time for a post this morning but I thought I would leave you with one of the tidbits of old Ford […]

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Art Show Rookie

Art Show Rookie

Every now and then some new guy enters the Friday Art Show and just starts dropping bombs. “Phred the phiend” is the latest… From out of nowhere, he started posting these amazing “skinny tie styled” renderings of cars and vans that don’t exist. They sit right on the edge of […]

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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 >>