Lee Family Tradition

Lee Family Tradition

If you are a regular on the H.A.M.B., you’ve probably already read about the Lee family racing team. Their grandson posted an incredible series of articles covering the adventures of Jim and Allison Lee directly to the H.A.M.B. a month or so. Each article featured a short bio of sorts […]

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The Hot Rod Revolution

The Hot Rod Revolution

It was either very late at night or very early in the morning when the idea for the Hot Rod Revolution spawned. Keith Tardel and I started the conversation and it wasn’t long before our better halves, Mary and Marcie, joined in. Over the course of way too many margaritas, […]

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California’s Big Wheels (Who’s Who for 1952)…

California’s Big Wheels (Who’s Who for 1952)…

In the early 1950s, the Hot Rod movement was growing rapidly, if not exploding. The SCTA had established racing at Muroc, El Mirage, and Bonneville for years, and the aftermarket parts for Flatheads and the new OHV motors kept expanding. 1927 – 1934 Ford coupes and roadsters were still fairly […]

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Scooped By Moriarity

Scooped By Moriarity

I was on my way home from the H.A.M.B. Drags and somewhere around Edmond, Oklahoma when my cell phone rang. I glanced at my iPhone to see the name “Mark Moriarity” flash across the screen. I answered and Mark got right to the point. “Hey man, what do you know about front-drive […]

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Hot Rodding in Hawaii… Hao Wela!!

Hot Rodding in Hawaii… Hao Wela!!

Last week was the 50th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood. If you’ve never been over to see our hot rod brothers to the far west, you owe a trip over. If you love WW II history, Pearl Harbor is a must. If you dig surfing, snorkeling or general relaxation, Hawaii is […]

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The 2009 H.A.M.B. Drags

The 2009 H.A.M.B. Drags

To be honest, I always start the month of August by loathing the upcoming H.A.M.B. Drags. The stress for a guy like me is almost unbearable. I start to worry about being in a crowd, forgetting something important, leaving someone out, the weather, the track, the hotel, etc… Every year, […]

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Its in the Details…

Its in the Details…

You can go to just about any hot rod & custom show and walk past a fleet of ’32 Ford Roadsters. Suddenly, you see one that catches your eye and you spend a good 10 or 15 minutes looking it over, with that sheepish grin on your face. Why did […]

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The Rodder’s Journal #45 – BIG NEWS!

The Rodder’s Journal #45 – BIG NEWS!

There has been a lot of hype surrounding The Rodder’s Journal #45 that is due to ship to subscribers this week and it’s for good reason. Kirk’s Galaxie made the cover, Webb’s Golden Submarine made the studio, Mumford’s Ardun looks glorious, and there are absolutely wonderful pieces on both Dan […]

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The Yay-Hoo Cup

The Yay-Hoo Cup

The H.A.M.B. Drags actually started with a cup. See, I was down and out… burnt up… tired of running this joint… tired of this… tired of that… And then, I went to the first Lonestar Round Up and was completely and totally inspired by the Kontinental Car Club and the […]

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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 >>