HAMB Drags 2003… Has it really been six years?

HAMB Drags 2003… Has it really been six years?

The first annual HAMB Drags happened 6 years ago at the Mo-Kan Dragstrip in Asbury, Missouri. When Ryan announced the new venture earlier that year, I had a feeling it was gonna be a really special inaugural event that I just had to attend: Low buck, run what you brung, […]

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’32 Revver

’32 Revver

With the H.A.M.B. Drags coming this weekend, I figured it was appropriate to feature a vintage drag car of some kind. I dug through my vintage archives looking for something unique to rap about and came across the above ’32 roadster. I have no idea where the images came from […]

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Bonneville… Part 2

Bonneville… Part 2

Joyo and I got off the airplane in Salt Lake around noon. I had always imagined driving into Wendover in something a bit more rebellious than a rented Chevrolet Malibu, but we were both eager despite our wheels. Those late model aluminum rollers were, after all, wheels of fortune and […]

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“Don’t call it a Hot Rod”…

“Don’t call it a Hot Rod”…

(Note: I’m back from Wenndover along with the rest of the happy souls, but rather than pounding more salt in your eyes with another Bonneville post, I’ll leave it to Ryan to bring you more Speed Week love tomorrow.) The first time I saw “don’t call it a Hot Rod” […]

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Bonneville… Part 1

Bonneville… Part 1

I’ve always known that I was lacking culture. I mean, I’ve done a lot of racing in my life and I’ve done so from the grass roots level all the way up to the big time. BUT, I had never been to Bonneville until this past weekend. The experience changed […]

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Otto Crocker: Father Time

Otto Crocker: Father Time

When Burt Munro does his climactic run down the salt in ‘Worlds Fastest Indian’, you see those big, circular clock dials spinning, and the name “CROCKER TIMER” is right on the face of the dial, capturing his world speed record. It’s hard to appreciate in today’s world of electronics, but […]

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The Work Of Zoltan Glass

The Work Of Zoltan Glass

Zoltan Glass was a jewish kid that grew up in Germany in the early 1900′s. In 1925 or so, he decided to move to Berlin to pursue his passion in both auto racing and photography. It wasn’t long before folks at Mercedes, Auto Union, and other manufacturers began to notice […]

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The H.A.M.B. Drag Nationals & More!

The H.A.M.B. Drag Nationals & More!

Well fellas… It’s certainly that time of year – ain’t it? Speed Week is upon us and the H.A.M.B. Drag Nationals is just right around the corner. As such, I figured now was as good a time as any to make an announcement. See, we’ve been working for a few […]

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The Rules of the Salt: 1951

The Rules of the Salt: 1951

Thumbing through my “HOT RODS” Trend Book #102 (by the editors of Hot Rod Magazine) I found tons of great articles like “The History of the Hot Rod Sport” by Wally Parks, and “How to Do It- Lowering Your Car/ Raising Compression/ Dual Exhaust” stories by Don Francisco. One story […]

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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 >>