1959 Speed Shop Part 2: Gauges!

1959 Speed Shop Part 2: Gauges!

On the back side of the Hot Rod Revolution, its time to get back into the 1959 Almquist catalog and flip to our next chapter after manifolds. What is it about gauges that make us geek out so much? I always peer into a period correct roadster and eyeball the […]

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2009 Hot Rod Revolution

2009 Hot Rod Revolution

“We cling to our tried and trued. We are creatures of comfort. We find our patterns and we stick to what we know best… But there is a big wide beautiful world out there and for those that want it, it’s there for the taking. Some of us are just […]

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Shoebox Convert

Shoebox Convert

I arrived in Santa Rosa, CA late last night and am about to head to Costco to get some dogs for the open house at Vern’s. As such, I don’t have a ton of time for a post… I mean shit fellas – I’ve got a REVOLUTION to prepare for! […]

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1959 Speed Shop Part 1: Manifolds!

1959 Speed Shop Part 1: Manifolds!

Imagine if you could get any eclectic speed part you wanted for your old car without hitting a swap or searching the internet? Speedway Motors, Mooneyes, Edelbrock, H & H, and many more have re-popped some of the popular rare bits, especially for Flatheads, Cad, Olds, and Nailhead. But what […]

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Reno Air Races… On the Bucket List?

Reno Air Races… On the Bucket List?

Alright, so it may not be 100% on topic with old cars, but you’ve got to admit that real warbirds are right up there with the very best of the other vintage mechanical stuff we drool over. I just got back from my first time at the Reno Air Races, […]

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You Like Drag Racing?

You Like Drag Racing?

Aside from our own H.A.M.B. Drags, there are a few other drag races in the US that really get me going. The first will be obvious to some of you… The Day of The Drags is held at what many think is the most gorgeous track in the country – […]

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Coker Tire Challenge: Part 2

Coker Tire Challenge: Part 2

Rain had been threatening us all weekend. On Friday, we got lucky and managed to dodge every drop that fell from the dark skies, but on this day our luck was out – rain was coming down in sheets. Doing my best to ignore the weather, I lined the blown […]

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Coker Tire Challenge: Part 1

Coker Tire Challenge: Part 1

I dig Tennessee. And I think the reason I enjoy the area so much is that it reminds me of Austin. The folks are hospitable, timing isn’t all the important, and there’s just a general laid back vibe all around. You gotta dig pretty deep to find anything too pretentious […]

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Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

There is something magic that happens when a project car reaches the ‘roller stage’. When you can actually push the car in and out of the garage. You may not have working brakes, full steering or even a seat- Heck you probably don’t have a complete engine yet! But there […]

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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 >>