The Day of the Drags – 2009

The Day of the Drags – 2009

It’s been a long “season” for me this year. I’ve gone to more events and done more “car activities” than any year prior and honestly, I was starting to feel a bit like I was getting burnt out – not with cars at all, but just events. As such, I […]

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1957 Mercury Mermaid

1957 Mercury Mermaid

I’ve been having problems sleeping this week and for one reason or another, my body decided to catch up last night. As such, I got off to a late start this morning. To make matters worse, I sat down in front of the keyboard this late morning with no idea […]

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1940s Auto Mechanic…

1940s Auto Mechanic…

Just stumbled across this 1940s vocational education film on becoming a mechanic. Its a great film clip for checking out vintage service equipment, car part cutaways, uniforms, etc. What strikes me is how radically the skill set has changed for a new car mechanic. In the pursuit of simplicity, reliability […]

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1948 to 1950 Ford Trucks: Rubber

1948 to 1950 Ford Trucks: Rubber

So a friend of mine just got himself a brand spanking new 1950 Ford truck. For the most part, it’s bone stock and he is already gathering the parts needed to give the little hauler a lower stance. However, he isn’t quite sure yet what to do about tire size. […]

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Hershey AACA Swap – Bucket List?

Hershey AACA Swap – Bucket List?

Once a year, the Antique Automobile Club of America hosts the Grandaddy of all old car part swaps, simply known as “Hershey”. An overwhelming 9000 vendors, spread over miles of parking lot for 4 days. The infamous muddy fileds are long gone, and I walked this thing from sun up […]

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Arcata Airport – 1956

Arcata Airport – 1956

Relative to the rest of the world, sports car racing in America just wasn’t all that glamorous in the mid 1950′s. The Corvette was still early in production and Americans hadn’t yet mastered the set up and tuning of the imported sports cars. On top of that, the American born […]

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A Hack & His Strombergs

A Hack & His Strombergs

When I was in college, I had a 1950 Ford coupe. I bought it from a local old guy for $900 using one of those credit card checks. I can vividly remember limping it home from his house in Oklahoma City to my apartment in Norman, OK. The car was […]

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Hot Rod and Custom Books: The Essentials

Hot Rod and Custom Books: The Essentials

If your a hot rod nut, chances are your a bit of a collector, too: Vintage parts, black t shirts, and old stuff in general. How about books? Me too. For car book geeks, Amazon.com is a dangerous place. They know what you like to buy, and kindly “suggest” new […]

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Time Lapse – On The Road

Time Lapse – On The Road

Admittedly, this is a bit off topic. It’s a time lapse video set to some horrible music of a guy in a 60′s era ‘vert driving across the country. Hell, I don’t even know what kind of car he’s in, but for some reason I was still compelled to post […]

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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 >>