Hot Rods are Baby Stuff…

Hot Rods are Baby Stuff…

My wife and I recently welcomed a son to the family, and I’m already looking at peddle cars and miniature mechanics coveralls, of course. Back when my daughter was born in 2007, I asked two very talented artists from my work if they would do a mural in her room […]

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MG at Bonneville – 1951

MG at Bonneville – 1951

I woke up this morning sick as a dog. I’m not up to writing much or figuring out today’s topic, so you guys are stuck with a random video. It’s 1951 and a British dude that goes by “Goldy” is hammering his piss-ant little MG down the salt to the […]

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Ray Brown Lakester… More details.

Ray Brown Lakester… More details.

The HAMB History post What happened to Ray Brown’s 27 Lakes roadster? by Jimmy B had some great images of the car, including a rear 3/4 shot with the turtle deck off that I had never seen. Its pretty rare to find very many clear, in-progress construction shots for lakes […]

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The Golden Nugget

The Golden Nugget

You guys are probably tired of hearing about how much I prefer simple customs over extravagant works, but I’ve found another example that I thought was worth sharing. It’s a 1952 Vic that was featured in the June, 1958 issue of Rodding & Re-Styling. Simplicity, of course, is the keynote. […]

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Jay Johnston’s Shoebox

Jay Johnston’s Shoebox

I first saw Jay Johnston’s shoebox in Andy Southard’s “Customs of the 1950′s” book and as the owner of a shoebox Ford at the time, I freaked out. Sure, it’s a pretty extravagant custom and I typically don’t go for such cars, but this one is different. Why? Because just […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Well fellas… It’s that time of the year again. “A Christmas Story” is playing on a loop, the kids are totally obsessing over their latest swag (delivered straight from the North Pole), and I sit here writing yet another Christmas post. To make things even better, we are snowed in […]

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Drinking & Driving… At Bonneville!

Drinking & Driving… At Bonneville!

A while back, we showed you a video from Mazooma1′s collection that featured Dean Moon’s Moonliner promoting 555 Cigarettes. Today, we are throwing another one your way and again it features the Moonliner promoting a vice. This time, it’s Budweiser… and while the video is pretty much as cheesy as […]

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All Aluminum, Hand Built, Ferrari V-12 Powered = Breathtaking.

All Aluminum, Hand Built, Ferrari V-12 Powered = Breathtaking.

I recently attended a Holiday Pig Roast and Car show in the Bay Area, and this little beauty (still under construction) from Steve Moal’s shop showed up. The few details that I know are pretty tasty, indeed: The car features monocoque construction and the frame is all riveted panels, with […]

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Special Pick-Up Issue!

Special Pick-Up Issue!

This morning I was sitting at the lone stop light in the sleepy little town of Dripping Springs, TX in my new daily driver – a 1939 Deluxe Ford Sedan (story for another day). And when I say “sleepy,” I mean it – there wasn’t a soul around as 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 >>