Craig Breedlove’s Dragster

Craig Breedlove’s Dragster

We’ve covered Craig Breedlove a few times on The Jalopy Journal (look here and here for starters). To sum Craig up, he’s a crazy man with a disease that can only be contained by speed. He’s used jets and rockets in just about every conceivable way, with one goal – […]

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Unrestored 1932 Chevy Coupe – Olds Powered!

Unrestored 1932 Chevy Coupe – Olds Powered!

Who doesn’t love a clean, full-fendered 5 window Deuce coupe? Just when you think Ford had the market cornered on hot rod 32′s in the late Fifties, I come across this beauty. Recently freshened up from a near 45 year slumber and put for sale in Reno, this baby appears […]

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5… 5… 5…

5… 5… 5…

Jocko Johnson was done with his streamlined dragster and Dean Moon wanted it badly. It was all vanity. Dean bought the car, took out the huge Allison motor, installed a big block Chevrolet, and relabeled it the “Moonliner.” The car would never really compete again and instead became a billboard […]

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Magic Highway USA

Magic Highway USA

On May 14, 1958 the Disneyland TV program on ABC ran an episode called “Magic Highway, U.S.A.” It examined the past, present and imaginary future of automobile transportation on the American highways. My only question is, “What the heck happened?!” Sure we’ve got cell phones and DVD players in cars, […]

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The King Shifter

The King Shifter

Almost a year ago, I got an email from Tom King. I didn’t recognize the name, but I recognized the scans of vintage ads that were attached to the email. See, Tom King was the inventor of the King Shifter and his ads were found all over hot rod publications […]

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1947 Huth Sports Custom

1947 Huth Sports Custom

Our resident fiberglass freak, Geoff Hacker, recently sent me a story about a long lost sports custom built by a man named Gerald “Gerry” Huth in and around 1947. Obviously, it was a very early effort… As such, the car features quirky proportions and lines that not everyone is going […]

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1957 Edelbrock Catalog

1957 Edelbrock Catalog

The folks at Edelbrock have being doing a great job bringing some of their old icons back to market in recent years, from the Slingshot manifold and block letter flatheads to the latest repop of the faithful Holley 94 carb. Its funny to see how the aftermarket performance parts tide […]

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Dean Batchelor: Part 2

Dean Batchelor: Part 2

After last month’s article about Dean’s B-17 adventure during WWII, I decided it might be appropriate to take a more in depth view of Dean as a hot rodder, streamliner builder, and driver. There’s a lot to Dean, so hang with me here and enjoy the ride. You will certainly […]

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Carlo Mollino – Designer, Architect, Photographer, and Car Nut.

Carlo Mollino – Designer, Architect, Photographer, and Car Nut.

Imagine if Salvadore Dali was a gearhead, architect, furniture designer and a pilot on top of being an eclectic painter. Carlo Mollino, one of Italy‚Äôs most influential mid-20th century designers, was incredibly talented with a broad skillset that defied having a single label. His love of the streamline and female […]

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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 >>