The 2010 GNRS Jalopy Journal: Roadster Pick… VOTE NOW!

The 2010 GNRS Jalopy Journal: Roadster Pick… VOTE NOW!

It’s time fellas… Blake and I walked our asses off, polled some of our favorite builders and personalities, and came back to the hotel with 10 finalists for the 2010 Jalopy Journal “Best Roadster” award. Now, it’s up to you fellas… Take a long hard gander at the photos and […]

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Hold Your Horses Gentlemen

Hold Your Horses Gentlemen

Alright fellas… We are up and at em’… Blake and I are gonna go have some breakfast, poll a few builders, take a few pictures, and then get to an internet connection by late afternoon in order to post the contenders. Are you ready to vote for the best damn […]

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Noir City Poster Shoot…

Noir City Poster Shoot…

The San Francisco Film Noir Festival “Noir City” started last week, and to promote the event they released their annual poster. It features a leggy blonde hitchhiking and a certain 1939 Mercury on the side of the road (complete with dead hand in the back seat). I got a call […]

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The 2010 GNRS & The Jalopy Journal

The 2010 GNRS & The Jalopy Journal

You fellas remember that mess we got ourselves into last year? Well, apparently we didn’t learn our lesson. Blake and I are gonna hop on airplane and head for Pomona tomorrow morning with our sights set on the 2010 GNRS. The plan is simple – We will poll ten anonymous […]

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The Devin SS

The Devin SS

Bill Devin was once described as the “The Enzo Ferrari of Okie Flats”, but in reality he was a hot rodder, just like you or me. He just like things that went fast, and looked good. Devin started building small fiberglass bodied sportscars and kit cars in the early 50s, […]

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The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad

In the 1950′s, the volunteer fire departments of the upper East coast participated in tournaments meant to judge the skill and creativity of the fire departments of the area. From what I can tell, the competition was pretty simple – haul ass from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ and then […]

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1955 Kurtis 500KK

1955 Kurtis 500KK

A week ago, Mr. Kellogg told the story of Tommy Lee and his extravagant roadster built by Frank Kurtis. Frank got his start at Don Lee Cadillac, but it wasn’t long before he struck out on his own and dedicated 100% of his time to building cars in a little […]

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The one that got away…

The one that got away…

After posting about the great find “Tater”, I was reminded of another amazing car that I found about 3 years earlier, that was tragically pulled out from under me. I still get sick to my stomach when I recall the story… It started innocently enough: A superior at work just […]

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Tech Week: WINNER!

Tech Week: WINNER!

Tech week is over and man, was it a good one. So good in fact, that judging got hairy. The judges were the prize givers – 3wLarry, HotRod33, Mark-V, Atomic Hot Rods, Zman, and myself. We all met late at night in the local bowling alley. Knowing it could ugly, […]

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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 >>