The 60 Year Wait…

The 60 Year Wait…

Mark Murray’s grandfather was a hot rodder and, lucky for us, an amateur photographer. In 1950, he made the trek to the Bonneville Salt Flats and brought along with him his trusty camera stuffed full of black and white film. He must have clicked away all week as he ran […]

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Harley Earl & Bonneville…

Harley Earl & Bonneville…

Hot Rods have been influencing Detroit car designs since the early 50′s- Hidden door handles, hide away headlights, frenched head & tail lights, even chopped and sectioned bodies on production cars usually look back towards a hand-built custom creation that preceded it. One of my favorite examples of hot rod […]

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Another Forgotten Roadster

Another Forgotten Roadster

Last week, we talked about Bud’s little ‘T’ Roadster and how it essentially fell through the cracks of history. The idea of that car’s inconsequential past and present sort of appealed to me. It was a rad little roadster built smartly and with a clear a purpose, but its “being” […]

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When the Diesel came to Indy…

When the Diesel came to Indy…

Some of you may remember Ryan’s great post on the 1952 Indianapolis 500 line up a few years ago. That got me thinking a little more about the fantastic and innovative #28 Cummins Diesel-powered Kurtis Kraft piloted by Fearless Freddie Agabashian. The car was an Indy first in many ways: […]

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1941… Swag

1941… Swag

I had a crazy weekend and didn’t have much time to put together a post for this morning. So instead of filling you with hot rod and custom goodness, I figured I’d pitch the latest swag to hit the TJJ store. I know… I know… Shameless. But what the hell? […]

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The Doug Caruthers Modified

The Doug Caruthers Modified

Yes, this is the famous Chrisman Brother’s dragster you all know and love. In the late 30s, this car was created by Harry Lewis as one of the first purpose-built “Modified” racers. It changed hands quite a number of times before ownership by Road Runner’s member Doug Caruthers. What I […]

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Plastic Toy Hot Rods

Plastic Toy Hot Rods

I just got back from the Toy Fair in NYC, for work. One thing I really enjoyed checking out was all the die cast cars from 1/64 all the way up to 1/16. Since the late 60s, die cast has been about the only option for most detailed toy cars […]

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The Daily Driver

The Daily Driver

The drive from my house to The Jalopy Journal World Headquarters is a peaceful 10 mile jaunt through the small town of Dripping Springs, over a few hills, and down a couple of country roads. It’s the kind of drive that poems are written about. It’s a romantic setting that […]

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The Unknown Roadster

The Unknown Roadster

In the May, 1956 issue of Rod & Custom Magazine the fellas at Quinn Publications featured a ‘T’ roadster built by Bud Parham of Portland, Oregon. Even though the car made the cover of that very issue, I’m willing to bet that most of you have never seen it before. […]

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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 >>