The History Of Los Angeles

The History Of Los Angeles

Jimmy is a relatively new member that recently spent a ton of time scouring the photo archives of the Los Angeles Public Library. In doing so, he found hundreds of photos from the 1930′s and well into the 1960′s that capture the historical car culture of Southern California. The photos […]

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The Eliminators, 1968

The Eliminators, 1968

I’m betting that many of you have already seen this video before. I saw it for the first time on VHS about 15 years ago – right around the time that the DVD revolution started. Of course, my VHS player soon broke and was replaced by a DVD player. One […]

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The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift?

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift?

I’m always trying to get another old car ‘for the wife’- All the cool little cars that could be deemed too cute for a greasy guy: Porsche 356 Speedster, MGA, Triumph TR3 and the like. One night I gave a buddy a ride home and saw a  black and white […]

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Take That Mrs. Lauren!

Take That Mrs. Lauren!

The December, 1953 issue of Rod & Custom Magazine features one of my favorite 39/40 coupes of all time. Doug Rice’s car (kind of a refined version of another favorite) was built to be low and stylish. When he drove the finished product to Bonneville in ’53, most folks didn’t […]

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MOMA 1951: “Eight Automobiles” Exhibit

MOMA 1951: “Eight Automobiles” Exhibit

In September of 1951, the Museum of Modern Art in New York decided to exhibit iconic automobile design as pure elements of art & design. Some folks might be thinking of a 1949 Mercury or a Cadillac Sedanette as excellent examples of post-war cars with breath-taking design, but for these […]

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Ed Dell’s ’36 Roadster

Ed Dell’s ’36 Roadster

The ’36 Roadster just might be the most graceful design Ford has ever released. The wonderfully contoured fenders meeting the perfectly simple grille and, of course, those roadster stanchions… The damn things are just sexy. You can’t argue that. Or maybe I’m just biased. I’ve always loved these cars and […]

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A Wally Parks Moment

A Wally Parks Moment

I first met Wally Parks in 2001 at an NHRA hall of fame banquet in California. It was brief meeting, but an absolute stroke of luck. Some how or another, Wally took a liking to me… or at least, in what I was doing. From that time until Wally’s death […]

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The Shake Down

The Shake Down

You know the story-Your thrashing away on a project car and the goal is just to get it to a certain show by a certain date. Its what keeps you up with late nights, makes you spend all your money, and keeps you determined to get it done. For my […]

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El Mirage In Color – 1947

El Mirage In Color – 1947

A good number of our hot rodding heroes fought for our freedom in WWII. They found themselves in strange exotic places and away from the hot rods they inevitably thought so much about. Many of our guys found a way to occupy their minds during the spites of boredom that […]

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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 >>