Willow Run Airport

Willow Run Airport

It’s been widely documented that Henry Ford opposed America’s entry into World War II. Some folks claim that the reasoning behind Ford’s decision was simply because he was a pacifist. Others believe the notion that Ford had darker beliefs and had aligned himself more with the Axis train of thought. […]

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Unstable Anglia

Unstable Anglia

I am still going through Dad’s old car photos, and lucked out with two images of his Ford Anglia Gasser from the late 60s. This car has a bit of a sordid past, and although some details are fuzzy, I’ll share with you what I know of it. My dad […]

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The Perfect Day

The Perfect Day

Johnny Joyo walks into the shop and for a split second, I don’t see his face. Instead, I see a snapshot of his ’36 cabriolet where his face should be. My cell phone rings and El Jefe’s name appears, but I don’t see it. Before my brain registers the name, […]

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The Tachymetre

The Tachymetre

A few years ago, we featured an article on Otto Crocker that was published in a 1951 edition of Popular Mechanics. Otto was a watch maker with an intense interest in both time and speed. He began to merge the two passions on his first trip to Bonneville when he […]

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Dad’s Shoebox Custom in 1960

Dad’s Shoebox Custom in 1960

I recently found a few pictures of my Dad’s cars, including the sales lot ’52 Olds image I posted last week. The oldest photo in the batch is the little black & white honey attached below: My dad’s 1951 Ford Convertible. The shot was taken at the now-defunct Long Beach […]

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1953: Allard Prepares For Le Mans

1953: Allard Prepares For Le Mans

We’ve talked about Sidney Allard before. He was an England based hot rodder with an absolute knack for creating speed, power, and performance. He first proved himself in the mid-1930s by building and campaigning a series of successful trial machines constructed from a collection of Bugatti and Ford parts. After […]

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The art of Ford Times magazine

The art of Ford Times magazine

I’m sure some of you have seen the little magazine put out monthly by Ford Motor Co. that was part marketing and part stories, art and Americana. It started back in 1908 as an employee-only publication, but by the late 40s, it flourished into a general interest magazine with articles […]

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The Custom Shop Truck

The Custom Shop Truck

Vern Tardel once told me that a “custom” shop truck is nonsensical. “If you want a custom,” he said, “go get yourself a Merc, Buick, or Cad… Don’t screw up a perfectly good work horse just because your vanity needs some release.” As seemingly always, Vern makes a good point. […]

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When did it start for you?

When did it start for you?

The love of old cars. I think for most of us its always been there, in our DNA since childhood, starting with toys and being cemented by our first car. But when did you actually appreciate OLD (i.e. pre-muscle) cars for the very first time? This picture was taken of […]

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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 >>