The Jalopy Parade & Bonfire

The Jalopy Parade & Bonfire

It was September of 1948 and the City of Chicago was fed up with the dangerous Jalopies roaming their streets. They gathered as many death machines as they could, dressed them in banners declaring their crime, and paraded them around the city. The parade ended at a junk yard where […]

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Curb Service in Sacramento…

Curb Service in Sacramento…

I’m closing out my ‘Ford at Fifty’ article series today, but I thought I would share this great little bit about how the City of Sacramento was growing up, getting bigger and modernizing with curb service for cars. In the perfect world you never needed to get out of your […]

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Valley Custom Introduces The Street Rod

Valley Custom Introduces The Street Rod

In the July, 1958 issue of Car Craft Magazine, Neil Emory and Clay Jensen introduced their idea of a “street rod.” The two custom brainiacs saw the traditional hot rod roadster as a machine built with no compromises. Hot Rods were built to go fast and in doing so, thoughts […]

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Race Cars On The Street

Race Cars On The Street

As you all well know, lately I’ve been dreaming about taking a vintage road car and converting it into a street car. My dreams have mostly been relegated to C1 and C2 Corvettes, early 60′s Lola MKI chassis cars, etc… You know, stuff that is suitable for a nasty and […]

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Indy With The Kelloggs

Indy With The Kelloggs

The Kellogg’s love of Indy cars started in the early 1950′s. I can remember laying in bed listening to the Indy race as it started around 9am in California. It was so exciting not only to hear the announcer’s voice for four plus hours, but also the sound of the […]

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What does the Customer Want?

What does the Customer Want?

Just a follow up to the Designing the ’53 Fords post, I found this smaller article just as interesting. Ford was trying to build the car they felt the public wanted in their dream automobile. They compared the Model T and Model A to 1953 Fords in order to chart […]

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Vote For The Tech Week Winner NOW!!!!

Vote For The Tech Week Winner NOW!!!!

Alright fellas… We’ve had one hell of a tech week and now it’s time to figure out who’s gonna take home the┬ásuper bad ass die cast from GMP. The folks from GMP had a top secret meeting with our tech editors just last night. They met in an unmarked warehouse […]

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Designing the ’53 Fords…

Designing the ’53 Fords…

In continuing with my “Ford at Fifty” series, I scanned a number of pages about Ford’s design and engineering process for the 1953 Ford. I was in awe of the number of drawings, clay sculpts and painted models they went through in coming up with the perfect car. Unlike computer […]

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Holdin’ Cups

Holdin’ Cups

A few years ago, I was at the Hot Rod Cinematic and found myself studying a very well done ’32 3w. It was a casual hot rod, but a lot of time and energy was spent on the details. You know the trade – innovative wire looms, brilliant brackets, clocked […]

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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 >>