Reliability…

Reliability…

Around 8 years ago I started to build this A roadster in a 19th century carriage house garage behind a little cottage my wife and I rented when we first got married. Armed with basic, low grade hand tools, a borrowed 110 mig welder, and the Bishop Tardel classic “How […]

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1957… Fuel Injection!

1957… Fuel Injection!

I’ve often wondered what percentage of ’57 Chevrolet Ram-Jet units ended up on a garage shelf somewhere after being replaced by a couple of carbs. Fuel Injection on production street cars was a fairly impressive risk by GM. Even so, their first attempt at more efficient fuel delivery was a […]

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‘Origins of Speed’ Roadsters

‘Origins of Speed’ Roadsters

I’m not one to post about modern toy cars, but looking at the bookshelf last night, I was admiring this modest lineup of 1:18 scale ’29 A Roadsters, all angled in a row. The Origins of Speed hot rod series was introduced by Highway 61 Collectibles (Ertl) about 8 years […]

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Baileigh Tech Week: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner…

Baileigh Tech Week: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner…

It’s over… The votes are in… The deed is done… Your voices were heard loud and clear – from the mountain tops to the valleys… and the winner of the latest Baileigh Tech Week is Loudpedal. Or, should I say Mr. Loudpedal from now on? His post on the introduction […]

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April 25, 1948

April 25, 1948

We typically don’t run articles on the weekend, but this is a bit of a special occasion. See, it’s the 62nd anniversary of the Khougaz Roadster’s 123 mph run at El Mirage. A few of us got to spend some time with the Khougaz recently and I thought it would […]

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Ford’s “Magic Skyway” 1964

Ford’s “Magic Skyway” 1964

For the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, Henry Ford II & the Ford Motor Company asked Walt Disney to help create a display for them that would celebrate the gigantic Ford Rotunda and allow fair goers to experience the ride in actual ’64 Ford & Mercury (Mustang, Galaxie, Falcon, […]

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HAMB Exclusive: 8mm Hot Rod Footage (1964)

HAMB Exclusive: 8mm Hot Rod Footage (1964)

A buddy of mine at work collects old 8mm films, and came across an unlabeled reel with this soundless color footage, just as you see it here. I just posted it to YouTube for the first time a few days ago, and I figured Jalopy Journal folks would appreciate getting […]

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Just A Nice Roadster

Just A Nice Roadster

Don Brown’s roadster was featured in the April, 1959 edition of Rod & Custom Magazine. I recently ran across the article and frankly, was amazed the little roadster made the cut. Not only was it rare to see a flathead powered car featured in the fabled little pages by 1959, […]

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2010 TJJ/H.A.M.B. Swag

2010 TJJ/H.A.M.B. Swag

A recent emergency survey of our folks in the field indicates a firestorm of lunacy brewing on the traditional hot rod front. Failure to prepare for this madness could result in a loss of all traditional hot rods and customs or, at the very least, the loss of our own […]

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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 >>