Bert Bloomquist Images part 6: Last Call

Bert Bloomquist Images part 6: Last Call

I hope you’ve enjoyed Bert’s Brownie series as much as I have. For me, its really exciting to see authentic, late 40s hot rod photographs that have never been widely published, and much like finding any undiscovered media from over 60 years ago, the chance of this happening again keeps […]

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Introducing The Ford Barn… Officially…

Introducing The Ford Barn… Officially…

I guess most of you fellas already know that we acquired FordBarn.com a couple of months ago. It wasn’t something we had planned on for 2010, but opportunity knocked and we sure are grateful. After a few weeks of taking inventory and seeing exactly what we had to work with, […]

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Junior Johnson Destroys Ascot

Junior Johnson Destroys Ascot

I found this motion picture while browsing YouTube last night. The title is something along the lines of “Junior Johnson at Ascot Park.” However, at the end of the clip you can see the name “Mike Marsh” painted on as the driver’s name. Even so, the driver looks an awfully […]

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Bert Bloomquist Images part 5: The Pits, continued…

Bert Bloomquist Images part 5: The Pits, continued…

I keep getting requests for more of Bert’s great Brownie camera images, so here’s another batch to start your Tuesday off right. More shots of hot rods and race cars tooling around the iconic lake beds of El Mirage, circa 1947. Custom grilles, aluminum hoods, and bubble skirts… It just […]

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Sleep Walking…

Sleep Walking…

That’s pretty much what I’m doing this morning… Sleep Walking. As such, I figured it better to fill your eyes and ears with a nice little motion picture rather than make you sit through some incoherent drivel that I thought up to write. You’ve got three minutes and twenty six […]

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The Rex Rod & Chassis Digger

The Rex Rod & Chassis Digger

Introducing the Rex Rod & Chassis Digger… We hinted around about this a few years ago, but life got in the way and plans stalled a bit. Recently, my brother Keith locked himself in the shop, flushed the keys down the toilet, and committed himself to making it happen. And […]

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The 1953 Ford Vega

The 1953 Ford Vega

Alright Ryan, I’m piggy-backing off your great Ford Comete Monte Carlo post from yesterday. There was another European-inspired Ford prototype that came a mere two years after the ’51 Comete called the Ford Vega (Did Chevy steal the name?). The one and only prototype came up for sale at Barrett […]

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The Ford Monte Carlo

The Ford Monte Carlo

In 1949, Henry Ford II decided he wanted something special for the European market – something sporty that could compete in the highly refined European market, but still had the braun of an American automobile. Thinking about Italian passion, he hired Stablimenti Farina to design a sports luxury coupe on […]

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Bert Bloomquist Images part 4: The Pits.

Bert Bloomquist Images part 4: The Pits.

Continuing on with the images from Bert’s Brownie (click for part I, part II and part III) I’ve gathered some of the race cars and support vehicles as they sat in the pits, waiting in line to run, or just tooling around. Again, many of the images are blurry and […]

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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 >>