SCTA Clubs… 1948

SCTA Clubs… 1948

It was September 19, 1948 and the SCTA was taking steps to improve the reputation of their membership. On this day, they gathered just over 300 members from 36 clubs at the Lincoln-Mercury plant in Maywood, California. While their race cars and street driven hot rods were displayed, the young […]

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Tasteful Interior: The ’55 Studebaker

Tasteful Interior: The ’55 Studebaker

My dad just finished up his latest project, a 1955 Studebaker Commander hardtop, that came out stunning. One of the crown jewels of this entire car is the Don Kite interior. Don and my father go back 40+ years in Kansas City, and although Don is retired from the upholstery […]

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This Is The City – Los Angeles, California

This Is The City – Los Angeles, California

I don’t feel like working this morning. Nope, I feel like watching Dragnet. I wanna watch Friday and Smith track down the latest crime wave and throw the most dangerous criminals of Los Angeles into the pokey. Why don’t you watch along with me? It’s worth your time. There’s a […]

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Artist At Large

Artist At Large

I haven’t participated in the Friday Art Show in some time and figured I needed to make a showing… with somebody else’s art, of course. One of my best pals on earth has been busy painting sculpture as of late. It’s roots stuff… and it’s wonderful. You fellas can say […]

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Hold My Keys

Hold My Keys

You know what I love doing? Staring at vintage key chains and fobs. I dunno why… I just do. I don’t really collect them because I rarely buy them, but I love thinking about where they’ve been, what they’ve been through, and who they have come across. It’s dreamy. In […]

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Railton Special

Railton Special

I just finished reading an old MotorTrend article that explored the design of modern race cars. More specifically, they were trying to pick the most beautiful shapes created in the past ten years (I believe the article was published in 1994). Most of their selections were warranted and included masterpieces […]

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Dust Eaters at Langhorne

Dust Eaters at Langhorne

I stumbled upon this early 50s documentary film called “Dust Eaters” about stock car racing at the down-defunct Langhorne (Pa.) Speedway. Its broken into three videos, and the very end seems to be missing. Apologies for the low volume and poor resolution, but I thought there was plenty of great […]

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Every year or so, someone posts about “balancing beads” on the H.A.M.B. Typically, this post is followed by guys that swear by their magic and others who say there is no possible way that they could work. A couple of weeks ago, this scenario played itself out again… and I […]

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The Quad Rod

The Quad Rod

Weirdness that somehow works… The “Quad Rod” was featured in the February, 1959 issue of Rodding & Restyling. It’s one of those cars that gets worse and worse as you describe it with words – ’30 coupe cut down into a roadster and channeled deeply over a-rails, Moon discs, strange […]

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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 >>