The Jack Davis Roadster

The Jack Davis Roadster

We don’t know a lot about Jack Davis. In fact, we don’t really know anything at all about him other than he had a thing for roadsters and lived somewhere around Southern California. At some point in 1943 or ’44, Jack turned his “thing” into an actual hot rod… It […]

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Twin Bears Drag Racing in 8mm…

Twin Bears Drag Racing in 8mm…

Apologies if this video has been posted before. I see plenty of vintage drag footage taken by spectators on the sidelines, but this guy took the time to mount front and rear facing 8 mm electric cameras to capture the Howard’s Cams ‘Twin Bears’ Digger in its natural environment at […]

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The Dave MacDonald Channel

The Dave MacDonald Channel

Dave MacDonald is kind of like the “Marilyn Monroe” of race car drivers. He started off with a bang in the 50′s, took the world by storm in the early 1960′s, and then we lost him too early in 1964. His early career is most noted for his success in […]

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DOGFIGHT Magazine

DOGFIGHT Magazine

Last week, I hinted around that a friend of mine and I have been working on a new project. That friend is none other than Mr. Johnny Joyo and that project is launching today. It’s been a long time coming and a ton of work, but… well, it’s time to […]

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Little “T” and a Big “A”

Little “T” and a Big “A”

Couldn’t resist snapping some shots of the latest car in the stable. My dad just came out to visit from Kansas City and brought a blast from the past with him: A Mini-Kars Inc. ‘Tin Lizzie’.  He was at a local auction about a month ago and couldn’t believe his […]

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The Ten-Year Special

The Ten-Year Special

In 1940, Sewart Allen was a privileged college kid living in Los Angeles with a child-like obsession with cars. He was also pretty talented in that he had great vision and decent skills out in the garage. It wasn’t long before that vision took over and Allen started building his […]

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The Broyles ’32

The Broyles ’32

So Mr. Johnny Joyo pulls up in my driveway rolling a Ferrari F355. It was hard not to giggle like a little girl… I might have even chuckled a bit. The owner of the red Italian also owns a bitchin little ’32 roadster and I wanted to do a follow […]

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More Inspiration…

More Inspiration…

Why did WWII aircraft have such a heavy influence on traditional hot rod styling? Probably for numerous reasons, starting with the fact that plenty of servicemen returned home from the war and turned to building hot rods. Aluminum components, airplane gauges, belly tankers, bomber seats, Kinmont disc brakes and pin […]

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A Grab Bag Of Inspiration

A Grab Bag Of Inspiration

A friend of mine (and yours) and I have been working on a new project that you guys will hear about soon enough. In doing so, I’ve been reaching out to other parts of the world… learning… loving… and just generally getting inspired by topics that aren’t necessarily related to […]

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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 >>