“Jetaway: Gear of the Year” 1956 Cartoon

“Jetaway: Gear of the Year” 1956 Cartoon

Alright, so in hindsight, the GM dual coupling Jetaway Hydramatic may have proved to be a slightly overcomplex beast (especially when they needed a rebuild), but it was big news when Oldsmobile introduced the smoother shifting 4 speed automatic in their 1956 Olds Super 88 and 98 models. This dealer […]

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The Daily Driver – An Update

The Daily Driver – An Update

A few months ago, I told the story of my daily driven ’39 Sedan. It was a story of risk really… See, I’m about as sharp as a marble in the shop. Driving an old car, keeping up with the maintenance, and just generally avoiding the pitfalls of my own […]

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The Early Custom Pick

The Early Custom Pick

A couple of us were gathered around the latest early custom to call Texas home (Ed note: Mum’s the word Stevo!) last night and began discussing the finer points of the genre. We all pretty much came to the conclusion that the early period of customs is most defined by […]

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Ode to Salt… Speed Week 2010… Cool Video!

Ode to Salt… Speed Week 2010… Cool Video!

I stumbled upon this great music/ art video made by Josh Clason. His car footage is beautiful, and with the backdrop of Bonneville’s landscape, put to music and words, well, it becomes art.  You’ll recognize a few familiar cars in there, too. I’m guessing Josh was a ‘Salt Virgin’ before this […]

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Right Place. Right Time.

Right Place. Right Time.

I just got home from a whirlwind car event trip of a lifetime. It started at the Concorso Italiano on Friday, the Monterey Motorsports Reunion on Saturday, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Sunday, then flying into Salt Lake for a few days watching racing at Bonneville. Man, I’m tired, but what […]

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The 2010 H.A.M.B. Drag Nationals

The 2010 H.A.M.B. Drag Nationals

This was a make or break year for the H.A.M.B. Drags. After last year’s pure pandaemonium, I knew we were facing our first real challenge with this idea of ours. Could we or could we not control what has become a monster of sorts? Could we keep things personal? Could […]

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Ryan’s still on the road…

Ryan’s still on the road…

Somewhere, down a lonely road in the Show Me state, El Jefe and Ryan are probably getting into some good trouble. Check back tomorrow for a new post, but here’s a nice vintage drag car clip to keep you occupied till then:

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LIVE From Joplin!

LIVE From Joplin!

Holy hell… The Drags are tomorrow! I think everything is in place. I don’t think I’ll screw up anything too badly. Fingers crossed… In any case, you can follow my trials and tribulations through my mobile blog found here. I’ll do my best to update it fairly regularly with photos […]

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The Ghia IXG Dragster: American designer in Italy

The Ghia IXG Dragster: American designer in Italy

The 1960 “International Experimental Ghia” was a enclosed body dragster designed by Tom Tjaarda working at the Turin, Italy Ghia studio. You can see the Stingray-ish styling cues of the horizontal sharp line going down the body, and the humps at each wheel. Obviously its front engine and has a […]

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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 >>