Macaulay’s Molds (Patterns & Coreboxes) Part II

Macaulay’s Molds (Patterns & Coreboxes) Part II

As promised, here is a follow up to my Tuesday post about the patterns discovered on a dusty shelf at the Macaulay Foundry as they were going out of business around 5 years ago. Miller, Offy, Novi and Meyer Drake patterns for racing engines were being tossed in the dumpster […]

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Drag Surfing In Canada

Drag Surfing In Canada

Some folks do some weird shit to relax. I am one of them. I live land locked in the middle of Central Texas, but I like to escape the horrors of life (yeah, right) by laying on my couch and watching surf movies. I like the old ones, the news, […]

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Macaulay’s Molds… Part I

Macaulay’s Molds… Part I

My buddy Ron had been telling me to come over and check out his hot rod stuff for a while. I knew he’s got lots of gearhead goodies collected over the past 30 years like old speed catalogs, 50s car show programs, and vintage racing annuals. When I finally did […]

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The Early Bird

The Early Bird

Despite the spacious rear tire to fender gap, the oddly bobbed rear fenders, and the showy upholstered body panels, I’ve always loved this car. To me, it screams what an early 1960′s era car should scream – LOOK OVER HERE! But it does this in a way that I think […]

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The Spirit Of Rett

The Spirit Of Rett

By now, I’m sure most of you know that the 45 year old wheel-driven land speed record held by the legendary Summers Brothers has been broken by Charlie Nearburg and his 523 cubic inch BBC streamliner. When I first heard the news earlier this week, I was kind of bummed. […]

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Streamlining: The 1930s…

Streamlining: The 1930s…

There is a sound reason why a ’32 Ford looks “faster” than a Model T from only a few years earlier: Streamlining. An attempt at an aerodynamically efficient design to lessen wind resistance, with the often pleasant side effect of a car that looks graceful and dynamic when its sitting […]

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The HAM!

The HAM!

So I’ve got Volume 1, Issue 4 of Honk! Magazine. The cover is ripped off, the pages are printed crooked, and all around, it’s just in really bad shape. In it, however, is one of my favorite features of all time. The feature covers a ’32 roadster that belonged to […]

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Look for a Sign…

Look for a Sign…

Nowadays, we don’t have too many choices when it comes to big gas stations in the US: We’ve got Chevron(& Texaco), Shell, Exxon (&Mobil), Union 76, and the like. We’ve got independent gas shacks, but they’re pretty much just a name out front… There was a time many years ago […]

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Old No. Eighty Seven

Old No. Eighty Seven

You know how you see certain cars and they just kind of leave a blueprint in your head? This might be another part of my often mentioned sickness, but this happens to me a lot. It’s kind of off the cuff – I won’t remember where I saw it, who […]

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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 >>