Lost Art

Lost Art

This one is decidedly off topic. Or is it? Follow along… See, I have a new neighbor at work. He’s 24 years old and is already a self made millionaire. He’s also a car guy. In fact, he has a collection of Vipers and vintage Mustangs – everything from the […]

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Harry Bradley’s Hot Wheels….

Harry Bradley’s Hot Wheels….

In 1968 Mattel’s Hot Wheels premiered, and became an instant hit. Of the 16 initial cars launched, 11 of them were designed by none other than Harry Bentley Bradley. Although Bradley came from the car industry (GM), he only designed one of the full sized vehicles his Hot Wheels were […]

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The 2010 Hot Rod Revolution – Austin, TX

The 2010 Hot Rod Revolution – Austin, TX

Well fellas… How’s this for short notice? The 2010 Hot Rod Revolution will be held on November 20, 2010 right here in Austin, TX. It’s a long story, but essentially the Tardels and the Cochrans decided to move the show from Northern California to Texas just for the hell of […]

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Ford Rotunda: From Deco Dream to Flaming Fiasco

Ford Rotunda: From Deco Dream to Flaming Fiasco

Ford Motor Company originally built the Albert Kahn-designed Rotunda for the 1933/ 34 Chicago World’s Fair under the supervision of a young Edsel Ford. The fair was better known as the ‘Century of Progress Exposition’, and more than 40 million people visited it. Ford even handed out a soybean shift […]

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Jim Busby Racing

Jim Busby Racing

I don’t often profile other sites here on TJJ, but I had so much damned fun browsing Jim Busby’s site that I figured I had better let you guys in on the secret. You know Jim, Right? I don’t either… But I know of him and I’m sure you do […]

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Chrysler Airflow: One tough car!

Chrysler Airflow: One tough car!

Chrysler did their engineering homework when they introduced the all new Airflow in 1934. The aircraft-inspired car had a steel skeleton unibody chassis, wind tunnel tested bodywork, safety glass on all windows, and superior weight distribution (along with a long wheelbase/ short overhang combination) that gave it a roll-resistant ride. […]

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Sir Malcolm

Sir Malcolm

This is a bit hysterical actually… An editor for a mainstream performance magazine gave me a call a few weeks ago looking for information on Sir Malcolm Campbell. He was writing a piece covering his life and times and figured a guy like me would know plenty about his racing […]

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Looking the rear view mirror…

Looking the rear view mirror…

There was a double milestone for me recently- I turned 40 years old on September 5th, and more importantly, just over a month ago was the one year anniversary of when I posted on the Jalopy Journal for the first time. Ryan called me up out of the blue one […]

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The Tap… Part 2

The Tap… Part 2

I reported last week on the development of a tap in my ’39 sedan. This past weekend, I had a couple of buddies over and we set out to get rid of said tap. Reggie, Blake, Silva, and I met up and quickly dispersed of the intake only to find […]

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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 >>