The Barris Curse

The Barris Curse

Our boy, Piero, came up with a great post late last night. Essentially, it’s a brief account of all of the Barris cars that have been built and subsequently mauled in one way or another. The obvious ones like the Dream Truck and the Ala Kart are listed, but so […]

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A Revolutionary Update

A Revolutionary Update

When we first decided to move the Hot Rod Revolution to Austin, Texas from California, my first concern was one of quality. Past Revolutions have been littered with cars of extreme historical significance. From the car that competed in the first ever organized drag race to one of the first […]

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Automotive Patent Illustrations

Automotive Patent Illustrations

Hope this isn’t too off topic, but I found these automotive patent submissions historically interesting. Mainly from the 1920s – 1970s, these design patents were applied for with an accompanying series of simple technical illustrations that were hand drawn, as is still required to this day. It reminds me of […]

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The Tri-5 Dork

The Tri-5 Dork

We have a traitorĀ amongst us gentlemen. He was a diehard hot rod builder. You’ve probably read and followed many of his threads and learned from his seemingly endless talent. I’m not gonna give you his name. I don’t want to force him out of his closet… His parents should hear […]

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Ford Fairlane Skyliner… The Retractable Hardtop

Ford Fairlane Skyliner… The Retractable Hardtop

The first time I remember seeing a Ford Skyliner in person I was about 14 years old, and it was sitting in my buddy’s family barn in the country. His father was storing the dilapidated ’58 for a friend who was getting ready to restore it. Someone had shot the […]

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Hunnert Car Pileup – 2010

Hunnert Car Pileup – 2010

Historically, the Hunnert Car Pileup has had a reputation as one of the best pure car shows in the country. Last year, the show hit a bump. More cars showed than expected. More people showed than expected. The little host town and venue were overwhelmed and, by all accounts, it […]

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Motor City Melee

Motor City Melee

In 1951, NASCAR was just starting to gain traction around the country as a viable spectator sport. However the leagues leader, Bill France, was frustrated with the big wigs of Detroit. Even though NASCAR was dominated by cars from GM, Ford, and Chrysler, the fellas in the ties weren’t interested […]

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Heading back to Hershey…

Heading back to Hershey…

Yup. The stars have aligned and I’m heading back to the the ultimate old car part swap Thursday and Friday for a work trip buying parts. The AACA National Fall Meet is a must do at some point in your life, especially if you’ve only lived in western portions of […]

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“Hot Rod” Show – The Lost Kodachromes

“Hot Rod” Show – The Lost Kodachromes

I’ve been saving this one for a while and figured Jay’s post from yesterday was the perfect lead-in. My buddy, Spooky, was at a garage sale in Colorado and stumbled upon a box of Kodachrome transparencies. The box contained no information sheets, but was marked with a blue ball point […]

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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 >>