The Fadeaway Ford

The Fadeaway Ford

Art Lehner owned Art Chrome Body Shop – a thriving body shop in California. As a way to advertise his services, he decided to build a full custom roadster. He started with a ’39 sedan and then began chopping, channeling, and sectioning just about every piece of sheet metal he […]

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Hillbilly Engineering at Hershey…

Hillbilly Engineering at Hershey…

I just stumbled upon a small folder of my photos from the Hershey Fall ’10 AACA¬† Swap. At one point, I stopped to check out a ’36 Ford Tudor sedan on a trailer, when I noticed the owner scraping Bondo off the rear quarter panel with a slotted screwdriver. It […]

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Black Friday

Black Friday

What kind of a vile creature invented “Black Friday?” I mean, what could be worse than waking up at 4 am only to stand in line for hours with other schmucks naive enough to fall for the same marketing trick as you? And don’t act like you’ve never done it, […]

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Gone Fishing…

Gone Fishing…

Hey fellas… With any luck, I’ll be on a South Texas beach as you read this. As such, you won’t be hearing much from me until Monday of next week. Y’all have a happy Thanksgiving, keep the rubber side up, and I’ll see you then. How about that?

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Hubcaps – The Latest & Greatest

Hubcaps – The Latest & Greatest

The August, 1957 issue of Rod & Custom Magazine features maybe the ugliest custom ever built on the cover. Ironically, the feature article is titled, “Connecticuts’ Classiest Custom.” The pink monstrosity is anything but… and, as such, I’ve never paid much attention to the issue. I judge a book by […]

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Rise Up, Resist, Revolt… The Hot Rod Revolution.

Rise Up, Resist, Revolt… The Hot Rod Revolution.

Revolution. Rise up, resist, revolt, defy and do it in mass… but do it quietly and do it for the right reasons. The idea isn’t to create worldly change so much as it is to create something. After all, it is when passion leads to creation that real beauty is […]

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The Revolution is on!

The Revolution is on!

Well folks, the time is here. The Hot Rod Revolution is tomorrow. I can’t believe it’s already here. Steve, Will, Keith, and I have had our heads down working our asses off getting this thing together and time just seemed to fly under our noses. I haven’t even had time […]

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GM Performance’s So-Cal Bonneville Fleet…

GM Performance’s So-Cal Bonneville Fleet…

I had the extreme privilege of being invited to a press event on Tuesday night for the Cadillac ULC concept car, hosted at the GM Advance Design Studio in North Hollywood. They had great food, an ‘open studio’ policy, and best yet, they put out some of their finest design […]

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A Mystery Shoebox Ford

A Mystery Shoebox Ford

Johnny Joyo’s grandpa, Peter Thomas, is what most would call a renaissance man. He volunteered into the US Army in 1943, fought at Normandy, went on to fight at the Battle of the Bulge, and is an all around American hero as a result. It doesn’t end there. He went […]

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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 >>