Paths Of Hate

Paths Of Hate

This one is a bit off topic, but I’ve wanted to share this video with you guys for a while. The idea started with the series of videos I posted covering the”dying” art of craftsmanship. You remember those, right? There have been three of them so far: 1. Up There […]

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The Hot Rod Race…

The Hot Rod Race…

Almost exactly 60 years ago (November of 1950), Arkie Shibley and his Mountain Dew Boys released a Western Swing single called “Hot Rod Race” (Gilt-Edge record #5021), a catchy little Boogie Woogie number about a Ford and a Mercury racing out of San Pedro, ripping through little towns heading north […]

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Another Daily Driver Update

Another Daily Driver Update

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been driving this old thing every day for over a year now. When I first started this little adventure, I figured it would be a real test of my dedication to old cars. I imagined constant mechanical problems, long battles with inclement weather featuring […]

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Diego Rivera’s Ford (Detroit Industry) Mural

Diego Rivera’s Ford (Detroit Industry) Mural

Edsel Ford commissioned famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera to do a series of twenty-seven fresco panels called Detroit Industry on the walls of an inner court at the Detroit Institute of Arts between 1932 and 1933 (one of Rivera’s few works in the United States). Given full artistic freedom, the […]

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Buster Dobb’s 1953 Corvette

Buster Dobb’s 1953 Corvette

I’ve mentioned my affinity for Corvettes before here on The Jalopy Journal. Typically I fall for race inspired varieties, but it’s hard to deny the likability of the Dobbs ’53. Hell, I’ve probably even covered the car before, but recently I stumbled upon some restoration photos and figured, if anything, […]

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I love Christmas. It makes me all mushy inside. It’s just a joy to watch my kids and to think back about my own folks and how they must have watched me and… I’ll spare ya. But I am gonna make ya read through some more mush. See if my […]

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Art Lellis 39 Ford Convertible

Art Lellis 39 Ford Convertible

Rikster has posted pictures and history of the Lellis car before in another post, but the recently-restored car is now up for sale, and worth another look. Its a fairly tasteful custom that has managed to survive 60+ years, and fortunate enough to be lovingly restored to its 1952 version […]

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The Drag Nationals: 1955

The Drag Nationals: 1955

In late 1954, with organized drag racing still in its early years, a group of California racers, supervised by the NHRA Safety Safari team (just back from its 12,000-mile journey across the country) had staged the inaugural California State Championship Drags at the Madera Airport. The event was a huge […]

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Top Dead Center According To Bruce Lancaster

Top Dead Center According To Bruce Lancaster

So I’ve heard the mark on a Flathead crank pulley coordinates with top dead center. I’ve also heard at times that it coordinates with 2-degrees before top dead center and yet other times I’ve heard it coordinates with four degrees before top dead center. I’m fine tuning the timing on […]

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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 >>