The Trials and Tribulations Of The GNRS: 2011

The Trials and Tribulations Of The GNRS: 2011

The bastards at United Airlines sabotaged my trip home. They listed “natural causes” as the reason for my canceled flight and resulting 3-stop nightmarish trip back to Austin.  Yeah, right. I think they are out to get me. I think they are all evil swine intent on ruining my entire […]

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2011 GNRS TJJ Roadster Pick – VOTE NOW!

2011 GNRS TJJ Roadster Pick – VOTE NOW!

The nominations are in, the pictures are taken, and now it’s time for you fellas to do your part. Take a gander at this year’s top-10, study each car, ponder the possibilities, consider the details, and then place your vote. It’s that simple fellas… So, what are you waiting for? […]

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2011 GNRS Jalopy Journal Roadster Pick!

2011 GNRS Jalopy Journal Roadster Pick!

I guess it’s that time of the year again, huh? Time to put on our poker faces, dawn the clip boards, hide the flasks, and head out amongst the big people at the Fairplex in Pomona. Our mission is to field and photograph the best ten roadsters at the Grand […]

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If You Are Ever In London

If You Are Ever In London

I’m on a business trip in the UK right now and stumbled upon the Michelin House in London (Chelsea), which is the company’s original British headquarters and showroom floor, built in 1911 (100 years ago last week, to be exact). The architecture and building details are simply stunning, from the […]

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From Steel

From Steel

For a few months now, I’ve been working on a series of posts covering the “lost art” of work by the hand and soul. We’ve covered all kinds of things like firemen ladders, hand painted signs, etc… This post is just an extension of that. “Ynottayblock” forwarded over a simple […]

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The Soap Box Derby in 1963

The Soap Box Derby in 1963

A couple of years ago, I ran a post covering the design and beauty of vintage soap box derby cars. The result was a lot of memories. See, I started my racing career in a go kart. To me, that little lawn mower powered racer was the most important thing […]

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The end of the Willow Run.

The end of the Willow Run.

It happened a few days before Christmas, and didn’t make much of a blip on the news radar, but GM closed the doors on the Willow Run Transmission plant for good. Most people don’t realize how huge this Albert Kahn-designed plant is: A mile and quarter long, or 5 million […]

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The Dick Fowler Coupe

The Dick Fowler Coupe

In the late 1990′s, Axle Idzardi and his brother Marky discovered a mysterious coupe peaking out of an open neighborhood garage. It was a 1938 Ford coupe that had been chopped, smoothed, and lowered in a style that reflected the late 1940′s. The brothers were enamored, but they simply didn’t […]

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Hints from the Model Garage… Part II

Hints from the Model Garage… Part II

Due to popular demand, Gus is back for one more round of helpful hints to help keep your jalopy on the road. Today’s advice has some gems like a home-made continuity tester, fashioned from a metal flashlight. There’s also practice bits about keeping the anti-chatter rods tight on a flathead, […]

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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 >>