The 1955 H.A.M.B. Calendar – Part 2!!!

The 1955 H.A.M.B. Calendar – Part 2!!!

I got a number of emails asking for images of the actual 1955 H.A.M.B. calendar (introduced yesterday) and figured I would oblige. In fact, I went one step further – not only did I take some still shots, but I also stuck my lovely wife in front of the motion […]

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The 1955 H.A.M.B. Calendar is HERE!

The 1955 H.A.M.B. Calendar is HERE!

I know, I know… We are late as hell with this thing. It all goes back to the details really. We were not gonna release a H.A.M.B. Calendar until we were all damn well satisfied with it. It had to be perfect. And it is… This year’s calendar is a […]

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Charlie Wiggins

Charlie Wiggins

In the early 1920′s, Charlie Wiggins was a black shoeshine boy in Evansville, Indiana. Life wasn’t easy. The state of Indiana was controlled by the Ku Klux Klan. In fact, every elected official was a member of the klan and segregation was considered untouchable by any sensible citizen. Work had […]

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Hints from the Model Garage…

Hints from the Model Garage…

There was a time only a few generations ago, when it was much more common to fix it or make it yourself when it came to the automobile. Paying a mechanic was the very last resort when you just didn’t have the specific tools, or the job required more than […]

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I Miss My Riviera

I Miss My Riviera

It’s cold as shit here in Austin this morning. Well, cold for Texas anyhow… When I left the house it was 28-degrees. My ’39 lacks a heater, so I rely on my newly installed stereo for warmth. Somehow Ray Charles bellowing about Georgia and his own state of mind warms […]

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Seeing Green

Seeing Green

You’ve heard it said before. One of the main drivers behind the popularity of hot rodding just after WWII was the mental state of the young military men coming back from war. They had grown accustomed to a life of risk and chance and found the safe civilian life to […]

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Chevy Six Dragster

Chevy Six Dragster

I was thumbing through “The Complete Book of Hot Rodding”, a Petersen book from 1959 which covered everything from engine functions to tire tech. In the chapter titled “Building Your Own Hot Rod”, I came across this super clean rear-engined drag car. I was taken in by how well it […]

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Hidden Tunes Via An Ipod

Hidden Tunes Via An Ipod

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I was itching to get some tunes into my daily driven ’39 Ford Sedan. Installing a simple stereo in an old car is easy as pie, but this car presented a challenge of sorts. See, the ’39 still has the original interior and […]

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Doughnuts

Doughnuts

There is something fascinating about the kids of the 1950′s. A-side Beach Boy tracks, poodle skirts, sock hops, etc… Those are the warm and charming side effects of the generation after going through decades of filtering. That’s not the fascinating stuff. What gets me is the shadier side that didn’t […]

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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 >>