An Interview With Von Dutch

An Interview With Von Dutch

Sometime in the 1980′s Von Dutch attended the Lead East Nationals and the organizer of the show, Terry Cook, was lucky enough to put an interview with him down on tape. A few months ago, Terry sent me that interview and I’m just now finding the time to post it. […]

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How Lust Built Hot Rod Magazine

How Lust Built Hot Rod Magazine

I’ve told this story before, but it makes sense for me to tell it again on Valentines Day, 2011. It’s a story that was told to me by Wally Parks in and around 2004 or so – a transition period for Marcie and I in so many different ways. I […]

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Lit Up

Lit Up

Keith Weesner is a west coast based artist (and HAMBer) that is known for his incredibly detailed and almost fragile scenes. Somehow, he is able to create a world that we all want to live in using just canvas and paint. A couple of years ago an extremely talented builder […]

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1939 BMW 328 Saloon Racer

1939 BMW 328 Saloon Racer

Now before you get in a huff that I’m writing about a Bimmer rather than a Buick, let me tell you why this car is important in my opinion, and a significant influence on what we build and race in HAMB world. First you have to ask what is the […]

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Radical Ray Erickson

Radical Ray Erickson

So, James Hair (BrerHair) contacted me a few weeks ago concerning Ray Erickson. Ray is a member of the H.A.M.B. and a long time hot rodder from Kansas City, but has been having some computer problems lately. Unsure how Ray would be with the exposure, James figured this was the […]

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The American Sports Car Company- TASCO

The American Sports Car Company- TASCO

After WWII, a number of American solders came home with a new-found appreciation for the tiny sports cars from MG, Jaguar and Singer they saw buzzing around the UK and Europe. A group of investors in the US wanted to capitalize on this growing trend and fund the creation of […]

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The Battlebirds

The Battlebirds

Late in 1956, Ford was beginning to understand Chevrolet’s vision for the Corvette. GM wasn’t building a cool boulevard cruiser to match the Thunderbird, they were trying to build a real sports car that could succeed on the street or the track. Ford simply didn’t have an answer. As kind […]

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Tin Toy Hot Rods

Tin Toy Hot Rods

Two major things inspired me for this post today: 1. Ryan’s vintage tether car film clip from a few days ago 2. I’m typing this from Nurnberg, Germany where the most amazing toy fair in the world is happening right now. I just visited the Schuco showroom and drooled over […]

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Rolling Power Outages In Texas

Rolling Power Outages In Texas

It doesn’t get cold all that often here in Central Texas, but it’s cold as hell right now. In fact, it’s 26-degrees as I type this from my trusty iPhone. And I’m typing this from my phone because the weather has freaked out the power company. So much so that […]

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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 >>