Wooden Roadster Toys

Wooden Roadster Toys

They’ve been making a gradual comeback for quite a while in Europe and Japan: Real Wood Toys. Yup, pre-plastic, painted wooden play things. They are fairly light, super durable, and really, who throws wood toys away? Sure, it’s more expensive than molded plastic, but you keep em’ forever and will […]

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Stolen

Stolen

In the past year, we’ve had one member report a stolen car every three months. It’s incredible when you think about it. You never think it will happen to you, but it happens to somebody all the time and eventually, it could be you. We’ve had pretty decent success finding […]

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Dirt Tracking in the Bay Area- Part II

Dirt Tracking in the Bay Area- Part II

As promised, here is part II from Ron’s photo archive showing vintage dirt track shots from the Bay Area. As far as I know, these images have not been published elsewhere, and this latest batch has a few shots of the Ben Hubbard T Roadster in action. Also shown is […]

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Ticket Stubs

Ticket Stubs

If money were no object, I think my life would be miserable. I’d literally have collections coming out of my ass. I’d have more cars than Texas could hold. I’d have a tether car collection to match. I’d have Leica camera gear that I don’t have the talent to use. […]

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Winner, Winner… A Cheater’s Dinner…

Winner, Winner… A Cheater’s Dinner…

I think the bastard cheated. Oh sure, Matt claims to be from Riverside and he “says” he created those bumper guard taillights from scratch in the comfort of his own shop… BUT, I’m certain he’s actually from Detroit and works for one of those concept creation shops. I’ll bet he […]

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Dirt Tracking in the Bay Area- Vintage Pics

Dirt Tracking in the Bay Area- Vintage Pics

You may remember my post about my buddy Ron’s collection of Miller, Offy and Novi patterns rescued from a foundry in Berkeley, Ca. After shooting those pictures in his garage, we went in his house where I proceeded to photograph many of his race program covers from Oakland. He then […]

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The Quest

The Quest

After monday’s post of the found footage, I got an email from Michael Brown. Michael has been making a feature documentary about the Le Mans Corvettes and the lives behind them – then and now. Through this correspondence, a couple of interesting tid bits have come to light: 1. Michael […]

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The Dymaxion in motion

The Dymaxion in motion

I just saw this rare 1933 film clip of the Dymaxion with Bucky Fuller and Amelia Earhart doing a large-scale press event, presumably at the World’s Fair in Chicago that year. Ryan and others have written about the three-wheeled futuristic vehicle before, but footage of the ‘Max in motion (at […]

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Found Footage… The Corvette at Le Mans!

Found Footage… The Corvette at Le Mans!

This is pretty damned incredible. Last year, just prior to Le Mans, I posted a historical documentary that covered the Corvette’s inaugural entry into the 24 hour event. It was a great little film that was put together in 1961 as a promotional piece for Chevrolet. The real-to-life plot was […]

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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 >>