Little Room

Little Room

About two years ago, I moved out of my home office and into an 800 square foot metal building. It was a huge deal for me. I had my own office space… I had made it! Mr. Bobby Bleed mentioned that my move reminded him of a song by the […]

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Moving Week

Moving Week

This is gonna be a crazy week for us here at The Jalopy Journal World HQ. We are moving our offices from one country shack to another in an effort to further engulf ourselves into a unabomber type environment. The life of a hermit suits me… In any case, all […]

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Phillips 66 Art

Phillips 66 Art

These days a fella like me can put together a print ad to hock you some crap in a matter of minutes. A mouse click here, a key stroke there and presto – instant marketing glory! Back in the day, however, the creation of something as simple as a print […]

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New York Hot Rod and Custom Show 1965

New York Hot Rod and Custom Show 1965

Oh, the “Show Rod” years… The date was November 18, 1965, and the place was the New York Coliseum. The indoor car show movement was fully into the kooky themed vehicles that lacked reasonable function or provided trend-setting design cues. The emphasis was to draw big crowds of the general […]

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Rolf Is Back!

Rolf Is Back!

In the early part of the last decade, one of the most prominent users of the H.A.M.B. went by the name of Rolf. Rolf was one of those guys that not only had great fabrication skills, but an eye for style as well. It’s this rare surplus of aggregated skills […]

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Edelbrock parts catalog for 1952

Edelbrock parts catalog for 1952

OK, last one in the series of Edelbrock parts catalogs, and this one has some cool racer, kustom and crackerbox illustrations. Also notice that the 4 barrel carb Quadra-Jet Flathead manifold was brand new, only for the 8BA, and obviously an Edelbrock exclusive at this point. Other “New for ’52″ […]

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’49 Merc Hardtop

’49 Merc Hardtop

So, I pretty much haven’t slept in two days. As a result, I’m in kind of a delirious haze of consciousness. I believe I’m now camped out in my living room enjoying the confines of my favorite recliner, but I could just as easily be propped up in my bed. […]

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2011 H.A.M.B. Drags

2011 H.A.M.B. Drags

Hold on to your bars race fans ‘cuz we are going RACING, RACING, RACING! That’s right ladies and gentlemen – the 2011 H.A.M.B. Drag Nationals is just around the corner. On August 20, 2011 the best vintage drag race in the country is going down at MoKan Dragway and to […]

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Edelbrock parts catalog for 1953

Edelbrock parts catalog for 1953

Let’s head back in time seven long years from my last posting of the ’59/’60 Edelbrock parts catalog, shall we? Glancing through the Cold War cover pages of 1953 you’ll notice something very significant: Nearly ALL Flathead speed equipment. Edelbrock wasn’t even making parts for OHV motors in the early […]

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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 >>