Teenage Thunder!

Teenage Thunder!

I’ve been on an old movie kick lately. Two nights ago, I obsessed on Paul Newman films and stayed up until 3:30 AM watching movies like The Hustler and Winning! Last night, I dipped into the shifty world of 1950′s era B-movies. I started with Hot Rod Hullabaloo (wow, is […]

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H.A.M.B. Drags Thrash

H.A.M.B. Drags Thrash

This time of the year is pretty damned crazy for me as I always feel like I’m burning it from both ends. I do, however, realize I’m not the only one busier than a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest. I’ve gotten a ton of H.A.M.B. Drags registration emails […]

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The Teverbaugh & Kirkland Bonneville Special

The Teverbaugh & Kirkland Bonneville Special

This wild ‘D” Modified was built by John Teverbaugh and Robert Kirkland to run at Bonneville for the 1957 – 1959 seasons, and was known as an innovative racer in terms of design, style, and engineering. First on the punch list is the beautifully designed fiberglass body (Corvette and Devin […]

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Saga Of Rumpville

Saga Of Rumpville

I’m battling a cold and a small case of writer’s block. To lift my spirits, I picked up a copy of Car Toons and found one of my favorite clips. It’s the story of Rumpville – the island inhabited by hot rodders taking asylum from an unappreciative country. In my […]

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Switchblade Drag Race

Switchblade Drag Race

This is pretty funny… So, Mr. Weesner is doing the art for this year’s H.A.M.B. Drags. He is also in the middle of a big move. As he finished putting pen to paper, he realized he didn’t have a digital or analog means of stitching it all together as his […]

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John Dietrich 51 Chevy (Valley Customs)

John Dietrich 51 Chevy (Valley Customs)

John Dietrich was a true custom car nut. He was one of those guys that bought an almost-new car like his 1951 Chevrolet 2 door hardtop, and took it to Valley Customs in Burbank for the full make over inside and out. They immediately swapped the front bumper and grille […]

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The Austin, Texas Trio

The Austin, Texas Trio

The 1990′s brought on a renaissance period of sorts in the hippy town of Austin, TX. Guys like Steve Wertheimer reintroduced the town to traditional hot rods and customs to a level that is only matched by the west coast. It’s been widely covered and publicized and, as such, many […]

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The Wally Welch Mercury (Ayala Bros. version)

The Wally Welch Mercury (Ayala Bros. version)

There are so many iconic 49-51 Mercs built in the early 50s, but Wally’s car has always stood out to me as one of the best. Maybe it was the April 1952 Hop Up cover image with the wild metallic lime green paint, but this custom really strikes the perfect […]

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Fear & Loathing The Classic Car Dealer

Fear & Loathing The Classic Car Dealer

This article is going to touch a nerve with some, so I am consciously watching my words as I type them. I don’t want to spit out something that’s too terribly toxic and over dramatic, but I do want to express my feelings accurately and without filter. I’ll tread lightly. […]

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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 >>