Casual T

Casual T

A few years ago, I was hanging out with Corky Coker in Chattanooga, TN. He was giving me the business – taking me around all of the “Corky buildings” and showing off all of the hardware. Eventually, we stumbled into an old brick warehouse that had a couple of 32′s […]

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Happy Birthday Gene Winfield

Happy Birthday Gene Winfield

Gene’s birthday is June 16th and the iconic car customizer turns a very young 84 years old. His whole life story has been told in parts many times elsewhere, so instead I just wanted to mark this special occasion by tipping the hat to my top 5 favorite Windfield creations […]

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Displacement

Displacement

Mark Havens is a genius. At some point in his life, the photographer became enamored with the decal sheets that came in his model car boxes. One thing lead to another and now the photographer is releasing a new project titled, “Displacement.” Essentially, Mark has taken photos of his favorite […]

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Floyd De Bore 1958 Pontiac Bonneville

Floyd De Bore 1958 Pontiac Bonneville

If you asked me what some of my favorite Pontiac model years are, 1958 wouldn’t be at the very top of the heap. It was a bit of a transitional year for GM Styling overall, and some divisions pulled it off better (Chevrolet) than others (Buick & Olds). The Pontiac’s […]

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Surf Or Die!

Surf Or Die!

Bob Carney grew up in a house on Huntington Beach. He was a privileged kid from a well to do family and with that came a certain set of expectations. His life was seemingly mapped out the instant he came out of the womb. He’d go to the best prep […]

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2011 H.A.M.B. Drag Nationals – Registered Yet?

2011 H.A.M.B. Drag Nationals – Registered Yet?

Tank tops, trucker hats, and coozies filled the stands. Talent filled the field. This was a big event. Rodney “The Foot” Anderson was hooking up against Freddy “Downtown” Brown in the final elimination. The winner took the points and the Cranky Cup – given to the county’s fastest shoe. Both […]

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Jack Hershey & “Shorty” Ewing’s ’57 Thunderbirds

Jack Hershey & “Shorty” Ewing’s ’57 Thunderbirds

This is a car show sight you don’t behold everyday: Nearly identically modified 1957 Thunderbirds, owned by a couple of buddies who just wanted to pool their ideas together and build two beautiful mild customs with much in common. Jack Hershey of L.A. and Short Ewing of Hawthorne both used […]

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Pete Millino’s Shoebox Ford

Pete Millino’s Shoebox Ford

I seem to be posting a lot about shoeboxes lately. I guess I’m going through a phase of some sort. I wasn’t even looking for one this morning while flipping through a 1958 issue of Custom Cars Magazine and I still managed to find this piece built by a young […]

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Chuck Porter’s Platypus Bonneville Racer

Chuck Porter’s Platypus Bonneville Racer

Some of you may remember the Platypus from the 2008 GNRS historic race car display, but I recently received some unpublished pictures of Chuck Porter’s injected Ardun Flathead-powered T that ran a record 211 at Bonneville in 1958. Along with it’s matching push truck, the rear engined beauty was an […]

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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 >>