Comic Art

Comic Art

I’m in Hotlanta taking care of some family business. It wasn’t a planned trip and I find myself writing this while sitting in a sketchy hotel on the wrong side of town. It’s one of those joints where you question the historical integrity of the bed sheets and you refuse […]

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The Tennessee Deuce

The Tennessee Deuce

In the early 1950′s, Budgie Haley decided he wanted himself a hot rod fashioned after the cars he had seen in Hot Rod Magazine. He lived in Memphis and didn’t have the resources of the west coast, but he did have himself a cherry ’32 roadster, a skill set, and […]

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Dean Moon’s Moonbeam

Dean Moon’s Moonbeam

Dean Moon’s Moonbeam was a Devin-bodied sports car special that made big trouble at drag strips and on the salt. Although sports car racing classes were still fairly new at the drags and on the salt, the secret was hot rod simple: Take a very light car (fiberglass, under 2000 […]

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Finding the Road Rebels…

Finding the Road Rebels…

One of my closest pals and seemingly constant partner in crime is Kevin Silva. Silva is known around these parts as a meticulous machinist as well as a brilliant mechanic. He and his wife (Jillian) are also the proprietors of a small business specializing in the reproduction of vintage style […]

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The Million Dollar Question: 3W or 5W?

The Million Dollar Question: 3W or 5W?

Here’s the set up: Someone is going to GIVE you this car, but you have one choice: Either a 1932 genuine Henry Ford Three window coupe OR a Five window coupe. Whichever one you choose, you’ve got to keep the car for life, and you cannot have the other one […]

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Turnpike On A Tabletop

Turnpike On A Tabletop

Miller, at age three, is my youngest whipper snapper and he is living up to his name quite capably. In fact, just this spring he was named the “Fastest Kid In Texas” by the Hays County Fair. Fathering such a prodigy is no small task and I’m constantly finding myself […]

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It’s almost that time again…

It’s almost that time again…

That’s right. We’re only a little over a month away from the yearly SCTA pilgrimage to the great salt lake of Bonneville in Wendover, Utah for Speed Week. Every August, new believers come back from ‘The Salt’ after their first time, no longer saline virgins, forever changed and inspired. Many […]

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Depth Of Speed: Salt Flats Speedshop

Depth Of Speed: Salt Flats Speedshop

Chris Davenport has been a HAMBer for quite a while and I’ve always enjoyed his early traditional style. I figured him for an old fart because of it… So you can imagine my surprise when the latest HBTV video came out featuring a perky young Mr. Davenport as the key […]

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Rare Coupe

Rare Coupe

About 18 years ago, I bought a bunch of old car magazines at an antique store in Norman, OK. In that batch, was the May, 1958 issue of Custom Cars magazine. In that magazine, was a little picture that dominated my melon for years to come. I had just retired […]

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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 >>