A Landscape Of Speed

A Landscape Of Speed

The above image was sent to me by Wally Parks about ten years ago. It’s an outtake from a fairly famous Hot Rod Magazine photo shoot that resulted in the cover shot for the October, 1950 issue. I don’t believe this particular photograph has ever been published and it’s a […]

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The 2011 Hot Rod Revolution

The 2011 Hot Rod Revolution

The Hot Rod Revolution is a show that is very special to me. It started with two families using a car show as an excuse to get together and have fun. The Tardels and the Cochrans would meet in Northern California and host a small number of cars on an […]

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Baileigh Tech Week Is On…

Baileigh Tech Week Is On…

The fellas at Baileigh Industrial have been bugging me for weeks to do another tech week. I finally relented last week, but things took a turn for the ugly over the weekend. Shane wanted to keep it simple by offering a single winner  $1000 in Baileigh Bucks, but his colleague […]

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Get Your Swag On…

Get Your Swag On…

Rico spent all night at a bar in Tulsa, OK chasing around a proud blonde. She eventually gave into the pressures of his passes and escorted him back to her place. He had a nice car, he was an Alliance Member, and he seemed to know how to treat a […]

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Alexander Brothers

Alexander Brothers

On the exact one year anniversary of Larry Alexander’s death (8/24/10), I thought it might be a good time to look back at some of the Brothers  iconic custom work from the late 50s to the mid 60s. These two humble guys, Larry and Mike (the ‘A-Brothers’) from Detroit built […]

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The FED Experience

The FED Experience

From the age of 15 until about the age of 19 or 20, my family campaigned a number of different door slammers in classes ranging from the NHRA’s Super Gas to the IHRA’s ProMod. As a driver, I took my lumps and had my failures, but I hung in there […]

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Vintage Drag Footage of the Day…

Vintage Drag Footage of the Day…

In the afterglow of the HAMB Drags (which I’m really sorry I missed this year), it seems appropriate to show some old 8mm drag footage from Deer Park Raceway in Spokane, Washington, unearthed by Greg Fury who is a drag racing historian for the track and an early “Dragins” Race […]

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The 2011 H.A.M.B. Drags

The 2011 H.A.M.B. Drags

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been hosting this gathering of misfits for nine years now. We’ve come a long damn way, but yet I kind of feel like we’ve come full circle. The first event was small, personal, and laid back. The next few matched… And then things got […]

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Live From Joplin!

Live From Joplin!

Holy hell… The Drags are tomorrow! I think everything is in place. I don’t think I’ll screw up anything too badly. Fingers crossed… In any case, you can follow my trials and tribulations on the forum – I’ll be testing a new version of the TJJ iPhone App throughout the […]

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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 >>