Charley Harper Illustrations- Tin Lizzie book

Charley Harper Illustrations- Tin Lizzie book

Charles Harper (1922- 2007) was an extremely gifted illustrator who drew his prime work from the late 40s throughout the 60s. If you have old copies of Ford Times from these years, you’ll see many of his charming wildlife bird and rural scene drawings throughout many issues. In 1955 he […]

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The Nerf Bar

The Nerf Bar

I’ve been thinking a lot about nerf bars lately. I’ve always had a certain fascination with them. When I was first building my ’38 coupe, I tried for weeks to fabricate a set similar to the bars found on the front of the McCoy ’40. I didn’t have the talent […]

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Vintage Road Race Programs

Vintage Road Race Programs

Alright, maybe I’m getting kinda obscure here, but I really dig any vintage automotive racing illustration *if it’s done well*. Most of you are familiar with the classic Monaco GP posters of the 1930s, and just after the war, sports car racing began to really grow in popularity here in […]

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Baileigh Tech Week Winner

Baileigh Tech Week Winner

Well damn… That was easy. We had the voting mechanism up for all of three hours before it became obvious who was gonna win. Neal gets to take home the $1000 in Baileigh bucks for his post detailing the installation of a jump seat in the bed of his RPU. […]

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Kids…

Kids…

To many in the older set, it has become almost fashionable to ridicule the young “greasers” of hot rodding. The old farts snicker at the cuff jeans, roll their eyes at the pompadours, and complain about their cars. They taste disgust and spit it out with vigor in between sips […]

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The Art Of Taping…

The Art Of Taping…

Yet another film from our buddies at Fuel Tank TV. This one is less of a documentary and more like a musical of sorts. A young whipper snapper attacks an El Camino with a pencil, a blade, rolls of tape, and a whole lot of vigor. There is something incredibly […]

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Von Dutch did more than pinstripe…

Von Dutch did more than pinstripe…

And most of you know that. Dutch was a man of many talents, but first and foremost he like to create things completely by hand. Beyond his paintings, drawings, signs, and famous pinstripes, he did amazing metal work as well. Sculptures, toys, belt buckles, and elaborate guns were among the […]

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HAM BONES

HAM BONES

CARtoons seemed to always start and end with a column titled, “HAM BONES.” For obvious reasons, I’ve always paid extra attention to these book ends. The December, 1964 issue featured two of my favorites and having nothing else ready to post this morning, I figured I would let them rip. […]

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The best Hot Rod magazine cover of the first decade?

The best Hot Rod magazine cover of the first decade?

That’s a really tough question to answer… And totally subjective. There have been so many clean, iconic covers from Hot Rod magazine that came out during that early golden era from 1948 to 1958. Most of you know the first issue came about in January of ’48 with Robert E. […]

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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 >>