The Railton Special In Motion

The Railton Special In Motion

We’ve talked about John Cobb’s “Railton Special” before. The 28′ long, twin 12-cylinder beast of a British land speed car was running north of 330mph as early as 1947. Records fell like trees in an Austin drought. The Railton was really the first serious post-war attempt to haul ass on […]

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Baileigh Tech Week… Vote Now!

Baileigh Tech Week… Vote Now!

Well folks, we had a couple of weeks of tech submissions and it is now time to vote for a winner. Who’s it gonna be? Who’s gonna take home the $1000 Baileigh Industrial Tech Week Prize?!? Only you can decide, so get on it! CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE! […]

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Print’s not dead… at Autobooks in Burbank!

Print’s not dead… at Autobooks in Burbank!

Everytime I’m Burbank for work (about once a month it seems), I try to swing by Autobooks to check out the latest magazine and book titles on hot rods and customs. This place is a car guy’s dream, and it’s pretty darn hard to walk in that place without dropping […]

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Vanity

Vanity

Eddie woke up to the sight of a popcorn ceiling he didn’t recognize and the feel of silk sheets he didn’t own. He only had to turn his head to get answers to the questions he was asking himself. Laying beside him was a pale skinned brunette with curves so […]

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Hubley Racers…

Hubley Racers…

We’ve talked old tin and plastic toys before, but I have a special love for the 1930′s cast iron racers, especially the roadsters made by the Hubley Manufacturing Company out of Lancaster, Penn. What makes the Hubley racers so great to me is the subtle sense of speed, accentuated by […]

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Real Cool Duals – The BumpereX

Real Cool Duals – The BumpereX

The 1950′s was an innocent time. Things were simple. Easy. Safe. It’s a cliche point of view that we’ve all read time after time. I didn’t live in the period, so who am I to argue? No one. However, my perspective of the time was blemished when I started collecting […]

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There’s An App For That… V1.5

There’s An App For That… V1.5

So we released a new version of our iPhone App this week. Those of you that have upgraded have probably already noticed a number of improvements. ┬áIt’s faster, more stable, etc… In general, it’s just better. And, it is optimized for both the iPad as well as the iPhone. However, […]

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Midget Motor Mania

Midget Motor Mania

“Give a boy or man a motor, and the battle of skill and daring against the power of machines brings out fast and furious action…” Great pre-war tether car footage brought to you via Newsreel (as shown at the front of movies in the theater) from October of 1940. At […]

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A Sweet Sickness

A Sweet Sickness

I was a proud small block Chevrolet guy when I first got into hot rods. I didn’t apologize to anyone for it. I liked flatheads, loved the way the looked and sounded, but preferred horsepower and reliability over historical significance. And then, something happened… Around 15 years ago, I spent […]

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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 >>