Chicago To Bonneville

Chicago To Bonneville

In 1950, Byron Boji and a few of his buddies loaded up in Chicago and headed for Bonneville. You can only imagine the excitement as a bunch of mid-western hot rodders prepared to be injected into the very best of west coast hot rodding. And when they landed on the […]

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The So-Cal Streamliner… Reborn…

The So-Cal Streamliner… Reborn…

It actually started with a belly tank. More specifically, it started with the So-Cal belly tank that was last ran by Xydias and Batchelor in 1948. Itching for more speed, Xydias and Batchelor decided it was time to get seriously innovative. It was time to build an honest to goodness […]

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I think Vic might have rolled his eyes…

I think Vic might have rolled his eyes…

I meant to post about this one over this Summer, but it somehow got filed away. Back in August, I headed down for the big Pebble Beach Monterey car week to enjoy a few days of seeing old friends, checking out rare antique & classic cars, and trying to pick […]

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The Jalopyrama – Part II

The Jalopyrama – Part II

A few months ago, I got an email from Jay Fitzhugh about the Jalopyrama. Representing the show, he offered to fly me to Maryland and put me up in a hotel room so that I could attend the show. I declined. I had always wanted to go to the show, […]

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The Hot Rod Dedication of Japan

The Hot Rod Dedication of Japan

Right now I’m in Tokyo, Japan for work again, thousands of miles from home. There is a major language barrier, cultural barrier, and our US Dollar is worth less than dirt right now. Yet I can’t help feeling a bit at home when I’m here. They have a serious traditional […]

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The Jalopyrama

The Jalopyrama

All of my suspicions were confirmed. My trip to the far north this weekend could have had hideous consequences had I not prepared accordingly; had I not covered my bases; had I not dotted my I’s and crossed my T’s; had I not brought along my attorney. It started with […]

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Hey Rube, So Long For Now…

Hey Rube, So Long For Now…

I was going to write a treatise on the Meaning of Life this week, but I put it aside at the last moment when I got invited to attend the Jalopyrama in Annapolis, Maryland this weekend. I’ve never been to a car show with a bunch of Yankees and figured […]

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1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket!

1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket!

In the 1950s, nobody created new concept cars like General Motors. They flat out ruled the roost when it came to producing opulent, over-the-top prototype dream cars- And they actually designed separate, one-off creations for their multiple divisions each year, from Chevrolet right on up to Cadillac. Case in point […]

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Fame And Terror At 200 MPH

Fame And Terror At 200 MPH

“For doctors and lawyers and engineers and people like that, drag racing is release, and one day a week on a ribbon of black asphalt in a field somewhere on the perimeter of a town is like a day spent under a billow of sail. For the others, the ones […]

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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 >>