Driving a Hot Rod on “Reality” TV

Driving a Hot Rod on “Reality” TV

Back in August I got a call from the good folks at Autoweek about their new TV show called “Vinsetta Garage”, which will air episodes on Discovery‚Äôs Velocity channel early next year. We talked about me flying to Detroit and talking about the art of customizing, which was the theme […]

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Tom Medley

Tom Medley

I’m sure most of you have heard by now… Tom Medley, the man with a pencil behind Stroker McGurk, survived a pretty nasty fire late last week that apparently took out his garage, his ’40 coupe, and a lot of other valuables. It’s a disaster that needs to be put […]

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Cars Of The Future

Cars Of The Future

I can remember being around 10 years old and having sleep overs with my buddies. We’d stay up late and talk about things that little boys talk about. We weren’t old enough to rap about leggy chicks yet, so we mostly discussed super heroes, guns, ninjas, and things like that. […]

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Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow!

Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow!

This lukewarm Hot Rod B movie has been mentioned on the HAMB before, but in the ‘spirit’ of Halloween coming up, I thought would share a few clips from ‘The Hot Rod Gang meets the Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow’ (yes that is the entire title of the 1959 film). Some […]

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The Sounds Of Racing

The Sounds Of Racing

Ok, this is a bit of a cop out… I had 15 minutes to get a post done this morning and I’ve got a serious case of writer’s block. As such, I figured I would entertain you fellas with sound rather than words. More specifically, I’m counting on the sounds […]

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SEMA: SPEED Equipment Manufacturers Association

SEMA: SPEED Equipment Manufacturers Association

Well, that’s what it originally stood for in 1963 when a small bunch of aftermarket speed part manufacturers got together to organize, promote the hot rod parts industry, and to sort of standardize some of the parts being used in competition. Among those first SEMA companies were a few performance […]

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God Bless The Flathead!

God Bless The Flathead!

By 1956, the flathead Ford was mostly obsolete on the race track. Jim Rawlings didn’t care… Or maybe he did, but just didn’t have the budget for anything else. What he did have was a ratty old ’34 coupe and the desire to go racing. It’s the classic hot rod […]

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415HP Blown Corvette

415HP Blown Corvette

In 1962, Ernie Landel was a 20 year old working at his father’s container manufacturing plant. His family pretty much covered his daily expenses, so every dime he made went into one quest – going fast. That quest started with a 1957 Corvette. The little sports car was pretty hot […]

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There is hope for the future…

There is hope for the future…

I would expect that your kids and mine will have some sort of appreciation for hot rods. Most likely they are growing up watching you breath and eat old vehicles, not to mention riding with you to a few car shows, or perhaps helping wrench on your latest garage project. […]

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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 >>