The Tuck Fire Fund

The Tuck Fire Fund

How can this be? For the second time this year, one of my good buddies has lost his shop to a brutal fire. This time, it’s Tuck. An electrical short in one of his shop’s walls ignited a flame that was accelerated by his stored paint products. WIthin minutes, his […]

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The Sights and Sounds of 462 Miles Per Hour…

The Sights and Sounds of 462 Miles Per Hour…

Poteet and Main Speed Demon is the twin turbo, 2,200 horsepower streamliner that recently ran the the fastest speed ever recorded by a wheel driven, non-jet engined car on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Back in September, she recorded an entry speed of 452.94 mph, a mile speed of 457.96 mph […]

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Bed Time

Bed Time

I’m not one of those parents that forces ideas on their kids. I like the idea of my kids growing up to be whatever the hell they want to be, naturally. Religion, politics, likes, dislikes… My goal is simply to give them the tools so that they are properly educated […]

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving –  a good excuse to use when you plan on taking the rest of the week off like I do. It’s also a good time to sit back and think about what you are thankful for I suppose… And since I don’t have anything else to write about […]

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The Quiet Kustom: 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

The Quiet Kustom: 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

The 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix was one of the first in a long line of GM’s “Personal Luxury” cars, much like the better-known Buick Rivera that would premier one year later. The GP was introduced as a lone hardtop model, based on the short wheelbase Catalina platform but available with […]

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Rex Rods Sling Shot

Rex Rods Sling Shot

A few years ago, Keith Tardel (Rex Rods) had the idea of reproducing the old Chassis Research style dragster frames. He’s done a few of the bare frames now, but until this weekend the world hadn’t seen a complete running and driving car. Well, now it has… My good buddy, […]

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Lost Art: Made By Hand

Lost Art: Made By Hand

It’s been a few months since I’ve seen something to inspire my “Lost Art” series of posts, but recently found an outfit that focuses on nothing but old style disciplines and passions. “Made By Hand” is a series of documentaries produced by some seriously talented people. Their latest installment features […]

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Wayne F. Miller: Photographs 1942-1958

Wayne F. Miller: Photographs 1942-1958

Wayne Forest Miller wasn’t a hot rod guy. He was a self-taught photographer that left art school in 1942 and headed straight into World War II to experience the full spectrum of being a combat photographer (under his own orders) capturing everything from boredom of daily military life to the […]

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A New Ford Truck…

A New Ford Truck…

Here’s something I don’t do all that often – a featured classified ad. My good buddy, Kevin Silva, has been putting together this little Ford truck for some time now. It was one of those deals where he was initially planning a little freshening up, but one thing lead to […]

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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 >>