Andy Southard’s ’56 Ford Victoria

Andy Southard’s ’56 Ford Victoria

A few years ago, I interviewed Andy Southard. That interview became one of my favorite pieces simply because of how much Andy has influenced me through the years. His books like “Custom Cars of the 1950′s” and “Hot Rods of the 1950′s”┬árepresent one of my first sources of inspiration. They […]

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The 1953 Buick Wildcat

The 1953 Buick Wildcat

First, a note from Ryan: I’ve been on the road since Christmas and my head hasn’t been in the game. I accidentally posted the part 2 to this part 1 on Tuesday. So, forget that you read part 2 already and read this. Then, go back and read part 2. […]

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The Amazing Hot Rod Cult

The Amazing Hot Rod Cult

Remember that article that Sports Illustrated ran in 1961 about the cult of hot rodding? Yeah, I don’t either… I wasn’t born yet, but I’ve heard about it so many damn times that I feel like I was a regular subscriber in the day. In any case, the SI Vault […]

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The 1954 Buick Wildcat II

The 1954 Buick Wildcat II

The second Wildcat was far more radical and sports car-like than the first model from only a year earlier. The “II” rode on a 100-inch (Corvette platform?) wheelbase chassis. The little two seater sat super low at just over 40 inches high with top up, and featured deeply sculpted cutaway […]

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2012 H.A.M.B. Calendar & More…

2012 H.A.M.B. Calendar & More…

Lenny wasn’t what you would call a strapping lad by any means, but he didn’t resemble a bulldog or anything like that either. Most girls called him “normal” in appearance. And it was that very normalcy that created a distance between Lenny and the opposite sex that was just too […]

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Seventeen

Seventeen

Seventeen years ago today, I uploaded an html file to the servers at Prodigy and The Jalopy Journal was born. I had been toying around with HTML at school and wanted to do something car related with it. I was actually at home in Midland, TX on Christmas break when […]

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The art of George Trosley

The art of George Trosley

In my last post, we covered the late, great auto cartoonist Dave Deal. The other icon of CARtoons magazine illustrations was George Trosley. He’s best known as the creator of Krass & Bernie, the gearhead duo which ran in the magazine from 1975 until the final issue in 1991 (Thankfully, […]

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Fred Lavell’s J2 Allard

Fred Lavell’s J2 Allard

Sometime early in 1951, Delvan Lee went into a buddy’s dealership in Detroit, MI and took delivery of a bright blue and Cad powered J2 Allard. For the next three years, Delvan drove the shit out of the little sports car – winning hill climb events, placing in road races, […]

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The Art of Dave Deal

The Art of Dave Deal

When I was a young kid in the late 70s, I loved only a few magazines: Mad, Cracked, Mini Bike and CarToons. Cartoons was the perfect combination for me: Funny car-related stories and cartoon illustrations together in one magazine, and often included a free iron-on decal for my shirt! One […]

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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 >>