Happy Birthday Swifty

Happy Birthday Swifty

Every now and then a post comes along that embodies everything that means anything in this little world of ours. Yesterday, Swifty turned 70 and his son posted in celebration. Now, this wasn’t one of those “Hey, Happy Birthday” Facebook type posts. Nope. This one came with soul and life […]

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Roadster?

Roadster?

I wanted to run this February, 1954 feature from Car Craft Magazine mostly because I love the cover, but I also totally dig T-roadsters on deuce rails. And this one is different from most in that the body is actually channeled over the rails a few inches. Normally, this act […]

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The Poster Art of Georges Hamel (Geo Ham)

The Poster Art of Georges Hamel (Geo Ham)

Widely regarded as one of the finest automotive poster artists of all time, Georges Hamel (Geo Ham) was born in Laval, France in 1900, demonstrating beautiful illustration skills from a very young age. His inspiration came from two events early in his life: First in 1911, when a biplane piloted […]

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The Homemade Engine Stand

The Homemade Engine Stand

I’ve always had a thing for vintage engine stands. One of my favorites is the old K.R. Wilson units that seem to go for an arm and a leg these days. One of these days I might lose my senses long enough to actually buy one, but until then I […]

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Vintage Drag Footage of the Day…

Vintage Drag Footage of the Day…

Maybe your just a sad sack like me that for some reason missed the Hot Rod Revolution this year. Work, family, life or logistics just got in the way. You know that seeing so many killer traditional hot rods and tasteful customs in one cool place just doesn’t happen that […]

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Bayonets At The Revolution

Bayonets At The Revolution

“A Revolution is an idea that has found its bayonet.” Napoleon said that. Who knows what that little bastard was talking about at the time, but on this Monday morning it makes sense to me. We started the Hot Rod Revolution with the idea that this small and secluded world […]

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Preparing For A Revolution

Preparing For A Revolution

I’m afraid I’m worthless to you fellas today. Utterly worthless. It has nothing at all to do with the marathon round of hooliganism that Brother Tardel and I partook in last night. We are, in fact, already awake and at em’. It’s just that I’ve got a shit ton of […]

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Body by Fisher Ads

Body by Fisher Ads

From its beginning in the horseless carriage shop in Norwalk, Ohio (hence the logo), to its final sale to General Motors, the Fisher Body Company was built by the Fisher brothers into one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies. They produced bodies for a whole range of American car companies […]

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Hollywood in color, circa 1948

Hollywood in color, circa 1948

Maybe it was watching James Elroy’s ‘LA Confidential’ for the first time, or ‘China Town’ with Jack Nicholson, but there is some romantic and alluring about late 40s Hollywood- The physical city, not the movie version of it, but the actual postwar town that was brimming with opportunity, industry, and […]

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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 >>