One Knotty ’32 Sedan…

One Knotty ’32 Sedan…

I was flipping through the latest Top Gear magazine the other day when the shape of a very familiar car grille caught my eye on a random page. It was beautifully peaked ’32 Ford shell made entirely of wood. The craftsman is Peter Vivian of Dorset, England, who is a […]

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Trip Of A Lifetime

Trip Of A Lifetime

As I write this, I’m somewhere over the ocean enduring the disgustingly long flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. Once in the land of freaks and fakes, I then hop a plane back to god’s country. It’s a brutal itinerary only made tolerable by lots of booze and company. Of […]

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Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film part II

Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film part II

Welcome back for Part 2 of the recently unearthed 8mm drag footage- Another 10+minutes of vintage racing celluloid goodness. ┬áIt’s more of the same fare with diggers, rail jobs, traditional roadsters and coupes all burning down the strip. Watch for the trophy girl kiss that raises a few eyebrows and […]

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Nice Place

Nice Place

I may write like a drunk, but I’m actually pretty well adjusted. Ask any of my pals and they will tell you – I don’t do or say a whole lot unless it’s really necessary. On Monday night, it was necessary. I won’t go into details here as I’ve already […]

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HAMB Exclusive: Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film! (Part 1)

HAMB Exclusive: Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film! (Part 1)

It’s hard to top the fantastic posts from Ryan down under, but I think you’ll find this is pretty good stuff if your a big fan of vintage drag film clips. A buddy of mine at work gave me his fathers old films shot at drag strips in the Midwest […]

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A Golden Ticket

A Golden Ticket

Nagging guilt has finally won over procrastination, and for whatever it’s worth, here is communication or at least a reasonable facsimile of what my attorney and I have been up to the last few days here in Melbourne. Before I got to Australia, I imagined sitting down every evening and […]

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Notorious

Notorious

Flight VA2. Seat 28B. Los Angeles, CA to Sydney, Australia. I approached my seat for this savagely long flight to find it flanked by two large mexican gentlemen. Gold glimmered from all of their fingers. Huge chains hung from their necks. I imagined they must have gotten to the airport […]

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The 50 Millionth GM

The 50 Millionth GM

After my something-millionth Ford post, I started to wonder how General Motors was progressing in their million car milestones, and it turns out they celebrated a really big one on November 23, 1954: The 50 Millionth GM car rolled off Chevrolet’s assembly line in Flint, Michigan that day. Throughout the […]

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The something-millionth Ford

The something-millionth Ford

The familiar question pops up from time to time about why seemingly 99% of pre-war hot rods were Fords. There are few theories about this, ranging from the simplicity of the archaic transverse leaf suspension and ladder frame, to the ease of hopping up Henry’s A & B 4 bangers, […]

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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 >>