Enter To Win: Deuce Week!

Enter To Win: Deuce Week!

The Petersen Automotive Museum is, on many levels, the mecca of traditional hot rodding. In any given year and on any given day, you can drop by the joint and be witness to some of the most important cars to ever grace our world. Starting on February 29, the museum […]

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The Tom Medley Fire…

The Tom Medley Fire…

You might remember that the legendary Tom Medley recently lost his ’40 coupe in a fire. A group of his pals have gotten together in an effort to raise money and rebuild the car. It’s pretty cool to see… and I wanted to help support the effort. You can read […]

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Australian Foreign Affairs

Australian Foreign Affairs

The last time my attorney and I traveled together, many folks came to the conclusion that we should have been killed or at the very least, arrested – on general principle. The back lash was like a shot to the kidney delivered by the most powerful of heavy weights. Neither […]

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Early Dirt Track Racing

Early Dirt Track Racing

I grew up in the west Texas desert town of Midland, TX. We didn’t get much rain, but when it did rain… Well, it poured. Flash floods were handled by drainage ditches located throughout town. Essentially, these were raw holes in the ground measuring about a hundred yards long by […]

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The Pay As You Go Merc

The Pay As You Go Merc

I’ve always dug this car and not so much because of the great lines or subtle modifications or tasteful color, but because of the story. In 1955, Dave Burgarin was just a young man that, like a lot of us today, was totally enamored by the Hirohata Merc. So much […]

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The Bomber Jacket

The Bomber Jacket

Off topic, but a friend of mine sent these over and I couldn’t help myself… These needed to be posted and seen. I’m not sure how this came about, but someone decided to document the art of the bomber jacket late during WWII. The result is a gallery that just […]

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News Reels & Racing Clips 1930s – 1950s

News Reels & Racing Clips 1930s – 1950s

Today’s film clip is actually a whole series of news reels and interesting pre & post war racing film clips that I think you’ll really enjoy. This is actual only part 5 in a complete 8 part series of these vintage racing compilations! This one stood out for the first […]

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I’m Busy… Let Me Be…

I’m Busy… Let Me Be…

In between being berated via email by some schmuck that is pissed off about his “FNG” user title and packing a lot of damn H.A.M.B. calendars, I have found little time to post a proper article this morning. As my dad loves to say, I’m busier than a one-legged man […]

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Film Clip of the Day: America’s Safest Tire

Film Clip of the Day: America’s Safest Tire

Enjoy this great Fisk Tire promotional film from 1939. The set up is a Hollywood stuntman asked to run Fisk Safety-Flight tires on one side of the car, and some inferior brand on the other side, doing a wet spin-out test. Check out his personal Duesenberg roadster, which has some […]

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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 >>