The 1962 Mustang

The 1962 Mustang

Like any self-respecting 3-year old, my son has a passion for Hot Wheels. He likes to line them all up in a big line, give them names, race them, etc… He’s also pretty good at labeling each with their genre. Anything without fenders or with flames is a hot rod. […]

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Allard Quick Change rear axle = Unobtainium

Allard Quick Change rear axle = Unobtainium

There are certain “bits” on a traditional-build car that help define it, make it unique, and give it some personal flavor. What truly stands out are the ultra rare pieces that can’t be merely bought, but must be searched for, and found. Such is the case of this Allard QC […]

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I Missed It All

I Missed It All

I spent the weekend in a desperate struggle with my own imagination. There was a lot to dream about. It seemed like every few minutes I was getting a text from a buddy at the Detroit Autorama or the Texas Thaw. It was as if each of them had a […]

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A Walther For Your Hot Rod

A Walther For Your Hot Rod

I totally stole these images from Brian Bass. I have no idea where he found them and didn’t waste any time asking. I figure the worst he can do is shoot me, but seeing as I carry as well, a shootout would be an almost certain outcome. And, as Texans, […]

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Hot Rod Record Covers

Hot Rod Record Covers

In the 1950s and early 60s, nothing went hand in hand quite like the DNA of Hot Rods and Rock and Roll.  Both came from modest roots and found their boom after WWII. Both are purely American in their birth and raw form, speaking to freedom, personal expression, bucking the […]

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Flashback: 2005 Lone Star Round Up

Flashback: 2005 Lone Star Round Up

Seven years doesn’t seem like a lot of time, but so much has changed since. I can’t tell you what it was like. I don’t think anyone really could. But I can tell you what came to pass. I can tell you that. Since 2005, I’ve left Kansas City for the […]

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The Dirt Boys of Sportsman Park- Oakley, Kansas.

The Dirt Boys of Sportsman Park- Oakley, Kansas.

On the western side of Kansas, right off highway 70 is the town of Oakley, which has dirt oval track racing history going back to the mid 1920s with 1 mile ovals. After the War, the Oakley Chamber of Commerce started raising funds for Sportsman Park, which would be a […]

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Dad, Can I Borrow The Car?

Dad, Can I Borrow The Car?

While waiting in line at the DMV on Friday, a buddy of mine sent me a link for entertainment’s purposes. “Dad, Can I Borrow The Car?” was actually filmed sometime around 1970, but I’m almost certain I was mandated to watch it in Driver’s Ed in 1992. It’s one of […]

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Forward Motion Picture

Forward Motion Picture

I’m at the DMV this morning… Surrounded by bureaucracy dreamed up by grad school drop outs and handed out by high school rejects. I hate this place with the passion of a man obsessed. If there is a hell, this is it. I’m sure of it. In any case, I […]

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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 >>