The Five Most Beautiful cars of the early 1960s

The Five Most Beautiful cars of the early 1960s

This is it, fellas. The last chapter of our “Most Beautiful” series on US automotive design. I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have looking back at the car shapes that have best stood the test of time. We are cutting this one off at ’64, and despite […]

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The Mallory Super-Mag

The Mallory Super-Mag

So a friend of mine dropped by my office the other day with a vintage Mallory box tucked under his arm. Inside was an old magneto protected by its original packaging and wrapped with it’s original spec sheet. It was labeled as a Mallory Super-Mag made in and around the […]

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The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

The Ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1950s

Moving right along to the ‘Powerhouse Era’ of American auto design, we have mid-century madness with completely new cars coming out of Detroit almost yearly through out the entire decade. GM leads the way in making pretty much whatever vehicle they wanted to, bean-counters be damned. This is the pinnacle […]

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Tech Week: WINNER!

Tech Week: WINNER!

I want to confess! I can’t stand the pressure on my conscious any longer. I’m a cheat. Venal, mortal, carnal, major, minor – however you want to call it, Lord… I’m guilty. I rigged tech week and screwed you all out of $2000 worth of cool shit. And it felt […]

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Top Notch Meatheads… Err, Strugglers…

Top Notch Meatheads… Err, Strugglers…

For quite some time now, I’ve had a sort of vagrant optimism that some of us were making real progress, that we had taken the honest road, and that the best of us would make it over the top. At the same time, I feel like it could all be […]

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Miss America VIII

Miss America VIII

The pursuit of the “land” speed record on water is the kind of thing only a crazy man participates in. It would be like heading to North Korea with construction plans for a Liberty Statue tucked tightly under your arm… Only, your odds of survival on the water are much […]

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The Five Most Beautiful cars of the 1940s

The Five Most Beautiful cars of the 1940s

Same game, different decade folks. Now this one is a little more select since Detroit focused it’s efforts on War Production between 1942-1945, and offering little more than “hold over styling” changes to cars in 1946 and 1947. Essentially, you’ve only got five years out of the entire decade (1940-1950) […]

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Roaring Roadsters By Popular Vote

Roaring Roadsters By Popular Vote

I received 67 emails or private messages about this video yesterday. As such, I figured I had better post it to please the masses regardless of the fact that it’s already been posted on the H.A.M.B. And really, this video is worth a feature simply because it’s best footage I’ve […]

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The ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1930s

The ten Most Beautiful cars of the 1930s

The 1930s were a very special decade for motoring in America. Despite starting out in the Great Depression, it was a time of massive improvements in terms of automotive engineering, quality of roads (WPA projects), and most of all, a huge leap forward in style. Aerodynamics, Streamlining, and Art Deco […]

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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 >>