The 2012 Lone Star Round Up: Part 2

The 2012 Lone Star Round Up: Part 2

Every year Brian, Will, and Steve let me giveaway an award at the Lone Star Round Up. As silly as it might sound, I’ve grown to take the responsibility pretty seriously. By Saturday afternoon, in fact, I’m usually running around the show like a maniac between my two or three […]

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The 2012 Lone Star Round Up: Part 1

The 2012 Lone Star Round Up: Part 1

There is no sympathy for those in search of trouble… and I was one of “those” this weekend. See, my typical Round Up weekend is almost entirely focused on work. So much so, that I usually don’t have the vigor for grand partying after hours. Aside from a visit or […]

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Detroit Rock City

Detroit Rock City

So I’m at the Round Up this morning and don’t have time for a typical post. As such, I decided to end my week long focus on Detroit with some footage that is even further off topic than my last. In 2010, my boy Johnny Knoxville decided to go to […]

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The Art of the Drop Top Chop… Part 2

The Art of the Drop Top Chop… Part 2

As you can see, Mr. Tardel is moving along swiftly. Now that the windshield posts are chopped and the header has been massaged, the attention is now turned to the more difficult part of this task: The folding top. Keith first removed the back seat and stripped the top of […]

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Detroit Will Rise

Detroit Will Rise

Allan Hill has what seems to be a sort of sad optimism. Through circumstances that aren’t really ever explained, he lives (legally mind you) in one of the last inhabitable buildings of the original Packard plant. His space appears to be a the home of a reckless junk collector. His […]

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The Art of the Drop Top Chop…

The Art of the Drop Top Chop…

‘If it was so easy that anyone could do it, then it wouldn’t really be that cool anymore’, or so the saying goes. Correctly chopping a convertible top is right up there on the customizing difficultly list with body sectioning and fender fading. To get the geometry right takes a […]

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A Letter From Hell

A Letter From Hell

I was 12 years old in 1988 when Mickey and Trudy Thompson were murdered in their driveway. I can remember my old man breaking the news to me one day after school. Mickey was my hero and the news, much like Mickey himself, didn’t seem real to me. Oddly, it […]

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Save The Date…

Save The Date…

He took another pull from the thick glass tumbler. He swirled the Tequila around in his mouth slowly and winced. The sun rose from behind over the rooftops across the street and through the bar’s dingy windows, casting the morning’s blue shadows around him. He wiped his hand on the […]

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Pick Your Phaeton

Pick Your Phaeton

I’ve never been a Phaeton guy… And then, I went to Australia and hung out with my buddy Thommo and his ’33. It pretty much ruined both Blake and me. Ever since, we’ve been day dreaming about long and early drop tops. So much so, in fact, that I think […]

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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 >>