The H.A.M.B. Classifieds

The H.A.M.B. Classifieds

“The Times They Are A-Changin…” Bob Dylan said that. Has a nerd ever been as cool as Bob Dylan? I mean, for all intents and purposes, Bob is a nerd. But somehow, he’s also cool. Not cool enough to die tragically in some small airplane crash or while sitting on […]

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The Hitchhiker

The Hitchhiker

This film looks to be a pretty well faked modern effort, but I don’t know a thing about it. I found the flick while surfing for another reason and can’t explain why really, but I love it… And, I figured you guys might get a kick out of it as […]

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Vintage Hot Rod Decals

Vintage Hot Rod Decals

I love old water transfer decals. The way they look and feel on glass, the way you apply them, and especially the amazing artwork of a pre-computer graphics world. Slipping open that waxed paper sleeve and feeling the thick colors has a certain satisfaction. I’m always trolling around looking for […]

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East Vs. West Showdown

East Vs. West Showdown

So a couple of HAMBers got together with CarTech and made a book. Both Jospeh Alig and Spike Kilmer have been working on “East Vs. West” for a couple of years now. In fact, they even gave me a couple of pages… Which is totally cool, but what I really […]

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Shelf Treasure: Scale Model Offy Motor in Brass

Shelf Treasure: Scale Model Offy Motor in Brass

We are slowly starting to clear out some of my dad’s archives, and one of the nicer ‘shelf treasures’ he had was this 1/6 (?) scale brass Offenhauser engine made by a company called Vintage Power out of Charlotte, NC. I don’t know too much about it, except for what […]

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Purpose Built

Purpose Built

I love early purpose built race cars. Jack Kuehn’s, as seen in the April, 1959 issue of Hot Rod Magazine, is one of my favorites and it always makes me wonder why we don’t see more modern renditions on the same theme. These early cars were just so damned specific […]

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Hold Your Horses!

Hold Your Horses!

Wow. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here at The Jalopy Journal World Headquarters. My planned two week hiatus is just about over and I feel like I’m drowning under a load of dirty laundry. I’m so behind in so many places, that I’ve pondered the idea of inventing […]

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1954 Kurtis 500KK Roadster

1954 Kurtis 500KK Roadster

I’m pretty darn spoiled when it comes to my work location. We are situated in the east Bay Area of Northern California within spitting distance of Fantasy Junction. For those of you not familiar with the iconic name, it’s not an adult bookstore as you may have reckoned. No sir, […]

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A car guy to the end…

A car guy to the end…

I won’t lie- It’s been a pretty hard week me, and I’m still digging myself out of the blues. To make a sad story short, my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January and he passed away on Tuesday this week. In four very short months he had to […]

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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 >>