American Hand

American Hand

Continuing my pursuit of the hand made regardless of how on or off topic, I found this pretty great short film. Well, another user did… And I felt like it would make an appropriate entry. Take a few minutes and enjoy the art. American Hand from Jon Walley on Vimeo.

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LustreTone ’55: More Vintage Drag Racing Pics

LustreTone ’55: More Vintage Drag Racing Pics

Here’s part two of my original black and white photo scans, all clearly dated August of 1955 and taken at some mystery drag strip. In this series, it looks like the photographer waited at the traps, but his film (and camera) wasn’t fast enough to get many of the cars […]

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The Reliability Release Run – Photography!

The Reliability Release Run – Photography!

I took over 150 shots of the Reliability Release Run this weekend. Some of them are even pretty good by my standards and I was pretty excited to show them off until I was sent a link to Tim Sutton’s gallery of coverage. Jesus god, I hate that man with […]

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LustreTone ’55

LustreTone ’55

You may remember the vintage 8mm drag footage I posted a while back on here and here. I also received four old photo flip books of pure magic dated August 1955; Black and white prints from a cheap camera snapped by none other than my drag race footage provider. Some […]

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The Run, The Party, The Book…

The Run, The Party, The Book…

This week was one of the big ones for me. After years of planning, working, and scheming, it was time to let go. But “letting go” comes with a lot of work, stress, and a certain amount of self doubt as well. I spent much of the week working on […]

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The Jalopy Journal #2

The Jalopy Journal #2

She woke me up with ghastly news. I sat up quickly, groping around on the bed for something to smash.  “No!” I shouted. “That’s impossible!” She shook her head. “I heard it on the world wide web. It must be true.” ….. A recent emergency survey of our field sources […]

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One Wrench Wench

One Wrench Wench

As I was walking out the door of my office last night, I glanced over and saw this Conder piece hanging on the wall and looking neglected. I know I’ve featured it before, but something made me want to bring it into the light once more. I love Tim Conder… […]

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Worlds Smallest Deuce Roadster??

Worlds Smallest Deuce Roadster??

On my hot rod shelf of knick knacks I have a number of car toys of all makes and models, but one stands out by it’s remarkable size (or lack thereof). It’s a Ricko 1:87 th scale replica of the 1932 Doane Spencer Roadster, measuring just over 1.5″ long and […]

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Hosking’s ’55

Hosking’s ’55

My first car was a ’55 hardtop. Even so, I’m not much for the flagship Chevrolet. I think it comes down to novelty. It’s been lost. So many have been done and so many are around and so many have been seen – It’s easy to fall into the boredom […]

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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 >>