Studebaker Coupe Express… One cool truck.

Studebaker Coupe Express… One cool truck.

The concept was simple enough, yet fairly radical at the time- Take the front end and chassis of a comfortable and stylish passenger car, and mate it with the rear bed utility of a full size pick up truck to make the ultimate work and play hybrid. The entire front […]

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Bottrop Kustom Kulture 2012

Bottrop Kustom Kulture 2012

I’ve had my head down the past couple of days preparing for this weekend’s reliability run and book release, but did take some time to horse around a bit on the internet. While doing so, I found some event coverage of a little show/drag race located in Germany. The pictures […]

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A Gearhead’s Guide to Cars Land…

A Gearhead’s Guide to Cars Land…

Wednesday night was a very big night for me- After over 5 years of personal involvement from the initial planning to final details, we had our Grand Opening ceremony for Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. I was very honored to be part of it’s creation working closely with […]

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It’s A Gas…

It’s A Gas…

Kiwi Kev has got to be one of the coolest men on the planet. Everything he spends money on is a total bargain it seems… His garage rules, his cars are perfect, and even his irrational collections make complete sense. Take his gas pedal fetish for instance – Why in […]

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South Australian Drag Racing Footage

South Australian Drag Racing Footage

I demand to know who’s responsible for the sound track on these videos. They should be taken out back and beaten savagely. Or better yet, forced to stand all day and night on the elevator only roughly perched inside the Boise, Idaho Holiday Inn. No mercy should be shown or […]

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The Seret Special…

The Seret Special…

My friend Matt Seret has done a number of great posts with detailed pictures about this car already, shared over the course of the past year. Also know as the “Seret Speed Sports Car”, Matt’s vehicle shape was influenced by American and European “Specials” of the 50s that ran at […]

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The Jalopy Journal Release Run

The Jalopy Journal Release Run

As a lot of you already know, we will be having a release party for The Jalopy Journal Issue #2 on June 23rd here in Austin, TX. The actual party will go down at the Continental Club on South Congress. We will be gathering there at around 7 pm to […]

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6 Days, 5 Classes, 5 Records…

6 Days, 5 Classes, 5 Records…

I’m like a junky looking for a score. Manic. I’ve got some place I have to be in 30 minutes and don’t have a post for today nor any idea for one. Had I remembered my appointment last night, I could have written up something so eloquent… so professional. But, […]

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地獄のでしょうか

地獄のでしょうか

In 1946, Stewart Warner began producing a line of gauges for industrial and military usage that featured a 2 5/8″ diameter, convex lenses, and a smooth bezel. They quickly became favorites for hot rodders as they were easy to read and made with impeccable quality. From what I’ve been able […]

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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 >>