Goldie Gardner at Bonneville 1952

Goldie Gardner at Bonneville 1952

This is really a follow up to my original story about Lt. Col. Goldie Gardner from nearly 2 years ago(!) When I posted the article, my buddy Farmer followed up to say he had more original pictures of Gardner running at Bonneville, and put a few of them up. I […]

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Texas On The Quarter Mile – Part 2

Texas On The Quarter Mile – Part 2

On Friday, we brought you a number of images from Bob Doty’s photography collection. The response was positive enough that I felt a “sequel” was in order. Something about early Texas drag racing photography just speaks to me. It’s as if Texas was as laid back then as it is […]

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Texans On The Quarter Mile

Texans On The Quarter Mile

Bob Doty was a young man in the late 1950′s and early 1960′s. He had  a passion for both drag racing and photography. Recently, he sent me an email and asked if I would be interested in peaking his collection of photographs taken as he toured the state of Texas […]

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More Rare Bonneville Pictures- 1959

More Rare Bonneville Pictures- 1959

Here’s another killer batch of Bonneville pictures from the Mike Smith Collection as promised, and there are plenty more great cars to check out. I believe most of these shots are from the ’59 SCTA meet- Obviously some of them don’t have the handy date stamp at the top to […]

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The State Of Things…

The State Of Things…

Why is a shit house rat so busy? What, exactly, is he so damned busy doing? I’ve always pondered that… But I reckon it’s an answer I don’t want to stumble upon while eating my morning granola bar – which is what I find myself doing now. It’s a hippy […]

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Rare Bonneville Pictures Aug. 1962

Rare Bonneville Pictures Aug. 1962

I have an old disc labeled “Vintage Hot Rod Pictures- Mike Smith’s Collection” that’s been sitting in my desk drawer for many years (I called Mike to ask permission to use them, and he had almost totally forgotten about sending me the disc). I just popped it in the other […]

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Malcolm In The Middle

Malcolm In The Middle

At the end of the day, the foundation of this little world of ours is based on what Marketing Men call the “Home Hobbyist.” The word “Hobby” has never been used more inappropriately… Because this is beyond that. The small garage, the minimum of tools, the lone man… No. This […]

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The Valley Custom Bird

The Valley Custom Bird

I’ve never met Dave Simard, but I’ve always admired him from afar. His wonderfully eclectic collection is only matched by his reputation for being a down-to-earth, regular ole hot rodder. In issue #2 of The Jalopy Journal, we featured his Valley Custom built ’55 Thunderbird. It’s a feature that I’ve […]

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Ford Model T Postcards

Ford Model T Postcards

Just to ride the coat tails of the Highland Park Ford Plant photos I posted earlier, I have some related artwork to share. These cool little comic postcards for the Model T were produced throughout the Teens and early 20s, often done by freelance artists poking fun at the simplicity, […]

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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 >>