The Buster Litton ’49 Ford

The Buster Litton ’49 Ford

I’ve always felt the custom car world revolves in very tight looped circles. It starts as a blank canvas with smart improvements to line and style and revolves into a mess of colors and shapes totally void of any white space. It all seems to happen in the space of […]

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Highland Park Ford Plant 1913-1915

Highland Park Ford Plant 1913-1915

The Ford Model T is the most significant vehicle of 1920s and early 30s hot rodding, and there is probably no production facility that changed the face of America in the early 20th century more than Ford’s Highland Park “T” Plant. This is the place that Henry Ford and his […]

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In car @ The Miller Meet

In car @ The Miller Meet

At this years Miller Meet, Josh Shaw had the opportunity to take the #98 Indy Roadster Replica out for a few hot laps. For most of us, this would be a once-in-a-lifetime type opportunity, but I get the feeling this is just another day at the office for Josh and […]

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“T” For Two

“T” For Two

The April, 1958 issue of Car Craft Magazine called it the “‘T’ For Two” because the rendition featured was actually the result of a second rebuild. A guy named Wally Olson out of Fresno originally hot rodded the little ’25, but when William Scott bought the car in ’57 he […]

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The Lure of Bonneville…

The Lure of Bonneville…

It’s nearly that time again. July’s nearly half way over, and that means one thing: The SCTA’s Bonneville Speed Week, August 11th through 17th. Can you smell the salt? There are plenty of great car shows, rod runs, and hang outs all Summer long, but nothing beats being on the […]

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Scrapbook

Scrapbook

There’s nothing at all new about creating a book out of old photo collections. In fact, I was introduced to traditional hot rodding through the “scrapbook” type publications that both Dean Batchelor and Don Montgomery put together in the early 1990s. Even today, I consider them to be somewhat golden […]

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When the Diesel came to Indy… Film of #28!

When the Diesel came to Indy… Film of #28!

You may remember my post a few years back about this fantastic car running at Indianapolis in 1952. I just found this Cummins promotional film clip with footage of their innovative diesel-powered race car history, with extensive coverage of the #28 car’s path to Indy, including color footage of the […]

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Hot Rod Communication

Hot Rod Communication

I’m obsessive about a lot of things in life and hot rods. Second to none is my absolute fascination with gauges and dashes and everything else you stare at while driving a hot rod. I’ve collected old gauges for years as an outlet of sorts and have always considered gauge […]

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The H.A.M.B. Drags Are Coming!

The H.A.M.B. Drags Are Coming!

Holy Jesus… I’ve been so busy packing and shipping books that I completely lost track of time. The H.A.M.B. Drags are a little over a month away! I think I slipped into some kind of a space/time continuum spawned by over exposure to cardboard or some shit like that. Nothing […]

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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 >>