LustreTone ’55: Vintage Indiana Drags pt 4

LustreTone ’55: Vintage Indiana Drags pt 4

Here’s the final set of the scans from the 1955 drag races in Indiana. Again we have some blurry yet interesting pics. I really dig the fendered Deuce Roadster #RB-124, which reminds me of Don’s green car. In this set we also see more dragging motorcycles, roadsters, and an MG […]

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The 4th Of July

The 4th Of July

On this day in 1776, a bunch of hoodlums and mavericks signed a document that declared their independence from Great Britain. It was a bold move after a gutsy revolutionary war. Looking back, it’s hard to imagine just how in the hell those folks pulled it off. But I’m sure […]

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LustreTone ’55: Vintage Indiana Drag Pics pt 3

LustreTone ’55: Vintage Indiana Drag Pics pt 3

Here we go with the third set of scans from these blurry-but-cool 1955 drag race pictures, probably taken in Indiana by the license plates. There are a few notable images in this bunch like the wicked, chopped 5 window coupe with Drag-Ons club plaque and the unidentified American sports car […]

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Puyallup Valley Raceway 1961

Puyallup Valley Raceway 1961

In the early 1960′s, Bill Dake and his buddy Jon would pester their parents relentlessly almost every week. If they made enough noise, they figured, their folks would almost certainly drop them off at the drags for a day of speed and power that weekend. Lucky for us, Bill liked […]

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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:

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    The story of Tom Cobbs, his legacy, and his hot rod roadster. Read: Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3.

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    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.

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    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.

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