A Pimp Is Back On His Game

A Pimp Is Back On His Game

It was just a matter of time really… Especially after my buddy Mitch literally forced me to take his ’63 Riviera for a drive at the H.A.M.B. Drags. It was like a crack dealer giving a free hit to a rehabbed junkie. I didn’t stand a chance. No chance at […]

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The Red Hydra Coupe

The Red Hydra Coupe

My favorite hot rods and customs are those cars that have a subtly sinister edge to them. You know the type – they sit in a parking lot or at a car show and look as if they are challenging anything or anybody to fuck with them. In many ways, […]

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Notes From The War Desk

Notes From The War Desk

Not a lot of down time here at The Jalopy Journal World Headquarters. Due to the H.A.M.B. Drags, I’m a week behind on stamping Alliance tags. I had originally planned on getting them done yesterday, but a frantic and classified call from Major John Davis changed those plans. A Revolution […]

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Betting on the Buick: The Nailhead

Betting on the Buick: The Nailhead

There are a handful of iconic early 50s era OHV V-8s from Detroit: Of course we have the stout and powerful family of MoPar Hemi motors from DeSoto’s 241 Red Ram up through Chrysler’s 331 Fire Power dual-quad V-8. There is also GM’s smooth-running Cadillac 331 and his cousin the […]

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The Biggest Tech Week Ever

The Biggest Tech Week Ever

I’ve been dodging Shane from Baileigh Industrial for a few weeks now. He’s been wanting to create some kind of a “tech week spectacle,” but I just didn’t know if I could stomach his abuse so soon after the H.A.M.B. Drags. My knee caps and thumbs still haven’t completely recovered […]

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Project ’38 Parts Update

Project ’38 Parts Update

It’s been a big week here at the TJJ world headquarters as years of parts hunting has come to a close on two different fronts. And to be honest, it’s kind of anti-climatic. I’ve never been a guy to collect parts to hang on the wall. In fact, I don’t […]

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Spotlights? Why exactly do we run ‘em?

Spotlights? Why exactly do we run ‘em?

Some of you may know that the talented Keith Tardel has been doing some sweet work on my ’39 Merc over the past few months. As the ‘Tardel to-do’ list got shorter, I remembered my nice set of Mobilite spots (the poor man’s Appleton!) that have been waiting for instillation […]

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More On The H.A.M.B. Drags

More On The H.A.M.B. Drags

Despite an office full of residual H.A.M.B. Drags garb, I’m finally starting to unwind from the venture. I’m so far behind on other business that it’s laughable, but before I put my head down and get to those bores, I thought I would throw out some props to a few […]

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Fear the Yoder!

Fear the Yoder!

I remember going to Bobby Walden’s shop party one year after the Grand Nationals and admiring the gigantic power hammer over in the corner. Up to that point I had never year of a Yoder, or realized what an amazing tool it really is. The old original Yoder power hammers […]

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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 >>