The 2012 H.A.M.B. Drags

The 2012 H.A.M.B. Drags

You can’t hoard fun – it has no shelf life. So, you might as well go full throttle at any opportunity presented. Despite a detractor or two, the H.A.M.B. Drags just might represent the best opportunity available for any fein of traditional drag racing and hot rods to do just […]

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It Happened in Monterey…

It Happened in Monterey…

Or should I say it’s happening there right now! There couldn’t be two bigger contrasts in the car world than Bonneville Speed Week and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, yet they are both must-do experiences at least once in your life, in my opinion. In 1950 (1 year after the first […]

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Android App… Finally…

Android App… Finally…

The Android operating system is a pile of hot and steamy shit. But I braved the fecal matter… I cowboyed up… and now those of you unfortunate enough to live with an Android device, have your very own Jalopy Journal app. So, what are you waiting for? Get the Android […]

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The only Gold in the Wendover Nugget…

The only Gold in the Wendover Nugget…

Just got back from a few days on the Salt seeing new and old friends and catching a little racing. It’s always a great time just being at Bonneville, no matter what. Wendover, on the other hand, (or “Bendover” as it’s often called when the hotel room rates triple for […]

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The Chop Photo

The Chop Photo

The above is a pretty typical photo that could have been taken then or now. For whatever reason, most of us stop here and take a photo or at least a long look. It’s as if the absurdness of it all just hits us and it’s a moment and time […]

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Drag Racing In Michigan – 1953

Drag Racing In Michigan – 1953

I was tooling around youtube and found some footage of the first legal drag race in the state of Michigan. Comments claim that the race went down in Amrhein just off of Eckles in Livonia – the Chevrolet Spring & Bumper plant provides the background. It also appears that Frank […]

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Dick Teague Hot Rod Sketches (1947)

Dick Teague Hot Rod Sketches (1947)

You may have seen a few of these black & white drawings that I uploaded with part I and II of the Veda Orr Lakes Pictorial, so it seemed worthy to put the rest of the collection up. Richard (Dick) Teague was just another 23 year old hot rodder hanging […]

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Only a Man Can Understand…

Only a Man Can Understand…

Robert was a banker in Cleveland, Ohio in 1964… And it was a good year for him. So much so, in fact, that he decided to buy his and hers Rivieras for both him and his wife – Lauren. Her hips hadn’t spread yet, so kids weren’t a concern. Dual […]

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Veda Orr’s “Lakes” Pictorial 1946 Pt. 2

Veda Orr’s “Lakes” Pictorial 1946 Pt. 2

Here’s a bit more from Veda’s Lakes Pictorial, running down each race car by number and driver. The pioneers and icons are well represented: Doug Caruthers, Karl Orr (Veda’s husband), Lou Baney, Jack Calori, Chuck Potvin (before his cam fame), Bill Burke (belly tanker hero), Dick Kraft, and more. These […]

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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 >>