The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!

The 100 Million Dollar Look: Chrysler for 1955!

American car design progressed rapidly in the 1950s- Just compare any late 40s model to the same one from the mid 50s, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. One of the most radical styling improvements in a single year has to go to the entire Dodge, Plymouth, and Chrysler […]

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Tech Week: We Have Winners!

Tech Week: We Have Winners!

I was gonna write an investigative piece on the perils of tech week success and the doom that many past winners have faced, but I decided that might be a bit inappropriate given the circumstances. We do, after all, have some brand new winners on our hands and I’d hate […]

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Gearhedz

Gearhedz

So a good pal of mine collects shift knobs. Well, I guess he calls them “shift knobs,” but really they are small sculptures that just happen to be threaded on the bottom in most cases. Anyway, you all know this guy as “Doc” and he’s famous around these parts for […]

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Have you ever wondered?

Have you ever wondered?

Channeling the late, bushy-eyebrowed Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes fame, “Have you ever wondered?” I’ve got a few custom car origin questions that you might have pondered yourself at one time, or perhaps you’ve even got the definitive answer to one of these babies. Of course, digging around on the […]

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Road Trip Revival: Part 2

Road Trip Revival: Part 2

So this epic journey is gonna kick off bright and early on Thursday morning… Sometime before the sun comes up, Norm and I are gonna be boarding a plane headed for Boston, MA. As the date nears, I’m beginning to realize that this trip isn’t the most responsible decision I’ve […]

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What’s your flavor: The ’39 or the ’40 DeLuxe?

What’s your flavor: The ’39 or the ’40 DeLuxe?

I was walking around the Good Guys Pleasanton show last month with a good friend, admiring a really beautiful 1939 Ford DeLuxe coupe parked right next to 1940 coupe. Sure, the bodies are the essentially the same, but quite a bit changed in that year: Floor shift moved to column, […]

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Tech Week: VOTE NOW!

Tech Week: VOTE NOW!

Alright fellas… The biggest tech week we’ve ever held is now over and it’s time to cast your votes. In the past, we’ve limited the voting to 10 nominations. This time, there are no limitations and you have over 30 tech articles to sift through and vote on. Good luck […]

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Pre-War Inhibitions

Pre-War Inhibitions

My favorite period for American innovation in general was the 1930′s. Prior to WWII, the brilliant minds of our land weren’t as concerned with measurable results as they were with just plain old invention. Guys like Howard Hughes were throwing caution and reliability to the wind and developing all kinds […]

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The Spoils of War…

The Spoils of War…

I’m in middle of reading a few great books about WWII right now, including “Forever Flying” by WWII ace pilot and POW R.A. “Bob” Hoover, who I met at the Reno Air Races a few years ago. There are many compelling reasons why the pilots and planes of the Second […]

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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 >>