More From Lowtech…

More From Lowtech…

I’ve featured content from “LOWTECH” before. To be honest, I have no idea who these fellas are… I just like their style and the way they present the subject at hand. I can always count on great photography and a few words that mean something rather than a lot of […]

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Lost Art: American Hand III

Lost Art: American Hand III

My ongoing search for the craftsmanship of yesteryear makes a stop closer to home this time. You might remember that my newly acquired ’65 Riviera is currently being housed in the shop of General Gow just outside of Boston, MA. Recently, the good General was enlisted as a subject in […]

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Donuts or Burn Outs?

Donuts or Burn Outs?

It’s hard to say which one is more fun to do, and neither of them are exactly “smart” things to perform with your car, but which maneuver is more your style? Laying a straight patch of rubber and a white smokey cloud, or pitching your front wheels to one side […]

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A 120mph ’46 Sedanette

A 120mph ’46 Sedanette

In the 1950′s, Rod & Custom Magazine did a series of road tests on a number of different Hot Rods and Customs. Through these tests, they’d measure things such as zero-to-60 times, breaking, top speed, etc…┬áIt was cool because these were tests that were typically reserved for new cars and […]

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Steam-Powered Inspiration.

Steam-Powered Inspiration.

I took a road trip with a few buddies over the weekend to the ‘Roots of Motive Power’ festival in northern logging country of Willits, California. The event is modestly touted as a major gathering of early steam-powered machinery, with the main attraction being steam locomotives, obviously. There were early […]

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Road Trip Revival: Part 1

Road Trip Revival: Part 1

When I was 19 years old or so, I just happened upon a Buick Club of America show in Norman, OK. I think they were gathered in a Walmart parking lot or some other random, generic locale. Among the 20 or so cars proudly displayed by old men in satin […]

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Los Angeles in the 1950′s

Los Angeles in the 1950′s

I often wonder how different I’d be as a person if I grew up in the 1950′s rather than the 1980′s. It’s impossible to say, of course, but given the same set of parents I don’t know that there would be much change. While I imagine the public culture is […]

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Edsel Ford for President!

Edsel Ford for President!

Let me preface this post by saying I really could give a rusty muffler about debating U.S. politics these days (so don’t bother PM’ing me about it). In my small opinion it comes down to picking the lesser of two crooked evils these days. However, there was a guy I […]

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Road Trip!

Road Trip!

Ryan’s ‘Rivera Junkie’ post had me laughing out loud and thinking seriously at the same time: Driving a totally new-to-you car, that you don’t know at all, thousands of miles back home. Sure, most of us have done it at one time or another… But your never fully at ease […]

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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 >>