Mag-Neto

Mag-Neto

“For every great social movement, for every catalyst of explosive change, and for every idea that brought on new light, I’ll show you a delinquent that was young in years or heart.” F. Scott Fitzgerald said something along those lines and I’ve always held the quote close. Sometimes it’s easy […]

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The Underrated Orphans from the 1940s

The Underrated Orphans from the 1940s

After the great suggestions from everyone on their favorite ’30s era orphan cars, I figured we might as well keep going forward into the next decade- The 1940s. Obviously, war interrupted new car models between 1943-1945, and the majority of ’46 and ’47 models were slightly-updated ‘hold-overs’, yet despite all […]

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A Riviera Update

A Riviera Update

A Riviera really isn’t proper until it has a stance. Before a liberal drop, these cars have a somewhat stodgy profile. But as soon as you get the center of gravity where it belongs, the sharked front end and hippy rear quarters start to shout at you in ways you […]

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Hello Mr. Winfield

Hello Mr. Winfield

His equals call him, “Gene.” His old friends call him, “Windy.” I call him, “Mr. Winfield.” Considering all he has done for the hot rod and custom world and recognizing just how far up I have to look to see that genuine smile of his, I don’t know if it […]

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Five Underrated Orphans from the 1930s

Five Underrated Orphans from the 1930s

When you think of milestone cars of the ’30s, it’s mainly Fords that probably come to mind. Pretty much every single one of Henry’s cars from 1929-1939 are the basis for the majority of hot rods and early customs we see. Why? Well, it’s been discussed before, but Ford’s this […]

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Vern Tardel Shop Tour

Vern Tardel Shop Tour

I’m taking the day off to have a little procedure done on a bum shoulder, but before I run off to see the doc I thought I would leave you fellas with a quick film. It’s a crudely made shop tour of Vern and Keith’s legendary acreage… Something about it […]

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The Five Finest Grilles of the ’50s

The Five Finest Grilles of the ’50s

It’s time for a proper follow up to my 1940′s grille post from last week.  If a custom grille was common on a ’40s period custom car, it was downright MANDATORY on a radical ’50s era Kustom Kemp. Modified front brightwork had gone beyond mere swaps, as complete tube grille […]

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Race Of Gentlemen

Race Of Gentlemen

Car shows are pretty damned lame when you think about it. “Hey man, lets go park our cars at that giant convention center over there and then shoot the shit for two days while we spend our dough on over priced hot dogs and watered down beer.” Not exactly the […]

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Sectioning A ’58 Chevrolet by Gene Winfield

Sectioning A ’58 Chevrolet by Gene Winfield

Gene Winfield has been hosting popular “How To” courses for a number of years now. He is seemingly everywhere at once – one week he is hosting a class in Texas, another he is painting a car on the east coast, and yet another finds him out of the country […]

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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 >>