Apologies for the clunkiness…

Apologies for the clunkiness…

You may have noticed I’m getting the posts up kinda late with some jive links and such. Please accept my apologies. You see, Ryan is out of the Jalopy office for a while, and I’m trying to fill in on some Journal posts the best I can. If you’ve sent […]

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If you could have only ONE…

If you could have only ONE…

Josh Clason and his “Depth of Speed” films have beautifully covered the salt of Bonneville and the NSP Boogie Van, but I found “Poetry in Motion”, this story of a man and his one true dream car since childhood extremely compelling. Before you go cry-posting that a Mercedes 300SL is off […]

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Fly Wheels Magazine

Fly Wheels Magazine

I’ve already shared enough about my trip to Japan and their love of traditional hot rodding. One thing I forgot to mention was a great car magazine I always look for when I’m at a major newsstand in Tokyo. Realize that the Japanese LOVE their magazines, and they have glossy […]

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2013 H.A.M.B. Calendars & More…

2013 H.A.M.B. Calendars & More…

The 2013 H.A.M.B. Calendar is here… Can you believe it? We actually got a calendar out BEFORE the start of the new year. It’s a miracle that can only be attributed to the grace of the holiday season I suppose. Or maybe it’s because Django Studios and our new printer […]

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Thankful

Thankful

You know what I’m thankful for? Fellas that build and restore period race cars. Think about it. These guys bust their asses on projects that they will never truly get to enjoy in the way that they were really intended. In this day and age of litigation and soft knocks, […]

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Pride in the Possession: 1961 and 1962 Cadillac

Pride in the Possession: 1961 and 1962 Cadillac

Ryan’s post on Nads amazing ’61 Caddy Factory Custom find reminded just how much I love one of my favorite Cadillac eras of all time: The ’61 and ’62 models. 1961 models were a completely different car than the year before. First of all it had a lower chassis, now […]

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1961 Cadillac Eldorado Factory Custom

1961 Cadillac Eldorado Factory Custom

Typically, factory prototype and promotional custom cars have one of two different fates. Many ended up crushed after their marketing value was diminished beyond the value of the car itself. The rest seemingly ended up stashed in multimillion dollar car collections held by gentlemen with big wallets to match their […]

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Chopping A Fat Ford

Chopping A Fat Ford

In the 1952 issue of “How To Build Hot Rods” the publishers used six full page spreads to discuss the art of chopping a 1936 Ford 5-window. To be honest, the copy of the article isn’t the most readable. And frankly, the end result (pictured above) isn’t the best profile I’ve […]

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Jack Calori’s ’36 Coupe

Jack Calori’s ’36 Coupe

You’ve probably already heard the word: The Jack Calori 1936 Ford three window coupe will be up for sale at Mecum’s upcoming Anaheim auction. The Calori coupe is pretty darn significant car in the world of historic customs. The whole story has been told before, but here goes a condensed […]

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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 >>