Your 2012…

Your 2012…

A few years ago, I was in Tennessee hanging out in an old brick building with an “Honest Charley” sign hanging out front. Mike Goodman was walking me around his collection of cars and showing me the finer points of what he called “casual” hot rods. By “casual,” he didn’t […]

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A White Christmas…

A White Christmas…

A white Christmas. That’s what I’ll be having… And I’m gone to have it. In fact, I’m checking out for a week. I’m gonna try too anyhow… We will see how that goes. In any case, here’s to you guys having the best damned holiday season anyone could ever imagine. […]

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Skimming the Classifieds Part II

Skimming the Classifieds Part II

Just wanted to post the rest of the vintage classified ads from the batch I had sitting on my desktop. This last group has 2 great race cars including Ike Iacono’s GMC straight 6 dragster now owned by Pat Ganahl and featered in TRJ #44 in bare metal.┬áSurprisingly, I also […]

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In-Car Footage: Scarab

In-Car Footage: Scarab

In the 1950′s, Lance Reventlow used his family’s Woolworth fortune to go racing. Using many of the same players that went on to develop the Cobra, including Carol Shelby, Lance set out to build the ultimate American bread race car. That car was the Scarab. If you are interested in […]

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Skimming the Classifieds

Skimming the Classifieds

I love looking through the 1950s issues of Hot Rod magazine for obvious reasons,showing us exactly how hot rods were built, how the trends and parts changed year by year, and seeing the evolution of the custom car as well. One of my favorite things to do is flip back […]

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Lost Hot Rods II

Lost Hot Rods II

I had quite the weekend. First, the plumbing hit the bricks at my chop shop just as we were moving in the first of seventeen vintage cars that my crew and I had stolen over the past week. And if that wasn’t enough, I got word that my side project […]

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Hub Caps For Ransom

Hub Caps For Ransom

This all went down many years ago, but to protect the guilty I don’t think I’ll use any real names here other than my own. I was in Paso. I was young, impressionable, and surrounded by people I’d only read about in magazines. Through social passing, I ended up with […]

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Johnny Lightning Barris Show Rods

Johnny Lightning Barris Show Rods

If your really into hot rods, chances are you are also into collecting some sort of hot rod-related stuff too. Die cast perhaps? It’s hard to name just one car nut I know that didn’t play with Hot Wheels, Tootsie Toys, or Matchbox cars as a kid. It’s also common […]

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Hot Rod Doors

Hot Rod Doors

As a group, we are a capricious bunch. Which is ironic when you really think about it. I mean, we do call ourselves traditionalists, right? Even so, one year black Fords with red steel wheels are it and the next they are cliche. Young guys stick their chests out and […]

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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 >>