A Year in Review

A Year in Review

Annuals were a staple of our hobby’s golden age. Think Custom Cars Annual, Hot Rod Yearbooks, Pictorials and things of that nature. In this article’s initial form, it was geared in that direction. It’s a simple concept. Take a year’s worth of content and condense it into one streamlined, all-inclusive […]

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New Merch: Church & T-Shirts!

New Merch: Church & T-Shirts!

The madness continues at The Jalopy Journal World Headquarters while we continue to work through the redesign from hell. Anything and everything has gone haywire, but we are slowly getting things back in order and ready for a relaunch of The Jalopy Journal and the H.A.M.B.. Even so, I did […]

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The Kustomrama Truck

The Kustomrama Truck

I know… Two posts, one day… BUT, stop what you are doing right now and get on the H.A.M.B.. Kvipt posted a thread on a survivor truck a few days ago and it’s turned into a glorious story that any traditional custom guy would love. It’s too good to miss. […]

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Godspeed to the Big Wheel…

Godspeed to the Big Wheel…

For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Mickey Rooney passed away earlier this week at the age of 93, making his acting career the longest in Hollywood history. He was a American film legend staring in a number of great pre & post-war movies, and a few that were […]

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The 2014 Lonestar Round Up

The 2014 Lonestar Round Up

Somewhere in the spastic interim between Monday of last week and now, I’ve lost all sense of what actually went down this weekend. It happens every year really… and I’ve often thought that a well placed time lapse camera trained on the back of my head would do wonders towards […]

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The Lost Speed Shop

The Lost Speed Shop

Well actually, the speed shop isn’t completely lost. It’s located at 1036 Fifth Ave. in the town of Aurora, Ill. The structure itself isn’t particularly unique — just a small, cinderblock building painted in a grey, red and blue motif. Out front, a pair of garage doors consumes two-thirds of […]

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Top Kustom Shop Trucks of the 1950s

Top Kustom Shop Trucks of the 1950s

Vintage Shop Trucks rule. A faithful hauler with greasy suspension parts in the bed, but still looks killer where it counts. There’s something nice and honest about a truck being used for it’s intended purpose- Work! I’m not opposed to “show” trucks like the Kopper Kart, Ala Kart, Wild Kat, […]

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The Round Up Is Here

The Round Up Is Here

So the Round Up is here… I was gonna say that I was busier than a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest, but I’m pretty sure I’m busier than even that miserable bastard. Maybe, just maybe I am as busy as a cat trying to cover a turd on […]

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You must remember ZIS. More Cool Russian Cars!

You must remember ZIS. More Cool Russian Cars!

A few years ago I posted about a pre-war Russian roadster called the ZIS 101-A Sport. I recently uncovered a few more Russian speed beauties worth sharing, but from the post-war (mainly 1950s) side of things. There is a hand-built charm and simplicity to each of these vehicles, maybe due to […]

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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 >>