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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Frenzel Speed

Frenzel Speed

“That’s what was great about the golden era of hot rodding. If we needed a cam, a carb, or even a complete running motor, we’d just head down to the Speed Shop and pick it up. There were no ‘parts clerks’ like we have today. Usually the guy behind the […]

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The Ranchero that got away

The Ranchero that got away

Some things are just meant to be. At any given moment, planning, skill and plain old luck may just collide to produce an outcome that is borderline unworldly. But sometimes we zig when we’re supposed to zag and jump when we’re supposed to duck — leaving us flat footed at […]

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Lets talk Body Styles…

Lets talk Body Styles…

These days, auto manufacturers are really unsure what to call their mundane body styles… VW made a big sedan called the “Phaeton” and luxury car companies are making 4 door curved roof fastbacks and calling them “Sport Coupes”. Audi, Jaguar, Nissan and Mini all offer a convertible model with retractable […]

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The Dick Williams Roadster

The Dick Williams Roadster

Last night, I was brainstorming with a friend of mine. I couldn’t think of a worthwhile post for today and he was helping me out by coming up with questions to rattle my noodle. One of those was a simple one and one I can’t believe I haven’t asked myself […]

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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 >>