Save it or Shave it?

Save it or Shave it?

I’ve loved the discussions so far on fender skirts and vehicle stance this past week. Yes, there are a few universal truths to customizing, but it all comes down to opinion and personal (and hopefully good) taste in the end, doesn’t it? Here’s another one to ponder when you start […]

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Chain Driven

Chain Driven

Tooling around the hard drive this morning and found this fantastic drag roadster featuring a 4-71 blown 283. It’s all pretty standard affair for a early-to-mid-1960′s drag car, but the chain drive set up is what really caught my attention. From what I can tell, it’s a Howard chain drive […]

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The Stance

The Stance

It’s common knowledge that a car’s stance can either make or break the overall look. For the most part, there aren’t any written rules deeming a rod too high or a custom too low. But when you see one that sits just right, it’ll draw you in from across the […]

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Why (and when) Fender Skirts Work…

Why (and when) Fender Skirts Work…

I think most of us can agree that fender skirts look really great under two conditions: 1. If they are an appealing shape and 2. If they are on the right car. Lets look at the appealing shape first; Skirts were meant to imply motion, making a car look like its […]

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Love The Bomb

Love The Bomb

Ray Lisea’s roadster as featured in the January, 1959 issue of Rob Builder & Customizer… It’s hard to ignore the fact that this is really an awkward car. It’s proportions are just a tad off, the front-end feels incredibly heavy, the caps don’t work all that well, the interior color […]

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Nylint Hot Rods

Nylint Hot Rods

There are plenty of you on the HAMB that appreciate vintage hot rod toys, and I’ve written a few articles about these collectables from time to time. Last night I showed my young son a few of my 60s Nylint pressed metal vehicles he could play with. They are Tonka-tough, […]

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Simple

Simple

In preparation for the new redesign coming very soon, we’ve re-organized the H.A.M.B. and taken it back to its roots. About six months ago, we divided the H.A.M.B. into a number of sections focusing on the different types of cars that the H.A.M.B. is dedicated to. In a sense, this […]

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36 Hours in Detroit

36 Hours in Detroit

Two flights, a pair of bus rides and more than 1200 round-trip miles stood between me and the 2014 Detroit Autorama. The plan was simple: Snag a media credential, come into town Friday, cover the show Saturday and jet back to Missouri the following morning. At least that’s what I […]

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The Top Five Non-Ford Flathead V’s…

The Top Five Non-Ford Flathead V’s…

I love the Flathead Ford V-8 (and if your on the HAMB most likely you appreciate it too.). It is with little doubt the most iconic traditional hot rod V motor of all time, and for many it’s the only choice for an early style Ford roadster or coupe. 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 >>