Danger on Wheels! 1940

Danger on Wheels! 1940

I guess it’s just a week for old car movies, eh? I’ll confess, as much as I love The Devil on Wheels (1947), and The Big Wheel (1949),… continue reading »

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Roadracers

Roadracers

Roadracers was one of Hollywood’s first attempts to capture modern American road racing on screen. It was produced in 1959 and debuted to mixed reactions from a limited… continue reading »

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An Early Ford Ecosystem

An Early Ford Ecosystem

Minnesota was good to me. After two weeks on the road, I’m able to take a quick breather before I leave for my next trip. As I was… continue reading »

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The Jalopy Derby

The Jalopy Derby

By the Spring of 1941, Europe was in utter turmoil as Nazi Germany had swallowed up surrounding countries and set its sights on jolly old England to the… continue reading »

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Florida Man Breaks Rules

Florida Man Breaks Rules

While at the 2022 Lone Star Roundup, I found myself sitting in my old travel trailer discussing the merits and demerits of hot rod and custom cars with… continue reading »

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Hot Rod Racing in the 40s – Now in COLOR!

Hot Rod Racing in the 40s – Now in COLOR!

This amazing dirt track footage has been around for over a decade now, and well-documented here on the Jalopy Journal. Shot by cinematographer Elmer Dyer (best known for… continue reading »

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The Reverend Horton Heat

The Reverend Horton Heat

Today I have promised myself that I would get a feature done for Wednesday. To make that happen, I have to clear up my Monday morning and to… continue reading »

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Return of a Mechanix Special

Return of a Mechanix Special

As we pulled into the Holiday Inn Express parking lot, a silver sports car on a trailer caught my eye. It was a warm summer night in Minneapolis,… continue reading »

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