The Crash

The Crash

Well… that was a pretty terrible 36 hours. In today’s day and age, there is no reasonable excuse for a website such as The Jalopy Journal to be… continue reading »

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Cool Things about Wally Parks ’29 A Roadster

Cool Things about Wally Parks ’29 A Roadster

Can you believe Wally has been gone over 10 years now? To call him a hot rod icon is putting it lightly… But what I’ve been geeking out… continue reading »

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Tweety’s Resurrection

Tweety’s Resurrection

You remember Tweety Bird, right? Well, it looks as though this famous old roadster is about to be reborn. Jim and family delivered the roadster to Rex Rods… continue reading »

The Vermonster on the Lawn

The Vermonster on the Lawn

The first time I saw the “Vermonster,” I didn’t know it as such. Instead, I only knew it as a bright red slingshot with an injected 327 Chevy… continue reading »

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Starbird’s Fantabula – A Bubbletop Bomber

Starbird’s Fantabula – A Bubbletop Bomber

Featured in the February 1963 issue of Car Craft, Fantabula was the latest Star Kustom Shop creation that had just bagged the Best Custom at the NHRA Championship Show… continue reading »

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John Helmuth & His Film Camera

John Helmuth & His Film Camera

I love photography. I’m not all that good at it, but it’s something I love to do. And whether it be cars, watches, SCUBA, or photography, when I… continue reading »

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1958 Plymouth Cabana – A Space Age Grocery Getter!

1958 Plymouth Cabana – A Space Age Grocery Getter!

I’ve said it before, 1958 was a hit or miss year for Detroit automobile design… The quad-headlight trend made for some very strange ‘transition cars’ that weren’t exactly… continue reading »

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Ray Erickson’s 1952 Ford

Ray Erickson’s 1952 Ford

We’ve talked about Ray Erickson before. He built a number of the mid-west’s more well known customs and is largely responsible for the bible belt’s custom scene. Put… continue reading »

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