Shooting Around at Bonneville in the 1960s

Shooting Around at Bonneville in the 1960s

I’m usually pretty jazzed to find old, original Bonneville footage of Speed Week- Even better if it’s in color or with sound. Honestly, what could be better than… continue reading »

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Hey… New Merch!

Hey… New Merch!

So the craziness of the world has left The Jalopy Journal storefront pretty barren the last couple of months. Between logistics and motivation, shit just kind of got… continue reading »

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On the Hunt for a Model A

On the Hunt for a Model A

I’m checking out an old car tomorrow. It’s a 1930 Ford Model A roadster, and it’s not too far from home. The weather forecast is calling for sun… continue reading »

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Plymouth: Trial By Torture!

Plymouth: Trial By Torture!

File this short movie under bizarre. It’s a 1936 Plymouth promotion film to show the strength and durability of their all steel bodies and heavy duty chassis, but… continue reading »

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My Favorite Shoot

My Favorite Shoot

I don’t even remember how we found the guy. I remember he was a lawyer… and that he didn’t behave at all how I would expected a Ferrari… continue reading »

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A Parade of Progress – To the Future…

A Parade of Progress – To the Future…

Ryan’s post yesterday contained Chet Cochrane’s goodbye letter, which really struck me. Maybe it was because my elderly aunt also died from Covid 19, and perhaps the fact… continue reading »

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Power For The Air Age

Power For The Air Age

In 1954, Chet Cochrane was a junior designer at GM. He was young and hadn’t proven his pencil as of yet… and so, he was often assigned projects… continue reading »

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A Father’s Day Feature

A Father’s Day Feature

My dad introduced me to hot rods. It was a warm spring night in Michigan, and we were driving by the local gas station. At the pump, I… continue reading »

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