’57 Variety

’57 Variety

In the traditional hot rodding and customizing realm, I’m often drawn to variations on a theme. It’s like a studio filled with artists looking at the same figure… continue reading »

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Making American Graffiti

Making American Graffiti

We’ve talked about the cars of this film many times over the years, and the culture impact of film on cruising, hot rodding, 50s music, and dare I… continue reading »

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Hot Rod Herman…

Hot Rod Herman…

A mid afternoon text from Mark Morairity straight to The Jalopy Journal… It’s an episode of the Munsters featuring some pretty damned decent drag strip action. Grandpa kicks… continue reading »

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Doug McCauley’s Studebaker Truck

Doug McCauley’s Studebaker Truck

Customizing is all about thinking a little different, isn’t it? Modifying and personalizing one’s vehicle enough to make it special in some stand-out way. By the early 1960’s, the mild… continue reading »

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Larry Watson Discusses His Creations…

Larry Watson Discusses His Creations…

So this video was uploaded to YouTube in 2011, but I somehow never saw it. I spent the first hour and a half of this morning giving it… continue reading »

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Parts & Pieces

Parts & Pieces

Hot rodders see things differently; we’re ornithologists of steel and rubber rather than feather and flock. Whenever we come across any sort of old car, we subconsciously start… continue reading »

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A bit of So Cal Down Under

A bit of So Cal Down Under

I’m always digging around for fun clips of hot rods, whether it’s old B movies or just random footage of guys driving around they’ve just built. This short video… continue reading »

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Happy 85th Birthday, Deuce!

Happy 85th Birthday, Deuce!

Well, we missed the party by just a bit… According to the records, Henry introduced the 1932 Ford on March 31st, 1932. It was the America’s first mass-produced V-8 car,… continue reading »

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