Barris Kustoms circa 1953

Barris Kustoms circa 1953

Loomis Dean was already a veteran photographer for LIFE magazine when he got the assignment to capture images of the latest trends in custom car accessories. Not really… continue reading »

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Don Montgomery

Don Montgomery

A few years ago, I found myself in an awkward position – standing next to both a model-a coupe that had just been unearthed after 50 years of… continue reading »

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Dragging the Sixth Street Viaduct

Dragging the Sixth Street Viaduct

It’s possibly one of the most filmed locations for car chases in all of LA, and before it was replaced in the name of ‘progress’, the 6th Street… continue reading »

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The Manuel Reyes ’36 Coupe

The Manuel Reyes ’36 Coupe

In 1978, Manuel Reyes found himself an honest to goodness 1936 Ford coupe. Soon after, plans began to incubate and visions of a street rod emerged. But Manuel’s… continue reading »

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A Fruehauf & A Ford

A Fruehauf & A Ford

Last Saturday morning, I looked out the window to find a blanket of snow had fallen onto the world around me. The porch, the sidewalk, the street, the… continue reading »

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Santa Ana Drags 1957

Santa Ana Drags 1957

Dipping back into the LIFE magazine archives, I find Allan Grant’s images of the Santa Ana NHRA Drags for 1957. Some great cars in these shots, including TV… continue reading »

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Pure Hell Sets World Record

Pure Hell Sets World Record

A few weeks back, Chuck Fowler sent over a box of mid-60’s era Drag Publications. On the top of the stack was the April 21, 1967 edition of… continue reading »

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LIFE Images of Bonneville 1954 (PART II)

LIFE Images of Bonneville 1954 (PART II)

For those old timers at the Jalopy Journal, you might remember the 1954 LIFE magazine photos of Bonneville by J.R. Eyerman I shared back in December of 2010. Focused,… continue reading »

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