The “Bonus Roll” From Lee Pratt

Monday, April 22, 2019
The “Bonus Roll” From Lee Pratt

So last week Lee Pratt dropped by The Jalopy Journal world headquarters with his arms full of gifts. Part of that delivery was two rolls of color slide… continue reading »

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Strange Shark Tales from San Luis Obispo

Friday, April 19, 2019
Strange Shark Tales from San Luis Obispo

This story starts at the dry cleaners in San Luis Obispo, California. It was the Sunday after the Race of Gentlemen Santa Barbara Drags, and I was still… continue reading »

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The David Guymon ’47 Merc

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The David Guymon ’47 Merc

David Guymon is one of those custom guys that you might not have heard of, but will someday be a legendary name. I say that because David’s work… continue reading »

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Featured Classifieds: 1954 Ford Sunliner

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Featured Classifieds: 1954 Ford Sunliner

Convertibles are usually overpriced and I typically like hardtop lines better, so I never really consider drop tops in my mind’s eye. But this morning I was farting… continue reading »

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The Death Of John Cacciola & Pauline Middaugh

Monday, April 1, 2019
The Death Of John Cacciola & Pauline Middaugh

A few weeks back, I got an email with a newspaper clipping and a note from the great granddaughter of Pauline Middaugh. In June of 1950, Pauline was… continue reading »

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1954 Mercury Monterey: Featured Classified

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
1954 Mercury Monterey: Featured Classified

The 1954 Mercury is one of those cars that doesn’t need much. A nip here. A tuck there. Done… You have yourself an honest to goodness mild custom… continue reading »

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Barris Kustoms circa 1953

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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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The Manuel Reyes ’36 Coupe

Monday, February 18, 2019
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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