The Wichita Look

Wednesday, September 20, 2006
The Wichita Look

I don’t usually touch anything over 1965 on these pages, but I couldn’t help myself on this one. Good buddy Dennis McPhail set out to build a daily driver… continue reading »

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Not Traditional

Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Not Traditional

We’ve been lucky enough to watch Plowboy build some pretty wild rides through the years. The first that comes to mind is the “Space Truck”. I can remember… continue reading »

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RIP: Custom Rodder

Wednesday, August 30, 2006
RIP: Custom Rodder

Word on the street is that Custom Rodder is no more. History. Outtaaahere. Gone like Gandhi. Off the racks. Believe it or not, The Jalopy Journal has actually… continue reading »

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Over Again

Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Over Again

A few weeks ago Kevin Lee gave me the idea for an article. He mentioned how interesting it was to view the life span of a custom from… continue reading »

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Ford Galaxy

Monday, July 24, 2006
Ford Galaxy

Most won’t agree with my tastes, but the early 60’s era Galaxies and Sunliners are the last cars Ford made that I would park in my garage. I… continue reading »

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Tradition and Innovation: Part II

Friday, June 16, 2006
Tradition and Innovation: Part II

A few months ago I wrote an article on the journal about design and inspiration. The general idea behind my thinking was that traditional hot rods and customs… continue reading »

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Frank Palmer

Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Frank Palmer

A group of us piled into my ’65 Buick Riviera to get a bite to eat after a long day at the fairgrounds in Wichita, KS. Mexican food… continue reading »

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Square Birds

Friday, June 9, 2006
Square Birds

The late 50’s was a weird period of excess stemming from designers that were over influenced by the jet age. As a result, the cars coming out of Detroit… continue reading »

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