Plymouth Plainsman Wagon: Weird and Rare

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Plymouth Plainsman Wagon: Weird and Rare

You may have never heard of this wagon before- And that’s understandable, because its the only one in the world. Built by Ghia of Italy in 1956, this… continue reading »

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Daytona 1957: The Other Time Trials

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Daytona 1957: The Other Time Trials

One would think that if you wanted a car measured for flat out top speed over a measured mile, then Bonneville would have been your place to go… continue reading »

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Jerauld’s Baby Bomb!

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Jerauld’s Baby Bomb!

How did I miss this video? Yes, great color footage (with a not-so-great soundtrack) of Al Jerauld and George Barber’s tiny San Diego tanker known as ‘Baby Bomb’… continue reading »

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Dirt Track Jalopy Movie

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Dirt Track Jalopy Movie

I’m going to stay on the theme of early color car footage with another great film. This time it’s dirt track racing jalopies in what appears to be… continue reading »

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More 50s Car Show Footage…

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
More 50s Car Show Footage…

Remember that cool film of the Coachman Car Show going around? Hard to believe that many people were shooting color 8mm film at local cars in the 1950s, but… continue reading »

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Where Does Your Jalopy Take You?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Where Does Your Jalopy Take You?

I wont hide the fact that I’m a vintage Porsche 356 nut, as is Ryan. There’s something about the clean body design, the mechanical simplicity, and the desire… continue reading »

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Making American Graffiti

Thursday, May 18, 2017
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…

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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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