Disney Cartoons featuring the Hot Rod…

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Disney Cartoons featuring the Hot Rod…

Walt Disney produced a large number of short cartoons in 1940s, 50s and 60s, mainly featuring Mickey, Donald or Goofy, and covering a wide range of subjects, everything… continue reading »

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The Mystery of Ran’s Auto Works

Friday, April 27, 2018
The Mystery of Ran’s Auto Works

After the flood at Rodder’s Journal, I’ll admit that I haven’t done a whole lot to spruce up my office space. There used to be a filing cabinet… continue reading »

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So-Cal Speed Shop Push Truck & Trailer

Thursday, April 5, 2018
So-Cal Speed Shop Push Truck & Trailer

I couldn’t resist sharing this item today, as it’s a combo of two big loves for me: Die-cast and 50s shop push trucks. I’ve shared a few neat creations… continue reading »

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It’s a Plaid, Plaid World…

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
It’s a Plaid, Plaid World…

“Add a real ‘zing’ to your automobile…” the people from Car-De-Cal claimed in a 1954 issue of Motor Life Magazine. It’s as if their marketing man knew his… continue reading »

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A Very Big Vicky…

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
A Very Big Vicky…

I’ve always had a soft spot for Lincolns, especially the 1930s and 40s era models. My first real custom car was 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan 2 door Club Coupe,… continue reading »

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Mail Dump from 2000

Monday, March 5, 2018
Mail Dump from 2000

Back in the day, I used to do these little entries on The Jalopy Journal that featured all of the images from my inbox that I had received… continue reading »

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Traditional Hot Rod… Tractor??!

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Traditional Hot Rod… Tractor??!

In 1938 Minneapolis-Moline introduced a revolutionary new tractor created primarily to give the operator true comfort and convenience.  It was called the “Comfortactor” Model UDLX, and it’s all steel… continue reading »

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Dating Rituals in a Car-Centric World

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Dating Rituals in a Car-Centric World

My friends, we are going to look back at how much our automobiles created unique, amazing experiences for us that the next generations safely stuck in their autonomous… continue reading »

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