The Mako Or Manta Ray II

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The Mako Or Manta Ray II

This one is going to be stretching the barriers of our focus here on The Jalopy Journal a bit, but bear with me… Last week, I went on… continue reading »

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“Hitting the Trap” Bonneville Comic story 1952

Thursday, January 18, 2018
“Hitting the Trap” Bonneville Comic story 1952

Since Ryan is frozen stiff in Austin and everyone seems to be hunkering down from the cold all over the country, it seems like a good time to… continue reading »

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Drag Racing in the Basement?

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Drag Racing in the Basement?

I’ve always dug vintage slot car sets, but it’s usually the early Aurora or Tyco sets running 60s style sports cars and grand prix racers. Thumbing through the… continue reading »

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Focus!

Friday, January 5, 2018
Focus!

Four years ago, I was sitting at a desk inside the University of Missouri’s journalism school listening to a lecture about page design. The professor was a veteran… continue reading »

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The Best of #HAMB on Instagram 2017

Thursday, January 4, 2018
The Best of #HAMB on Instagram 2017

Social Media is a blessing and a curse to me- I love getting inspired by what others are doing, but I need to do less looking at my… continue reading »

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It’s December of 1952…

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
It’s December of 1952…

Yup, I’m taking you back 65 years to a better time and place of Christmas 1952… You just got your spanking new Hot Rod magazine in the mail,… continue reading »

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The Hot Rod Songs of Cars Land…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Hot Rod Songs of Cars Land…

Someday, you might look back on your life’s work, at the projects or events that stood out as the most special to be a part of. Between 2007… continue reading »

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Superchargers & Spacemen: Caption This!

Monday, December 4, 2017
Superchargers & Spacemen: Caption This!

Captions are critical. At the newspapers, they call ’em cutlines and in the magazine world, we call them by their rightful name. These little snippets are capable of… continue reading »

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