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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Ernie Adams and his Dwarf Customs

Monday, February 19, 2018
Ernie Adams and his Dwarf Customs

Ernie Adams of Maricopa, AZ is a craftsman– No two ways about it. He’s hand-built an entire fleet of 5/8th scale, medal-bodied, running cars. After watching a sidecar… continue reading »

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Vintage Billboards…

Monday, February 12, 2018
Vintage Billboards…

The Gas & Oil niche of collecting is a rabbit hole for sure, but I’m not much of a memorabilia guy. When I walk around swap meets and… continue reading »

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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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