Model A Mischief

Model A Mischief

It’s been a very full week here at the Jalopy Journal’s West Coast headquarters #2. Between big projects, small projects and a cross-country flight to Louisville, Kentucky, during the late hours of Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, it’s clear that the schedule isn’t letting up. As far as I can tell, that’s a good thing.

Sometimes, when I sit down to write in a hotel room after a long day on the road, I feel a little rough. Rather than straying away from that idea, today’s post is going to embrace it. How so? Well, this time around we’re going to focus on a trio of machines that are rougher than rough and tougher than tough. They’re homebuilt hot rods—and jalopies—that come from a fun period of our hobby’s history. Let’s take a closer look.

Joey Ukrop

 Photos from the H.A.M.B. & Mid-Century in Color

This ’28/’29 has been floating around the internet for quite some time. It has a whole lot of good elements, from the DuVall-style windshield and upholstered interior to the dual-carbed flathead, split wishbones and dropped axle. I love that it’s a daily driver just parked on the street. I wonder if it ever got a grille shell? Either way, I’d run it. Wouldn’t you?

This shot has always been one of my favorites. No fenders, no hood, no problem. Well, except for the bucket-n-log jackstand. That may be a problem. I especially like the heavily raked windshield and the boys’ expressions. Hot rod hooligans in their prime!

Cheers! These guys say it’s time to celebrate. They’ve made it through the first leg of their Model A camping trip, and it appears as if it’s time to crack open a cold one. Even though the car is dusty and worn, the top and side curtains look freshly finished. Note the matching sweatshirts, neat homemade trailer with ’35 Ford wires, and the Chevy hubcaps on the front of the roadster. Let’s take one from their book—have a great weekend everyone!

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