The Acme Speed Shop Roadtrip

The Acme Speed Shop Roadtrip

It’s Round Up week. That means two things… First, shit it is crazy around here. I mean, you can’t fart in Travis county without stinking up someone’s rod… continue reading »

The Canadian Channel

The Canadian Channel

Walk around any automotive event for more than five minutes and you’re sure to hear someone say, “They don’t make ’em like they used to.” It’s a slogan… continue reading »

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Where’s the Custom Packards?

Where’s the Custom Packards?

Many decades ago I was a teenage squid in the Navy, stationed in Orlando, Florida for my ‘A’ school. On the base was an Auto Shop for sailors… continue reading »

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The Thunderado

The Thunderado

So while I was researching old Motor Life magazines for my “Custom Of The Year” feature, I ran across this weird and obscure gem. I think Motor Life… continue reading »

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The Mammoth ’31 Studebaker: Gone in a flash…

The Mammoth ’31 Studebaker: Gone in a flash…

Car companies used to do some really cool, innovative promotional stunts like this. Big, bold and blazoned projects that told the world, “Buy our cars, cause we can… continue reading »

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Custom Of The Year: Part 2

Custom Of The Year: Part 2

OK… Last week I polled you guys using the “Custom Of The Year” nominations from a 1960 issue of Motor Life Magazine. There were thirty nominations in all…… continue reading »

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Fiberglass Fueler (or ’Glass Gasser)

Fiberglass Fueler (or ’Glass Gasser)

With all this talk of customs here on The Jalopy Journal this week, it’s only natural that we wind things down with a post about…drag racing. Yes! That’s… continue reading »

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The Best Custom Material… 1960 Models.

The Best Custom Material… 1960 Models.

Ryan’s Custom of the Year post yesterday got me thinking about two things: How kookie some of the custom car styling was already starting to get by 1960,… continue reading »

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