The Jalopy Journal
Notice how you can just barely see the hills thru the smog. And that
would have been considered a good day.
Ruined my first painting attempt when I accidentally hit the plastic sheeting with compressed
air, dried paint everywhere. Went to my local...
How did anybody survive those times. Scary.
Probably as balanced a story that you will find.
With a car as nice as that in San Francisco in the late 50's and early 60's he probably
belonged to the "Pacers" THE premier car club at the...
Wayne Carini (F40 Motor Sports, "Chaseing Classic Cars") has the Hirohata Merc at his place, shown here. [MEDIA]
Skip the first part till they get...
Be sure you know how to play liars dice so you fit in.
He finally got off "of that L.A. freeway"
Jerry Jeff Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band. RIP Jerry, died 3 days ago.
The large, black, iron on top is straight out of an old Telco office.
They used to be held in brick niches around the walls. Were used for...
Junior in High School. Bought it because my favorite RPU of all time
Don Hentzel's was in it. Didn't know the mag existed till we were cleaning...
The number of "bumps" pretty much defines the present market.
Wood and brass square my Mom used when getting her degree in clothing
design from the Glasgow School of Art in the 1930's. Use it for layout all...
Have to admit I was surprised at the "punk kid" comments made to what I thought was a purely rhetorical question.
Having raised a son who started...
When he's the Paramedic/EMT scraping you off the highway, might be a good idea.
Was planning a 40 mile, freeway drive to a swap meet in a friends 31 RPU. 20 year old Grandson
said "you know Grandpa if you guys get into an...
So if the winner has to be a 32 roadster at least make it a red one.
Always dreamed of building a mahogany replica of a Venetian water taxi, even found a designer
in England who would do a complete set of plans for...
1955, walked past a gas station on my way home from school and spotted (though I didn't know it at the time) a 47
Chevy coupe that belonged to Ed...
"Art of the Hot Rod", a book by Ken Gross, has a chapter on Simard along with many others. I think the
coupe in the book is the one shown. A beauty.
I spent weeks with photoshop, masking tape, sharpies etc. until I had what I thought was the perfect layout.
Gentleman I took the hood to said...
I.m relying on a 40 year old memory of a feature article in HRM of a late 31 R/P that had a 32 grill shell and fenders
that the article stated...
Late '31 R/P, Gullwing Mercedes.
Check the manufactured date on the tires, they can be "recently installed" but sat on a shelf at a distributors for years.
Most tire manufacturers...
Probably a good thing. CHP did a survey of fatal accidents in Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley), #1 was excessive speed, #2 was distracted...
Check out the "Leno's Garage" episode about Steve McQueens Jag. XKSS. Who knew an inline 6
could sound so good.
Way OT but then how many louvered Benz's have YOU seen.[ATTACH]
71 Fiat 124 that I bought during the gas crisis of 1973 to commute. My much used 4 door 64 Ford wagon became a
mobile gas station. My wife would...
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