Swap Meet Stroll: We'll Give You Eight Bucks

Half the fun in referencing the past is collecting the bits and pieces of an era that still survive. We would like to spend our vast earnings on a corroded set of Mickey Thompson wheels, a Hilborn injector stack, or even a set of Cragar five-spokes with Wide Oval bias ply tires cracked into patina with age. What we… » 10/13/07 3:00pm 10/13/07 3:00pm

Coop Hits the Swap Meet

The one and only Mister Cooper got together with Señor Jalopy and belly-tank Bobby to hit a Model T swap meet in the fine city of Long Beach. As one of the few art critics Los Jalops intrinsically respect — as he himself has a bit of the old artist in him — we dig the man's take on the inherent majesty of the layout… » 7/27/07 9:45pm 7/27/07 9:45pm

Out in California: Jean-Luc Packard?

Some moons ago, we had a roommate who hailed from France; a wacky artist character who stoked our love of happy Francomobiles and Hayabusas. He also had a tendency toward pronouncing "Packard" as "Picard," which triggered our unfortunate mental "Whoomp! Make it so!" response. (Don't ask.) But we can't think of… » 3/20/07 5:15pm 3/20/07 5:15pm