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Autoshows

Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2019

Drifting, jumping, show cars, oh my! This is the Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2019 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Last year, I used Auto Enthusiast Day (AED) to get the word out about Carbage to the masses. This year, I decided to cover the event instead and I’m very glad I did. The […]

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Dirt Time Attack – Does Off-Road Need Its Version of Super Lap Battle?

I’ve always had this idea: is there a way to bring people who build and drive these amazing, street legal prerunners out and race them in a safe environment. While the 1400 and 1450 Classes as well as “prerunner fun runs” exist in open desert, it’s not quite what I had in mind. I’d like […]

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The 2018 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo

The Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo presented by General Tire is the second biggest show for off-roading in the US. Well, just after the SEMA Show, anyway. I’d also argue that it’s the fourth biggest event you can hit in the US when you include the big races like The Mint 400, The King of the […]

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Carbage, SEMA 2018, and 2019: A Review and Preview

Last year, Carbage took some big leaps forward starting at the 2017 SEMA Show. From there it’s been a growth full of ups and downs, but the rate remained constant. For 2018, I’m increasing my effort to continue to grow this site to become what I have dreamed it would be: a place for gearheads […]

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Off Road Nights Dirt Lifestyle Festival

The Off Road Nights (ORN) Dirt Lifestyle Festival is a celebration of the off-road culture. Despite being set in the heart of Temecula, CA in the heat of August, the night setting was perfect for this outdoor event. Day turns to Night One of the best advantages is that the ORN Dirt Lifestyle Festival is […]

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The Camfather – A Brief History of Ed “Isky” Iskenderian

A World War II veteran and innovative valvetrain builder, Ed “Isky” Iskenderian is a legend among hot rodders around the world. The name sparks up images of fast Flathead Fords, engines producing 1-horsepower per cubic inch or better and leading the way hydraulic lifters with the first anti-pump-up lifters. “Mr. Isky” has been making cars […]

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A-Trac-Tive – Paul Mooney’s 1925 Model T Roadster

In the 1940s, Fay Mooney, Spud Simkins, Johnnie Johnson and friends built a roadster from a 1925 Ford Model T. The car was completely hand fabricated and painted at the Mooney Brothers Body Works in Bakersfield. It looked like an awesome race car but with such clean lines and paint, it was hard not to […]

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Down in the Vault – A Tour of the Petersen Vault

It’s rare, but the Petersen opens its vault every so often to allow the media a chance to photograph automotive history that isn’t present in the main exhibits. This was one of those times and Carbage was there to get it. The Petersen Automotive Museum Vault is legendary due to the amount of automotive history […]

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Nissan Monozukuri History

I am an old fan of Nissan and Datsun thanks to some accidental influence by my father and his customized Datsun 720 pickup and my own Nissan 720. Thanks to the Petersen, I get to talk about my favorite Japanese brand. So, I want to share some of the glory and history of Nissan and […]

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Roots in the Museum: A Tour of the Roots of Monozukuri and Fine Tuning Exhibits at the Petersen

Carbage was invited to a media tour of two new exhibits before it opened to the public. I know this isn’t something I would normally cover here on Carbage, but you can’t say no to checking out classic cars from the other side of the planet. We may not want to admit it, but a […]

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