The Last True Leader – Lee Iacocca: Oct 15 1924 – July 2 2019

Lee Iacocca is a man who brought Chrysler back from the brink and behind the Ford Mustang. Here is the story of this great leader we lost on July 2, 2019. As much as we bemoan the crossover, drastic changes to famous nameplates, and anything else we can complain about when it comes to our […]

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The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

It’s a historic spectacle of racing you need to watch in person. The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach draws crowds with IndyCar, IMSA, GT4 and Stadium Super Trucks. Even as someone who lived nearly his entire life on the East Coast, the Grand Prix of Long Beach has always enthralled me. That’s something not […]

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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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Jimny Cricket – The Suzuki Jimny LJ20

By putting Suzuki on the market as a global success, the Jimny is a compact off-roader that continues to this day. However, it didn’t start off as an original Suzuki design. The original LJ-chassis Suzuki Jimny was introduced in 1970 as the LJ10, however, the design the LJs were based on was created by Hope […]

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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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