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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