Hot Rods

Shop Tour: Troy Ladd’s Hollywood Hot Rods

When it comes to modern hot rodding, there are two or three names that come up in conversation. Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods in Burbank, CA is the top three you’ll hear. I was fortunate enough to be allowed free reign of his shop while he and his guys were working on some of […]

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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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The Hot Wheels 50th Kick-Off Party

Every hot rodder’s story since 1968 has stared at the age of five with one thing in common: A Hot Wheels die-cast toy car. This past weekend, they celebrated their silver mark at their headquarters and Carbage was invited to sneak in before the large crowd was. A 50 Year Celebration of the Automobile While […]

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