Male or Female – Passion Fuels Our Industry
Whether you’re a man or a woman, you can relate to that feeling this industry gives you and you want to immerse yourself in it. That’s what makes this industry great.
Ed Iskenderian of Isky Racing Cams Celebrates 100
July 10, 2021 marked the 100th birthday of Isky Racing Cams founder Ed Iskenderian. The man is an icon in the industry.
Start with Engine Basics
This column is for the young folks out there who believe they have passion for automotive performance. You see the people in this industry and you really want to get involved. I get a lot of calls and emails from these younger folks who want to maybe intern or come to the shop to learn.
Science vs. Religion
Something I sometimes take for granted in this industry is the amount of knowledge at our disposal. It comes from all walks of life, different ages, genders, regions, as well as from different areas of manufacturing, development, engine building, racing, you name it. We have some very smart, talented people helping spread information throughout our
Where Have All the Engine Parts Gone?
Does this sound familiar? “We are experiencing issues within the supply chain that has created manufacturing delays, temporary stock-outs, longer lead times and increased cost. You may experience delays in shipment and product shortages. We are committed to working through these challenges and thank you for your patience and support.” I have had countless conversations
Protect Yourself as a Small Business
This month’s column is for all those folks in automotive performance with a small business, as well as those looking to get into this segment of the industry. Automotive performance is this gray area that comes with risks and rewards as well as customers who don’t know what they don’t know. If you’re not careful,
April Has Been Good to Me
Two years ago this month, I was promoted to editor of this fine publication and brand we call Engine Builder. After having been in the managing editor role for the five years prior, I got my chance to run the ship, as they say, when Doug Kaufman accepted an editorial director role within Babcox Media
The EPA and Hot Rod Culture
This is kind of a gray area for me. Obviously, being a passionate car guy who’s willing to throw turbochargers on anything and really enjoys performance, it creates this internal conflict between wanting to be somebody who participates in a greener view of the future and the well-being of my passion, career and industry. I’m
One Year of COVID
As we all know, March 2021 marks a full year since the Coronavirus began altering what we used to know as ‘normal life.’ I don’t think any of us will forget March 2020 when we began hearing that this then foreign flu strain was starting to make the rounds in the U.S. I remember we
If treated with the appropriate response and a high level of customer service, a mistake can be a plus. I know that sounds backwards, but hear me out.
Top Car Speed
What’s the fastest you’ve ever driven your production vehicle? Asking this question of this crowd, I’m probably safe in assuming it’s pretty damn fast! In college, on my way home from Albany, NY to Rochester, NY, I did 125 mph on I-90. Let me tell you, in my 2003 Honda Accord, I had blurred vision.
Engine Components: Getting a Good Clean
There are few things that can rejuvenate you like a good, hot shower. I can only imagine how awful it must have been a few hundred years ago having to bathe in stale, tepid water out of a small tub no less. And, you’d only do that maybe once a week! I’m certainly thankful I