Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Motoring Pleasure

Rootes quality accessories catalogue scan found over at imps4ever.info

Paykan Overload#53

Photo by me taken in central Tehran.

Monday, April 21, 2014


Pictures sent to me by my friend Seth, he and his family went for a road trip vacation, in his famous Seth Wagon, through France last August:

Seth: "In August we went to France on our holidays again, this time into the East of the country near Strasbourg and the German border. Lots of hilly/mountainous country and the car coped really well, even towing the trailer tent over a 949m high pass on the way home. By the time we got back to London we’d done a bit over 1400 miles in the two weeks we were away."

For more photos check out this link over at moto-scat.com 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ahmad Shamlou

Some recently discovered photos of Ahmad Shamlou vacationing in northern Iran by the Caspian Sea, dated 1973. Ahmad Shamlou was arguably the most influential poet of modern Iran.

Photos from: ShahreFarang.com

Milk Chocolate

1973 Sunbeam Hunter which was the exported (Left Hand Drive) version of the Hillman Hunter.
Once again photo is courtesy of my dear friend Ian Morton.

(Just a friendly reminder to certain people out there: Please don't mess with a chocoholic's chocolate!...OK?... ;)

Paykan Lowrider#85

Photos by me, taken in northern Tehran.

Abandoned Arrow#16

GGK 529N
1974 Hillman Hunter GL.
Date of Liability 01 03 1994
Date of First Registration 01 12 1974
Year of Manufacture 1974
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1725cc

Photo by: Nivek Old Gold

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy (belated) Nowruz!

Happy Nowruz to all of you out there!... Yes Paykan Hunter is back!!! :) Please accept my apologies for this very very long pause, but rest assure that a whole lot of exciting Paykan/Arrow related topics will come to you soon.

I want thank everybody out there who helped me during all those Paykan related projects last year. Cheers & Mokhlesim! :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Nostalgic Road from Detroit to Tehran

Apologies for the lack of updates here recently, but I have yet another very exciting news for you. I had the honor of being interviewed on NPR's The Takeaway program, which was aired yesterday!

I want thank John Hockenberry, Peggah Navab and the rest of the staff at The Takeaway for having me on their show. You can listen to the interview here: The Nostalgic Road from Detroit to Tehran.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Final Encore II Report

Finally got a chance to upload some photos for you from the Final Encore II group exhibition that I co-curated with my dear friends Sogol Kashani & Joubeen Mireskandari. The show was a HIT!.... It was an incredible experience for me and I got to work with some amazing people along the way. I want thank Hormoz Hematian & the rest of the staff at Dastan's Basement Gallery.

For the brochure/poster of this event and the statement please check this link.

Photos by: Nathalie Taleghani 

In the order of pictures above:
Artist: Namdar Shirazian
Title: Eyezzzzz

Artist: Alireza Masoumi
Title: Carrying a fire extinguisher is required

Engine Bay:
Artist: Sogol Kashani
Title: Empty Bay

Interior Space:
Artist: Wahed Khakdan
Title: Bread & Steel

Rear Glass:
Artist: Mina Bozorgmehr & Hadi Kamali Moghadamm
Title: Once upon a time Tehran-J

Left Doors:
Artist: Joubeen Mireskandari
Title: Injured

Artist: Reza Sharifi
Title: Look Back

Artist: Samira Alikhanzadeh
Title: Objects in the mirror are farther than they appear

Front Right Door:
Artist: MAD
Title: The Window

Artists: Adel Younesi & Zahra Shafie
Title: One way street