What’s in Jeff’s Garage? Nothing!

I wish I had better news for you all about my collection of barn finds, garage finds, and unconventional projects, but sadly, this is all I have to offer at the moment. We actually moved to a new house… more»

Nicest One Left? 1992 Isuzu Trooper

As someone who owns two Isuzu Troopers, I’m keen to see these capable off-roaders continue to appreciate. Like so many other vehicles, the first generation editions tend to rise the fastest, with each passing generation playing catch up. In… more»

California LUV: 1980 Chevrolet LUV 4×4

Badge engineering was a big thing starting in the 1960s, or that’s when it really started to hit its stride. This isn’t a full list of countries, but British, French, German, and Japanese vehicles were often rebadged as American… more»

Rust-Free 1986 Isuzu P’up Turbo Diesel 4×4

This 1986 Isuzu P’up Turbo Diesel 4×4 pickup has a big presence despite being several feet shorter than a modern full-sized pickup. I sure wish that someone would make a small pickup again, the new “small” ones are almost… more»

LS1 5.7L V8 Swap: 1989 Isuzu Spacecab Pickup

LS1 swaps are all the rage these days, almost to the point of being somewhat tiresome. Pity the guy who walks into a web forum or message board and thinks he’s being funny when he suggests an LS1 swap… more»

Nicest One Left? 1986 Isuzu Trooper LS

As some of you may recall, I rescued a 1986 Isuzu Trooper two-door from a bramble bush on my friend’s property in Georgia a few years back. That project is still rolling along, and actually nearing a point of… more»

Rad Project: 1986 Isuzu Impulse Turbo

We all have a car or truck in our past that still calls to us, despite knowing it’s likely a terrible idea (I’m sure there are a few members of the fairer sex that fall into that same category.)… more»

Tough LUV: 1981 Chevrolet LUV 4×4 Diesel

This 1981 Chevrolet LUV 4×4 diesel pickup looks like a pragmatic, no-nonsense pickup, maybe a work truck for someone who just wants or needs a small truck rather than a full-sized one. That would be people like me and… more»

Some Work Needed: 2001 Isuzu VehiCROSS

During their time in the United States, Isuzu was no stranger to manufacturing vehicles that stood out from the pack, and the VehiCROSS SUV was a testament to that. It was the brand’s “halo” vehicle, and in a lot… more»

Project Update: Jeff’s 1986 Isuzu Trooper Project

It’s been ages since I’ve provided an update on any of my project vehicles, and for that I apologize. A few things were happening, including a house move, the pending arrival of our second child, and of course, that… more»

Limited Production 4×4: 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS

As enthusiasts, we often complain that the concept vehicles look nothing like their production variant, a scenario that is deemed disappointing because the concept is usually better looking than the mass-produced version. The Isuzu VehiCROSS is one of the… more»

Nicest One Left? 1986 Isuzu P’up Turbo Diesel

All I can say is, WOW! This truck may not appeal to everyone but to those of us who are wicked huge vintage Japanese vehicle fans, and also pickup fans, not to mention fans of box-checking-vehicles… WOW! Anyone looking… more»

Price Drop: 1989 Isuzu I-Mark RS With Recaro Package

It’s been over a decade since Isuzu stopped selling passenger vehicles in the United States, and while they were mostly known for selling trucks and SUVs before they departed from the market, the automaker also sold a handful of… more»

Low Mileage Survivor: 1984 Isuzu Impulse

For years, I coveted an Isuzu Impulse. The sexy lines, the covered headlamps, the flat-faced wheels with that crazy checkerboard pattern – oh yeah, I wanted one. In some ways, I think this explains my current fascination with old… more»

Baja 1000 Winner: 1984 Isuzu P’Up Desert Runner

For whatever reason, I have become increasingly enamored with vintage Isuzus since becoming an owner of a 1986 long wheelbase two-door Trooper. I’ve since acquired another rarity that I haven’t even published on these pages in the form of… more»

Parked in ’87: 1967 Isuzu Bellett

While we typically think of classic Isuzus as being vintage 4x4s (yours truly owning two of them), you’d be forgiven for forgetting that the company made competent passenger cars before breaking into the off-road market. This Bellet sedan is… more»