Issue 3

Peykan, 50 years old friendship

Ahmad and Mahmoud Khayyami founded the Iran national company, which changed its name to Iran Khodro following the revolution. The Khayyami brothers signed a deal with Rootes Company in England to produce Peykan in 1966, and Iran National Company was launched a year later on May 13th, 1967.

In this issue of angah magazine, “Peykan, 50 years of friendship,” and in the article “Fathers of Peykan,” you may read: “Both Ahmad and Mahmoud Khayyami began their careers as workers and laborers as children, therefore they understand the pain and suffering of employees more than any other employer. That is why, after achieving relative economic stability, their first action and priority was to improve the personnel’s standard of living.”

Mahmoud Khayyami created the industrial and mining bank, the Kourosh (now Qods) chain of stores, and Iran’s first furniture manufacturer before the revolution (Mobliran).

 In his article, Fateh Sahba mentions the Khayyami brothers as humble benefactors, writing: “Both boys were quite religious as a result of their father’s teachings. Mahmoud gave a piece of land behind their house to a Hussainiya, and Ahmad assisted in the construction of a mosque.” After Mahmoud’s death, he left behind a hundred and ten schools and educational complexes that would live on throughout Iranian history.

Table Of content


> Arash Tanhai

The world through the mirror of Peykan

> Seyed Mohammad Beheshti

Peykan: The rise and the fall of a national treasure

> Nasser Fakouhi

Dream of young boys

> Shahrooz Nazari

Peykan: A bite of humor to myth

> Esmaeil Abbasi

Peykan hunter

> interview with Shahin Armin

Peykan as the body

> Hossein Ganji

Fathers of Peykan

> Fateh Sahba

Thought deadend, Iranian assembly

> Rasoul Nazarzadeh

Orange clothes, Orange Face

> Banousheh Farhat

Peykan music

> Omid Anaraki

About the “Happy birthday” song

> Anoushiravan Rohani

Shirdel according to Shirdel

> Kaboutar Arshadi

Peykan, Hormozian style. Interview with Mohsen Mirzaei

> Mohammad Reza Behzadi

Peykanian life

> Abbas Kazemi and Hadi Aghajanzadeh

Revolutionary Peykan, Photos of Bahman Jalali and Ra’na Javadi

> Younes Younesian

The love of American life

> Taraneh Yalda

Automobile, Private or public area?

> Bahman Keshavarz

Andy Warhol’s cars

> Yasaman Bahremand

Francoise Sagan, sport car fanatic

> Sylvian Rise. Translated by Asghar Nouri

From “The great Gatsby” to “The Wind in the Willows”

> Andrew Tiller Translated by Ali Amir Riyahi

Peykan, the impotent myth of modern times. Interview with Dr. Baman Namvar Motlagh

> Hossein Ganji

Dear memory of Peykan

> Afsaneh Kamran

An Arrow that never hit the target

> Farzad Moghadam

Authomobil, a seatheart and a burden

> Leila Khodabakhsh

Iron gentleman, iron Dash Akol

> Davood Arsouni

Stories of me and my dad; Orange Peykan

> Amir Sohrabi

Oh, Peykan…

> Hamid Reza Kaemai

The Peykan that was

>Kourosh Adim

Peykan of the city

> Hoora Motamed Amini

A look at the show “Mr. Abbas, worker of Iran National”

> Javad Atefeh

Peykan as a polluter

> Ali Bahremand

Peykan is no longer anybody’s dream

> Saeed Nouri

Good rider, You belong on our eyes

> Shahrzad Hemati

Peykan Now

> Sohrab Daryabandari

Iran National company according to Iranica

> Marjan Charkhchi

Peykan, the story of a burnt generation

> Hengameh Abedin

Riding Peykan in the green rectangle

> Chia Fooladi

The Peykan that happened to us

> Arash Hassanpour

The vast graveyard of Iran National family

> Masoud Mir