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Talkin’ hot rodding with 99-year-old Ed Iskenderian of Isky Cams

California native Ed Iskenderian is a living legend with nearly a century’s worth of stories—and almost as many years of experience building performance racing parts. Iskenderian was smitten with the first custom car he saw at age 12 and, long before he could drive he began hanging out with fellow thrill seekers on the dry lake beds north of Los Angeles. Along the way he picked up some hands-on skills working in a machine shop, and later he played a crucial role in the America’s post-World war II hot rodding boom.

 

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The fact that Ed Iskenderian had an incredible career in this industry is great. My question is how did he live to 99 in this industry with all the chemicals in machine shops, car crashes and questionable things hot rodders did in the early days. Then to top that off he smokes a stogie that would make Castro proud!

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