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Event Coverage Anybody else go to Isky's 95th Birthday Party?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kennkat, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. kennkat
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,383


    The wife and I went over to Onyx with Don Waldron (event co-sponsor) and Curt Hamilton (Cal Automotive co-founder) for the "CAMFATHER's" 95th Birthday Celebration and it was GREAT!

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  2. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    Happy Birthday Mr. Isky, and many more:)
  3. hotrodtodd1960
    Joined: May 1, 2008
    Posts: 164


    Yes I was there , what a great man and a true gentleman here's to many more!!

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  4. Wow, 95!.. Shows that hot rodding can be good for your health!
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  5. kennkat
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,383


    YES Ed is! In the mid thru late 70's the company I worked for had a close relationship with Isky cams.. Ed was always very helpful and his facility seemed 'wide open' to our needs... At this celebration I got the chance to spend 10 or 15 min with "Mr Iskenderian" discussing that time and my boss "Tommy Baker".... Ed remembered it all, EVERY detail! What a Great Guy.... I hope we all warmed his heart that day, he sure warmed mine!

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  6. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,572


    Congratulations Mr. Iskendarian! It's somehow comforting to know that some of the founders are still with us.

    On a similar vein, they had the NHRA meet from Brainerd on TV at the place I was having lunch yesterday. I'm really not into contemporary drag racing, but I do watch the top fuelers. I looked up, and to my amazement, one of the finalists was Chris Karamesines. The guy is over 80 and still running top fuel! I remember I was racing at Minnesota Dragways in the early '60's, and wanted to re-torque the heads on my "D-Altered", but didn't have a torque wrench Chris lent us his, no problem. This guy has got to be a living legend!
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  7. I'm sorry I missed it - I had been invited by Don Waldron to go, but in the middle of a build for SEMA and am behind and it was a 3 1/2 to 4 hour drive each way! I just couldn't lose a full day of working on the car:(
    Thanks for posting pictures
  8. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,667

    Kan Kustom

    Thanks for sharing. He doesn`t look near that age.
  9. deucemac
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,136


    I've been to all his parties since his 90th. This year was bigger and better than the others, and they were great too! Ed is a genuine genius. The short dissertation he gave us all while being interviewed by Dave McClelland on overlap/fifth cycle was amazing. Had the great fortune to sit with Al Teague and the LSR gang. I'm looking forward to next year already! I had the good fortune to have Ed all to myself for about 20 minutes early in the morning, an absolute treat!

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  10. Wow, too cool.
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  11. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,084


    Yes I was there too. Drove my car up. Followed Rocky and the "Evil Twin up the canyon
  12. shortypu
    Joined: Dec 22, 2010
    Posts: 185


    Me and the wife went and had a great time.Nice small get together with a lot of cool people and cars. IMG_3313.JPG IMG_3282.JPG IMG_3285.JPG IMG_3284.JPG IMG_3289.JPG IMG_3296.JPG IMG_3275.JPG IMG_7669.jpg IMG_9883.jpg IMG_8369.jpg IMG_24241.jpg IMG_9405.jpg
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