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History Isky SEMA El Mirage video, really cool

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by tomcurnow, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. tomcurnow
    Joined: May 3, 2009
    Posts: 49

    from Los Angles

    Isky was one of the founders of SEMA ( he is the only founder still alive), He served as the first President and helped the industry learn and grow
    This year celebrates SEMA's 50th year. This video was shown at the SEMA banquet this year to a sold out crowd,
    It has some classic Isky for sure,
    He really scared the crew as he blasted by them at 90 MPH with those old frayed tires shredding.
    You will see that is was produced first class
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013
  2. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,416


  3. oldwagonlover
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 247


    Very cool to see one of the original guys still doing his thing.
    Thanks for sharing the video with all of us.
    I just had a cam made up based off of some of the specs of an old Isky cam.
    Gotta love this stuff...
  4. tomcurnow
    Joined: May 3, 2009
    Posts: 49

    from Los Angles

    Check out Holley Martin or Speed and Metal on Facebook, this is a photo she took of Isky when I indroduced them, She has a limited number for sale
  5. Good stuff! Thanks for posting.
  6. midroad
    Joined: Mar 8, 2013
    Posts: 296


    Without guys like Isky we wouldn't be here.
  7. Great video, really is amazing to see Isky behind the wheel of his famous T, it put a smile on my dial, ISKY is one of the all time greats. Damn that Maxi F-head sounds great

    a slight thing on the Isky being the last, Louie Senter is still alive & he is a founding member. Also Vic Edelbrock Jnr & Alex Xydias was there at the start.
  8. bustingear
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 2,326


    Isky seems to be one hell of a great guy with a great attitude.
    One of the best.
  9. rdstr29
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
    Posts: 13

    from minnesota

    Back in the late 50's ,ran a Isky cam in my 29 roadster. It was a 404A with mushrooms tappets. Took me a long time to set up the cam. Had to grind and check clearances on every valve. I ran a 39 gear box with zephyer gears, dual 94's, Edelbrock heads,296 ci. Had to take off in second gear otherwise would "fish tail". Those were the good old days. Ran at the local drag strip Ist time down and blew the engine 3/4 down the strip. Coasted through the traps at 14 seconds. Wiped out the whole engine block. Blew off the pan . Still have the Roadster today. Went to a 327.
  10. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
    Posts: 2,652


    The smile on his face at speed is priceless.
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 718


    Really bitchin,
  12. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    The list of really old timers is getting shorter with every year. It's good to see Isky still out there chomping on a cigar and enjoying his high school creation. Who is going to be the one to tell him smoking is not good for your health? Not me!!:)

  13. murf 32
    Joined: May 30, 2013
    Posts: 71

    murf 32

    Great i love that rod !
  14. pug man
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,010

    pug man
    from louisiana

    What an ahhhhh inspiring video. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us and i'm sure it will inspire the generations to come.......
  15. I loved to watch this one! Cool when he says, pioneers were way before me,, Thanks a lot for the link!
  16. That is great. Thanks for the link.
  17. ChuckleHead_Al
    Joined: Mar 29, 2004
    Posts: 2,009


    Great Video, thanks for sharing
  18. Possibly the #1 highlight of my career in the industry was having dinner at the SEMA Banquet with Isky on my right and Eric Rickman on my left.

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