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Folks Of Interest Isky's 99th Birthday

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,741

    Speed Gems

    I know it was 4 days ago so i did a search too see if i missed it we seem to have missed Isky's 99th birthday.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2020
  2. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,276

    Jalopy Joker

    Wow,! Only wishing him the very best with this belated Happy Birthday.
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  3. rooman
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,052


    I did not miss it. I called him to congratulate him on another milestone and he sounded great.


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  4. sdluck
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,526


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  5. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,239

    41 GMC K-18

    It takes leather balls to play rugby, and it takes a hell of a lot of moxie and gumption, to make it to 99 in this day and age!
    Hats off to one of the original " HOT RODDER'S " that has truly left a positive mark on the automotive industry !
    Happy 99th birthday to you Mr. Iskenderian !
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  6. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 4,129


    Happy Birthday Ed I still run your cams.

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  7. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,411


    Happy Birthday Camfather! :)
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  8. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 276

    Joe Blow

    Have always used Isky products. What a great gentleman.

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  9. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,621

    from Michigan

    I think he's so cool. All the history, and he's a nice guy. In the McGee Roadster YouTube video, I like how Ed says with a big smile...
    "We just liked the freedom of the open-air and playing like we had a race car."

    Happy birthday, Ed!
    Thanks for everything!
  10. wheeltramp brian
    Joined: Jun 11, 2010
    Posts: 1,021

    wheeltramp brian

    Met him once,truly a nice guy.he talked to me like were old friends
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  11. Mitchell Rish
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,076

    Mitchell Rish
    from Houston MS

    Wow a lifetime of knowledge and class.
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  12. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,877

    from Nicasio Ca

    Now that's DURATION!

    Congrats Isky!
  13. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,536


    What a great guy! Happy birthday ,Ed!
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  14. fegsta
    Joined: May 17, 2020
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    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,423


    Happy birthday Ed, and many more for you
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  16. One of the last of the great generation. A true gentleman.
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  17. studebakerjoe
    Joined: Jul 7, 2015
    Posts: 712


    There's a video of him on Facebook thanking everyone for the birthday cards and wishes on his 99th birthday.
  18. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,104


    Happy Birthday! Now do another 99! :D
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  19. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,368

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    Met him several years ago at the Meltdown Drags in Byron Il. Him and Bones where there. very cool to meet them. Happy Birthday! 99 wow, him an Bill Hinze and those cigars lol, might need to rethink not smoking;) Larry
  20. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,741

    Speed Gems

    I met both of them at the 2014 Meltdown drags as well.
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  21. One of the few original Pioneers of the technology that helped to build an Industry to build the parts we all enjoy for our hobby! A treasure indeed.

    Happy 99th Birthday Mr. Iskenderian!!
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  22. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,201

    from Oregon

    Yes happy birthday to a legend. I met a older hot rodder that dated his daughter .
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2020
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  23. Happy Birthday Mr. Isky! I haven’t had the opportunity to meet you, but you are one of the original Gentlemen of our hobby, industry, and our car addiction!

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  24. Johnny99
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
    Posts: 813


    Got an old Tee shirt that I take to CHRR every year with quiet a few legends autographs on it. Was very pleased to add Ed's several years back. He could not have been more pleasant and polite. Happy Birthday to you sir!
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  25. Happy Birthday Isky, you gave me a t shirt at Bonneville years ago, that I have hanging in my garage, and one of your cams in my Hemi.
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  26. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,899


    Happy Birthday Hotrodder...You're an Inspiration to the Community of Go Fast with your ties and influences to it...and such a Timeless Hotrod You created...All the Best in this Milestone in Life...
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  27. Met him on the long course starting line at Bonneville in 2010 or 2011. Nice guy. Happy B'day Isky!!
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  28. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,393

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    Met him in 2016 when I drove my 1936 Ford cabriolet to LARS from Smithfield, VA with a bunch of other fools... er fellows!!:D:D
    That T shirt lays across a chair in my office today.;)
    He was so sharp! Great guy. A very treasured memory of the trip to LARS... once in a lifetime treat to meet Isky for sure. Happy Birthday!!
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2020
  29. Happy Birthday Ed !!!

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