Episode 11 – Ed Iskenderian’s Legendary T Roadster

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Show Notes for Episode 11-Ed Iskenderian’s Legendary T Roadster

Link to our story at TBucketPlans.com about “La Cucaracha”, the Iskenderian T-Bucket Roadster

Ed Iskenderian T Roadster Isky
Isky’s roadster in its early stages. Construction actually started in late 1930s.
Ed Iskenderian T Roadster Isky
Ed on his way to Mexico where his T roadster picked up its’ “La Cucaracha” nickname — for being so low.
Ed Iskenderian T Roadster Isky
The famous one-of-a-kind valve covers with Isky’s name.
Ed Iskenderian T Roadster Isky
The Ed Iskenderian T roadster pic that got me going. (with updated autograph from interview session)
Ed Iskenderian interviewed by John Morehead
An interview I’ll never forget.
Ed Iskenderian T Roadster Isky
Rightfully proud of a truly legendary T roadster.
Ed Iskenderian T Roadster Isky
You’ll note the famous radiator ornament missing in this and the next pic.
Ed Iskenderian T Roadster Isky
When the Isky roadster was on display at the NHRA Museum in Pomona, CA
Ed Iskenderian T Roadster Isky
One of the most famous radiator ornaments ever.
Available at most bookstores and from Amazon.

Big thanks to noted automotive author, Matt Stone, for arranging our Isky interview.

And, of course, link to Isky Racing Cams.
Don’t forget to check the plans and how-to DVDs on our other hot rod building websites:  TBucketPlans.com StreetRodPlans.com HotRodPlans.com
Isky on the dry lakes where he got his T roadster inspiration 80 years ago!

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For plans for building a Model A frame, Mustang II front suspension, Willys or Anglia Gasser frame or other hot rod building plans and DVDs visit our HotRodPlans.com site.

Our theme music is “My T-Bucket” by The Fractals a surf rock band from, of all places, the Duluth/Superior, Minnesota area. Every T-Bucket lover will want to add this to their music library and you can easily download it from Amazon Music. Or download all 16 great tunes from their “Death by Fender” album for only $8.99.

5 thoughts on “Episode 11 – Ed Iskenderian’s Legendary T Roadster”

    • Thanks Rolla. It’s a genuine treat to have the opportunity to spend a little time with a true hot rod legend like Isky, whose T roadster has inspired so many over the years.

  1. Happy Birthday to Ed, the “Camfather”.

    I had the good fortune to meet Ed, and talk with him at a swap meet in Southern CA a number of years ago. A very personable fellow.


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