Isky Bio Wins Mo­tor Press Guild Award

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In 1948, Ed Isk­ende­rian paid $10 for a 2-inch ad in the sec­ond is­sue of Hot Rod mag­a­zine. Sev­enty years later, Hot Rod, Ed Isk­ende­rian, and Isky Rac­ing Cams are all go­ing strong. Isky: Ed Isk­ende­rian and the His­tory of Hot Rod­ding, Matt Stone’s 208-page Ed Isk­ende­rian bi­og­ra­phy, was named 2018 best book of the year by the Mo­tor Press Guild. The book also earned Matt Stone the MPG’s Dean Batch­e­lor Award for Ex­cel­lence in Au­to­mo­tive Jour­nal­ism.

The book, pub­lished by CarTech, fol­lows Ed’s life from the pre­war years as a young hot rod­der cruis­ing on the streets of Los An­ge­les and rac­ing on the dry lakes of the Mo­jave Desert, un­til the present day. Isky, now 97, is still an ac­tive par­tic­i­pant in this hobby and the in­dus­try he helped build around it.

Isky: Ed Isk­ende­rian and the His­tory of Hot Rod­ding is avail­able at https://www. cartech­books.com/isky-ed-isk­ende­ri­anand-the-his­tory-of-hot-rod­ding.html.

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