Throughout his career, Iskenderian used the latest technology to
develop his camshafts. Isky Racing Cams lists him as the first person
in the industry to employ computers in camshaft design. This helped him
to develop performance and economy camshafts and components for racers
and stock/street enthusiasts.
“Ed Iskenderian is the true ‘Camfather.’ I am very pleased that Ed will be honored in Indianapolis in March and I’m certain Bob Petersen would be thrilled knowing that Ed was selected as the 2012 Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award recipient,” said Buddy Pepp, executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum and co-presenter of the award.
Iskenderian was one the founders of the Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association, the organization that became SEMA. He served as the organization’s first president in 1963 and 1964, and was inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame in 1985. He was also named one of Chevrolet’s Legends of Performance that same year.
“It is great to be able to honor Ed Iskenderian with the 2012 Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Travis Weeks, producer of the Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show and publisher of Hotrod & Restoration magazine. “The award is about the heritage of our industry, and Ed has been there from the beginning.”
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