Related Photo Galleries
Long before it became one of the most famous and enduring hot rods of all time, Ed Iskenderian's roadster was John Athan's roadster. Here it is with the Rajo motor, riding on Essex 'rails. Ed cut off the front horns and added a Flathead and eventually a pair of Maxi F heads. They were still teenagers when John sold the '24 T to Ed for $25 (we've heard lower numbers, but got that one from Isky himself). It eventually made the cover of Hot Rod's sixth issue in June 1948 and is now in the Wally Parks NHRA Museum. Ed and John remain close friends to this day.