Known for his drag-racing hemis, the engines he built over the last 60-plus years, have won races in a variety of motorsports, from midget racing to IndyCar racing. Earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Petersen Automotive Museum. Began building engines in 1948 under the tutelage of Lou Baney after trade school. Became proficient in building Chrysler’s Hemi V-8 for drag racing. Mike Snively, Tom McEwen and Connie Swingle were among the drivers racing these Hemis. Would then work for Eddie Meyer and Vic Edelbrock, opening his own shop in 1957. Customers included Don Prudhomme, Don Garlits, Tommy Ivo and Shirley Muldowney. Later applied his talents to midgets, stock cars, IndyCars, IMSA, LeMans and NASCAR. Sold his business in 2008 and now runs Ed Pink’s Garage with Bob Brandt.
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