ED PINK NAMED TO SEMA HALL OF FAME
At a ceremony in July, engine builder Ed Pink joined the racing and performance aftermarket legends who make up the SEMA Hall of Fame. As SEMA pointed out, while Ed Pink Racing Engines has “helped racers set records and win championships, it’s his dedication, innovation, and contribution to the industry that set him apart from all the others.” After working alongside performance pioneers like Lou Baney, Ed Iskenderian, and the Edelbrocks, Pink opened his first shop in 1957. Since then, he has applied his engine-building expertise most famously to drag racing, but also was involved in motorsports from the Baja 1000 to Le Mans. “Although Pink sold his original business about 10 years ago, he continues to consult and actively supports programs such as the SEMA Scholarship Foundation,” noted SEMA. Pink is already a member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame in Detroit, the Don Garlits International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, and the Super Stock Hall of Fame.
In January 1965, Ed Pink wrenches on the Old Master Hemi-powered rail that was featured in HRM’S “Project: 200 MPH” tech series.