Ed Pink Book

Ed Pink Autobiograhy – The Remarkable Life and times of Racing’s Most Versatile Engine Builder

Ed Pink, colloquially known as The Old Master has released a brilliant 264-page autobiography with Indianapolis-based author Bones Bourcier. Published by Coastal 181, Ed Pink: The Remarkable Life and Times of Racing’s Most Versatile Engine Builder is packed with motorsport history, pictures and behind the scenes, first-hand accounts of Ed Pink’s seven decades of building high performance racing engines.

From drag racing’s golden era to IMSA sports cars to Indy cars, Pink built championship-winning engines for racing’s top teams. Seven decades later, Pink retired from engine building as one of the most decorated craftsman in the high performance and racing industry with multiple Hall of Fame inductions immortalizing him amongst motorsport’s greats.

For the Old Master, his hot rodding journey started in 1945 when a chance meeting led to a friendship with cam-grinder Ed Iskenderain. By 16, Pink was working at Lou Baney’s Golden Eagle gas station where he “hopped up” flathead Ford V8’s. As post-war hot rodding accelerated in Southern California, Ed set the standard for performance on and off the racetrack.

Ed Pink Book

In drag racing it was Don Prudhomme, Tom McEwen, Ed McCulloch, Pat Foster, Gene Snow and others who won and set records with their “Pink Elephant” 426 fuel Chrysler hemis. The turbocharged, air-cooled Porsche flat-six endurance engines Pink assembled powered Jim Busby to many IMSA wins. Indy car shoes like Roberto Guerrero, Eddie Cheever and Arie Luyendyk enjoyed the Pink-built Infiniti engines. When it came to USAC midgets, nobody dominated like Steve Lewis and his Ford BEAST cars driven by the likes of Tony Stewart, J.J. Yeley, Kenny Irwin Jr, Kasey Kahne, Dave Garland and Mike Bliss. The Pink-built 4-cylinder Ford engines made in excess of 300 horsepower. Couple that with the best drivers in the sport and you had a recipe for multiple championships.

Ed Pink Book

After a lifetime in the engine shop and in winner’s circles at racetracks around the globe, Ed is still an active hot rodder. With his beloved wife Sylvia by his side, he drives his ’29 Ford roadster to rod runs and car meets throughout the western US. A remarkable life indeed.

This book is a must for the collection of any motorsport enthusiast. Pink himself will personally sign sign each book sold when ordered here.