Bruce Crower will be posthumously inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame this week. (Image/Performance Racing Industry)

Crower Racing Cams founder and hot-rod performance innovator Bruce Crower will be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame Class of 2019 this week after passing away last week.

Crower’s legacy of advancing both speed and safety in motorsports is significant. He opened the San Diego, CA-based Crower Racing Cams & Equipment in 1955. His achievements have been recognized several times over the past 50 years.

  • In 1977, Crower won the SAE Louis Schwitzer award for innovation and engineering excellence for two innovations—the automatic clutch, and the flat-8 engine.
  • In 1993, Crower was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.
  • In 2007, Crower won a 2007 PopSci Invention Award from Popular Science for his six-stroke internal combustion engine.

We extend our thoughts and prayers to Crower’s family and friends throughout the industry, and thank him for all he gave to this hobby that we love.

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