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Old 07-29-2020, 12:16 PM   #1
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You'll like this....


Ed turned 99 in 2020....




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Old 07-29-2020, 01:21 PM   #2
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Yes, I certainly did!

I first knew of him in 1959, when I was 15. That's when I started dreaming of racing and started buying catalogs for race stuff.

Winfields legacy, still lives on. There are still some today, that learned the trade from their fathers, that learned from Winfield.

In my younger days, Isky was THEE cam to have and I still hold them in high esteem. But, my first after market, roller cam, came from Chet Herbert, who's shop was less than 5 miles from my house. He's another interesting cam and race innovator.

In those days, I didn't know about Winfield's history so, I never thought to ask Chet if he knew Winfield.

I hope Ed makes it to 100 and beyond!
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Very interesting.
Thanks Pete, for posting. Again, very interesting.

Winfield and his wife moved to San Francisco when Ed Winfield retired.
A friend of mine went and visited them at their house.
He said Winfield was a real gentleman and he had good things to say about Isky.

That was funny about the T shirts. Sorta like Henry Ford inventing the garage door.
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Old 07-29-2020, 02:51 PM   #4
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Sorta like Henry Ford inventing the garage door.

Well heck.....Al Gore invented the internet, right? DD
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A legend for sure & a pure gentleman. Attached is a pic of Ed talking with me at the LA Roadster show a couple of years ago. He had some great stories to tell about his friend & my fellow countryman ( whom I had also met & pushed his Indian) Burt Munro. He would have talked with me for ever had his associates not had him roll on. I were very impressed how sharp he is for his young age & his amazing penmanship when he wrote something to me. An amazing man.
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Art Chrisman would have a Xmas party every year.I happened to get invited along with my good friend "Jake" Jacobs to the one in 2003 .As we all sat down to eat the seat next to me was not taken and Ed came and sat there.What an experience to have a great moment with one of the greats.
A little more to the story. I asked him for an autograph.There was nothing for him to write on nearby.I happened to have a Isky decal from the 1960's that I brought. so he signed that for me.
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A legend for sure & a pure gentleman. Attached is a pic of Ed talking with me at the LA Roadster show a couple of years ago.
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A legend for sure & a pure gentleman. He would have talked with me for ever had his associates not had him roll on..

Was he in a wheelchair at the time?
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Great interview and guy!
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Art Chrisman would have a Xmas party every year.I happened to get invited along with my good friend "Jake" Jacobs to the one in 2003 .As we all sat down to eat the seat next to me was not taken and Ed came and sat there.What an experience to have a great moment with one of the greats.
A little more to the story. I asked him for an autograph.There was nothing for him to write on nearby.I happened to have a Isky decal from the 1960's that I brought. so he signed that for me.



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That was very interesting.
I had one of the old decals made into a T shirt transfer.
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I enjoyed this too. Thanks Pete! I read an article about him in( I think), the Hagerty insurance magazine. In the photos you could see he had huge piles of machinery and parts stacked all over outdoors behind his shop. The article stated that when Ed's office became too cluttered and messy to deal with, he'd just abandon it and move on to another.... Like four times. (so far). Genius!
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Cool ! Thank you.
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Art Chrisman would have a Xmas party every year.I happened to get invited along with my good friend "Jake" Jacobs to the one in 2003 .As we all sat down to eat the seat next to me was not taken and Ed came and sat there.What an experience to have a great moment with one of the greats.
A little more to the story. I asked him for an autograph.There was nothing for him to write on nearby.I happened to have a Isky decal from the 1960's that I brought. so he signed that for me.
Sheldon, what a coincidence... I had exactly the same experience at one of the Chrisman Christmas parties. Seat next to me was open. Jake was sitting across the table. Ed came in a sat next to me. But, he was there to chat with Jake. I never really chatted with Ed.
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Very interesting.
Thanks Pete, for posting. Again, very interesting.

Winfield and his wife moved to San Francisco when Ed Winfield retired.
A friend of mine went and visited them at their house.
He said Winfield was a real gentleman and he had good things to say about Isky.

That was funny about the T shirts. Sorta like Henry Ford inventing the garage door.
Well Ed Winfield was living in Vegas in 1976 when a bunch of us 4 banger guys from so cal toured to his house. Kong, Winfield and me (Tim Avery)
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Well Ed Winfield was living in Vegas in 1976 when a bunch of us 4 banger guys from so cal toured to his house. Kong, Winfield and me (Tim Avery)
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Very interesting.
Thanks Pete, for posting. Again, very interesting.

Winfield and his wife moved to San Francisco when Ed Winfield retired.
A friend of mine went and visited them at their house.
He said Winfield was a real gentleman and he had good things to say about Isky. That was funny about the T shirts. Sorta like Henry Ford inventing the garage door.

Don't forget John DeLong - DeLong Camshaft. John DeLong was a wizard of high-performance camshafts who learned his craft from Ed Winfield, famous for his Ford Model T speed equipment and known as “The Father of Hot Rodding.” Based in San Jose, California, DeLong provided camshaft grinds for Joe Huffaker, Sr., whose racing teams dominated their classes in SCCA and IMSA events during the late 1950s through the 1980s.
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