Crower Cams: Founder Bruce Crower

Crower Cams Founder Bruce Crower Passed Away

Bruce Crower of Crower Racing Cams & Equipment Co., located in San Diego, CA has passed away. He is credited with advancing the industry’s speed, safety and overall innovation.

Bruce Crower of Crower Racing Cams & Equipment Co., located in San Diego, CA has passed away. Crower is also a member of the SEMA Hall of Fame Class of 2019 and will be inducted next Friday at the SEMA Installation & Gala in Anaheim, CA.

Growing up in the ’30s, Crower was captivated by cars and speed from an early age. Bruce was always looking for ways to improve speed. After a brief period in the Air Force, Crower headed to San Diego, where hot rodding was flourishing.

In 1955, he opened Crower Racing Cams & Equipment Co. and began manufacturing race products. From the mounting of the 671 Blower on his Hudson to the Crower Glide Clutch and wings on Don Garlits’ race car, Crower is credited with advancing the industry’s speed, safety and overall innovation.

Crower has been awarded and recognized for many things in his life. Among the standouts: In 1977, he was the recipient of the prestigious SAE Louis Schwitzer award for innovation and engineering excellence for both his automatic clutch and the flat-8 engine. In 1993, he was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. More recently, Crower won a 2007 PopSci Invention Award from Popular Science for his six-stroke internal-combustion engine.Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

For more information: crower.com.

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