Ed Pink Racing Engines Announces New Ownership

VAN NUYS, CA ( Feb. 1, 2008) ? Legendary race engine builder Ed Pink has announced the sale of Ed Pink Racing Engines (EPRE) to successful entrepreneur and vintage racecar collector and racer Tom Malloy.

?It?s funny how things happen,? said Tom Malloy, who also owns Trench Shoring Company. ?I became acquainted with Ed?s operation as EPRE was re-building a big block engine for my Can-Am car. I noticed the attention to details and the ability to do all the work necessary in-house. That impressed me.

?I knew of Ed?s interest in selling the business and became more interested as the rebuild went along ? some months later we did the deal,? he continued. ?I am thrilled about the sale and Ed wanting to stay on. EPRE has a spectacular history, which now I get to share in. I look forward to working with Ed, Frank [Honsowetz] and the rest of the EPRE team as we enter this next chapter together.?

Founded in 1958, EPRE has enjoyed success in nearly every form of motorsports over the past 50 years.

?I have enormous respect for Tom, both personally and professionally,? said Pink. ?Our common goal is to ensure the future of the company, our employees and our customers. I feel confident that this transfer of ownership accomplishes this objective.?

With a reputation for producing the highest quality racing engines, EPRE will continue to operate according to the exacting standards established by its founder. General Manager Frank Honsowetz, who joined the company in 2001 after a 27-year career with Nissan North America, will continue the day-to-day operational oversight under Malloy?s ownership.

EPRE moved to its current Van Nuys, CA, location in 1965 and employs a 13-member staff, with an average of 17 years of service. While Pink plans to continue as an active employee for the foreseeable future, he is quick to share the credit for his success with his employees.

?Because my name is on the building, I have been personally credited with the many accomplishments of EPRE,? said Pink. ?The truth is, our success has been a result of a strong team ? a team that will continue to provide the best possible service for our customers for a very long time.?

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