Founded in 1958, (EPRE) has enjoyed success in nearly every form of motorsports for almost 60 years.
Ed Pink Racing Engines has been located at the current Van Nuys, California facility since 1965. The facility encompasses two buildings totaling approximately 12,000 square feet of floor space. In 1999, the primary building was doubled in size with the acquisition of the adjoining building.
In 2008 Legendary race engine builder, Ed Pink announced the sale of Ed Pink Racing Engines to successful businessman, vintage racecar collector and racer Tom Malloy, who also owns Trench Shoring Company.
“It’s funny how things happen,” said Tom Malloy. “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 and the rest of the EPRE team as we enter this next chapter together.”
The Company and the facility are both very departmentalized in their organization. This method allows a smooth flow of the projects through the specialized departments, while also promoting good communication within the organization. The various departments include: engineering, engine shop, multiple machine shops, particle inspection, fabrication, parts, quality inspection, and dynamometer rooms.
The Company uses the latest versions of CAD solid modeling and three-dimensional software systems in the engineering office. The newest Depac data collection system on both dynamometers. Two Haas CNC vertical machining centers produce some of the Company’s components, while all components pass through QC inspection including the Brown and Sharpe Coordinate Measuring Machine.
EPRE’s mission is to produce the best racing engine and components in the industry and the Company continues to upgrade its facility as necessary to keep step with the latest in technology and services.
The Ed Pink Team
Ed Pink Racing Engines maintains a staff of approximately 15 within their 12,000 square foot facility. The highly talented staff is a mix of mature, experience leaders and a healthy blend of young, ambitious professionals all focused on the common goal of building the best racing and performance engines in the industry. Interestingly, four of EPRE’s key employees have a combined total of 130 years of service at the renowned engine development firm.
Utilizing his 50 years of experiences garnered from building every type of racing engine, Pink designed his organization as essentially eight departments focused on the design, production, testing and development of racing engines. Some of these departments are lead by long time EPRE employees. Larry Ingham, who has been with EPRE more than 37 years, oversees the engine build shop. Also a long-time employee, Doug Nealy builds and bench tests the EPRE oil and water pumps, as well as making unique components for special projects.
EPRE’s General Manager, Frank Honsowetz joined the Company 17 years ago. Honsowetz had a previous 5-year association with EPRE in the development of the Infiniti Indy engine.
Hiring and retaining top quality, qualified individuals is all part of Ed Pink Racing Engines obsession to produce the best racing engines and components possible.