Ed Winfield

1971 Inductee

Inductee Photo

Biography

Winfield carburetors were commonly found on race cars of the 1940s through 1970s, as were cams for Indy Novi engines, all uniquely designed for all-out competition by Ed Winfield. Ed’s innovative design earned him the title “Carburetor Wizard.” He’s considered by many to be a performance pioneer; the Winfield Carburetor Company began in 1924, and its carburetors were an Indianapolis 500 staple. Ed also dabbled in fuel systems and is credited with designing the first harmonic balancer. He was also at the forefront of the high-performance camshaft grinder.