Harvey J. Crane

1981 Inductee

Inductee Photo



Harvey was an accomplished engineer when he embarked on the design and development of improved camshafts for performance engines. Crane Cams, which he launched in 1953, became identified with on-track victories, although most of the company’s performance cams were sold for street use. Harvey and Crane were also behind the first roller-tip, needle-bearing fulcrum gold anodized rocker arms for stud-mounted cylinder heads, and the super port-flow cylinder heads are the first fully ported, ready-to-install racing cylinder heads available. Additionally, Harvey launched the Cam School and Design School.