SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 10, March 5, 2015

Jerry Magnuson Passes Away

By SEMA Editors

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Jerry Magnuson
   

Jerry Magnuson passed March 1, 2015, after a battle with cancer. He was considered the father of aftermarket supercharging as it is known today. After building Indy cars with Dan Gurney, he started Magnuson in the ’70s, supercharging motorcycles and drag bikes and grew it to be a leader in aftermarket superchargers.

He sold Magnuson in 2010, and went on to start Trackmaster Products, where he designed and built world-class roadsters and hot-rod products. He was an entrepreneur and a visionary, a talented designer and fabricator and a true hot rodder.

Check out the Track T—one of the last hot rods he built—that was featured at the 2014 SEMA Show.

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