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"He really couldn't believe anyone would be interested," Walker says. "He was very humble." But the man responsible for completing the first of many production Cobras proved a fasci- nating subject for Walker, who has recently com- pleted "Cobra Pilote, The Ed Hugus Story," soon to be released by Dalton Watson Fine Books. "Hugus star ted racing spor ts cars in the early 1950s and opened several car dealer- ships in Pittsburgh," Walker says. "He was very well to do by the mid-1950s and could race any car he wanted." 190 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R / F A L L 2 0 1 6 Attending a Historic Motor Sports Association club race at Laguna Seca in 2005, Ed Hugus is in the center, with vintage Cobra racer Lynn Park on the right. Hugus accompanied author Robert Walker, on the left, to meet some of the Cobra drivers. Hugus' Cobra, CSX 2142, at Le Mans practice in Ju n e o f 1 9 6 3 . S h e l by A m e ri c a n m a s t e r m e c h a n i c, P h i l R e m m i n g t o n ( w h i t e s h i rt ) i s s t a n d i n g at the pit wall. He installed the Ford engines and t ra n s m i s s i o n s i n H u g u s ' c a r, t h e B ri t i s h C o b ra a n d t h e Lo l a - Fo rd G T 6 . P hoto: Ed Matsuishi Photo: Lynn Park Collection

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