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History R.I.P Stuart Hilborn

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Rich Venza, Dec 16, 2013.

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    This sad news from the Hilborn Facebook page....

    To our friends, It is with a heavy heart that we tell you of the passing of Stuart Hilborn. Stuart was 96 when he left us earlier this morning. Stuart’s passion for racing and speed led him to invent the constant flow mechanical fuel injector. Shunned by his peers, he refined the design to be the first to propel a race car over the magical 150mph mark at the dry lakes. Hilborn fuel injectors went on to dominate the Indianapolis 500 and then any racing venue that required maximum speed with an internal combustion engine. Stuart is survived by his wife Ginny of 60 years, along with his daughter Edris and his son Duane, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Stuart’s wit, charisma and passion will be truly missed and arrangements will be passed along. Thank you.
     
  2. Truly a legend............ RIP.............
     
  3. tfeverfred
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    One of the great ones.
     
  4. Godspeed Mr. Hilborn
    and thank you for changing the game for us all.
     

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    from pgh. pa.

    The true pioneering father and innovator of continuous fuel injection. Many experts told him it would not work. He persisted and made it a success.



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  6. 24 Dodge
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    Truly a great loss.
     
  7. 327-365hp
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    He certainly will be missed, but I'll bet he's in heaven showing God how to improve the speed of light!
     
  8. Rest in peace Stuart God bless you and your family
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2013
  9. anthony myrick
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  10. R.I.P Stu. A true pioneer & innovator.

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  11. rd martin
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    from indiana

    someone who really throught out of the box. r.i.p. mr hilborn
     
  12. titus
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    Me and a buddy were just watching some of the "American Icons The Hot Rod" saturday night. RIP to a true Icon!
     
  13. anthony myrick
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  14. Andamo
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
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    Rest in peace Mr. Hilborn and my condolences go out to your family.
     
  15. keithv
    Joined: Aug 23, 2013
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    from Flordia

    My condolences to the family, RIP Mr. Hillborn
     
  16. TV
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    What a Great man, he will be missed by us all. GODS speed Stuart.--TV
     
  17. groundpounder
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    not another!...a true pioneer in the speed world!.....godspeed Mr. Hilborn and prayers to your Family!..... Now they have true injection up there!
     
  18. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
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    Sad to hear RIP
     
  19. Great man that truly lived a long and fulfilling life. Thank you for your innovations. Godspeed and RIP Mr Hilborn
     
  20. 29AVEE8
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    The titles Icon, and Legend are often overused, but Mr. Hilborn fulfilled the criteria on both counts. Sad day.
     
  21. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
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    from Indy

    Rip
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2013
  22. Nobey
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    R.I.P. Mr. Hilborn......
     
  23. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
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    RIP Mr. Hilborn--thoughts and prayers for the family.
     
  24. safari-wagon
    Joined: Jan 12, 2008
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    Godspeed, Stu.

    Another pioneer is racing in the heavens.
     
  25. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
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    In a time when the word is bandied around too much and many recipients are undeserving, he was a true Legend. RIP Stuart Hilborn.
     
  26. HotRodWillys
    Joined: Dec 14, 2007
    Posts: 864

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    from California

    RIP Mr Hilborn. You are among the rest of the legends in Hot Rod heaven.
     
  27. daddio211
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  28. Babar40
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    from Florida

    A true giant, in all ways. Thanks Stu.
     
  29. Cross Rodder
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    Another legend I will not get to meet during my remaining years on earth. We are losing them way to fast. My condolences to the Hilborn family.
     

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