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Dean Moon
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Birth: May 1, 1927
New Richland
Waseca County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1987
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Racer, Builder, Businessman. Moon was the consummate "Hot Rodder" and innovator of speed parts. He built and raced cars from El Mirage Dry Lake in California and Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats to the Drag Strips and beyond, and established a company that became an icon in the Hot Rod industry. He brought a level of showmanship to the sport of drag racing that had not been seen before. Starting his business in a small garage behind his father's cafe in Norwalk, California, he grew it into an internationally recognized brand name. Early products were a multi-carb fuel block, spun aluminum wheel discs, aluminum gas tanks and a foot-shaped throttle pedal. These initial products were so prominent, today the terms 'Moon tank' and 'Moon discs' are used on anything resembling these items. In February 1962, the very first AC Ace roadster to reach the United States from England, delivered to Carroll Shelby, was fitted with a Ford V8 engine and transmission at Moon's shop in Santa Fe Springs, California. In 1988, Moon was inducted into the National Hot Rod Hall of Fame. 
 
Burial:
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sunny Slope Lawn, sec. 1, lot 514, grave 2
 
Created by: Louis M.
Record added: Mar 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66778264
Dean Moon
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Dean Moon
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Dean Moon
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