Stuart Hilborn

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Stuart on the left along with Eddie Miller. Photo from the Stuart Hilborn collection.[1]

Stuart Hilborn was a member of the Santa Monica Low Flyers. Stuart would gain fame and fortune with his mechanical fuel injection systems, aka Hilborn. It was in the air force that a young Stu came up with a revolutionary new way to feed more fuel to an engine. The technological breakthrough earned Stu the reputation as the Father of Fuel Injection.[1]

SCTA News April 1946 could inform in their What's Doin' section, that Stu and Jim Travers of the Centuries car club took their roadster up to the Lakes for a trial run last Sunday. After putting in their own fuel mixture they turned the tach up to 4700 rpm's, running on 700 tires.[2]

Stuart ran for the Centuries car club, in the roadster class, at the El Mirage August 18, 1946 time trials event.[3]

Stuart Hilborn's Cars

Stuart Hilborn's Lakester
Stuart Hilborn's 1932 Ford Roadster


  1. 1.0 1.1 The American Hot Rod Foundation
  2. SCTA News April 1946
  3. El Mirage August 18, 1946 Results

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