The most recent item on CarStories.com is an article talking about Gale Banks. It goes into great detail on how he first started as well as a wonderful podcast that you could listen to.
“It wasn’t uncommon during that era to build a car and race it on the street. And Banks was doing what many people others had done before him. He was also a student of World War II aviation and was fascinated by forced induction. What made him truly special was that he wasn’t satisfied simply repeating what other hot-rodders were doing. So he started experimenting with supercharging and turbocharging in the late 1950s.”.
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