Gale’s Birthday – 80 Legendary Years!

Adding to Gale’s massive list of achievements, the godfather of turbocharging recently celebrated his 80th birthday! Check out this quick video of his surprise party where employees, friends, and family honored one of America’s automotive innovators.

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We yanked Gale out of a product-planning meeting for a surprise birthday party. The celebration included a live band, Afters Ice Cream, and fun party favors like the Gale air freshener below.

Birthday party favors included this air freshener.

KJ Jones stopped by to celebrate Gale’s birthday. Retired Chief Designer at Banks Bob Rowe also made an appearance for the major milestone. Guests played Gale-themed trivia and enjoyed the festivities.

“I might be 80 today, but I’m certainly not done today!”

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Gale Banks is the company’s founder and has a long list of achievements in the automotive industry. We hope you enjoyed the video. Here’s to 80 more years! Happy Birthday, Gale.