Strange Engineering Founder Bob Stange, 84
Henry Robert "Bob" Stange, the founder of Strange Engineering, has passed away. He was 84.
Strange Engineering in Morton Grove, Illinois, manufactures performance and racing components.
After welding drag racing components to support his racing hobby for years, Stange founded Strange Engineering in 1964 with his then-wife Shannon.
"His friends recall him sitting on the floor of his newly created company, creating and modifying parts through all hours of the night. He was a true lover of his craft, and he strived to ensure that every racer who chose to run his parts would not only be faster than their opponent but also that they would be safe trusting their lives to his products," said a company rep.
"My father loved this way of life that we choose in the racing community. The racing, the industry, the innovation, and most of all, the people who make it all come alive," said Stange's son Jeff.
Stange was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 2010.
He is survived by his sons Michael and Jeff, his fiance Linda Creasy, and additional family members. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.