Ed Pearlman

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Ed Pearlman is a cofounder (together with Don Francisco) of the National Off-Road Racing Association (1966), the first exclusively off-road racing organization, and its first president.[1][2] The inaugurating event of NORRA was "Mexican 1000 Rally", which has become the Baja 1000. In 1978 he established the Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame.[2]

Ed is an ex-Marine and prior to founding of NORRA he was a florist in San Fernando Valley and a four-wheel-drive buff on weekends.[1][3]