Eddie Paul

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Eddie Paul
Born(1948-05-30)May 30, 1948
San Francisco, California, U.S.
DiedJuly 12, 2016(2016-07-12) (aged 68)
OrganizationE.P. Industries

Eddie Paul (May 30, 1948 – July 12, 2016[1][2]) was the owner of E.P. Industries, Inc and held multiple U.S. patents. He was born in San Francisco, California, and resided in El Segundo. E.P. Industries included Prototech Machine Engineering, a CNC machine shop (no longer in business).

He was known for the creation of customized vehicles for use in Hollywood feature films.[3] His work was seen in such movies as Grease, The Fast and the Furious,Taxi, XXX and Gone in 60 Seconds. He created custom vehicles which toured as Pixar characters Lightning McQueen, Mater and Sally to promote the 2006 animated film Cars.[4]

Eddie has also done work for TV shows such as The Dukes of Hazzard.

Eddie worked as a stuntman for several years, performing stunts in Ice Pirates and Streets of Fire.


Sally as Eddie Paul custom vehicle for Cars promotional tour

Eddie Paul held US patents for:

  • C.E.M. engine (US patent 6145429), a pump that is used by some fire departments.[5]
  • Steering control system for trailers (US patent 6273446), a steerable trailer is provided with a trailer hitch which extends forward to attach to a corresponding hitch on the towing vehicle.
  • Method and apparatus for producing stereoscopic images with single sensor (US patent 5883695),

Eddie designed and created a mechanical shark for Jean-Michel Cousteau and later created another shark for Fabien Cousteau.


  1. ^ "Eddie Paul, a Legend and a Friend, Has Passed Away". 1025kiss.com. July 12, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ode to Eddie Paul". HotRodHotline.com. Retrieved April 28, 2019. Eddie passed away at age 69 on July 12, 2016
  3. ^ "A-List Auto Shop". Popular Mechanics. October 1, 2009.
  4. ^ Mike Hanlon (March 26, 2006). "Disney's cute Porsche - Sally Carrera".
  5. ^ EP Industries

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