Eddie Paul

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Eddie Paul
Born May 30, 1948 (1948-05-30) (age 69)
San Francisco, California
Died July 12, 2016
Residence El Segundo, California
Nationality American
Organization E.P. Industries

Eddie Paul (born May 30, 1948 in San Francisco, California) is an American now residing in El Segundo, CA. He holds multiple U.S. patents and was owner of E.P. Industries, Inc. E.P. Industries included Prototech Machine Engineering, a CNC machine shop, (no longer in business).

He is known for the creation of customised vehicles for use in Hollywood feature films.[1] Eddie Paul is an auto body expert whose work may be seen in such movies as "Grease", "Taxi", "XXX" and "Gone in 60 Seconds". He created custom vehicles which toured as Pixar characters Lightning McQueen, Mater and Sally to promote 2006 animated film Cars.[2]

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 holds US patents for:

  • C.E.M. engine (US patent 6145429), a pump that is used by some fire departments.[3]
  • 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. ^ "A-List Auto Shop". Popular Mechanics. October 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ Mike Hanlon (March 26, 2006). "Disney's cute Porsche - Sally Carrera". 
  3. ^ EP Industries

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