Carl Morrow, the longtime owner of Carl’s Speed Shop in downtown Daytona Beach, died Sept. 11, just 12 days shy of his 83rd birthday. He was a high-performance motorcycle engine builder whose clients and friends over the decades included Evel Knievel, “Rat Fink” cartoonist and hot rod designer Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and reality television star Jesse James, founder of West Coast Choppers. He also was a legend in the motorcycle racing world, who set numerous land speed records in the early 1970s. When he gave up racing, he continued to build motorcycle engines for others who also set land speed records, including his son, Doug… read more >
Owner of Daytona’s Carl’s Speed Shop remembered as legendary record-setting racer
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