Friends, speed-freaks, grease-monkeys, lend me your ears; We come to bury Crane Cams, the latest victim of the Carpocalypse. The noble Crane, which delivered roller rockers and glorious lumpy idles, now falls silent.

In case you've never turned a wrench in anger or popped off a valve cover, Crane Cams is one of the original hot rodding companies and has been supplying the world with wonderful go-fast parts for 56 years. This week they closed up their New Jersey plant and laid off their remaining employees. No longer will a their high-lift cams or stiff titanium valve springs cause thunderous stop light intimidation. The world will be a colder, slower, less awesome place.
[News Journal Online]