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Ken Hirata

Interview with Ken Hirata

Interview with Ken Hirata

Korean War veteran Ken Hirata shares his military experiences with The Times' Monte Martin.

September 14, 2014 3:00 pm
Cars cruise to LHS for charity

Cars cruise to LHS for charity

August 29, 2013 12:00 am
Lowell businessman earns top drag racing award

Lowell businessman earns top drag racing award

LOWELL | With wraparound headphones on and a National Hot Rod Association cap atop his head, 85-year-old Ken Hirata talks up a vendor before switching to a conversation with a Lake County planner on expanding one of his buildings immediately west of Lowell.

May 25, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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Ken Hirata, National Hot Rod Assoc. Hall of Fame inductee

Ken Hirata, National Hot Rod Assoc. Hall of Fame inductee

Memorabilia fills the walls and counter space in Hirata's Lowell Body Shop. Hirata was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame this year.

May 22, 2013 8:23 pm
Ken Hirata, National Hot Rod Association Hall of Fame inductee

Ken Hirata, National Hot Rod Association Hall of Fame inductee

Ken Hirata was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame on March 14. Currently, he is part of his son David's racing team and David' nitromethane-injected dragster. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Hot Rod Association in 2003.

May 22, 2013 8:23 pm
Ken Hirata, National Hot Rod Association Hall of Fame inductee

Ken Hirata, National Hot Rod Association Hall of Fame inductee

Ken Hirata's International Drag Racing Hall of Fame trophy sits on the counter in Hirata's Speed Shop in Lowell,along with other awards. He's still on team Hirata, but with his son David driving the nitromethane-injected dragster.

May 22, 2013 8:23 pm
Ken Hirata, National Hot Rod Assoc. Hall of Fame inductee

Ken Hirata, National Hot Rod Assoc. Hall of Fame inductee

Ken Hirata, right, was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame this year. Now, he's on the team with his son David, left, and his nitromethane injected dragster. Ken Hirata and wife Chiyo, center, travel with David.

May 22, 2013 8:22 pm
Ken Hirata, National Hot Rod Assoc. Hall of Fame indcutee

Ken Hirata, National Hot Rod Assoc. Hall of Fame indcutee

Ken Hirata, right, was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame this year. Now, he's on the team with his son David, left, and his nitromethane injected dragster. Ken Hirata and wife Chiyo, center, travel with David.

May 22, 2013 8:22 pm
Lowell Japanese-American spent 2 years in internment camp after Pearl Harbor

Lowell Japanese-American spent 2 years in internment camp after Pearl Harbor

LOWELL | As a first-generation Japanese-American living on the West Coast, Ken Hirata's life took a dramatic turn after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 04, 2011 10:55 pm Photos

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