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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
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