Hedley wins the 1956 World Speedcar Championship with Werner Greve.
The McGee name is synonymous with auto racing worldwide. Kaitlyn’s grandfather, the late Hedley McGee founded McGee Cams in 1946 in Sydney, Australia. Hedley became a legend in camshaft design and was a pioneer in fuel injection development.
Hedley was inducted into the Australian Speedway HOF in 2007.
Hedley is flanked by Chris and Phil. Driver Brian Mannion.
Kaitlyn's father, Chris, and her Uncle Phil joined Hedley in the workforce and the trio have had hugely successful careers in motor sports. Their camshafts and fuel injection dominated Australian motor sports for decades. Race teams in Europe and the US soon discovered their products.
1969 USAC Champ Bob Tattersall in the McGee Offy.
Chris working with Gary Beck and Dale Armstrong
The McGee’s designed and built a 32 Valve Quad Cam V8 engine in the mid-70’s. Their McGee Quad Cam Top Fuel dragster captured legions of fans as they challenged the status quo with their design. Perhaps one of their biggest accolades was when rules were abruptly changed in 1997 to no longer allow their engine, or similarly designed engines, to compete.
Gary Beck blasts into the 4-second zone at Topeka KS.
McGee engines have dominated Junior Drag Racing.
As one door closed another opened. Both Chris and Phil began manufacturing cams, engines and fuel systems for the exciting new sport of Junior Drag Racing. Their products have captured countless National and Track Championships and many of today’s professional champions began their racing careers with McGee engines.
1997 National Champion Shawn Langdon.
Kaitlyn, Karen and Chris at Champion's Banquet
Today, Chris and Kaitlyn are a fixture in Southern California racing, and Phil and his sons are based in the Midwest.
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