Fuel Inspirational Tuesdays - Fast Eddie: a short film about a lifelong passion
At the age of 94, WWII veteran and AMA Hall of Famer Ed Fisher still ride every day and even continues to race as an amateur. Ed has always had a throttle in hand since he was 16 years old. He began his racing career as a factory rider for Indian Motorcycles, before representing Triumph as one of their first East Coast riders in 1952. Ed became one of the leading national road racers throughout the 1950s, his most notable win was the 1953 Laconia 100-mile National Championship. To this day it remains the closest race in the history of the event, Ed’s victory wasn’t determined until months later as the top four riders all finished within just three seconds of each other. The lore of his style and speed, in various racing disciplines, has without a doubt minted his status as a living racing legend. He’s seen as a hero to many, because of how he lives with an unwavering virtue that can be seen each time he throws his leg over a motorcycle. Ed continues to eat, sleep and breathe motorcycles in the rural hills of Sullivan County.
Pa. FILM CREDITS: HEYDAY UNION presents FAST EDDIE featuring the legend ED FISHER directed & produced by BRENNA ECKERSON director of photography KYLE PAHLOW edited by BRYAN ROBERTS music by PHIL COOK sound design AARON KEANE camera assistant DUSTIN RAYSIK motion design TEAGUE HAYES colorist MIKEY PEHANICH special thanks FRANK WATSON, SUZI FISHER, LIBERTY CAMERA CO., BRIAN CONNOR, THE MILL-CHICAGO Still photography Aldrich Photo Service & Supply, Erik H. Arctander, R.F. Finn, Eric M. Sanford Shot on Kodak Motion Picture film