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Introducing Fast Eddie

If you don’t know someone who is called ‘Fast Eddie’ you most likely know someone who does. Probably given that handle because they were the guy who always found a way – and sometimes not the right way – to get things done and come out ahead. Ok, maybe they even broke a few rules along the way.

Well, let me tell you a little bit about this Fast Eddie; Old school tuner & customizer, maverick street racer, race team owner and automotive apparel  industry innovator and entrepreneur. Oh yah, and let’s not forget childhood polio survivor, 1959 Easter Seals ‘Timmie’ and lifelong advocate and now 2020 inductee into the the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.  

It’s been quite a life – so far.

From what started as a mean-spirited nickname from a different time, Fast Eddie has earned his name, reputation and now the brand of authentic automotive apparel that is inspired by and purpose-built for those that love all things that go fast – on and off of the track.

Every piece of Fast Eddie Speedwear tells a story ….and is made to be worn when creating one.

Introducing Fast Eddie

If you don’t know someone who is called ‘Fast Eddie’ you most likely know someone who does. Probably given that handle because they were the guy who always found a way – and sometimes not the right way – to get things done and come out ahead. Ok, maybe they even broke a few rules along the way.

Well, let me tell you a little bit about this Fast Eddie; Old school tuner & customizer, maverick street racer, race team owner and automotive apparel  industry innovator and entrepreneur. Oh yah, and let’s not forget childhood polio survivor, 1959 Easter Seals ‘Timmie’ and lifelong advocate and now 2020 inductee into the the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.  

It’s been quite a life – so far.

From what started as a mean-spirited nickname from a different time, Fast Eddie has earned his name, reputation and now the brand of authentic automotive apparel that is inspired by and purpose-built for those that love all things that go fast – on and off of the track.

Every piece of Fast Eddie Speedwear tells a story ….and is made to be worn when creating one.

Special Edition
Easter Seals ‘Unstoppable’
T-Shirt.

It’s a life. Style. Fast Eddie Hakonson was born with debilitating Polio that, despite 13 surgeries, permanently atrophied his left leg. But as he always says, ‘It’s the right leg that hits the gas” and so Fast Eddie was born - and ‘rules’, expectations and speed limits were broken. Ed proved that despite being a child who lived with a disability this would not hold him back and that he was (and still is) ‘unstoppable’. This very special edition shirt not only pays homage to his story but helps support Easter Seals and the children (like Ed once way) living with a disability. Easter Seals is dedicated to helping children living with a disability reach their full potential and become ‘unstoppable’...just like Fast Eddie.

Special Edition
Easter Seals ‘Unstoppable’
T-Shirt.

It’s a life. Style. Fast Eddie Hakonson was born with debilitating Polio that, despite 13 surgeries, permanently atrophied his left leg. But as he always says, ‘It’s the right leg that hits the gas” and so Fast Eddie was born - and ‘rules’, expectations and speed limits were broken. Ed proved that despite being a child who lived with a disability this would not hold him back and that he was (and still is) ‘unstoppable’. This very special edition shirt not only pays homage to his story but helps support Easter Seals and the children (like Ed once was) living with a disability. Easter Seals is dedicated to helping children living with a disability reach their full potential and become ‘unstoppable’...just like Fast Eddie.

The history of Fast Eddie

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1940's
3 month old Edward Hakonson contracts the Polio virus in 1949, crippling his left leg. The disability precedes...
1950's
Young Edward endures 13 surgeries in as many years. But a pivotal confrontation with a schoolyard bully...
1960's
Life takes an inspiring turn when Ed is named Easter Seals “Timmy,” tasking him to serve as boy ambassador for...
1970's
Ed is featured on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, racing his snowmobile across grass and open water in the summer of...
1980's
Ed continues exploring his passion for design and innovation, becoming one of the pioneers of the modern-day snowmobile suit...
1990's
Ed sponsors 3 NASCAR race teams in the Canadian circuit, later to become CASCAR. By the end of the decade, he owns...
2000's
Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Fast Eddie develop close business and personal relationships, as Ed becomes the exclusive...
2010's
Honour comes to Ed, as he’s named to the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame. Ed’s journey takes him...
2020
Ed celebrates his 60th anniversary of being the Easter Seals “Timmy” with a renewed commitment to the charity.

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