Hal Prewitt

Businessperson, Person

1954 –

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Who is Hal Prewitt?

Harold D. Prewitt, Jr is a Race car driver, American businessman, inventor of personal computer products and early pioneer in the personal computer revolution. He resides in South Beach and Park City, Utah.

Prewitt competes in professional and occasionally in amateur race events and has driven in more than 150 Endurance racing or sprint races worldwide. He is a regular competitor in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and at major international FIA road races. These include the 24 Hours of Daytona, 24 Hours N├╝rburgring, Dubai 24 Hour, 24 Hours of Barcelona, Silverstone Britcar 24-Hour and major races held at road course race tracks all over the world.

In the 1970s and 1980s he was one of the early creators of personal computer products, developing popular software and hardware while helping build a new industry. This was the period during which the microcomputer was developed, the Altair 8800 was launched and Microsoft and Apple Computer were founded. He provided consulting services to IBM in the years just prior to the introduction of their first personal computer and is credited with inventing hard disk drives and a local area network for their first portable and desktop series computers.

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Oct 1, 1954
United States of America
Lived in
  • Daytona Beach

on July 23, 2013


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