Updated reliable information received indicates that the the "real" Ed Gray story bears little relationship to the "official" narrative. John Bedini confirmed to me personally some of this new information.
One of the real pioneers in early application of causal positron energy was inventor Edwin Gray of Van Nuys California. In WW II Gray learned of radar during his tour in the U.S. Navy, having previously attended advanced engineering school in the Army until discovered to be under age (15) and discharged. After the war, by 1958 he had learned to perform what he called "splitting the positive", using “cold electrical energy” as well as the normal positive electrical energy. His first motor was operating by 1961. Preparing to put units into production, in 1974 the Los Angeles District Attorney confiscated all Gray's records and prototypes. To escape bogus charges, Gray later pleaded guilty to two minor infractions and was released. His prototypes were never returned. After several mishaps, moves, and more prototypes, Gray died in Nevada under mysterious circumstances in April 1989.
A full treatment and analysis of this epochal machine is given in Tom Bearden's best selling book - "Energy from the Vacuum - Concepts and Principles".
It is also featured in the Documentary Series "Energy from the Vacuum," available on DVD.
Author Peter Lindemann, who has extensively researched the Ed Gray story writes:
The Fascination Car was the brain child of Paul M. Lewis, of the Highway
Aircraft Corporation. It was developed with a standard engine, but he
wanted to power it with ANYTHING that didn't burn gasoline. He was in
negotiations with Ed Gray for a while to use the EMA Engine, but that fell
through. He then approached Joseph Papp for his plasma engine.
Ultimately, neither the engines or the car were ever produced.
Photos courtesy of Gary Bedini and Cheniere Press