We love Edelbrock. We’ll actually be talking more about them for some potential projects down the road. In that spirit, we wanted to remember someone who was a charter member of SEMA, Vic Edelbrock Jr.
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According to bodyshopbusiness.com, Edelbrock became president of the company at age 26. At that time the company only had 10 employees!! Now, with six locations, about 700 employees more, and several millions of dollars in revenue later, they’ve arrived. They are undoubtedly an intricate part of the auto industry.
Additionally according to bodyshopbusiness.com:
“[Edelbrock] was inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame in 1989, named to the PWA Hall of Fame, and was its Person of the Year in 1982 and 1987. He was also a recipient of the Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.”
He was 80 years old and it was reported that he died from complications from a cold in June. We’ll miss you big guy.