It’s onerous to call a extra profitable velocity components legacy than Edelbrock. Since 1938, when Vic Sr. began his store in Torrance, California designing the primary ‘Slingshot’ manifold, and racing it on his personal iconic ’32 Ford at Muroc. After the struggle, the recent rod components market exploded with progress within the L.A. space, and Vic expanded to a brand new facility in Hollywood, rapidly providing racing heads and Edelbrock’s first ‘Energy & Pace Gear’ catalog. By 1948 Vic had one of many first efficiency business Dynamometers, in 1949 he constructed his first ground-up facility in Los Angeles, and by the 1950s almost each winner at Bonneville had some kind of Edelbrock velocity bits on their automotive. The remaining, as they are saying is historical past, and the Edelbrock identify which grew bigger below Vic Jr. turned nearly synonymous with scorching rods themselves. However after 83 years, your complete So Cal operation is being shut down and moved to Olive Department, Mississippi this month, together with their new companions, Comp Cams, previously of Memphis, Tennessee.
I do know Edelbrock as a model will proceed providing high quality velocity components made within the USA, but it surely brings me a bit of disappointment to know they received’t come from the birthplace the place Vic began all of it.