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Folks Of Interest Titan of Speed Parts: Vic Edelbrock Junior

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  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Titan of Speed Parts: Vic Edelbrock Junior

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  2. Kan Kustom
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    Very cool. Thanks, Jive.
     
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  3. 1lucky1
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    I met him a couple if times,He cared about his products,He listened to his customers,God bless,Lucky
     
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  4. Black Panther
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    Wow...didnt know he ran the company since 1962...that is an amazing accomplishment. RIP....
     
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  5. I was able to meet him at SEMA, I swagged him a calendar, once he saw it he told Chick and I stories of him and his Dad at El Mirage and Bonneville. I was so blown away that he took his time to share some of his history.
    Amazing man, he will be missed, but the company will be his family's legacy.
     
  6. Ryan
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    I never met him... Always heard great things about him though.

    Oh, and that corvette...
     
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  7. sololobo
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    I was lucky enough to feel the warmth and caring in a handshake at an event. This gentleman was a class act all the way.
     
  8. Rolleiflex
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    It's easy to take their products for granted as common place as they are, but the history of Edelbrock reveals the passion behind them. The Edelbrock: Made in USA book is a must have.

    Always had hoped to meet Vic Jr. he seems to have been one of the true gentlemen of rodding.
     
  9. J. A. Miller
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    I met him at Watkins Glen one year. Him and Cammy had some period correct Trans Am series cars there for the Vintage weekend. Really nice guy.
    Vic and me at Watkins.jpg
     
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  10. shivasdad
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    I have talked with more than one old hot rodder who told about calling up the company in the '60s and '70s and ended up talking to Vic himself to get suggestions about what to use on their car. Old time customer service at its best.
     
  11. flamingokid
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    On a side note,his father was from Eudora,KS,just a few miles from the University of Kansas.Vic Jr was a class act and the hobby will miss him sorely.
     
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  12. Come on Ryan, it is a OT Chevy,,, just a split window corvette, the best design vette ever made :)
     
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  13. czuch
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    Everything I ever heard about him, and his company is just pure class.
    My carb worked primo right out of the box.
    I called the 800 number to ask if it was normal, the guy said," Adjust it if you have to do something. Just mark it to see how far off it is". It wasn't.
     
  14. I am proud to say my father new Vic Sr. from their midget racing days. When Vic was ready to release his first production offering, my dad machined the carb studs that were sold with the manifold. Sr. and Jr. were class guys all the way.
     
  15. Nobey
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    Is there anyone out there who doesn't have a least one Edelbrock part in their garage?
    Thanks Vic.....
     
  16. Rocky
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    Both he and his dad have always been my heroes...R.I.P.
     
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  17. arkiehotrods
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    That's not a split window and not OT. Looks like a '65-'66 and HAMB compliant, as in '65 and older American cars, no rat rods, muscle cars, VWs or Mustangs.
     
  18. Sorry, I missed the year,, and sorry you missed the joke,,,the loss of Vic was not a happy moment so I tried to add some levity to give us a smile during a difficult time. You see, I had more than one visit with Vic, he was always ready to give time to a no-body photographer to talk land speed, so I will miss talking with him....
     
  19. arkiehotrods
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    I was just being a smart ass, no offense intended
     
  20. no offense at all,,,,
     
  21. Ebbspeed
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    I met him and his family on Power Tours in the past. They were always friendly and willing to talk to the average Joe. There was always a big line at the autograph table. I think his daughter will keep the company going in the right direction. RIP.
     
  22. Montana1
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    An All-American hero in my book...;)
     

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