Vic Edelbrock Jr Passes at Age 80

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Vic Edelbrock, Jr on June 9th, 2017. This note was recently posted on the Edelbrock company web page and Facebook page.

It’s with deep sadness that we announce the untimely death of our visionary leader and industry icon Vic Edelbrock Jr. Vic passed away on the evening of Friday June 9, 2017 from natural causes. His passing was peaceful and in the company of his closest friends and family. The Edelbrock Fun Team sends their deepest condolences to his family and will always hold him in our hearts.

Edelbrock Jr. took over as president and CEO of Edelbrock at the age of 26, following the untimely death of his father in 1962. The younger Edelbrock held both positions until 2010 when he stepped down as president but remained chairman of the board of directors until his passing.

Vic Edelbrock Jr

Edelbrock Jr. grew the company into a major brand in the aftermarket automotive industry. Additionally, he served as president of SEMA from 1971 to 1974, during a period when the government crackdown on vehicle emissions threatened to kill the aftermarket automotive industry. He guided the organization and his business through tough times, helping to preserve the hobby for automotive enthusiasts in the United States.

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2 Comments

  1. My first Hot Rod ’34 Ford had the Edelbrock dual Stromberg 97 carbs and heads.

    Way back when I was a bout 14

  2. A legendary man and family legacy! A family product that changed the Hot Rodding industry. My late dad had their pipes on his 67 GTO back in California in the late 60’s. He will be missed!

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