Aftermarket Pioneer Vic Edelbrock Jr. Has Passed Away

By Team Writer / June 20, 2017

Vic Edelbrock Jr., son a racing legend Vic Edelbrock Sr., and one of the founders of hot rodding and aftermarket speed equipment, also former president of SEMA and pioneer of the Edelbrock Company has passed away at the age of 60. Edelbrock Jr., took over the business after his father’s passing and brought it to great success helping to create clean technology and more efficient running engines which helped to improve smog checks. He was promoted to SEMA president from 1971 to 1974 as a result of his life work.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vic edelbrock jr., one of the guiding lights of the aftermarket has passed away
  • When it looked like aftermarket was dying in the early 70s, Vic jr. marketed his induction systems as improving clean air and also performance.
  • Vic Jr.’s company, edelbrock, launched the second coming of the performance industry

“Born into racing royalty as the son of Vic Edelbrock Sr., one of the founders of hot rodding and the aftermarket for speed equipment, he could have taken any path, but he was bitten by hot rodding and performance just like his dad.”

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