Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
May 16, 2016

There are a few companies that can be considered iconic in the automotive aftermarket, but one of them at the top of the pyramid is Edelbrock. Started in the 1930s by Vic Edelbrock Sr., Edelbrock is perhaps the most well-known name and logo in all of hot rodding since day one, and is still going strong today. To both honor his father and also show off his impressive collection of historic cars, Vic Jr. opened Vic’s Garage not far from the company’s Torrance, California headquarters. And for the 11th year in a row, they threw a party known as the Edelbrock Car Show at Vic’s Garage.

As its name implies, this is like a small town, single-day car show that’s open to all makes and models (we even saw a few motorcycles there), though the main sponsoring club is the South Bay Mustang Owners (SBMO), a non-profit organization that “exists as a social club to further promote the enjoyment of the Ford automobile, specifically the Mustang, and to provide a means to recreate and interact with others who share similar interests.” The SBMO has over 100 members, about 40 of which were volunteers for the Edelbrock Car Show, showing up for work at 5:00am. That’s dedication!

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The show is free for the public and there is live entertainment (three bands!), a line of vendors, and a beer and wine garden with some really killer food and five kinds of beer. The car show portion has 20 trophy classes that run the gamut to include any nearly kind of car. There are also tours of Vic’s Garage, and also free shop tours of Edelbrock’s corporate headquarters and high-tech manufacturing facilities down the street, so you can watch how intake manifolds and other Edelbrock parts are made, and always right here in the U. S. of A., as Vic Edelbrock is so proud to say.

Once again, the car show hosted the 7th annual Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge Regional competition. Local high school students compete in a high-energy engine building competition and the top teams from each region will earn their spot to compete at the National Finals in Las Vegas at the "Showdown at SEMA in early November. The top teams are honored with scholarships from Ohio Technical College, University of Northwestern Ohio and the School of Automotive Machinists. The action in front of the HRoTEC was fast and furious this year, as you can see in the video we shot at the show, on the Mustang Monthly Facebook page.

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