Vic Edelbrock Sr.

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Vic Edelbrock Sr. Founder of Edelbrock Corporation

Born: Aug 16, 1913
Died: Nov 11, 1962

About:

Born 1913 in Kansas, Otis Victor Edelbrock, Sr or Vic worked as a mechanic and progressed to a businesses owner when he and his brother-in-law started a service station in 1934.

It wasn’t until 1938 that Vic started making some serious impact in the world of performance automobiles. He picked up a 1932 Ford Roadster hot rod as a project car which led to the founding of Edelbrock, LLC that same year. The first product by Edelbrock was the Slingshot manifold which allowed him to mount twin Stromberg 97 carbs on the flathead Ford. He was able to propel the ’32 Ford to 121.42 MPH at Bonneville Salt Flats with his manifold design.

It wasn’t until many years later that Edelbrock starting offering forced induction systems. Vic himself wasn’t a key player in forced induction but his contributions to the performance industry are undeniable.



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  • Award: Vic Edelbrock Sr. Inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame

    Achieved: 2005

    Otis Victor Edelbrock Sr. was inducted in to the National Midget Auto Racing (NMARHoF) Hall of Fame. Three other’s were inducted this year: Floyd Alvis, Danny Caruthers and Crocky Wright.

  • Award: Vic Edelbrock Sr. Inducted into Drag Racing Hall of Fame

    Achieved: 1994

    Otis Victor Edelbrock Sr. was inducted into The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.

  • Award: Vic Edelbrock Sr. Inducted into Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame

    Achieved: 1994

    Vic Edelbrock Sr. was inducted in 1994 to the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame along with 6 others including Ed Iskenderian. In 1938 Vic purchased a 32 Ford Roadster project car. Used as a daily driver it was modified and tuned and when he wasn’t happy with the performance he began to develop some […]

  • Award: Vic Edelbrock Sr. Inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame

    Achieved: 1977

    Otis Victor Edelbrock Sr. was inducted in to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Hall of Fame. Vic was the only person to be inducted this year.

  • Achievement: One Horsepower Per Cubic Inch

    Achieved: 1958

    Edelbrock becomes the first to achieve one horsepower per cubic inch. Using a new 1958 283 cubic inch Chevy engine with the Edelbrock X1 (Cross) ram six-carburetor manifold and six Stromberg 97 carbs on pump gas the record was made when the dynamometer reported 284 horsepower.


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