2008 Vic Edelbrock Sr. Northwest Kansas Technical College
Scholarship Recipient Awarded On Hot Rod Power Tour
TORRANCE, CA - Edelbrock Corporation recently made the most of the Hot Rod Power Tour stop in the city of Topeka, KS June 9, 2008. Edelbrock CEO and President Vic Edelbrock, Jr. awarded Keith Carroll of Longmont, Colorado the 2008 Vic Edelbrock Sr. Northwest Kansas Technical College scholarship.
The scholarship was created in 1996 in memory of Vic Edelbrock Sr., who was born and raised in northwest Kansas before moving west and establishing Edelbrock in a small shop in Los Angeles in 1938. Vic Edelbrock Jr. and granddaughter Courtney Isom chose Keith Carroll as the scholarship winner out of six finalists, based on his scholastic achievement, essay and video interview.
Vic Edelbrock and daughter Christi Edelbrock, Edelbrock VP of Purchasing, presented Keith with a check in the amount of $7,500.00, a signed copy of the book Edelbrock: Made in USA, and an Edelbrock letterman jacket.
Keith is currently enrolled in the Automotive Technology program at Northwest Kansas Technical College where he is making the grade with a 3.389 GPA and an impressive work resume forged of a blue collar work ethic and hands on experience. This scholarship will aid in the costs of tuition, books, fees, clothing and tools as part of the two-year Associates program.
When asked how it feels to earn such an award, Keith stated "I'm thrilled! After I graduate I will get to work in the field and learn as much as I can about mechanical, electrical and fabrication. My goal is to to one day start my own specialty shop where I will focus on off-road trucks and performance vehicles. I want to be well rounded and build the reputation as the go-to guy for anything specialized". Keith's mother, Linda, was also on hand and was excited for and proud of her son.
Vic Edelbrock Jr. stated "Keith is a young man of character and automotive passion. He and young men and women like Keith are the future of our business and this scholarship, in honor of my father, will help cultivate and nurture the love affair of the American automobile for generations to come. Congratulations Keith".
Founded in 1938, Torrance-based Edelbrock, LLC is recognized as one of the nation's premier designers, manufacturers and distributors of performance replacement parts for the automotive and motorcycle after markets. For more information please visit us at www.edelbrock.com
Edelbrock, LLC opened its first green sand foundry in 1990 in order to fully control the quality of the castings. A brand new robotically-controlled permanent mold facility was opened in 2007. The Edelbrock Foundries are ISO 9001 registered, delivering modern production solutions for aluminum casting and Made in the USA quality.