Edelbrock Sponsors Power Alley at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Edelbrock is the official sponsor of the "Edelbrock Power Alley" at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 12-15 at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Edelbrock will be showcasing a collection of vehicles dedicated to over 72 years of American Performance. An "Evolution of Power" starting with Vic Edelbrock Sr.'s original 1932 Ford Roadster, the TLC show "Rides" '32 Roadster, the Hot Rod Magazine 1967 Camaro SS and the line of Edelbrock E-Force Supercharged vehicles; there will be more than twenty classic and contemporary performance vehicles on display. This timeless dedication to improving automotive performance will be showcased in the Power Alley including an 80 foot display trailer with 100's of Edelbrock products.
Edelbrock is also excited to welcome 19 teams of local high school auto shop students to participate in the Edelbrock Carburetor Challenge, hosted by Ohio Technical College. The competition will include a written test, disassembly, assembly and tech inspection. Winners and top scoring teams will receive scholarships to Ohio Technical College.
Continuing their passion for performance, Vic and Christi Edelbrock will be competing on the track in the Trans Am and GT sports racing groups. They will be signing autographs at the Edelbrock Performance Products display trailer throughout the weekend. Come out to see exciting vintage racing, Carburetor Challenge competition and check out the Edelbrock performance products available for your car, truck or SUV.
"We look forward to vintage racing at Monterey every year", states Vic Edelbrock. "This year is just a little more special as we welcome race fans and car enthusiasts alike to see Edelbrock's showcase of automotive history in the Edelbrock Power Alley. We are very proud to be a part of this exciting inaugural event."
A few of the cars on display in the Edelbrock Power Alley include:
- The original Vic Edelbrock Sr. 1932 Ford Roadster used to develop performance intake manifolds and cylinder heads for his Ford flathead engine. It is the car that helped launch the Edelbrock Company in 1938.
- A 1932 Ford roadster built by Roy Brizio for The Learning Channel show "Rides" featuring an Edelbrock Chevy crate engine and suspension components.
- The 1967 Chevy "Hot Rod Magazine" Camaro SS which was the first Camaro in California and the first Camaro to gain editorial exposure in Hot Rod Magazine.
- A 2009 Chevy LS3 Corvette featuring the new Edelbrock E-Force supercharger capable of producing 600 horsepower!
- Famous '32 Ford builder, Roy Brizio, will have a variety of '32 Fords on display.
- Dave Schaub's "49-in-9" '32 Ford - the roadster that covered 9,856 miles and 49 states in 9 days, raising funds for a children's charity.
Race cars at the Edelbrock race trailer include:
- A 1963 "split window" Chevy Z06 Corvette raced by Bob Bondurant in 1962 thru 1964. This is one of the first Z06 models built especially for racing which featured a fuel-injected 327 V8 engine.
- A 1966 Shelby GT 350 built in 1965 and sold in 1966 therefore called a "change-over" car. This was modified to run SCCA races in the late 1960's and formerly owned by Brad Armstrong of Seattle, WA.
- The 1966 Junior Johnson Ford Galaxie. Also known as the "Banana Car" because of its unique re-styling done by Junior to get an edge at NASCAR races. This car was allowed to race only once.
- The 1968 Smokey Yunick Trans Am Camaro which has numerous body enhancements that made it a competitor at Riverside, Bonneville and Sebring during its racing history.
- The 1969 Bud Moore Trans Am Boss 302 Mustang. This is one of only 2 surviving Boss 302 Trans Am Mustangs. Originally driven by George Follmer in 1969 and featured Ford's "Boss 302" small-block V8 engine.
For complete Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion details, visit: www.mazdaraceway.com or www.edelbrock.com/events/
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 aftermarkets. Edelbrock produces their core products in the United States of America using state-of-the-art equipment in their world class manufacturing facilities. Edelbrock, LLC encompasses six locations in Southern California totaling more than 500,000 square feet. For more information please visit us at www.edelbrock.com