The World Loses a Legend as Vic Edelbrock Jr. Passes Away at the Age of 80

The World Loses a Legend as Vic Edelbrock Jr. Passes Away at the Age of 80

The car community recently lost one of its most iconic figures, as Vic Edelbrock Jr. has passed away at the age of 80 from complications suffered from a recent cold. Edelbrock originally took over the Edelbrock company after the sudden passing of his father, Vic Edelbrock Sr., at the age of just 26 in 1962. The brand itself started in 1933 when Vic Sr. opened a repair shop in Beverly Hills where Vic Jr. would begin working during summers starting at the age of 12. After attending the University of Southern California on a football scholarship and graduating with a degree in business, Jr. started working at the company full time. After his dad’s passing, Vic Jr. took over the company that at the time only employed ten people, and had since turned it into one of the largest aftermarket parts companies in the world. Shortly after Edelbrock had passed, the company website published a tribute that read “It’s with deep sadness that we announce the untimely death of our visionary and leader Vic Edelbrock Jr. Vic passed away this evening from complications following a recent cold. His passing was peaceful and in the company of his closest friends and family. The Edelbrock Fun Team sends their deepest condolences to his family and will always hold him in our hearts.” Our thoughts and prayers here at Muscle Car Plus and the entirety of RPM Media are with the Edelbrock family.

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