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father started upon his untimely death in 1962. Only 26 years old, the
younger Edelbrock held both of those positions until 2010 when he
stepped down as President but remained as chairman of the board of
directors until his passing.
Taking over the company with just ten employees, Vic Jr., grew the
company into a major brand in the aftermarket automotive industry. His
awareness of the industry vaulted him into positions like President of
SEMA from 1971 to 1974, during a period when the government crackdown on
vehicle emissions threatened to kill the aftermarket automotive
industry. He guided the organization and his business through the tough
times ensuring the hobby would survive for automotive enthusiasts.
Vic not only served as president of SEMA, he was on the board of
directors from 1967 to 1989. He was an avid flyer and automotive racer,
often driving at the Monterey Historic Automobile Races at the Mazda
Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.
He was 80 years old.