Here is a look back at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada where Edelbrock released some very new and exciting products.
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The “Farm Truck” from the popular Discovery Channel show Street Outlaws made a huge impact in the Nitrous Express Booth at the 2013 SEMA Show. Although the “Farm Truck” is a little rough around the edges, it is powered by a fierce big-block chevy featuring an Edelbrock Victor Series 454R intake. The stars of the show, CHIEF and ASIA, made a special appearance to the Edelbrock booth to say hi… so we had a little fun with them.
About the Show
Street Outlaws is a driver’s seat view into the world of American illegal street racing. The first season takes place in Oklahoma City, which boasts having the “fastest street cars in the country.”
From a 1969 Chevy Nova, to an incognito, race-ready farm truck—and everything in between—these street demons take their racing very seriously. They are constantly smack talking, betting on races, pulling pranks and other crazy redneck antics with their fellow racers. Ultimately, street racing comes first and they’ll endanger their lives, spend their money and risk going to jail—anything to be number one.
Its no surprise that some of the show stoppers at the 2013 SEMA Show were fitted with the Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger System. When horsepower and torque are what you crave the E-Force Supercharger Systems are the perfect choice. Although some show participants such as Will.i.am kept the aggressive stock look of the supercharger, many opted for the custom look setting them apart from the rest.
Here are a few representations of E-Force Supercharger Equipped cars at the 2013 SEMA Show.
Fat Chance v2.0 Chrysler HEMI
’65 Kindig Ford Galaxie
C7 Chevy Corvette Stingray
Edelbrock 75th Anniversary Mustang
DeLorean DMC-12 owned by Will.i.am
Vic Edelbrock Jr.’s 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe was displayed all week in the Ford Booth at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Take a look at how she gracefully sat as spectators had the privilege of getting an up close and personal look.
The 1932 Ford Roadster Story
In 2004 Edelbrock commissioned Roy Brizio Street Rods to build this exquisite 1932 Ford Roadster for Edelbrock sisters Christi and Camee. Roy Brizio, one of the worlds foremost ‘32 Ford aficionados, combined his talents with the manufacturing muscle of Edelbrock’s Made in USA performance parts creating a street-rod build for the ages. TLC documented the guality and detail of the build on their Rides TV program, cementing the car’s legacy as the Edelbrock “TLC” Roadster. This beauty boasts a candy-apple red finish accented by the classic flames, black leather interior with red stitching and the 435HP Edelbrock powered Small-block Chevrolet engine.
The Edelbrock 75th Anniversary 2013 Ford Mustang GT features many Ford Racing upgrades including; FR3 Handling Pack with adjustable dampers, short throw shifter, X-pipe, side exhaust system and wheels not only giving it great looks, but amazing performance characteristics. This Mustang also featured an Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger as well as the 75th anniversary logo and graphics package.
Earlier this year, PowerBlock featured a special how-to show on “HorsePower,” detailing the customizations of this high-powered pony. Watch the PowerBlock Feature.
The 2012 SEMA Show is on it’s second day and the Edelbrock booth has been bombarded with Industry professionals who were eager to see what ’s new for 2013. Since the show in not open to the public, we thought we’d give you an update on the happenings of the Edelbrock Booth.
The Edelbrock booth has had lots of foot traffic from people wanting to see what the hottest Edelbrock products are for 2013. Many industry professionals were also waiting in long lines to get autographs from Vic Edelbrock himself on the new 75th anniversary timeline poster.
Hubble Smith from the Las Vegas Review-Journal Stated,
Vic Edelbrock, owner of Edelbrock Performance Parts, had a constant line of 20 people waiting to get his autograph on a poster commemorating the company’s 75th anniversary.
“Fortunately, people like me and they like our product and I’ve been around a long time,” the 76-year-old hot rodder said. “As long as you put a smile on somebody’s face, that’s what it’s all about. It goes back to my father.”
Vic Edelbrock Sr. introduced the slingshot manifold in 1938 and bought his first shop in Hollywood, Calif., in 1945. The company makes carburetors, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, superchargers and other high-performance parts.
Edelbrock, an original founder of SEMA, said he’s amazed at how much the show has grown since its first year at Dodger Stadium in 1967.
“The size … they’ve taken things and gone beyond,” he said. “There’s all kinds of stuff in here we never wanted in the first place. We wanted performance. The North Hall has everything over there, but that’s all right.”
To read the rest of the article, please vist Las Vegas Review-Journal
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio Technical College (OTC) and Edelbrock, LLC announce the opening of The Edelbrock Performance Academy, a program designed to give students a solid foundation in the building and tuning of high performance products.
The Edelbrock Performance Academy at OTC provides students with the skills necessary to efficiently increase a vehicle’s performance through planning, installation and modification of high performance engine components, superchargers, nitrous, fuel injection systems and more.
The 12-week, 300-hour course consists of nine different training modules covering intake manifolds and carburetor design, cams and lifters, cylinder heads, computer tuning, fuel injection, forced induction, nitrous oxide, data acquisition systems as well as the history of Edelbrock and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).
“It is important for the students to learn and understand the origins of Edelbrock and SEMA. We constructed this curriculum with the help and input from Vic and Christi Edelbrock. So much so, the Edelbrock Performance Academy will share a resemblance to Vic’s own garage – right down to the photos on the walls,” said Bill Abbott, head instructor of the Edelbrock Performance Academy at OTC. “The course is offered to advanced OTC students and features training from the school’s High Performance and Racing program. This is a true, hands-on course that’s based on learning through discovery.
“The students will break down many of the parts on their own and will work on actual vehicles from configuration and installation to dyno-testing and tuning. As with all OTC classes, the Edelbrock Performance Academy will focus on more than just mechanics, teaching students the importance of a strong work ethic, customer service skills and the technical know-how.”
The first-of-its-kind course starts a new class every six weeks and will hold up to 12 students each to offer optimum one-on-one training. To watch the Edelbrock Performance Academy grand opening ceremony, visit http://youtu.be/5vsXAwMRVO4.
The Edelbrock Performance Academy was originated when Christi Edelbrock, Vice President of Business Development at Edelbrock, and Justin Brenner, Director of Corporate Development for OTC, met at SEMA to create a concept of a training course that directly teaches the manufacturer’s catalog product line.
OTC and Edelbrock spent months diligently developing the ideal curriculum and facility to help today’s student technician. OTC learned the Edelbrock philosophy behind its history as well as how its parts are manufactured to create an authentic course, and received direct feedback from Christi and Vic during the planning stages.
“Students gain an advantage in the workforce by completing the Edelbrock Performance Academy by receiving hands-on training using the latest products from Edelbrock,” said Christi Edelbrock. “This course is ideal for those pursuing a career as an engine dynamometer test technician at a performance shop or other tuner positions on a unique builder, race team or at a specialty aftermarket installer.”
Upon completion of the Edelbrock Academy program, the students receive a certificate signifying their specialized, high-performance training.
About Ohio Technical College
Founded in 1969, Ohio Technical College provides students with unique training in a variety of transportation fields. More than 1,000 students are currently enrolled in courses like automotive, diesel, classic car restoration, alternative fuel vehicles and high performance and racing.
Ohio Technical College (OTC) is an accredited private, proprietary technical school dedicated to providing premier technical training in the world of modern mechanics by pursuing industry alliances, providing outstanding training equipment and focusing on the needs of individual students. An Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) college, OTC and its PowerSport Institute branch campus encompass nearly 800,000 sq. feet of classroom and workshop space. Drawing students from all over the United States, OTC offers technician training programs in Automotive, Diesel, Auto-Diesel, Collision Repair, Classic Car Restoration, High Performance and Racing, Welding and PowerSport Technology as well as specialization in BMW, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Custom Paint and Graphics, CDL Truck Driver Training, and Power Generator Systems. Motorcycle technician training is provided through the PowerSport Institute, a branch campus of OTC in North Randall, Ohio. For more information, write to Ohio Technical College at 1374 E. 51st St. Cleveland, Ohio, 44103; call 800.322.7000 ext. 163; or visit www.ohiotech.edu and www.psi-now.com.
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.