HOW IT ALL BEGAN…
Vic Edelbrock Sr. was born in a small farming community near Wichita, Kansas in 1913. His father supported the family comfortably as the owner of the local grocery store. When the Edelbrock grocery store burned down in 1927, Vic left school at age 14 to help support the family. He had a natural talent for mechanics. His first job was at an auto repair shop where he developed his skills as an auto mechanic. When the Great Depression hit Kansas, the young Vic Edelbrock looked to the prosperous west for a new home.
Edelbrock Corporation has six locations: Three in Torrance California, two in San Jacinto, California, and one in Sanford North Carolina totaling over 500,000 square feet. Torrance Headquarters include: R&D; manufacturing; state-of-the-art testing facilities, advertising and tech support. Less than a mile away is Russell Plumbing, our Distribution Center and Vic’s Garage.
This location houses Vic’s collection of street rods, classic cars, and the company archives containing our extensive collection of historic photos and memorabilia. Please give us a call and make an appointment if you would like to tour Vic’s Garage.
Our Aluminum Foundries are located close by in San Jacinto. In 2008 we added a new Permanent Mold and Heat Treat facility next to our existing sand cast foundry, which has been called “the most state-of-the-art sand cast foundry west of the Mississippi.” This investment in American facilities is part of our commitment to “Made in USA” products and performance.