The show of more than 350 cars included tours of Vic’s Garage, the family museum of performance and heritage.
Rev’ved Up 4 Kids Car Show and Edelbrock’s 75th anniversary
Christi Edelbrock’s 8th annual Rev’ved Up 4 Kids Car Show was as much festival as car show. And it was amplified as a dual celebration for 75 years of Edelbrock.
The sprawling event took over several blocks of the industrial park that is home to the family tribute Vic’s Garage, a gleaming museum of all things Edelbrock. But it is largely the collection of Vic Edelbrock Jr. and his wife, Nancy. Both were at the show, but Christi was sidelined by a recent surgery. She is recuperating comfortably and was texting with friends and co-workers all day.
There were about 350 cars, motorcycles, hot rods, cackling vintage dragsters and rows of vendors. And all makes, models and years of vehicles, two wheels and more , were invited to show, whether foreign or American powered.
Raising the Colors.
The Boy Scouts presented the Colors at 10 a.m. followed by the national anthem sung by a student at the Center for Learning in Torrance. The Center is among the charities benefited by the Christi Edelbrock Foundation.
The show was free to view and included comedy acts, two bands and the High Energy Sound Machine with owner-DJ Brett Harrell. He has built his customized ’51 Ford F7 Big Job into a rolling sound and light stage with killer paint by Hot Paint in Long Beach.
3. The 1933 Ford Boydster Roadster “Ratster” staged with the High Energy Sound Machine. DJ Brett Harrell’s rig is a 1951 Ford F7 Big Job has been fully modernized, including a 460 V-8 and .
The show was emceed by a pair of motorsports-announcing legends. Bob Beck of AAA Motorsports shared announcing honors with Dave McClelland, “The voice of the NHRA.”
From “Jurassic Park.”
A highlight of the show was Von Hot Rod’s Pinstriping Circus, which included San Diego’s own Jeff “Kong” Isbell and Chilin, from the Inland Empire. ; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Von-Hot-Rods-Pinstriping-Circus/147912321894131 ; https://www.facebook.com/chilins.pinstriping.
This is a family friendly event with half a dozen gourmet food trucks, children’s fun zone and a row of movie car re-creations.
Proceeds will benefit the Christi Edelbrock Foundation, which helps young people get started in the automotive aftermarket. Details: http://christiedelbrockfoundation.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/hello-world/
Here’s a look at the horsepower on display.
Cars were everywhere along several blocks around the Edelbrock compound.
White on white Chevys.
I like the satin black treatment.
Satin, like a finished rat rod.
The chrome wheels have a period styling effect.
More flat paint for the Ratster!
A San Diego car.
Guess the weight in Caddy chrome.
I always think GTO when I see redlines, but they worked on this 4-4-2 with the pinstripe.
Beauty in simplicity for this ’55.
There were a lot of pickups at the show.
Plenty of strolling and plenty to ogle.
When the truck is finished, build a theme to go with it.
Clean engine-turned metalwork.
Who doesn’t like a well done shoebox Nova?
The factory metal trim worked to set this model apart.
A street-pounding Chevelle
Let those horses run.
The English “Bumblebee”?
One badass hauler, but check out the freakin’ rod motor
The Muldowney rail is history brought to life.
A half-dozen dragsters and top-fuelers fired up and thundered threats back and forth in the cacklefest.
The coveted Edelbrock trophies.
Emcees Dave McClelland (left) with Bob Beck call out the winners.
Cost when new? $693.
Drag racer humor: a Fiat Topolino skin.
Mopar grace under pressure.
Happiness is a hot pumpkin between your legs.
There were several movie-car re-creations on display, including “Jake” and his Dodge cop car from “The Blues Brothers.”
Relics from “Jurassic” and “Kitt.”
Austin Powers’ “Shaguar.”
There were several Cobras throughout the show, including these built as kits.
Is a Cobra worth its big-block without a clever license plate? Or a Shelby signature on the glove box door?
No such thing as an ugly ’40.
L.A. history with the hometown Gilmore Oil hauler.
This young man is a gifted illustrator. For $25 he’ll sketch your car.
Back in the day… they all looked like this.
DeSoto street rod.
Old and new side by side.
This Montclair would have gotten a Maynard’s Garage award for preserving the past.
It’s all in the details … and the lake pipes.
No such thing as an ugly ’66 Nova, either.
So much to look at.
Packards add some class to the clash.
Straight from the good times of the mid-1950s.
A Fleetline that’s not a lowrider.
Documentation is everything. .
The owner has trace this car’s birth down to the date it came off the assembly line: June 1, 1956
And a later-model T-bird.
Von Hot Rod leading his pinstriping circus.
Putting his mark on a mailbox.
His jewelery designs.
The ring master with “Kong” (right) and Chilin.
Mopars in a row.
And some Sheriff department Mopar.
A project car…
… all in the family.
Old school ’57. Been the family race car for decades.
Another ’57 from Lucas Oil.
Gina Elise (center) with her posse representing her non-profit Pin Ups for Vets fund-raising efforts. http://www.pinupsforvets.com/. Cheryl is on the left, Jenny, right.
. Edelbrock employees had a special show area, with some righteous work on display.
Will work for parts.
A ’30 Model A owned by Edelbrock’s Gary Booke, who has been a driver for the company since 2007.
Clever and quick.
BMW art car, but not a factory art car.
Stunning bodywork on this Merc. The paint looks clear enough to swim in.
For sale: $55,000 or $25,000 without the motor.
I liked the original interior work with street-rod presence.
Love the flamework.
Dad and son with an Earnhardt tribute.
Talk to me, baby.
Ford DeLuxe with greyhound hood ornament.
Oldies and re-creations.
Working class … with a radiator bag.
This Corvette by West Coast Customs is a study in simplicity.
This charming ’56 deserved an award.
It has been owned by the couple for 38 years.
Low and not so slow.
A CR-V Scooby van tribute?
This teal Nova has racked up the miles on a Hot Rod Power Tour and on plenty of rod runs.
And true to its era with the Cragars.
And will with its original six-cylinder.
Ready for the next Power Tour.
A good red on this Ford.
And under the hood, too.
Gauges on the cowl.
Keeping it real.
OK, so I like Novas.
A purple power eater
A long-tube Ford-Mopar rod.
Just enough scary rat rod stirred in.
“Hotrod Bob” Beck and his fat-fendered Ford.
Pack the toys and everybody with this hauler.
Dave McClelland on the “Horsepower for an Hour” broadcast.
All variants of Mustang were on view.
Dave McClelland with San Diego’s Hot Rod Holly, who showed her ’56 “Chevrolei” pickup.
Hot enough to be a daily driving, kickass Z.
A brace of big Caddys in the VIP area.
The interior was original on the ’58 Eldo.
A concours-quality ’60.
A 406 with 525 hp is not “small.”
Definitely too wild.
And “all ate up with motor.”
Aero treatment to this ’66.
Nothin wrong with this ’57 from any angle.
Built in Long Beach as a basic six-cylinder car in Colonial White. What a difference now.
Cute, but a contrast: a Lark owned by a Marine!
Ready to go in better-than-new condition.
Rear-hinged doors with fender skirts have a strong effect.
Vic’s Garage entry. Wow.
Vic and Nancy’s ’58, with Edelbrock mods.
75 years of memories.
Hendrick test car.
Early engine “technology.”
How it all began?
Speed in all forms.
With the E-Force supercharged crate engine.