Rev’ed Up 4 Kidz at Edelbrock’s
Torrance, California
Apr 29, ‘07
Story and photographs by Roger Rohrdanz


  “Rev’ed Up for Kidz” is a charity car show held at Edelbrock’s in Torrance, CA. This show benefits The Center for Learning Unlimited (CLU). At about 7:15am Hot Rods started lining up to wait their turn to be parked on the streets around the Edelbrock building. A couple of private car collections totaling about 50 cars were moved into place next to the building. Eventually all 280 Hot Rods found a place in the show. The “Goody Bag” for all registered participants included a die cast model of Vic Edelbrock Sr’s #3 roadster and a copy of “Edelbrock, made in the USA” book worth $40! Approximately 2000 spectators came to see not only the cars but also “Vic’s Garage” which was open to the public. The curator Ralph Guldahl was very helpful with essential information. The night before they had a VIP Gala and live auction MC’ed by Car and Driver Radio personality Alan Taylor. All the staff members are volunteers and are not paid, 100% of the proceeds go to the charity! This event raised $150,000. for CLU!!
  Next year the show will be on Sunday, April 28, 2008 and bigger!

The 20 “Best of Show” awards were

Scott Roberts    Purple ‘32, 5 window
Brian (no last name) ‘32 Ford Red Lexus Roadster
Jorge Oropeza ‘49 Merc Custom
Paul Westberg ‘66 Mustang
David and Debi Odell ‘48 Woodie (they drove the car all the way from Solvang)
Bill Padias ‘29 Model A
John Burton “67 Nova
Teri Gard  ‘68 Camero
Gil & Karen Hetrick ‘55 Chevy Nomad Wagon
Rick Kyle  ‘64 Plymouth (Alex Picked this one)
Rick Lee  ‘55 Chevy P/U
John Monohan  ‘54 Buick with flames
Marco Rigassi  ‘32 Ford
Dan Ginero  ‘55 Ford Panel

Mike Stone  ‘53 Ford P/U
Dayrline Decker ‘67 EL Camino
Dave Parker ‘62 T-Bird
Ray and Rhonda Malzo  ‘59 Cadillac
Ken Nefronpz  ‘57 Chev.
Mike Brenner (won Best Paint)
The Vic Edelbrock Sweepstakes award went to Dave Dennee with a 34 roadster that had all the Edelbrock manifolds, carbs, etc


“Vic’s Garage” including Vic Sr’s racing hydro “Wa-Wa I”, originally a fast flathead powered boat driven by Henry Lauterbach.




Doug Happ of Redondo Beach, CA brought his ’33 Ford Tudor sedan.


A blown big block ’70 Chevy Chevelle SS. The owner is Steve Dahlmeier of Torrance, CA


“Great Balls of Fire”, that’s the name Joe Monohan from Sugarloaf, CA calls his award winning ’54 Buick Special.




Black and chrome worked so well it won an award for Rick Kyle’s ‘64 Plymouth from Torrance, CA.


Hot Rods lined the streets






This clean ’65 Chevy Chevelle belongs to Bill Freelin from Mission Viejo, CA


Award winner Jorge Oropeza’s custom ’49 Merc from Lakewood, CA.


Jim Cooper’s ’64 Pontiac GTO from Huntington Beach, CA seemed to draw a crowd


 Built by owner Rudy Weber, this clean ’56 Ford F-100 came from La Mirada, CA.


The proud owners of this very nice ’69 Oldsmobile 442 convertible are Vince & Kathi Giglio from Riverside, CA.


This immaculate ’72 Chevy pickup has always been in Jim Warren’s family


David Villarrvel’s very sharp ’66 Ford Mustang from Pico Rivera, CA.


This ’67 Chevy RS Camaro from Long Beach belongs to Rich Busch.


A couple interesting signs



Robert Hight, from the John Force Racing team, brought his Top Fuel Funny Car.


Being videoed by “Power TV” are some teachers and students from The Center for Learning Unlimited.


Vic Edelbrock with the kids.





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