For The Kids 2009: Edelbrock Learning

For The Kids

Edelbrock and the center for Learning Unlimited raise $150,000 for Children with special needs…
Through the help of many volunteers and the generosity of many individuals, local businesses and national corporations, Edelbrock hosted a gala and charity auction on Saturday, April 25. The evening opened with a silent auction in Vic Edelbrock’s Garage filled with collectible classic cars. Car and Driver Radio host, Alan Taylor, was the master of ceremonies and utilized his talent with the microphone to auction off world class vacations, fine wines, Lakers and Dodgers tickets, PGA VIP passes donated by Tiger Woods, a ride on the Goodyear Blimp and VIP passes to Live with Regis and Kelly. The festivities and fundraising continued Sunday, April 26 at the Rev’ved Up 4 Kidz car show. This 4th installment took place at the Edelbrock Corporation in Torrance, California. Sunday’s affair attracted 375 show car entries and more than 5,000 attendees. Local band, “The Sprockets” entertained the crowd with a variety of classic rock-n-roll hits, while vendors provided a sampling of some great food and drinks. “This weekend is a testament to the dedication of our community, partners, employees and friends donating their time and dollars to such a wonderful cause. I am so proud of how the event continues to grow. My commitment to these causes is something that I am very passionate about”, stated event organizer and supporter, Christi Edelbrock. The show also hosted the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge an educational program aimed for auto technology high school students that pits teams against other schools in a head-to-head engine build competition. Loara High School of Anaheim, CA won the challenge with a cumulative fastest time of 82 minutes, 20 seconds, earning them a spot to compete in the final at the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas Nevada, November 3-6. “Throughout the day the kids commented on what a great competition they were in. Our students are now realizing what they can do to pursue a career in the automotive aftermarket industry”, stated Loara High Instructor, Russell Bacarella. “This has been a very positive experience and the ultimate lesson in teamwork.”
Planning is already underway for the 5th annual event to be held April 24-25, 2010. For more information on VIP Gala tickets and the Rev’ved Up 4 Kidz car show, visit (or)

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