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steve'66
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posted 06-03-2002 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He's a hel! of a great guy!

Melissa's sponsor is personal friends with the Edelbrocks and he introduced us to them. They were at Sears Point racing their TransAm cars in the Wine Country Classic. Vic was driving a Boss 302, and his daughter was driving Yunic's old black and gold Camaro.
Now I know how the other half lives.

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-03-2002 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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V8 Thumper
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posted 06-03-2002 11:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Too , chance meetings like that don't come around very often.

I saw Carrol Shelby at the Fabulous Fords Forever show at Knott's Berry Farm a few weeks ago. I can't really say I 'met' him; he was surrounded by show-goers, myself being one of them. Even still, just standing in the man's shadow was awe-inspiring

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steve'66
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posted 06-04-2002 12:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thumper,

He was a regular Joe! And running laps in the Boss like a kid even though he's 65+ years old. He's very cool and he likes Labradors too. He flew in, in his Jet while the crew drove the semi with his 5 cars. The Boss 302 had a problem with it's brakes so he had the guys change the front rotors, it took them about 10 minutes. After lunch he had all the time in the world for us, he signed a Edelbrock hat for Melissa, my wife and I and talked dogs. He talked about his old dog that liked to jump in the jet and get in the co-pilot seat and freak the other pilots out. Arron was wined and dined all w/e by the Edelbrock family. I want to be adopted. LOL

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Fastymz
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posted 06-04-2002 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve thats really cool.Great to see guys like that still enjoying what it's all about.You didn't tell him what you guys think about his carbs did you.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-04-2002 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And he drives a Boss! How cool is that!?

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steve'66
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posted 06-04-2002 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah Steve,

That Boss 302 sounded like a big block too! I forget who's car it was back in the day, but they are all authentic Trans-am race cars from the 60/70's. BTW, I didn't see any edelbrock carbs!

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70 Pony
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posted 06-05-2002 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, back in 1998 I wrote Edelbrock and told them what a terrible On Line tech Department they had....if you had any experience with it back then it had to be designed by a moron.
Anyway, Vic Jr, himself e mailed me, and thanked me for bringing this to EBrock's attention...and promised it would be enhanced and changed....
We ended up writing a little back and forth, and it went into the time frame my wife was dying. He expressed deep concern and was very nice...
If I remember correctly...he had a cool e mail address on AOL...I think it was just "E" (no qoutation marks) at aol.com.
Everybody always remarks about his daughters GT 350's etc run Holley's...well that's the way they were built...so I'm sure he's smart enough to keep a valuable original....ORIGINAL....
BY THE WAY...THAT'S NOT THE OTHER HALF...THAT'S THE OTHER 10%
By the way...keep in touch GURU man !!!!

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jkilroy
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posted 06-06-2002 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats not the other 10%, thats the other .001%, the very far right end of the bell curve.

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TomP
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posted 06-06-2002 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got some serious dough, yeah, but he still has his butler put his pants on one leg at a time.

I like Vic, i think he is a very cool car enthusiast doing just what i'd want to do given the opportunity.

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