Teen Safety Education

Street Survival - Teen SafetyOur Foundation is pleased to report that, as a result of our sponsorship, and that of others, over 2,600 teenager drivers across the country have received training and education to help make them safer drivers.

What better way to preserve out motoring heritage for the next generation…by keeping them safe!

Thanks to your generous donation to the National Corvette Museum, we were able to host a Tire Rack Street Survival school at the Nation al Corvette Motorsport Park.

Last year we completed over 100 such events and taught more than 2,600 teens on how to be safer drivers which makes the roads a safer place for all of us. It is supporters like you that help to support our important life-saving work.

Again, we sincerely appreciate the support to the Museum and its educational services, and subsequently, to Tire Rack Street Survival.

Bill Wade
National Program Directory
Tire Rack Street Survival

Thanks, Bill, and keep up the good work at Tire Rack Street Survival.

– Christi Edelbrock

Preserving Laguna Seca

Laguna Seca 2015

Each year at this time, our family makes a “pilgrimage” of sorts up to the Monterrey peninsula, not only to enjoy its scenic beauty, but more so…to see the amazing cars at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and to take part in the storied racing history at the Laguna Seca raceway. We have spent many a summer behind the wheel at Laguna Seca, most recently competing in the vintage car series event held there.

While at Laguna Seca, we had the opportunity to learn more about the Laguna Seca Raceway Fund, which was formed not only to fund facility improvements, but also to continue its successful charitable and social missions. It is so rewarding to know that like-minded automotive enthusiasts can come together to preserve this facility and its traditions for the next generation, our kids and grandkids.

From the Laguna Seca Raceway Fund: To help ensure improvements continue at Mazda Raceway, the nonprofit Laguna Seca Raceway Fund, a 501(c)3 organization, was formed to collect and funnel funds toward key projects. Every dollar donated to the fund is tax-deductible and will contribute to maintaining this country’s own Cathedral of Speed.

– Christi Edelbrock

Car Show Wrapup!

Vic and Christi Edelbrock Presenting the check for $10,000 to CLU

Vic and Christi Edelbrock Presenting the check for $10,000 to CLU

Last Saturday’s perfect SoCal weather and enthusiastic crowds made the 10th Annual Edelbrock Car Show another huge success!

It was our pleasure to present to the Center for Learning Unlimited (CLU) a check in the amount of $10,000 to support its many efforts, especially its robotics club for middle and high school students. More about CLU in our next post!

The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge, always a favorite attraction of our show, did not disappoint! While we are always impressed with the winning team, and with all the competitors, we simply must highlight the great performance of the Edelbrock-sponsored all girls team that traveled all the way from Belvidere North High School in Belvidere, Illinois to compete. Way to go, ladies!

Another great car show in the rear view mirror! Vic and I enjoyed meeting all that visited us at our booth. Special thanks to all of you that donated generously to support the many charitable and philanthropic efforts supported by the Edelbrock Family Foundation.

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– Christi Edelbrock

Sponsoring the ‘Vette Museum

Edelbrock Family Foundation Sponsoring Summer Camps at National Corvette Museum

National Corvette Museum - Kids CampFor the past five years the National Corvette Museum has hosted an automotive-themed “Vette Camp” to introduce kids to the world of cars and Corvette. This summer, the Museum has teamed up with the Edelbrock Family Foundation to bring not one, but five camps combining cars with other exciting themes.

“We have a lot of repeat campers each summer, so we decided to come up with some themed day-long camps to provide variety while still offering some of the favorite automotive activities,” said Museum Education Coordinator, Kellie Steen. “We think this summer’s camps will attract new campers to the Museum, and give kids the opportunity to pick and choose their favorite topics. It will also give us the opportunity to host a lot more kids than we have in the past.”

The themes of the camp include Minecraft (July 9 and 30), Sinkhole Science (July 20), Wild Weather (July 24) and Superhero Science (July 27). In addition to the themed activities, campers will have the opportunity to ride in a Corvette, tour the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant and/or participate in a discussion and Q&A with a Corvette Plant engineer. Each camp is 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. C.T. with early drop off and late pickup available. Online registration is available at www.corvettemuseum.org

The Edelbrock Family Foundation was formed with the purpose of bringing together like-minded organizations that share a passion for providing education and training for America’s youth. “We hope to foster a new generation of automotive industry leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, enthusiasts and more,” said Vic Edelbrock, Jr. The Edelbrock Family Foundation also supports Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge, Campus Cruisers, Automotive Education Alliance, Patriot Outreach and Rev’ved Up For Kids.

In addition to the summer camps, the funding supports the Museum’s drivers’ education programs. In 2009 the Museum purchased two educational driving simulators, offering hands-on learning for drivers of all ages.

Today, the Museum’s Drivers Safety Academy offers a number of courses, from Tire Rack Street Survival to Car Control and Situational Awareness Clinics, older driver courses through AARP, Powder Puff Mechanics and International Driving classes. Programs utilize facilities at the Museum and NCM Motorsports Park, combining classroom instruction and hands-on training. For a complete list of classes with descriptions and upcoming dates, visit www.corvettemuseum.org

Edelbrock Car Show 2015 – Saturday, May 2nd

Formerly known as “Revved Up for Kids,” the 10th Annual Edelbrock Car Show will take place at Vic’s Garage on Saturday May 2nd. Participants are invited to come out and enjoy a day of hot rods, great food, live entertainment and a great time with fellow automotive culture enthusiasts. All makes and models are welcome and interested participants can pre-register online. Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Spectator entry is free!

Stop by the Edelbrock Family Foundation tent and say hello to Vic, Nancy, and me.

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Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge

For the 7th time, the car show will host the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge Regional competition. Local high school students will compete in a high-energy engine building competition. The top teams from each region will earn their spot to compete at the National Finals in Las Vegas at the “Showdown at SEMA” in early November, where top teams earned scholarships as high as $5,000 and every participating student received $1,000 dollar scholarship from both OTC (Ohio Technical College) & SAM (School of Automotive Machinist).

There are also guided tours available the day before, on Friday, May 1st, during the hours of 10:00am to 2:00pm, with each tour approximately 30 minutes in length. Tours of free of charge!

Note to registrants: although the Pre-Registration period has passed, you can still register your car on the day of the show for only $40. Of course, spectator entry to the show is always free!

More information is available over at the Edelbrock company website.

Event flyers can be downloaded by clicking on the images below.

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Patriot Outreach Promoted by Christi Edelbrock on Radio

Today is going to be a very special day as I will be live on the Chuck Wilder Show between 12-2pm PST speaking about a truly amazing organization: Patriot Outreach. David Negron, Jr. and Goliath Pictures have created a documentary to relay a message of hope to our Armed Forces, one that could not have come at a better time as our U.S. Soldiers are suffering increasingly from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at alarming rates. Our heroes need to know that there is help available to them as they return home, and that they are not alone in their next battle. PTSD affects many of our soldiers due in part to the horrific stresses and horrors of war.

Rather than welcomed with open arms, many soldiers, upon arriving home, are instead faced with some who would call them “war mongers” and “killers.” This is a battle that they not only affects the soldiers but their families as well. The suicide rates for our soldiers have skyrocketed.

Our service men and women need to know that there is a place where they can go to get the help they need to get the renewed inner strength and get back to the life they enjoyed before they left for battle.

I am proud to be the national spokeswoman for Patriot Outreach. I am truly grateful for each and every American Soldier, past, present and future. I want you to know from the bottom of my heart that I deeply appreciate every sacrifice to have made for us. I appreciate your families and the support and encouragement they give.

Here is a link to the Patriot Outreach documentary.

Heroes, I welcome you home with sincere gratitude and a deep appreciation for your sacrifices. May God bless you, our American Soldiers!

Christi Edelbrock

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