Vic Edelbrock's 1932 Ford

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Vic Edelbrock along with his 1932 Ford
Photo by Eric Rickman
Photo by Eric Rickman
Photo by Eric Rickman
Eddie Boso's 1932 Ford at a San Mateo Car Show in 1968. Photo by John Hill
Photo by John Hill
Photo by John Hill

1932 Ford roadster purchased by Vic Edelbrock in 1938. Vic and Tommy Thickstun designed the Thickstun manifold in able to increase the performance of the car. Vic was unhappy with the performance and decided to design one for him self.[1] This manifold is known as the Slingshot. The Slingshot proved to be a hit. Vic became a constant winner on the dry lakebeds with his modified roadster reaching speeds of 112 mph.[1] Other racers were taking notice and becoming impressed with Vic's consistent wins. The requests began to roll in for his modified parts opening the doors to his first Speed Shop.[1]

The car was later sold to Eddie Bosio of San Francisco, California. The car had by June 1957 recieved a 1951 Ford flathead featuring lakepipes. 1941 Oldsmobile bumpers were installed, and Burbridge Plating Company of San Francisco made a curved windshield for Eddie. The gas tank supports were chromed and cycle fenders were installed. 1939 Ford taillights were installed in the rear fenders. The roadster won America's Most Beautiful Roadster title at the 1956 National Roadster Show in Oakland, California.[2]

The car is still around, restored back to its first version by Roy Brizio Street Rods. The paint was done by Darryl Hollenbeck of Vintage Color Studio, Concord, California.

Magazine Features

Car Craft June 1957
Car Craft July 1957


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