Torrance, California :: June 25, 2004

Edelbrock Corporation’s Board of Directors Approves Merger

Edelbrock Corporation (Nasdaq: EDEL) and O. Victor Edelbrock, Jr., Edelbrock Corporation’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, today announced the execution of a merger agreement providing for the acquisition by a corporation controlled by Mr. Edelbrock of all the outstanding shares of common stock of Edelbrock Corporation not already owned by Mr. Edelbrock and his affiliates at $16.75 per share in cash. This price represents a 13.1% premium to Friday’s closing price of $14.81 for Edelbrock Corporation’s common stock and a 23.9% premium over $13.52 which was the closing price immediately before the announcement of merger discussions. The transaction is subject to a condition that Mr. Edelbrock has sufficient debt financing available at closing as well as other customary conditions set forth in the merger agreement. Mr. Edelbrock has obtained a commitment, subject to customary conditions, from Bank of America and City National Bank to provide up to $53,000,000 in debt financing for the proposed transaction and working capital purposes. Mr. Edelbrock and his affiliates currently own approximately 51.1% of the issued and outstanding common stock of Edelbrock Corporation and have agreed to enter into an agreement to vote their shares in support of the proposed transaction. Following the acquisition, Mr. Edelbrock and his affiliates expect to own all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Edelbrock Corporation, which will no longer be publicly traded.

"We believe that in the current financial, business, and industry environments, it is in the best interests of the Company to be privately held," said Mr. Edelbrock. "This transaction will also give the Company greater flexibility to make investment and operating decisions based on long-term strategic goals without the concern that a public company must have for the public market’s short-term expectations."

Following Mr. Edelbrock’s original going private proposal in April, the Board of Directors of Edelbrock Corporation formed a Special Committee of independent directors to review the proposed transaction. The Special Committee, consisting of three independent directors of the Company, engaged Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP as its legal counsel and Kerlin Capital Group, LLC as its financial advisor. Kerlin Capital led the negotiations with O. Victor Edelbrock, Jr. and his advisors that resulted in the increase in the offer price. Kerlin Capital also rendered its opinion to the Special Committee that the transaction, as currently structured, would be fair to the public shareholders from a financial point of view. O. Victor Edelbrock, Jr. was advised by Troy & Gould Professional Corporation and by Banc of America Securities LLC. Edelbrock Corporation was advised by Jones Day. After extended negotiations, the Special Committee voted to approve and recommend the proposed transaction to Edelbrock Corporation’s unaffiliated public stockholders and the proposed transaction was unanimously adopted by Edelbrock Corporation’s Board of Directors.

About Edelbrock Corporation

Founded in 1938, Torrance, California-based Edelbrock Corporation is recognized as one of the nation’s premier designers, manufacturers and distributors of performance replacement parts for the automotive and motorcycle aftermarkets. In addition to three production facilities and an automated distribution center in Torrance, Edelbrock Corporation owns and operates an aluminum foundry and its motorcycle carburetor division in San Jacinto, California, at which it manufactures many of its quality products.

Source: Edelbrock Corporation 8-K