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Russo and Steele Teams With Edelbrock For Childrens Charity Fundraiser



  


MONTEREY, CA (June 26, 2012) - Russo and Steele is proud to announce a collaboration with Edelbrock's Rev'ved Up 4 Kids Charity in support of The Center for Learning Unlimited, a program that helps children with Autism and Asperger's Syndrom reconnect to their academic, social, and emotional potential.

Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions has an entire program dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Edelbrock's youth initiatives along with The Center for Learning Unlimited, during its 12th Annual "Sports and Muscle in Monterey" auction event this August 16-18, 2012. The fundraising will begin with a charity auction on Thursday, August 16th prior to the automobiles crossing the auction block. Items for auction will be everything from a wine refrigerator filled with wine to jewelry collectables, watches and more; check the Russo and Steele Monterey Charity page for continual updates. In addition to the charity auction, Russo and Steele has dubbed Friday, August 17, as "Edelbrock Day" and has pledged to provide $5 from each general admission ticket bought at the door to Edelbrock's charity of choice, Rev'ved Up 4 Kids. On Friday, Christi and Vic Edelbrock, along with Rich Evans and Von Hot Rod, will be onsite to sign autographs.

"For more than two decades, The Center for Learning Unlimited has been dedicated to successfully serving the social, emotional and educational needs of bright, complex children and youth," said Drew Alcazar, co-owner and CEO of Russo and Steele. "Over the years, Josephine and I have always had a special place in our hearts when it comes to non-profits dedicated to empowering and assisting the children of our community. However, now that we have five grandchildren and see the challenges that lie ahead of children today first hand, we couldn't resist the opportunity to join Christi Edelbrock in her quest to make a difference in the lives of these children."

Russo and Steele also sponsored Edelbrock's 7th annual Rev'ved Up 4 Kids car show on May 5 and 6, 2012. Spectators of the show enjoyed a day of hot rods, great food, and live entertainment. All proceeds from the event went directly to The Center for Learning Unlimited.

Christi Edelbrock, Vice President of Business Development, and founder of Rev'ved Up 4 Kids, shared "We are so very blessed to have the overwhelming support for our initiatives. With our passion, hard work and determination, we have continued raising money to support children across many venues. Our goal is to expand our focus, further engage our community, sponsors and partners to provide life-changing opportunities for the next generation; Russo and Steele is a perfect partner to help us achieve these goals."

"We are pleased to bring Rev'ved Up 4 Kids to Russo and Steele's 12th Annual Sports and Muscle auction event in beautiful Monterey, CA. With their new venue on the waterfront and the passion that drives the Russo and Steele team, this event offers a spectacular back drop for our collaboration in the effort to educate America's youth" said Vic Edelbrock, chairman of the Edelbrock Corporation.

For more information about Rev'ved Up 4 Kids, please visit www.revvedup4kids.com

For further information about the 12th annual "Sports and Muscle in Monterey" event please visit www.russoandsteele.com. For those unable to attend in person, absentee and telephone bidding options are available, and the auction will stream live online at www.russoandsteele.com, providing real-time coverage of the event.

RUSSO AND STEELE MONTEREY CHARITY FACTS:

CHAIRED BY: Christi Edelbrock

WHO: Russo and Steele auction attendees (bidders, consignors, guests) and supporters of Rev'ved Up 4 Kids

WHAT: Russo and Steele Monterey Edelbrock Day. $5 of every general admission ticket bought at the event on Friday, August 17th, 2012 goes to Rev'ved Up 4 Kids. MEGG, a finalist from NBC's "The Voice", will provide live entertainment. In addition, the Edelbrock's have arranged for a demonstration by the Hot Rodder's of Tomorrow Engine Challenge. The Hot Rodder's of Tomorrow Engine Challenge is a national competition where teams of high school students compete against each other and the clock in taking apart and reassembling a small block Chevy engine. Finally, Ohio Technical College along with The Edelbrock Performance Academy will be on hand giving live airbrush and custom paint demonstrations and hands-on instruction.

During the auction, Rev'ved Up 4 Kids will be selling keys to bidders for the opportunity to win multiple wine cabinets stocked with vintage wine collections. In addition, automotive memorabilia, collectables and watches, to name a few, will be available for spectators to bid on.

WHEN: Friday, August 17th, 2012

WHERE: Russo and Steele Event Site Main Tent,

ATTIRE: Casual to Business Casual (evenings can get slightly dressier, but Russo and Steele provides a relaxed, come as you are atmosphere.

COST: Just the cost of admission whether you are a bidder ($100) or general admission ($20)

INFORMATION: www.russoandsteele.com

ABOUT RUSSO AND STEELE COLLECTOR AUTOMOBILE AUCTIONS
Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles is one of the nation's premier collector car auctions; specializing in the world's finest European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs. Its auctions each year attract clients all over the globe not only because of its reputation for stellar collector automobiles, but also unique auction experiences unattainable at any other collector car auction in the world. Its auction events take place with its signature auction in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, and Monterey, California every August. For additional information please visit www.russoandsteele.com or call 602.252.2697.

ABOUT EDELBROCK
Founded in 1938, Torrance-based Edelbrock, LLC is recognized as one of the nation's premier designers, manufacturers and distributors of performance replacement parts for the automotive and motorcycle aftermarkets. Edelbrock produces their core products in the United States of America using state-of-the-art equipment in their world class manufacturing facilities. Edelbrock, LLC encompasses six locations in Southern California totaling more than 500,000 square feet. For more information please visit us at www.edelbrock.com

ABOUT REV'VED UP 4 KIDS
In 2006, under the leadership of Christi Edelbrock, Rev'ved Up 4 Kids was founded. Christi led a group of just 5 volunteers through the planning and logistics of the very first event. Since its inception, Rev'ved Up 4 Kids has grown exponentially and attracts over 500 cars and thousands of spectators. Over the past 7 years, Rev'ved Up 4 Kids has established itself as a one-of-a-kind charity event that is fun for the whole family and community. Rev'ved Up 4 Kids has continued to draw in cars of every variety including street rods, muscle cars, classic cars, trucks, specialty vehicles, motorcycles, private collections and more! All proceeds generated at Rev'ved Up 4 Kids benefit The Center for Learning Unlimited.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR LEARNING UNLIMITED
Established in 1985, The Center for Learning Unlimited is a highly specialized non-public school that provides comprehensive educational and social-emotional interventions to high-functioning students having complex learning differences, as well as on-going support and solutions for the entire family. www.cflu.org


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