Von Esser Brothers


The Von Esser Brothers grew up on the south side of Chicago. They cut their teeth wrenching in a municipal garage post war, but talent quickly swept them in the direction of their own speed shop.


The Von Essers were notorious dirt track racers known for testing their mods late night down Ashland Ave. They even gave Edelbrock a shafting by casting their own heads and intakes.

I would have liked to have known these guys.







2 Responses to “Von Esser Brothers”

  1. Adrian Mary Charniak Says:

    The Von Esser brothers were my uncles – they were wonderful people to know and especially to have as relatives. Thank you for your interest in our family.

  2. Cliff Says:

    I have a vintage red/blue satin (reversible) jacket worn by my step-father, George Petit. Embroidered on the back: Von Esser’s / Speed Equip. / CO 7-5587

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