It is rare that Vaccar would offer one of the original concepts from the SEMA Show direct for purchase to the public, but this is one of those moments. The 2015 Ford Edge Sport by Vaccar was designed for debut in the Ford Motor Company booth at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. It was also driven by Aaron Vaccar, as one of SEMA's "30 under 30," on the 2016 Hot Rod Power Tour with the SEMA Young Executives Network. With only 7500 miles of road time clocked, the car is in pristine condition to be driven daily or collected as a show piece.
There is currently a limited time offer to purchase the Vaccar Edge Sport directly from Vaccar via an eBay listing, which you can visit by clicking HERE.
5 vehicles, 10 strangers, and 1000 miles of road tripping along the Hot Rod Magazine POWER TOUR; that's what myself and the rest of the SEMA Young Executives Network team faced this past June.
If you'd like reach each of our reactions, from young automotive aftermarket professionals' viewpoint - or if you're just curious, here's a link from the official SEMA eNews;
- Aaron Vaccar
If you've followed any number of Vaccar builds, then you've likely seen that we enjoy trying out new paint colors, finishes, and textures. It's not uncommon for people to 'touch and feel' our project vehicles at events, because they can't believe it's actually paint. In fact, we take it as a compliment when we overhear a person utter "it's vinyl" to their friends, as they rub their hands over the hood or trunk - only to be shocked when we chime in to say, "nope it's BASF sprayed by Canfield Collision!"
Who's Canfield Collision? Short for Canfield Collision & Custom, they're the company who has painted each and everyone of our Vaccar-managed project vehicles. In the small town of Canfield, OH this small team creates big colors that produce even bigger reactions! Vaccar works hand-in-hand, coming up with wild ideas for possible finishes - but Canfield C&C is the team that figures out how to produce the actual chemical creation, and then lays it down.
We recently shared that Aaron Vaccar was selected to pilot our 2015 SEMA Show Ford project Edge Sport on the 2016 Hot Rod Power Tour, on behalf of the SEMA Young Executive Network (read the blog post, here) - now, let's meet the rest of the YEN Power Tour team (and the vehicles).
- Aaron Vaccar (2015 Ford Edge Sport); The Aaron Vaccar Co., Florida
- Zachary Denney (1990 Toyota Supra); ECUMaster, Texas
- Nicholas Caloroso (2015 Ford Mustang); Diode Dynamics, Missouri
- Eric Ables (2014 Nissan GTR); Flat Twelve Gallery, Texas
- Todd Earsley (1969 Chevy Camaro); My Shop Assist, Texas
- Michael Phillips; Slam'd Mag, California
- Erika Klein; AutoAnything, California
- Jason Wieczorek; Motovicity Distribution, Michigan
- Darren Lane; Motor State Distributing, Michigan
- Jason Geathers; Nur Performance LLC, Florida
You can follow along with Aaron personally via his own social channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), for the most update-to-date recaps from the road - and we'll try to keep you updated here on the Vaccar blog as well! Search the hashtags #YENpowertour & #HRPT16 to catch everyone's uploads throughout the entire journey!
Clean Culture x ImportExpo struck the Orlando convention center on April 24th - just several miles from Vaccar's Florida HQ - so we had to get in on the action. Aaron Vaccar's AutoLife Tour, featuring our 2015 Ford Edge Sport was already set to be in attendance, so as a special treat we included the AVSS Ford Fusion Sport and Blood & Grease Ford Transit Connect as well. The trio showcased a variety of customization, prototyping, and styles, all originally debuted at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
2015 Ford Edge Sport
“From all aspects, we wanted to push our aftermarket ideas and designing to the 'edge' on this project. The platform demands respect today, but is outfitted and stylized for tomorrow.”
The Vaccar Edge Sport concept, and their “Super-SportsUV” ideology of tuning as they call it, is all about featured amenities, power for the road, and modern fashion packaging – a perfect blend of next-gen performance and taste, with the functionality of a capable crossover. Premier styling is boldly expressed with bespoke brushed finishes and flat metallic textures, and an aggressive wheel-tire fitment is precisely stanced via advance air suspension – complete with “floating” lightweight tank display. The twin-turbo'd power plant has also been supplemented with balanced upgrades to amplify inhaling and exhaling harmonies. This Edge Sport isn’t just 'up-to-date', it's cutting-Edge for the future!
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Here's a sneak peak of the #VaccarEdge rear cargo area. With air suspension system "displays" becoming more common in the modern segment, we wanted to do something unique, but also maintain a simplistic design with a functional trunk. Here, you'll see how our "floating" mounting setup is taking shape - not only will this bar hide any wiring and hoses, it also serves as a strut bar-type chassis brace.
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**All work done at Vaccar's Master Garage in Orlando, FL - and we'll do it for you too!
Yesterday, Ford Motor Company broke the silence on their SEMA Show plans by teasing the first set of custom concept vehicles to be displayed at the event in Las Vegas this November.
Of the 50+ vehicles that they plan to unveil at SEMA, the blue oval began by showing off a trio of all-new Edge Sport editions that will wow the crowds. This is the first time that our own Vaccar artistic rendering has been shared with the public – and we're confident that it still has a few surprises in store for final unveiling.
We declare LOW for all! Specifically, we're looking for at least 5" inches of drop at the push of a button, plus 30-way adjustable dampening for spirited driving - it's exclusively with Air Lift Performance's latest gen. of modern suspension products. Our own Vaccar's Master Garage Orlando will be fabricating a bolt-on kit for the new Ford Edge Sport, in-house.
Drop that rear! Here's our near-completed set up for the rear suspension of the #VaccarEdge; Starting with Air Lift Performance double bellow air bags, we'll replace the factory coil springs. Pair this with our new 30-way adjustable monotube shocks, and our Ford will have max handling and comfort.
We have touchdown! Here's a teaser of the #VaccarEdge concept at one of it's 'low' settings, all controlled via Air Lift Performance's AutoPilot V2 air management system.