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An afternoon with “Uncle Roy” at Brizio Street Rods

Growing up in South San Francisco, Roy Brizio had big shoes to fill. His dad, Andy Brizio was an internationally known figure in the colorful world of 1960s and 70s era American hot rodding. Known as “The Rodfather,” Andy Brizio basically put Northern California, and South San Francisco in particular on the map as hot rod Mecca. Andy’s “Champion Speed Shop” on old Mission Road was a rallying point for go fast guys like Jim McLennan, “Terrible” Ted Gotelli, Tommy “The Greek” Hrones, the Organ Grinders Car Club, Masters & Richter, Kent Fuller and countless others.

Hot Rod Builder Roy Brizio Tells Us How to Build For 40 Years

In a Rolling Stone article a few years ago, seminal guitar player Jeff Beck said he almost quit playing guitar to go to work building hot rods at Roy Brizio’s South San Francisco shop. There is almost a cult to the building of cars from Roy Brizio Street Rods. Roy’s been one of the most prolific builders of hot rods ever. In the 40 years he has been in the building business, he’s become the king of the 1932 Ford, but he’s built a lot more than just Deuces. Read more about Hot Rod Builder Roy Brizio Tells Us How to Build For 40 Years


Peek inside the shop of America’s foremost hot rodder

South San Francisco is an industrial stepchild to its glittering bay-side relative to the north. So you'll forgive most drivers for zipping along Railroad Avenue without giving the squat bunker of a building at number 505 a second thought. Too bad, though. For hot rod enthusiasts, this place is the White House, Disneyland and Mecca all rolled into one.

Push open the door to Roy Brizio Street Rods and the chrome is blinding. And that's just in the small parts department. What awaits beyond the shop's main doors is a feast of retro chic. Read more about Peek inside the shop of America’s foremost hot rodder

The Rodders Journal - Feature: John Mumford at Bonneville

The boys arrived at the Bonneville salt flats on early Wednesday morning to less than perfect conditions - high winds, threatening clouds with a chance for rain and multiple course changes. The adventures had just begun.

In 2008 John Mumford made his first trip to the Bonneville salt flats as a spectator. It was a fun adventure accompanied by long-time friends Steve Coonan and Roy Brizio that have stayed with him to this day. When Brett Reed's chopped 1932 3-window became available in 2009, John jumped at the opportunity to purchase the cherry, bare-metal, original Deuce coupe. The purchase was made on the sole basis that the car was a nice solid Deuce body. Initially, he had no intention of turning this into a Bonneville race car, but then like so many people before him, John got salt fever. Read more about The Rodders Journal - Feature: John Mumford at Bonneville

Roy Brizio Street Rods - Hall of Fame

For well over 20 years, famed Bay Area street rod builder Roy Brizio has been busy building some of the most uniquely styled, and arguable most beautiful, hot rods, street rods, and classics of all sorts. In fact, the word “unique” may just be one of best ways to describe a Brizio original. Along with names like Bobby Alloway, Boyd Coddington, and Rick Dore, just to name a few, Roy Brizio injects his own style into every project he builds, so much so that Brizio-built cars can be easily picked out amongst hundreds of beautifully built cars... Read more about Roy Brizio Street Rods - Hall of Fame