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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.


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...