George Ayala's 1932 3 Window Coupe

George had always been interested in building his own '32 Coupe. Once Brookville came out with a 3-window steel body he decided it was time to get the project rolling. He took delivery of the chassis and body, then his good friend Guy Ruchonnet chopped the top 3.5" and filled the roof. Guy then introduced George to Roy Brizio. He brought the car in and some of the fitting and mechanical work was performed. George then took it home, continued to work on the car and had it painted. After George retired, the project came back to us for assembly and some final details. From the beginning, George knew how he wanted the car to look, and we think he got it right. Read more about George Ayala's 1932 3 Window Coupe

Dave and Peg Farmer's 1932 Coupe

David and Peg were looking to build a street rod. While walking the pits in Bakersfield at the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, they came across a United Pacific Industries 5 Window body on display. David recalled seeing the same body used on a project we did for Vic Edelbrock. David and Peg purchased the Coupe and came to us to talk about doing this project. The first thing on their list was the motor. A Shafiroff 509 C.I. built off the 409 platform. Second was to put a Tremic 5 speed behind it. The full fendered 32 will be painted and finished soon. Keep an eye on the progress as the build goes along. Read more about Dave and Peg Farmer's 1932 Coupe

Grand National Roadster Show - 2015

Once again, Brizio Street Rods had a number of new projects on display in Pomona. Getting six hot rods 400 miles south is no easy task. However, Ricky is the man when it comes to hauling. This is possibly the only time you will see these cars in a trailer. In April, at least four of these cars will be on the road to Texas, along with a number of friends and customers. All owners walked away with hardware. Read more about Grand National Roadster Show - 2015

Larry Carter - 1932 Ford 4 Door Sedan

Larry brought us a really sano ’32 2 Door. He asked us to beef it up a little and make it more road worthy. We boxed the front frame rails, installed a dropped axle and disc brakes. The rear was set up with a Currie 9 inch rear end. Stainless brake lines, Vega cross steering, a set of wire wheels and a wiring job and he was back on the road. All this was done without having to remove the body, which saves time and money. Read more about Larry Carter - 1932 Ford 4 Door Sedan

Dickie Michaels 1932 Ford Hiboy

Dickie's work place is close to our shop, so he comes by quite a bit. While we were building a roadster for Tom Gloy a couple of years ago, Dickie would check out the progress weekly. Dickie liked Tom's car so much, he decided to have us build one sort of like it. As you can see in the photos, a change was made after the first mock up. The car sits lower so the wheel wells were moved up. The power will come from a 427 cubic inch fuel injected motor. Putting it to the road is a Tremic 5 speed and a Winters champ quick change. Black will be the color and mean will be its attitude. Read more about Dickie Michaels 1932 Ford Hiboy

Eric Clapton's 1932 Ford Roadster

in 2004, we built a 1932 Ford Roadster for Eric. The car was delivered to the south of France for Eric to enjoy while there. Since then we have built two Ford Victoria’s, a two door and a four door. Yes, a four door Victoria. Both of those cars had front and rear independent suspension. Because Eric liked the ride better that a straight axle car, he sent the roadster back for a suspension change. Rather than cut up the chassis, we built a new chassis with Kugel Component independent front and rear. While we were at it, Eric wanted to make a color change. The roadster is now black with a blue pearl. Keep an eye on this one as we finish the project. Read more about Eric Clapton's 1932 Ford Roadster

Cliff Hanson's - 1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe

Cliff has a couple of Brizio built hot rods. One is a 33 Hi-Boy, yellow in color with flames and a Blown Chrysler. The other is the 1987 America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod Ferrari powered roadster. His next project is going to be a 32 5-window coupe. The body is chopped 3.5 inches and will be channeled slightly over the Brizio chassis. Edelbrock is supplying the 383 cubic inch engine with 2-4’s. A Tremic 5 speed and Winters Quick Change will also be part of the package. As you can see by the early pictures, this car has the look. Read more about Cliff Hanson's - 1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe

29th Annual Shop Open House - 2014

On Saturday, May 10th, Brizio’s held their open house for the 29th year in a row. We were also celebrating our 37th year in business. All day and into the evening we were catching up with old friends and hopefully made some new friends. Check out the following pictures from the night before as we prepared the shop for the show. There are always plenty of projects to look at, so if you’re in the area, please stop by. Read more about 29th Annual Shop Open House - 2014

NHRA’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Roy Brizio

At the 2013 CALIFORNIA HOT ROD REUNION, Roy was presented with the NHRA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Roy has been dedicated to the sport of hot Rodding almost all his life, where he started out working at his dad’s speed shop as a teen. At twenty he opened Roy Brizio Street Rods where he and his crew have turned out hundreds of hot rods over the last thirty-five years. While many have won countless awards, including two America’s Most Beautiful Roadster awards, Roy’s focus has always been about building cars that can be driven thousands of miles a year. While the quality of builds speaks for themselves, Roy is extremely proud of the fact that most of his customers come back as life long friends. Read more about NHRA’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Roy Brizio

Goodguys visits Roy Brizio Street Rods

The 27th Annual West Coast Nationals were held in Pleasanton CA over the last weekend in Aug. During the week of the event, The Goodguys puts on tours to various shops around the Bay Area. This year they stopped by Brizio’s to catch up on our latest projects. The visitors were treated to lunch and the run of the shop. Roy’s employees answered questions and gave the inside scoop on a number of projects. We’re not sure how many people toured the shop, but we went thru 300 hotdogs and drinks. Feel free to stop by anytime you are in the area. Read more about Goodguys visits Roy Brizio Street Rods