People Who Have Made A Difference:

Roy Brizio
Roy builds street rods (roadsters in particular) that are equally capable of covering thousands of miles and earning trophies—including America's Most Beautiful Roadster.

As a kid growing up in a street rod family, there was always a copy of STREET RODDER magazine in the house. I used to dream of having a car featured inside the magazine or maybe even on the cover someday. Well, that dream came true years later. I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work for some wonderful people, who shared the same passion, and made it possible to build some great cars. We were able to have many cars featured over the years. Without those people, I would have never had a car featured, or even a career. If I had to pick one favorite story that involved STREET RODDER it would be when we got the chance to restore the original Tom McMullen roadster. When I got the call from my friend Jorge Zaragoza one day, and he asked me if I knew where the original car was, I replied "Yes, why are you interested?" He told me that when he was a kid he loved that car, and what it meant to hot rodding history. He said that, if possible, he would like to purchase it and have my shop restore it. Well, the rest is history, and it was such a great honor for me to be involved. This year I will be celebrating my 35th year in business, and STREET RODDER magazine has been with me all the way. Congratulations on your 40th.