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Folks Of Interest Barillaro Speed Emporium

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 32Rules, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. 32Rules
    Joined: Mar 17, 2007
    Posts: 203


    I bought a hard to find part from these guys about 2 months ago and just got down
    To their shop to pick it up this last Saturday.

    In short what a great bunch of guys. They made us feel right at home and gave us a
    Shop tour. Those guys are building some neat stuff. They are definitely living the life.
    Needless to say I really enjoyed my short stay there.

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  2. mediumriser
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 342

    from Ohio

    Awesome dudes. I love every minute I get to hang out with Mike. They know their shit and build bad ass hot rods.
  3. The Bomber
    Joined: Dec 10, 2005
    Posts: 547

    The Bomber
    from mass.

    I first saw JIm Barrilaro of Jim's Speed Emporium at Connecticut Dragway back in the 60's with his green 57 Ford pictured below. This picture was taken at Dover Dragstrip, Wingdale N.Y.

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  4. saucerhead
    Joined: Dec 6, 2009
    Posts: 206


    Very talented guys. Mike is an excellent metal shaper. Nice guys, modest and down to earth.

  5. sota
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 717


    Mike and Jim are both super talented guys and their shop is a full service hotrod shop . Whatever your needs maybe from metal work ,frame work ,exhaust to full builds they will do a first class job for you!
  6. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,587

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Used to go to the "Emporium" way back when it was in Meriden, CT..Always something to see there, Jim had some neat stuff...
  7. Thanks Steve,
    It was great to meet you and your family, and check out your projects. Glad that Toploader 4 speed going back into service.

  8. That is a Great shot of my dad's 57'. Let us know if you have anymore.
    Thanks, Jim
  9. Super guys doing amazing work. Anyone needing truly pro-quality work couldn't go wrong with them.

    Mike did my CB350 as a side job last year...

  10. Thanks jim

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