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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by HEMI32, Dec 20, 2020.
Better put GNRS on my 2024 calendar, hoping they can get the former winners together.
Check with "The Early Ford Store in San Dimas Ca I think they have the Kong dist they need.
Thank you Ill call them on Monday
It's cool that it's being restored back to the AMBR version, but I liked all the different versions of it. They all looked great.
Finding this thread made my day.
More progress at the Brizio shop:
images from the Roy Brizio Street Rods website
image from the April 10th Roy Brizio Street Rods Inc Facebook timeline
Just picked up a 27 T roadster, old hot rod with steel body. Almost complete except engine. Needs re-engineering. This certainly gives me ideas.
Is that model built by Craig Clemons the same CC that did wood graining in Oakland down on the embarcadero next to Shadetree ??
i like the idea of the simple tube chassis but it doesnt look very strong to me , would that not flex ?
TJJ Blogger, Joey Ukrop visited the Brizio shop today ... and snapped this photo:
image from @J.Ukrop's Building My First Roadster in San Francisco thread
Thank you, @HEMI32. This car is pretty incredible in person. Here's another angle.
I would like to know more about the car on the table. At first glance it seems not HAMB friendly, but that is an Offy. Can't get a more relevant 4 banger than that.
@redo32 - PM (err I mean, Conversation) sent.
Coming around nicely!
I'm so glad to learn of the Brizio restoration; this car absolutely needs to be as it was in AMBR form. I have huge respect for Dick Falk's taste and work, but this car should have been preserved as it was in '53.
I may have seen them before but I never noticed the side roll pans under the body that covers the frame rails. A fantastic look.
Jack @jakespeed55 Stratton and the crew at Roy Brizio Street Rods have been busy:
all images from roybriziostreetrods' May 4th Instagram feed
If you have tall ceilings, use them.
I'm digging the fuel tank setup.
I love this car. IMO it really deserved the AMBR award.
@HEMI32 Is this the right distributor?
The current state of the restoration:
image from roybriziostreetrods' June 2nd Instagram feed
At Roy Brizio Street Rods ... before heading to Darryl @hollenbeck32 Hollenbeck's Vintage Color Studio :
image from Jack @jakespeed55 Stratton's July 23rd Instagram feed
Dick would have appreciated this...Stellar Work Team Brizio, @jakespeed55 and @HEMI32...I envision him standing there in Spirit with a warm smile...Truly a Unique bit of Postwar history...Bitta' Wartime Aviation, Bitta' Indy...but All Hotrod...
Dick was quite the Artist...
What did he do for a living...Aviation Engineer or something in that field...
Apologies if I missed it...
...Does this Stroker Migurk......McGurk......center piece still exist? Was it diecast for it or was it a Cal Custom Style Ornament stuck on for the shoot?
Hop Up shoot Tom Medley maybe?
Dick Williams was a member of Berkeley California's "ELMWOOD AUTO CLUB" ... and modified his club's plaque to make the "coupe" a "roadster":
Jack @jakespeed55 Stratton can confirm ... but I believe the Brizio shop has obtained an "ELMWOOD AUTO CLUB" plaque from Dennis @59BuickWagon O'Brien ... and will be installing the (modified) plaque on the car.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Little details like this make the restoration that much special, thanks for the history behind it.
In 1951, Dick & his pals in the ELMWOOD AUTO CLUB ran the roadster at Bonneville:
'51 Bonneville Nats Program - Cover
... in the C (276ci Merc) / Modified Roadster class:
'51 Bonneville Nats Program - Page 15
... and was clocked at 123mph!
Bonneville images from @Farmer's Negatives found in Al's "Elmwood Auto Club Scrapbook"
great photos I need to see if Roy has that issue Thanx
We have the original one off the car from one of the owners after Dick Williams sold the car, Dick Faulk
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