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History I know this car, but can't remember the builder's name...

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Richard D, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,949

    metal man

    Roy brizio's crew built that one.

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  2. I was thinking Steve Moal ... but my memory sucks .... a lot of nice cars come out of the bay area.
  3. Rob Paul
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,273

    Rob Paul

    John mumfords 27 T. Amber winner in 2013. Brizzo built.

  4. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,575

    1. a veteran died today

    Guess the guy in the middle of picture has "no Problem" driving the little car..

    Roy Brizio finished it really nice,,, !!
  5. Your right,Brizio's built the car for John Mumford, HRP
  6. Roy Brizio's work is amazing! Lovinn that T!
  7. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,195

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    LOL. Is he standing in a hole...
  8. RobertDip
    Joined: Mar 1, 2011
    Posts: 76

    from Candiac

    This car has a history that started many, many years ago. The story seems to go like this:
    Eons ago, a drag racer named Kelly Brown started to build it, and body work done by Steve Davis. It passed a few hands, and it was eventually relocated at Pete Eastwood’s shop in Adelaide. It may have then been sold by P-Wood to Mumford, who has the V8 60 Arduns, and of course, completed by Brizio. Nothing set in stone, just info from some of my ‘old’ contacts. Interesting to trace this one back to its roots.………Robert
  9. Beautiful, beautiful car.

    I would love to do a T track roadster, but at 6'3" there is no way I would fit. Even my stock '26 T roadster is a challenge.
  10. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Brizio doesn't do anything but home runs when he steps up to the plate. I've seen a lot of builders come and go in my 69 years but he has settled on a build style that really tugs at the heart of us old timers. His dad was the go to guy for T's before moving on and when Roy took over his old shop he moved it to the next level.

  11. Well said. If I could afford to have someone build me a car, Roy Brizio comes to mind first. Either him or Dave Lane.

  12. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Much more accurate than "Brizio built it". In this particular case, that would be pretty misleading...not to take anything away from Brizio
  13. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    As a tall 16 year old at my first car show, I was amazed at how small ALL the cars were. Now, I drive a T Bucket and fit very well. Go figure.

    I'm also in the "if I had the money" Brizio camp.
  14. As in a lot of cases, the last guy to work on the car gets labeled as the "builder". A more appropriate term would be "finished by" since there was fabrication involved, making more than simply an "assembled by" job.

    I've read elsewhere that they (Mumford and Brizio) have referred to the car as the "Kelly Brown T", so they are at least giving some credit to the car's past history.
  15. Dan Warner
    Joined: Oct 25, 2004
    Posts: 557

    Dan Warner
    from so cal

    At some point in the car's journey I saw it in the back yard at So Cal Speed Shop during an open house one time. It was identified to me as the Kelly Brown T then.

  16. tomcurnow
    Joined: May 3, 2009
    Posts: 49

    from Los Angles

    Kelly started the build about 1980 after winning them US Nationals. He installed a Donovan 4 cyl. Over the years the car had many fab guys as mentioned above , but the ownership never changed until KB sold the 75% finished car to Mumford , the engine was changed to a V8 60 Hemi said to be one only 3 or 4 sets built. The overall concept and stance was Kelly's original plan. Now finished to perfection. AMBR award well earned
  17. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,892

    stuart in mn

    The Rodder's Journal had a nice article on the car a few issues ago.
  18. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    I believe they actually had "Kelly Brown T" on the show card. Class act. I think the main body change they made was make new hood side panels, to clear the rocker covers.
  19. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    They actually had two articles, one with the car before it was painted, and another with the car finished, after it won.
    Most of the tin-work, including the nose, was done by Steve Davis. The first article in TRJ is probably more interesting, shows a lot of the chassis work. Some very nice work there.
  20. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,892

    stuart in mn

    Now that you remind me, that's right - both articles were good with lots of great photos.
  21. Any more photos?

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