As with each year, the annual Roy Brizio Street Rod shop party felt like it came up before the last one was over. The party kicked off on Friday with a major shop cleanup and a barbecue catered by Shaub's Meats from Palo Alto, California. Besides cleaning every corner of the shop, the crew positioned each project car so everybody could get a good look at it.

Saturday morning, guests started arriving as early a 6:30 a.m. in order to get a good parking spot in the Brizio lots. By 10 a.m., cars filled every lot and spilled into the Sanderson Headers lot next door. Guests came from all over, including a group from Canada and longtime friend Bob Rothenberg, who came from St. Louis. Of course, Andy "The Rod Father" Brizio showed up sporting some new headgear.

You may notice a few cars that were in bare steel last year have recently been finished, including Larry Karp's black '34 three-window and Bob Nickum's tangerine '32 Fordor. Also in the shop and still under construction were Eric Clapton's recently chopped '49 shoebox and '48 Chevy pickup. Not to be ignored was the infamous Ala Kart.

Brizio's would like to thank the volunteers that came out to help with the preparation and management of such a large event and all the dealers and manufacturers from the street rod industry who donated parts for the raffle. And, they sent a special thank-you to all the people who came out to help them celebrate their 23rd open house.