Andy Brizio and Bud, taking a quiet break on the way to the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN. Bud would politely convey to his readers that scenery like this couldn't be experienced with the street rod parked in the garage. Bud considers Andy one of his closest friends: "I met Bud a couple of months before we went to Gatlinburg in 1969," recalled Andy. "I had built a Volkswagen-powered '23 T for my wife, Sue, because we had a gas-crunch then, just like now. If it weren't for Bud getting me involved with all the people with the magazine, they wouldn't have found out who I was, and I wouldn't have gotten involved with all this stuff. Everybody would ask me over the years whatever happened to Bud, because they knew I knew him. There was no way I could find him. It was like he was lost somewhere."