We all have one of those friends who say they are going to do X, but never make their way past B before giving up and acting like they never had any plans in the first place.
My friend Keith is certainly not one of those people. When he says he is going to do X, what he really means is that X is something that must happen on his way to destination Z.
About ten years ago, when he told me he was going to turn the pile of parts (mostly belonging to a 27 t bucket) into a hot rod, I believed him because despite having no prior car building experience he wasn’t known for spreading verbal manure, and he had already displayed a ‘send it’ and let the rest sort itself out attitude on his bike.
As time went on, and the project began to take shape, it became clear that Keith had a firm grasp on what it took to build a traditional hot rod, and this was cemented in stone when his completed ‘Rocket T’ ended up gracing the pages of .
After the feature, word of Keith’s skills spread quickly and his path towards becoming an employed hot rod builder quickly began to reveal itself.
It’s said you should never ignore opportunity when it knocks, so one wise real estate investment later the Binbrook Speed Shop was born.
Located west of Toronto, and south of Hamilton, the Binbrook Speed Shop is equipped to handle every step of the traditional hot rod building process including –but not limited to– restoration, body modification, chassis fabrication, and motor building and installation.
Currently sitting in the shop along, side his now stripped down Model T, is a 55 Ford F-100, a 1926 Ford Roadster, a 1925 Ford Model T, and another 1927 Ford Roadster heralded as Canada’s Oldest Most Original Hot Rod.
Despite only being one man Keith manages to give every project the utmost attention to detail and when they roll out of the shop under their own power they are true sights to behold.
Enjoy these pictures of my brief, off season, visit to the Binbrook Speed Shop, and expect to see a lot more as the weather gets better and Keith picks up a head of steam.
If you’re looking for how to get in touch with the Binbrook Speed Shop you can reach Keith at 905-869-0004.