TONY FAZIO Passed 23rd October 1981
(Dedication by Ralphy Taylor)
Tony started racing in 1958 in a 1935 Chevy V8 Hot Rod he named "Sugarshack", This car was built by fellow racer Laurie Hillary's brother Digger Hillary. As time passed Tony would purchase the ex John Fenton Supermodified, repaint it white, add the number 65 and race the car at Wattle Grove and Claremont, Tony was an exciting driver as he spent a lot of time upside-down, During these early years Tony spent some
time swinging for his great mate and my dad Harry Taylor on a sidecar, 1966-1967 would become the highlight of Tony's racing life when he won the West Australian Super Modified Championship at Claremont Speedway, leading home Guy Glamuzina and Jimmy Matta.
Tony was married to Lana and they had two children, a girl and boy, He had a reputation as a wild boy, he loved to get around in his hotted up FJ Holden and live life on the edge.
In 1968 Tony retired from racing and for personal reasons left Australia and travelled for about two years throughout New Zealand and Asia.
With Tony out of the country my dad Harry jumped into the car and raced it under the number 55, Tony would later return to Australia to live on to die in a car accident on the 23rd of October 1981 in Alexander Drive Dianella after the car he was in with two mates struck a pole
I always remember uncle Tony as being good to me and a great mate of dads.