George Barris King of Kustom Drives a Prius.

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  1. Absolutly Red Hot

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    I met George Barris yesterday. Checked it off my Bucket list. Too Cool for words. IMG_0638.JPG 20110220__DL20.barris2.jpg
     
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    sweet! who is he?
     
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    Bisco, you really don't know who George Barris is???
    He is possibly the best Hot Rod design and build king who ruled the world of cars in the 60's and 70's. His shop is off the 101 in North Hollywood, 2 blocks south of North Hollywood Toyota on Lankershim Blvd. Head south, go under 101, next Left take it, Barris Industries is right there!
    He was responsable for the Batmobile, in the Batman TV series in the 60's, The Munstermobile from the Munsters, Black Beauty from the Green Hornet, plus many other really cool cars for their time!

    Check out his website ... Barris Kustom Industries
     
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    While George is a character, the real talent behind Barris Kustoms was his late brother Sam who defined what a '49 Mercury Club Coupe should look like
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    He then went on to build the quintessential Hirohata Merc for Bob Hirohata.
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    To me, these are really the top two cars from the Barris Bros.
    Yes I want one, too
     
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    thanks, color me embarrissed.:oops:
     
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    Thanks KK6PD for your addition and also adding his website. I have been a life long fan of George. My Dad built our first of many model cars the Ala Kart. From about age 5 I was hooked. All the TV shows, all his World of Wheel wacky creations. Big Daddy Ed Roth was also a favorite. George is somewhere around 87 years in age. He is still going to shows and making appearances. I felt like I was visiting my long lost Grandpa. I just fell in love with the man even more. 0809rc_01_z+1929_ford_roadster_pickup+ala_kart[1].jpg george-barris-car-collection.jpg
     
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