Monday, February 22, 2016

just krushin’ it

When I was a car-loving kid in the 1950’s, 
the name George Barris was synonymous with cool.

Son of a Greek immigrant, he began “kustomising” kars in Kalifornia very early, and soon Hollywood kame kalling.

The “K” in “Barris Kustom” became a signature.

Too young to drive, I hand-built his kustom models instead.

He was soon to be very famous.

With just three weeks notice, he turned a Lincoln Futura into the first Batmobile for ABC TV.

The Barris-built Batmobile sold at auction on January 19, 2013 for $4,620,000, and George Barris lived to see it.

My childhood hero of kustom kars passed away November 5, 2015
 at the kool old age of 89.

He was killer with a k. 

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