The automotive community suffered a great loss last week with the passing of the King of the Kustomizers, George Barris. Like many my first introduction to his work came by way of the original Batmobile, but since further diving into car culture I’ve seen, and become a fan off, a lot of his other creations.
Today as sort of salute I’m going to post up a varied collection of a fraction of the cars he built, designed, or his shop had a part in creating.
I feel honored to have met him a few years ago at the Fleetwood Country Cruise In and to have seen him there again this year.
This video goes through a number of his builds as well, from show rods, to the Flintsones, The Car, and a number of clean Kustoms in-between.