Barris Custom Model Kits
are some George Barris models. I especially like the
ones made out of the coke can, and the cereal box (true budget
customs for sure !). Some of these kits you may recognize, but
just about all of them have been modified in some way from their
original model. Notice the Monkeemobile
" Hearse" and several Tom
Daniel designs. Notice the Trolley Car to the left (the
last time it was released I think it was a San Francisco Cable
Car in a Testors box, something
like 1/48 scale) that has been turned into a hot rod.
picture is from the early 1970's and from my personal collection.
Kustoms of the 1950s - George Barris' work set a trend for
all custom car builders and owners. George has done a great
tribute to many car builders by showing these terrific photos
of many cars that we all thought were lost. As one reads thru
the book, you begin to realize that these rolling sculptures
are true works of art, and several of these vehicles have been
featured in museums and art shows. One can thank George for
having the ability to photograph these (K)custom cars
during the 1950s.
Kustoms of the 1960s - This showcase of George Barris hot
rods and custom cars created during the swinging 1960s features
images from Barris gold mine of archival color and black-and-white
photography. George Barris remains the most visible and popular
hot rod and custom car builder. His cars, museums, and special
exhibits at car shows continue to draw attention, and thousands
of hot rod enthusiasts enjoy looking at photos of his older
vehicles. He is a hot rodding legend.