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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Nezzy51
    Joined: Oct 20, 2013
    Posts: 27


    As a kid of the 60s and 70s The Munsters and Batman were two of my favorite TV shows and it was because of the cars. Was at Barrett Jackson in 2013 with my wife and my dad when the Batmobile was there. They had it roped off and I just had to reach over and touch it! RIP
  2. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 4,648

    from red oak

    As John D`Agostino calls him----King George
  3. My sincere condolences to the family ... Rip George ...
  4. woodz
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
    Posts: 517


    So sorry to hear this. He is a legend. RIP
  5. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,093

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Very sorry to hear. Not only a great customizer and promoter of our car life style, but a terrific photographer. Hell, he even took some great shots of Marilyn Monroe.
  6. devilscustom
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 286

    from Sweden

  7. RIP George...A true legend who influenced so many...his legacy will live on forever in his amazing customs..
  8. Sakke
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 224

    from Finland

    RIP George, The King Of Kustoms
  9. rodney woolnough
    Joined: Mar 11, 2008
    Posts: 131

    rodney woolnough
    from tasmania

    RIP The farther or ALA KART AND SO MANY MORE
  10. Colin HD
    Joined: Sep 14, 2008
    Posts: 274

    Colin HD

    Very sad.
    Love or hate some of his later work etc. he brought our hobby along way!
    George give those Pearly Gates a fresh coat of paint, add some metalflake and some fogging!!!!!
  11. Lil32
    Joined: Apr 4, 2012
    Posts: 1,423


    Sad news. R.I.P George. Prayers to Family and all friends
  12. blackout78666
    Joined: Jul 3, 2009
    Posts: 582


    What was the quote on a Rbt. Wms. Painting, " hell with a hammer devil with a torch". Something like that. RIP
  13. 51 Chev Deluxx
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 29

    51 Chev Deluxx
    from Detroit

  14. raprap
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 768

    from Ohio

    Yeah, I heard yesterday too. Like others have said, I always thought he did a tremendous amount for our hobby. Very humble beginnings but worked like a dog to get where he was. The true American Dream. Met him at several car shows along with Ed Roth, Von Dutch, etc. These guys always gave you time to talk about their passion. That's what drove me deep into this hobby. I hope I can give back 1/10 of what they did. RIP Mr. King of the Kustomizers.
  15. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,816

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    RIP, George. King of the Kustomizers.
  16. Every kid that built model cars back in the day knew about George Barris. That was back when the AMT kits came with that crappy tube of putty in them. But some of those may have been Alexander Bros or Winfield inspired... anyway, we all knew who he was.
  17. RIP George.

    I remember as a kid watching re-runs of the Munsters and seeing the Munster Koach and Dragula. I was fascinated by them, and so started my love for cars. Thank you for all you did George!

  18. jeta12
    Joined: Oct 14, 2012
    Posts: 235


    Rest in peace George
  19. Thanks George, for making the world a little more beautiful.

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  20. funk 49
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
    Posts: 242

    funk 49

    Just read the sad news. I had met with George quite a few times and he was always
    a class act,even while asking my now "ex" to please step out of the picture we were taking
    I still have the picture,he knew. Thanks for the great times,you will be missed George.
    God Bless
    Funk 49
  21. Blade58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2012
    Posts: 332

    from apopka ,Fl

  22. RIP King of the Kustomizers
  23. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,359

    from Mayberry

    sucks to lose a pioneer like him. glad to have had the chance to meet him years back.
  24. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,692

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    Those streets of gold will soon be overlaid in candy apple red. God speed Mr. Barris.
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  25. henryj429
    Joined: Jan 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,058


    A king pin in our hobby. Huge loss.

    RIP George.
  26. Insane 1
    Joined: Feb 13, 2005
    Posts: 973

    Insane 1
    from Ennis TX

    Met him several years ago, he was just standing around by a stage at SEMA, he signed the back of my business card... the only thing I had on hand. Hangs in my office. I was happy to finally met him after growing up reading about the cars since I was a kid.

    It's a rainy day here in Texas...very appropriate.
  27. Here we are in the D... Larry and Mike Alexander are gone....
    Now George in Cali...
    Condolences to the Barris family.
    Your man George was an absolute legend in the esteemed craft circle of Kustomized Car Kulture
    Truly a great car builder - he and Sam set forth a look that is now saught for huge money the world over - The Chopped '50 Merc. I the minds of most, Theirs (the Sam Barris Merc and the Hirohata are THE gold standard.
    Customizers the world over should observe a moment of silence for our passed comerade.
    George was to Kustoms what Stevie Ray was to the Blues
    May God rest his soul
  28. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,025


    told the wife of his passing,
    she said "dangit! I never did get to go on that date with him!"
    then she retold the story of meeting him at an Autoramma here in Seattle years ago,
    apparently he lived up to his reputation that day, flirting with every young lady that paid him attention.
    At one point he asked her what she did for a living and she said "nuclear physicist"
    he seemed impressed and asked what she was doing after the show..
    'must have been a fun conversation as I've heard it many times over the years.

    he will be remembered for a long long time.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2015

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