As of today, Monday August 27th 2012... The city of Lynwood California voluntarily came to the shop to discuss the possibilty of assisting in preserving the former Barris Kustom shop at 11054 Atlantic ave. They have asked me to compile any evidence as to why people would care to see this dream become a reality. The State of California has sent a letter stating that the building could be placed on the National Register under Criteria A and B. They also mention that the property has the potential to become part of the fast growing heritage tourism industry. Travel industry officials generally treat heritage tourism as part of a lager category called cultural tourism, which includes visitation to historic sites as well as museums and other venues for arts and history. The letter also says "The Atlantic Avenue property has the historical context to attract tourists interested in the early years of car customization as well as the car as a hand crafted art form. I am posting this because the city asked me to present any letters of support or interest to them by the end of the week. I am sure all of us have thought about how cool it would be to slide back in time and hang around that little shop. So if there is any other people like myself that would care to see this shop live and breath again now is your chance to be a part of it. Please pass the word on and hopefully something good will come of it. Thanks.