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History Sam Barris ‘50 Buick / Buddy Alcorn ‘50 Merc

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by HEMI32, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Thanks. Super cool video!
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  2. Thanks
    Never met Dennis, but he appears to have decent taste in classic cars.

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  3. sanfordsotherson
    Joined: Mar 21, 2005
    Posts: 962

    from So. Cal.

    That's a great segment! Seeing these customs static, in a car show is one thing, but in motion is awesome!

    Anybody notice the big Barris Crest in the upper floor window of Kurt's house?
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  4. NOTE: Credit goes to @Jimmy B for finding this video on YouTube yesterday ... I was a bit surprised that he (or another HAMBer) hadn’t already posted it here ... so this morning, I thought it appropriate to share with the H.A.M.B. Traditional Custom community.
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  5. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 4,344

    from SW Wyoming

    Sam's Buick is probably my favorite custom, thanks for posting.
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  6. flyin-t
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,423


    Just plain badass.
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  7. Jimmy Hervatin
    Joined: Aug 11, 2009
    Posts: 29

    Jimmy Hervatin
    from Midwest MO

    Very kool video! The Bubby Alcorn Merc brings back memories when I did the metal work on the car over twenty years ago. Was very neat to see the car in bare metal! I could see all the lead that was used to create this fantastic kustom. Most of all the lead work was still in good shape. Only repaired where there was rust or damage. Kurt has a incredible collection of customs!
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  8. @HEMI32, yesterday I watched the vid and shared it to FB directly from youtube. I was going to post but got sidetrack. Thanks for posting saves me doing it. :D
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  9. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,785

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    The fact that both cars still exist is amazing considering both where found rotting away into oblivion. But so was the Dream truck and the Zaro Merc. Hats off to Kurt for preserveing all those amazing cars. Larry
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  10. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,293


    NICE find. Two lucky dudes one the owner and the other is the reporter that got to tool around in them.
  11. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,108


    I met Kurt last year and spent time at his house looking at the collection. Then he rode with me in the Hudson to lunch and to visit Mann Restorations who are doing his Barris 38 Coupe. Will see him again this year when I visit in May(not with the Hudson this time). He has invited me to ride with him to the Custom Car Revival in Indianapolis
    over the weekend of June 6th to June 9th. Will be a passenger in the 1941 Cadillac convertible. Al-lauer-1941-cadillac-harry-westergard-14.jpg Al-lauer-1941-cadillac-harry-westergard-15.jpg
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  12. Jay71
    Joined: Sep 15, 2007
    Posts: 857


    Oh man. To see those things going down the road and the gurgle of that exhaust...I don’t have the words. Kustom perfection. Thanks for posting!!!
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  13. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 8,056


    Thank goodness there are guys like Kurt McCormick who love the old
    customs and have preserved them for all to enjoy. Beautiful cars.
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  14. Jay71
    Joined: Sep 15, 2007
    Posts: 857


    On a side note, I work in the service department of a boat dealership here in Ventura. About a year ago a salesman approached me, and because he knew I’m a car guy, he asked me,”do you know who George Barris is?” Of course, I know who he is, why, I asked. “Well I sold his daughter a boat yesterday.” Wasn’t sure I believed him till I came into work a week later and saw this. Needless to say, I’m always honored to get to work on the Kustom Kruiser. Btw, that's a shop trailer its sitting on. Barris' don't do the patina deal!

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