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History Shots from the Barris Archive...

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Evel, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,036

    1. 60s Show Rods

    So I got the ok to post photos from the huge archives that we have scanned over the last few years working on the book "The Art of George Barris" witch is still being worked on... I took care of the early years as well as Greg Sharp and Pat Ganhal.. they wrote the context and I did most of the captions and scanning...

    Anyway I've been posting a photo and write up daily on the Barris Kustom City Face book page so i'll add it here too...for those who don't face book..

    Heres the first week...

    This was a neat photo that we found in the Barris archives.. its shows Mr. Roth surrounded by eager fans waiting to see his next airbrushed shirt... Kinda Crazy..

    This is San Louis Obispo show in 1958... Check out that line up.. Most cars in the room were famous top notch show cars... Shirley's Tbird, Andregg Roadster, Kookie Car, Ala Kart, Jeffries Porsch, The Moon Rocket, The Tiago Ranchero (2nd Version), Mc Nulty name a few.. Pretty Neat!

    This shot is of some of the fellas working the Kustom City booth selling monster shirt to the kiddies!! well waiting to at least.. To the left you see the back of XM-SC 210 (as in eXperiMental Speed Coupe) and on the a right looks link a nicely dress Nailhead or Small Block in a boat.. Oh and lets not forget our neighbors Ogdon Judo and Karate school..Hahaha

    his is a great shot of George and the fellas bringing the casket in to become what is now known as the Dragula. The story George told me that they went into a casket shop and told the guy they wanted to buy a casket the man said "Where is the deceased being buried?" No one is dead he replied well were gonna build a car out of it... The salesman refused to sell it to George.. when the guy when in the back George and his pals grabbed the casket and left a few hundred dollars on the counter to cover the cost plus a little extra...and bolted out the door with the casket..

    Its not uncommon to go to the shop and find a film crew shooting something going on.. Not sure what was being shot here but its just a cool look into the past of what has been countless times the shop has been shot.
  2. Wow great pics man. Awesome look into the history of our passion
  3. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,625


    Great stuff!
  4. cool pics...thanks

  5. oldandkrusty
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,124


    Fantastic stuff - thanks for sharing with those of us that are troglodytes and who aren't married to facebook.
  6. That was great ! thanks for sharing !
  7. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,722

    from Nor Cal

    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,476


    More - more please!
  9. TerrytheK
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 855


    This is way too cool. Any idea when that book will be available?
  10. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Looks like even Buddy Holly was a fan. :D


    I love old pictures like those, can't get enough of them. Thanks for posting.

  11. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,036

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Its my pleasure to share these... I have a hard drive full of photos i'll try to post one a day if time permits...

    Stay Tuned..
  12. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,036

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Hopefully by the end of the year... Its coming along pretty well.. Brett has been working on it for a few years now..its the story form beginning to present day.. witch isa whole lotta of material.. But its gonna be great...
  13. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,665


    Those were great picture's !!! Thank's for posting.
  14. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Awesome stuff. Thanks for sharing.
  15. Thanks Evel!.
  16. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    Nice thread.......thanks
  17. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Very cool. Thanks for posting.
  18. japar
    Joined: Jun 30, 2007
    Posts: 263

    from Seekonk Ma

    Here is a shot of the Batmobile being loaded up in front of Barris Kustoms

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  19. chubbie
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,314


    so far so great
  20. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,306

    Jalopy Joker

    Kool - Thanks. pic of George last year next to Blackie Gejeian's famous roadster.

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    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,371

    from Bordertown

    Thanks for postin up Evel!!!

    Nice one of the lil Anderegg Roadster!
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2013
  22. roaddog
    Joined: Sep 26, 2005
    Posts: 80


    that is some cool pics.glad i saw his creations last fall when i was there.and george and his staff were great to meet.the man is a legend and i would recommend everybody to check it out.
  23. Ford Freak
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 826

    Ford Freak

    Thats got to be one of the first enclosed trailers. Notice how high it sits.
  24. Thanks Evel!! Great pictures and I can't wait to see more.

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  25. the casket shot is epic. does george still sell those jackets?
  26. josh highley
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 405

    josh highley

    Very cool! Thanks for posting.
  27. slingshot392
    Joined: Jul 23, 2009
    Posts: 99


    What a great time capsule, thanks so much for sharing! Can't wait to see more photos.
  28. hellsgaterods
    Joined: Dec 8, 2010
    Posts: 534


    nice! I was glad to see George make good money on the batmobile the other day.
  29. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,036

    1. 60s Show Rods

    I wish.. maybe one day I could talk them into it...

    Thanks guys.. I'll have a new photo up tomorrow... Stay Tuned

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