"I just am curious. My impression has always been that the great Barris cars were all due to the designs of Sam Barris, Bill Hines as well as the other guys working there"...."Are there any cars that He designed or built himself that qualify him as "king"?"...."I simply want to know more about what he contributed to the great EARLY Barris customs that I am a fan of." I'd agree that Sam was the key designer and craftsman behind some of the best and most famous Kustoms to come out of the Barris Bros shop. And alot of really great customizers and painters came out of that shop too, after learning and honing their skills. I'm sure besides Sam, George had alot to do with that. And wasn't it George who started the Barris shop, after working with the early customizers in the Sacramento area, before Sam came to work there after leaving the service? I'm just going by memory from countless things I've read through the years. I'm not a fan of most of the later stuff that he did, but it seems to me, that George was highly intrumental in turning out some of the best Kustoms of the 40's and 50's.