Richard "Korky" Korkes is a legendary East Coast customizer. At age 17, in 1952, Korky customized his first car, a 1946 Ford convertible. He went on to restyle a 1954 Ford two years later, that become known as the Parisian. The Parisian is without doubt one of the most famous custom cars of the East Coast. After building a futuristic bubble top Jaguar for Bobby Freedman at age 28, George Barris headhunted Korky, and he went to California to work as shop foreman at Barris Kustom City. As shop foreman at Barris Kustoms Korky was in charge of the cars that were built. George was the promotor and constantly on the road while Korky ran the shop, solved completion issues, and made certain the cars were finished on time. Among the celebritiess that Korky built cars for both at Barris and at his own shop include: Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Farrah Fawcett, Marvin Gaye, Jermaine Jackson, Tom Daniels, Harry Bradley, Reverend Ike, Bernie Cornfeld, Cher, Doug Rose, Canned Heat and many more. Trough his friend Joseph Miner, Korky has shared some of his enormous photo collection with Kustomrama: http://kustomrama.com/index.php?title=The_Richard_Korkes_Photo_Collection As I go along and add photos I will share them here as well, so people can add information and photos of the cars, and maybe share some memories thay have of em!