Wednesday, March 3, 2010

FUZZY'S CORNER: Mandy's Merc Forgotten Barris Kustom

 Our good old friend Dick "Fuzzy" Fuerholze contacted us about some lost Barris customs that he had photos of and knowing the knowledge and stories Fuzzy has about George and the good old days... Well we have to give him his own corner here at Barris Kustom City.. So WELCOME TO FUZZY'S CORNER!!!

MANDY'S MERC : Forgotten Barris Kustom 
Photos from Dick "Fuzzy" Fuerholze & Rik Hoving www.rikhovingkustoms.com


 Mandy Holder was from Springfield , Illinois, he himself was a painter, stripper,he did the painting on the famous "Truly Rare " Buick of Gene Howard.  The car was first started by himself and a guy by the name of Ernie Bell in Springfield, then he came to Barris's  where Barris designed it and finished it off. 
Somewhere from local shows back in 1958.  Mandy died young and the car was stolden sometime after he died I believe. Its never been seen since, and believe me we looked for it. Ernie Bell is the only one living  yet of his close friends, he has had thoughts on it, but that's it.





1 comment:

  1. Hey Fuzzy
    Glad to see you found a home for these great photos so all of George's fans can enjoy them. Nice! Thanks Bret and Piero.

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