Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Now Taking Pre-Sales for Limited Edition Prints!!

Thats Right Kids!!  We are making these limited edition prints available early so you can lock in your order cause once these are gone they're gone!!!  Only a 100 Prints of each image scanned directly from the Transparency from the Barris Archive! George will number and sign each one.. Available as prints alone or framed!! 
We have a Combo Deal as well!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

THE RIK HOVING FILES: George Barris 1941 Buick

By Rik Hoving: March 15th 2010

When George Barris moved from Sacramento to Los Angeles he drove a 1936 Ford Cabriolet. A nice custom. But George soon understood that when he wanted a profitable Custom Body Shop he needed something more to advertise his workmanship. So he got himself a second hand 1941 Buick Convertible and started to built his dream custom, and one he hoped would bring him many more customer cars. George started the car right after the move from the Bell Shop to the new Compton Avenue shop. 

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.


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