Rest In Peace George Barris

Baseball has Babe Ruth, basketball has Michael Jordan, the custom car world has George Barris.

Appropriately known worldwide as the "King of the Kustomizers," George Barris made a huge impact on the custom car scene. Whether it was the Hirohata Merc, The Ala Kart, The Batmobile, The Munster Koach or even model cars if you are into custom cars you were influenced by Barris.
It is hard to believe we will not see George in his signature gold jacket, and big smile at car show throughout California anymore.

The Hirohata Merc at the 2015 Concourse D'Elegance.

The Hirohata Merc at the 2015 Concourse D'Elegance.

Another Barris built Merc at the Concourse D'Elegance.

Another Barris built Merc at the Concourse D'Elegance.

George surrounded by many known customizers at Santa Maria 2010

George surrounded by many known customizers at Santa Maria 2010

George with Brad Mastrerson at Masterson Kustoms' Fore Party in 2008.

George with Brad Mastrerson at Masterson Kustoms' Fore Party in 2008.

Thank you for all you have done sir, you will be missed.