RIP George Barris, The King of The Kustomizers. A true original who made a difference. George was larger than life and will be missed dearly by his family, friends and fans. Thank you all for your outpouring of love, kindness, and sympathy.
George Barris is known throughout the world as the 'original' King of Kustomizers. His creations are legendary in the world of television and motion pictures including the likes of the original television series Batmobile, Munster Koach, Beverly Hillbillies, KITT from Nightrider and more! His personal Star Collection includes the General Lee, Starsky & Hutch, Torino Green Hornet and Monkee Mobile. George hasn't slowed down one bit and there's a lot of new things happening at the shop as he and his team are busy creating new Kustoms, television and movie cars. There's also a new line of die cast toys and exclusive Barris bicycles making their way onto the scene. Check out our news and events sections as George himself will be attending a number of events this year.
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@2013 BKI. Cars featured are either
designed and built by Barris or part
of the Barris Collection.
George Barris and Autorama promoter Bob Larivee Jr.explain the origins and significance of the coveted Ridler Award.
This interview was recorded at the 2005 SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV. Unfortunately, both Bob Larivee Jr and George Barris have both passed away, Bob in 2012 and George in 2015. They are both sorely missed by both the fans and the industry alike.
George Barris, King of the Kustomizers and his East Coast representatives, Andy Perillo and Mike Manning of NY Custom Coach creators of the Batmobile and the world’s most popular one-of-a-kind movie and TV cars have announced the establishment of “The Committee for the Autoseum” slated to create a Long Island based museum for the preservation of the famous cars and to educate future generations in this exciting facility that will be a vocational, educational and industry center.