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    Default George Barris dies at age 89.

    http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/11/06/george-barris-self-proclaimed-king-of-the-customizers-dies-at-age-89/?refer=news
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    I never cared for his cars, but I loved George. I met him a couple times, and he was a hoot, and loved his fans. RIP George.
    There are times for thinking, and times for acting, but the art is in the balance


    CruiseFest 2005
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    CruiseFest 2011

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    I never cared much his work either; however, his abilities with metal were impressive.

    I never heard of his brother Sam; have you?

    "Sam as a really talented man. He didn't need to have anybody helping him. He could do it all by himself. Everything. He could do the moldings, the chrome, the fit, lead work, paint work, everything. He could cut and weld pot-metal windwings for top chops. Something nobody else in the shop could do"
    www.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=Sam_Barris

    His last complete custom:
    www.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=El_Capitola

    Whoosh, and blur

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    There were a few of his creations from the early 60''s that I liked, and his ability to "mash the metal" was something out of the ordinary.
    2007 Atomic Orange Coupe Cashmere/black interior

    2005 CruiseFest Attendee (Bowling Green, KY) 2007 CruiseFest Attendee (Colorado Springs, CO)
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    Formerly owned Corvettes: 1964 coupe, 1994 coupe, 2001 coupe


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    RIP George... You brought the world much joy and some very strange-looking cars...

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    George excelled at making the unimaginable... imaginable and tangible.

    His taste wasn't for everyone- but the guy was good at what he did.



    Thanks George for being the guy who made so many of the cars of my childhood!
    1982 Dark Blue Corvette
    Crossfire Injection | .496"/.495" Cam | AFR Eliminator Heads | EBL | 3.73
    0-60mph in four and a half seconds



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    1982 Chevrolet Corvette , 350 2k RPM Stall Converter + Updgraded Transmission + Governor Set For 5,450rpm Shifts 3.73 Code 42 Dark Mettalic Blue with a twist

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