We had something else in mind for this post until
we received word that George Barris died. To those
outside the car hobby his name probably isn’t that
familiar, but his creations would be.
Barris was 89 when he died last night. George Barris
created some of the most iconic and popular cars to ever
grace the blacktop. Barris built the Hirohata Merc,
the Ala Kart, the Munster Coach, Drag-U-La, the
Batmobile, the Wagon Queen Family Truckster, the
Monkee Mobile, KITT, the General Lee, and the Back
to the Future DeLorean to name a few.
He was an integral part of Kustom Kulture and
introduced the average American to the custom car
culture. His cars were featured in TV shows like
The Munsters, Batman, Mannix, The Banana Splits
Adventure Hour, the Beverly Hillbillies, The
Bugaloos, Bearcats!, Banacek, Starsky and Hutch,
the Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, and more.
Our condolences to the family. He will be missed.
Comments are always welcome.