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An Interview with George Barris, the King of Kustomizers

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An Interview with George Barris, the King of Kustomizers
An Interview with George Barris, the King of Kustomizers

George Barris

Michele Hamer

At this year's Annual Route 66 Rendezvous in downtown San Bernardino, California, we jumped at the opportunity to interview automotive industry icon, George Barris - the King Kustomizers. On the way to meet up with Mr. Barris, we were wondering where does one start with a man who began customizing cars when he was thirteen, and has, over the last sixty years, produced an immense list of legendary machines that played starring and supporting roles in television and movies. Some of those include:

All it took was a quick handshake and George Barris opened up like we were friends from way back. In his mid-eighties, this King of Kustomizers was razor sharp as he took us through how his love of cars began and up unto his latest projects, still showing a passion for cars like a man in his twenties.

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