A Hollywood legend passed away last week. Kustom Car King, George Barris, became known for his bold style and attention to detail in custom car design. He was the man to build the machine. Throughout the golden age of Hollywood he built his empire working for people like Sinatra, Stallone, and Presley. His cars left an indelible mark as well. In fact, his iconic creations are even more well known than he was.
Some of the classic cars he built for screen use include “Black Beauty” from The Green Hornet starring Bruce Lee; the Munsters’ Koach, and of course the Batmobile from the TV series starring Adam West.
Although the legend is gone, his work has been immortalized on screen and will be enjoyed for generations to come.