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Inside a Barris Kustom

Inside a Barris Kustom

  Inside a BARRIS KUSTOM   A look inside the 1941 Snooky Janich Ford Barris Customs body-work that normally is hidden behind upholstery and other panels. We all have seen many pho...
by Rik Hoving
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1951 Barris Study Trip Part 4

  STUDY TRIP PART 4   George Barris his 1951 Car Design Study Trip took him to several European countries. Here he took many snapshots of cars with fresh new ideas. Which inspire...
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Sam Barris Buick Restoration at Manns

  SAM BARRIS BUICK RESTORATION   The team at MANNS Restoration has just finished painting the Sam Barris 1950 Buick. The full restoration is nearing its completion. In the summe...
by Rik Hoving
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Thrifty Parking-lot Show

  TRYFTY PARKING-LOT SHOW   In May 1954 the Lords Car Club organized a free one day outdoor Car Show at the Thrifty Drug Store in Los Angles. The Customs they gathered for this e...
by Rik Hoving
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That Illustrious Sanguine 1940 Merc 3

  © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Nick Matranga – That Illustrious Sanguine ’40 Merc! – original written February, 2014)   Part three Due to the lengt...
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Marcia Campbell 42 Ford

Marcia Campbell 1942 Ford

  CAMPBELL 1942 FORD “BABY BLUEY”   Perfectly styled 1942 Ford by the Barris Kustom shop, owned by Custom Car photographer Marcia Campbell.   Marcia Campbell’s vers...
by Rik Hoving
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Hirohata Merc Mystery Antenna

  HIROHATA MERC MYSTERY ANTENNA   For a short time in 1953 Bob Hirohata had a set of futuristic antennas on his famous Barris Kustoms built 1951 Mercury. Ever wondered where thos...
by Rik Hoving
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Wally Welch and his passion for cars

  WALLY WELCH THE MAN AND HIS MACHINES   Want to know more about the late Wally Welch? You are at the right place. We will be sharing many more stories, background information, an...
by Rik Hoving
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Sam Barris Buick Model

  GOLDEN SAHARA MODEL   Japanese Yoshihiro Hobara is on a quest to build a series of his all time favorite famous Barris Kustoms Shop created Custom cars in scale 1/25. His lates...
by Rik Hoving
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Marcia Campbell 49 Chevy

Barris 1949 Chevy Convertible

CLASSIC BARRIS 1949 CHEVY This classic, conservative restyled 1949 Chevy convertible was the first convertible ever to be customized at the Barris shop. Custom Car photographer Marcia Campb...
by Rik Hoving
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Sam Barris Custom Stylist

  SAM BARRIS CUSTOM STYLIST   We have all read about how Sam Barris was the metal craftsman at the Barris Shop. But what was his roll when it came to the designs of the Barris Cus...
by Rik Hoving
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Les PoPo Photo Proofs

  BOB CRESPO LES POPO   One of the wildest 1940 Ford Customs ever built. Bob Crespo’s Les PoPo photo proof sheets with photos by Dave Cunningham.   In Kustoms Illustrat...
by Rik Hoving
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Zaro ’41 Ford Color Slide

KUSTOM SLIDE An amazing and rare color slide of Johnny Zaro’s 1941 Ford, taken at set up day at one of the early 1950’s custom car shows. Color photos from the early 1950’...
by Rik Hoving
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Zupan Mercury

TWO-TONE METALLIC GOLD-RUST Keeping up with the demands set by car show organizers was quite a challenge in the mid-fifties. Especially when your car was considered to be old fashioned and ...
by Rik Hoving
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Janich Ford Restoration Progress

RESTORATION PROGRESS Brothers Steve and George Mallory have been slowly working to finish the Paul “Snooky” Janich Barris-built 1941 Ford, after they debuted the car in primer a...
by Rik Hoving
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Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold part 2

  Continued from part ONE of the Jesse Lopez Lo! & Behold story.   © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold – original written in augus...
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Sam Barris Buick Restoration Finished

  SAM BARRIS BUICK FINISHED   The full restoration on the Sam Barris 1950 Buick has been finished. The Iconic Custom looks breathtaking, just as how Sam Barris finished it in late...
by Rik Hoving
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