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    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Germ, “losershero” has been sharing his wonderful collection of Custom Car photos, negatives, slides and other memorabilia on his Social Media platforms…

    Germ was close friends with Brad Masterson for years and happened to be at the right place at the right time when some of the Barris Collection was cleaned out by George Barris.

    He kindly allowed us to share this collection here on the Custom Car Chronicle as well. I will be adding more pictures and info in the next couple of days….

    Germ is always interested in trading material… and some of the items are for sale for the right price.
    You can contact him by email: losershero@yahoo.com

     

    All words by Germ…

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    “Found this never before seen photo of Bob Hirohata. This is from the 1950’s ..
    Photo was shot by George Barris. It’s an original photo and It’s not for sale.”

     

     

     

    25182380_1577733505639045_1108830655426134865_o“An original Barris Kustoms Crest. These were applied to the cars that were kustomized by the shop. 
    This is a 1950’s example and it shows wear due to it sitting outside on a Kustom that was rescued in Oregon.”

     

     

    48059731_2008754662536925_2570960173480804352_o“Golden Sahara pictures with the original negatives”

     

     

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    “Dug out these legendary contact sheet/pictures of Dick Bertolucci and his original Sacto shop.”

     

     

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    #62332

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    losershero_35259154_2121640584517620_6430549207370694656_nBarris Business Card

     

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    “Another contact sheet with several different test photos. The gallon paint cans of Barris Paints were for product placement and advertising. This contact sheet came from The Jeff Hartfel collection.”

     

     

    losershero_46430874_546247835848357_5604236764711496668_n“This is an original 8X10 of the Buddy Alcorn Mercury. The Mercury was originally restyled by the Ayala Brothers (Gil and Al) around 1952. The Mercury’s doorline hump was reworked into a smooth “full fadeaway” body line, rear quarter panels and taillights from a 1952 Oldsmobile were grafted on. In 1955 The Mercury was brought to Sam Barris where it was updated with new trim and new tailights. This picture was taken after Sam Barris worked his magic on the car. I got the photo from another collector and had George sign it one summer when I was helping him out in the Hollywood shop. George took the photo.”

     

     

    losershero_46743467_296695747630119_78049241711232645_n“A speeding ticket George Barris got for “Excessive Speed”
    Ticket is from 1957″

     

     

    losershero_46790064_782525075430648_7873439687911606599_n“Tom Hocker’s 1940 Ford Coupe. Original 8X10 and the negatives from the photo shoot of this car.”

     

     

    losershero_47581324_1894824930644063_6254809543086154492_n“Original photo cut from a contact sheet. AlaKart…”

     

     

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    losershero_47585640_161023458201113_1812547783056917557_n“Photographer Transparency of The Golden Sahara. This one is color showing gold and white.”

     

     

    losershero_49567971_179885669635583_4294936613307698919_n“These are the two original photos that were reproduced and edited for the first Big Barris Kustoms Book. 
    There were no negatives of these photos or they were lost..”

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    #62333

    Torchie
    Participant

    Great Pictures!

    Keep this post going please.

    Torchie

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    #62337

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Some more Tom Hocker material.

    “Tom Hocker’s 40 Ford Coupe:
    Photos are early 1950’s
    This was the original build before the Quad Headlight craze of the late 1950’s
    2 original 8X10’s
    2 misc photos from a developers contact sheet.
    3 original film negatives
    1 envelope that negatives we’re in..”

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    #62338

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

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    “Sam Barris signature on an old bank receipt.”

     

     

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    “Original Barris Kustom patch.
    The real deal..”

     

    25358520_1579403898805339_1946982984650183101_o“Original 8×10 of a product endorsement 1960’s.
    Barris Kustom Paints.”

     

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    “Contact sheet from a 1950’s photo shoot with the Famous Kopper Kart.”

     

     

    48388477_2017295658349492_9044968247954243584_o“Very rare and never seen before picture from 1957 of the Ala-Kart build.
    This is a 1929 Ford Model A roadster pickup, built by George Barris, Richard Peters, and Mike “Blackie” Gejeian in 1957.
    Originally owned by Peters, it is a two-time winner of the Grand National Roadster Show “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” trophy and Hot Rod Magazine cover car in October 1958.”

     

    49343204_2036925889719802_7622236343761895424_o“This is an original photo of The Barris Kustoms Crest on the fender of a car.
    I own the original crest and the photo.”

     

     

    49310608_2038906576188400_5659784804611129344_o“This is a picture of George posing with one of his product endorsements. This was the Kolor Chrome stuff that was all the jazz in the 1960’s.”

     

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    “Here’s another photo from a contact sheet of Sam Barris that I’ve never seen before.
    It’s from the 1950’s.”

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    #62378

    bob tindale
    Participant

    I don’t know if anyone is interested but the Encino address on the Tom Hocker photo envelope was Georges home. If you google the address you will see a classic 60’s modern design.

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    #62379

    Jeff Neppl
    Participant

    Oh man , some really stuff in here. Thanks for sharing.

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    #62385

    Ian Gibbons
    Participant

    Great stuff Rik! Thanks for posting.

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    Shanahan
    Participant

    Man, that’s some cool stuff!

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    #62388

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    losershero_46082612_432219843980922_9217884824640968041_n“This in an original 8X10 which was later used in an Advertisement Campaign featuring Barris Kustom Brand Finishing Glaze.. This photo is the final printing of the product placement.”

     

    losershero_46092913_546672722411298_189236137763531136_n“8X10 Original Photo.
    Another ad placement that was sent out to potential vendors when Kandy Kolor was all the rage. This one was sprayed from a can (lol) However good it worked I can’t imagine, but it was a hot product with the kids that built models.
    I’ve only seen one real can of this in my life and it was in terrible condition.
    Barris didn’t even have one in the shop that I can remember.”

     

    losershero_46704006_1989197281168189_7187115652356143490_nGeorge Barris ’41 Buick

     

    losershero_46802495_339261340205063_1829792015522233531_nEarly Barris Shop picture.

     

    losershero_46819337_937304169797294_7525966512371692834_nJesse Lopez 1941Ford when owned by Danny Lares.

     

    losershero_47691056_1342271155912854_3665276179405606348_n“Sam Barris working his magic.”

     

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    losershero_47693680_303176803643556_1860790050471730989_nDick Bertolucci’s

     

    losershero_47693826_164097931235450_2837917887268032068_nJoe Wilhelm with the Clif Inman 1957 Chrysler in progress.

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    #62390

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    “A few color transparencies from “The Emporer”. Chuck Kirkorian’s 1929 Ford Model A roadster. 
    The frame was fully chromed and it was powered by a 550 HP Cadillac Eldorado engine.
    This roadster won “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” in 1960. 
    One of these transparencies shows the roadster with the winner’s trophy in 1960.”

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    #62436

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    From Germ…

    “This photo is from the late 1950’s.
    It’s a young Bill Hines doing some file work on a Kustom.
    Bill was one of the first guys to explain things to us when we were dumb kids building cars in the mid 90’s. I remember going down to Bills shop all the way from North CA and spending time with Bill and his Kitty Cats..
    I found this photo when I was looking through an old envelope of pictures that were cut from some old contact sheets.
    The photo was taken by George Barris. Shirley’s T-Bird”

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    #62485

    Paul
    Participant

    Very cool photos

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    #62603

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    “2 color transparencies that have never been seen before.. Late 1950’s
    Photos were shot by George Barris.”

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