George Barris

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
George Barris was born in Chicago in the mid twenties. In 1928, he and his older brother Sam moved to Roseville, California with relatives after their parents died. George pursued a passion for building scratch-built aircraft models which led to model cars. The brothers interest in cars intensified during their teenage years as they discovered "the black art" of body work by hanging out after school at local body shops. The movie studios had taken note of Barris kustoms on the streets and at races and came to George for cars for their films. Read more...


Character: King of the Customizers

Supervan 1977