WATCH TODAY’S VLOG! GEORGE BARRIS MEMORIAL RALLY PART 2- FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 692

GEORGE BARRIS MEMORIAL RALLY PART 2- FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 692 – Fireball and the Rally Crew hit Funky Junk Farms, a Cornhole Tournament, Santa Paula Chevrolet and more in part 2! Yes… a Cornhole Tournament.

George Barris (born George Salapatas; November 20, 1925 – November 5, 2015) was an American designer and builder of many famous Hollywood custom cars, most notably the Munster Koach and 1966 Batmobile. George Barris Kustom City.

Check out today’s LOCATIONS!

Funky Junk Farms http://www.funkyjunkfarms.com/

Santa Paula Chevrolet https://www.santapaulachevy.com/

Santa Paula http://www.ci.santa-paula.ca.us/

Murphy Auto Museum http://murphyautomuseum.org/

DRAGG http://www.draggteam.org

GEORGE BARRIS MEMORIAL RALLY PART 1- FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 691

WATCH! GEORGE BARRIS MEMORIAL RALLY PART 1- FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 691 – Fireball joins with The Murphy Museum and the Barris family to launch the George Barris Memorial Rally. In this episode, the Rally starts and hits Galpin Auto Sports Museum.

George Barris (born George Salapatas; November 20, 1925 – November 5, 2015) was an American designer and builder of many famous Hollywood custom cars, most notably the Munster Koach and 1966 Batmobile.

George Barris Kustom City George Barris and his brother Sam (1924–1967) were born in Chicago in the 1920s. Barris was three years old when their father, a Greek immigrant from Chios, sent the brothers to live with an uncle and his wife in Roseville, California following the death of their mother.

By age 7, George Barris was making models of cars employing balsa wood and modifying their design and appearance with careful attention to details so his entries won contests sponsored by hobby shops.

The brothers worked at the Greek restaurant owned by their family, and were given a 1925 Buick for their help.

Although it was not in good shape, they swiftly restored it to running condition, and began to experiment with changing its appearance.

This became the first Barris Brothers custom car. They sold it at a profit to buy another project vehicle. Before George had graduated from high school, demand for their work was growing, and they had created a club for owners of custom vehicles, called the Kustoms Car Club.

This was the first use of the spelling “kustom”, which would become associated with Barris.

He moved to Los Angeles after turning 18 years old to “become part of the emerging teen car culture” and opened the “Barris Custom Shop” on Imperial Highway in Bell, California.

Sam entered the Navy during World War II. Sam joined George in Los Angeles after being discharged.

The two built their “kustom” designs for private buyers, and George also built and raced his own cars briefly.

These activities brought them to the attention of the movie industry, and they were soon asked to create cars both for personal use by the studio executives and stars and as props for films, their first being used in 1958’s High School Confidential.

They also made the acquaintance of Robert E. Petersen, founder of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines and, much later, of the Petersen Auto Museum.

His car shows further publicized the Barris style, as did the car customizing how-to articles George wrote and Petersen published.

GEORGE BARRIS Memorial Rally slated for October 21st…

That’s right! The Official GEORGE BARRIS Memorial Rally is coming October 21st and you’re invited! There’s limited space and only a few spots left if you want to do this Rally. I’ll be there for the day filming and driving with everyone!

You’ll need to go to THE MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Website soon and sign up HERE. Don’t miss out!