Item description for Barris Kustom Techniques of the '50s : Grilles,Scoops, Fins and Frenching (Old Skool Skills) by George Barris...
Custom cars and car-building techniques of the 1950's are more popular now than they were then. Car builders and home-based enthusiasts yearn for information on the "real" custom cars and the men who built them. Filled with car features and in-the-shop how-to sequences, this book is filled with photos and copy by George Barris. The book explains tricks and techniques used to build the very sophisticated custom cars that came out of the Barris Custom Shop in Los Angeles. This book, and all the books in this series, are extremely important, not only for their wonderful photographs and great how-to sequences, but because they capture a big piece of automotive history, as told by a man who was very big part of that history. The true beauty and significance of this book is the first person narrative written by George Barris, and George's excellent photographs that capture both the beauty of the cars, and the techniques used to create them.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.55" Width: 8.19" Height: 0.16" Weight: 1.01 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2008
Publisher Wolfgang Publications, Inc.
ISBN 1929133561 ISBN13 9781929133567
Availability 0 units.
More About George Barris
The one name, the one man, who epitomizes kustom cars is George Barris. A man who started working on cars during World War II, George is still promoting shows, handing out trophies and still kissing the trophy girls. In the 1950s, George and his brother Sam developed what came to be known as the "Barris look." All of the cars to come out of their shop in southern California exhibited a certain cleanliness of line and sophistication that had more in common with sophisticated coach-built European cars than American hot rods of the same period. At the same time that George and Sam were building some very famous cars like the Hirohata Merc and the Polynesian, George started to photograph their cars and write stories for magazines like Rod&Custom. Not only does George Barris write as an expert on custom cars, in many cases he was the builder of the car he's describing.
George Barris currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.