Item description for Barris Kustom Techniques of the 50's Lights, Skirts, Engines and Interiors (Old Skool Skills) by George Barris...
Volume Three starts with a short history of customizing as told by someone who was definitely there -- George Barris. The rest of the book is made up of car features photographed by George in the 1950s, interspersed with how-to segments photographed in the Barris shop. Perhaps the best part of Volume Three is the short side bars or interviews with men who worked in the Barris shop back in the day. Junior Conway tells the story of going to the Barris shop for the first time and asking Sam to weld up some fender skirts, which George's brother Sam did for the astronomical fee of two dollars. Though Volume Three serves up plenty of chopped Mercurys, it also offers later cars than Volumes One and Two, including some futuristic cars like the Golden Sahara. In most cases the book provides shop photos of the car during construction and finished, features photos as well. Part how-to manual, part nostalgia and part automotive history lesson, Barris Kustom Techniques Volume Three gives the reader an inside look at custom cars from the 1950s.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.31" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2009
Publisher Wolfgang Publications, Inc.
ISBN 1929133588 ISBN13 9781929133581
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.