Custom cars and car-building techniques of the 1950's are still as popular now as they were then, if not more so. 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 text 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. Full of original photographs of these world-renowned custom cars, how-to sequences, this is a part of auto history as told by a man who is still at the heart of that history. Capturing both the beauty of the cars, and George Barris' enthusiasm and delight, written by Barris himself, this is a book to delight and captivate any auto fan, and a must-have for any custom car fan!
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(279mm x 215mm x 7mm)
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Author Biography - George Barris
The one name, the one man, who epitomizes custom 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 1950's, 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 stated 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.