Friday, November 06, 2015

Hollywood Car Customizer George Barris

George Barris, known as the "king of car kustomizers" has died.  Barris is credited to designing some of the cars that were seen TV during the 1960s and beyond.  He developed the car for The Munsters. which was supposed to be a trick out hearse.
He is most famously credited for the design of the Batmobile, which was designed from a 1955 Lincoln Futura.  The car ran on two atomic batteries and was slowed by parachutes.  Barris was born in Chicago and raised in California. He was 89.

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