"His most famous creations, such as the Ala Kart and the Hirohata Merc, remain instantly recognizable on the car collector circuit to this day." —The Guardian
George Barris is indisputably the "King of the Kustomizers," the most phenomenal kustom car builder ever.
"His most famous creations, such as the Ala Kart and the Hirohata Merc, remain instantly recognizable on the car collector circuit to this day." - The Guardian
Have fun koloring these famous Barris Kustoms with illustrations by some of the top artists in the industry!
A collection of 26 illustrations of select cars, the design styles range from lowbrow to semi-realistic. Each image reflects the Barris Kustoms style and honors what George, Sam and Barris Kustoms were all about.
Add your own paint job to these unique vehicles:
Kopper Kart - Sam's Merc - Emperor - Ala Kart - Silver Sapphire - Golden Sahara - Vox Mobile - Moonscope - Turbo Sonic - XPAC 400 - Beverly Hillbillies - Drag-u-la - Munster Koach - The CAR - Elvira Macabre Mobile - Red Foxx Wrecker - ZZR - Calico Surfer - Surf Hearse – Ice Cream Truck - Mail Truck - Alvin's Acorn - Hirohata Merc
Bruce Gossett, Dennis McPhail, Tommy Wren, Ben Mckee, Craig Robb, Jeff Allison, John Pantaleone, Johnny Jalopy, Mark Arnold, Ben Montes, Hamz Toons, Dennis Jackson, Vince Ray, Micah Claycamp, Dave Sanders, Shawn Dickenson, Britt Madding, AC Rivas, Johnny Ace, and Stephen Sandoval!
George Barris known to millions of car enthusiasts and collectors around the globe as “The King of the Kustomizers” began making custom cars in the early 1940’s with his brother Sam. Motor Trend magazine proclaimed, “George Barris changed the face of Detroit” with his kustomizing creations. In the 1960s, the biggest stars and musicians in Hollywood lined up at the studio in North Hollywood to have George create and kustomize their cars including John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Peter Fonda, Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Barris created some of the best known and iconic cars of the 20th century, inlcuding the original TV Batmobile, the Munsters Koach, Hirohata Merc, Ala Kart and countless other made-to-order vehicles for movies, TV, and for the private use of his celebrity clients.
About the Author
Brett Barris is the son of George Barris. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over fifteen years, and as an art photographer for over twenty. He began working for Barris Kustom in 2003 as marketing director until 2015. He developed the Barris Kustom website as well as products such as Barris Kustom bicycles, guitars, clothing, books, and DVDs. Brett contributes to Barris Kustom magazine articles, books, documentaries, and TV shows. Brett continues to keep the Barris legacy alive: restoring Barris Kustom vehicles, presenting awards and managing the Barris Kustom photo archives.
The Official Barris Kustom Koloring Book!
52 pages | $14.95 | Paperback | Sewn binding
Landscape format 11 x 8.5"
Publication Date: November 1, 2022