George Barris

Date: November 18, 2015 Author: [email protected] Categories: Inspiration

George Barris lives on in our hearts and in the nearly 70 years filled with using imagination and creativity to transform the modern automobile into rare works of art.

While there's so much we can say about this legend, lets boil it down to this: we're extremely humbled that he saw fit to recognize us in 2009 with the Barris De'Legance award, not to mention bestowing his crest to us that adorns the lower "A" pillars of Ice Queen. Oh and did I mention he and Bill Hines(another living legend) signed Ice Queen's cool.

If you check out our Facebook group you'll see us, the SGC crew, with George posing in front of Ice Queen at the 34th KKOA Leadsled Spectacular in Salina, Kansas 2014. Right before we won the 777 Kustom Crown award for America's top custom 2014/15, George loved that we drove Ice Queen 20 hours(one way) to get to the show.

Again in June/2015 we were honoured when George chose Ice Queen as Best Hot Rod at Steve Plunkett's Fleetwood Country Cruize-In, and giving us his Barris family shield (our second with Ice Queen).

SGC is proud to be a part of the kustom car world, and being reconized by George Barris has made all the years of hard work extremely rewarding and satisfying. His memory is timeless and will live on through our hearts and our minds and all his kustom car creations.

Check out a little history on George Barris the builder of the original Bat Mobile! Also check out George's site and his Facebook.