George Barris – the King of Kustomizers – will be the Guest of Honor this year at Corvette FunFest hosted by our friends at Mid America Motorworks. Barris is known for building some of the most iconic cars including the original Batmobile, the Asteroid Corvette and Frankenstein’s Corvette for the original Death Race 2000.
As a special treat for attendees, George will be hosting seminars where you can learn about his storied career and all the great builds he has done over the years.
Based out of Southern California, it’s no wonder that Barris Kustoms attracted so many celebrities over the years. George has worked with many including Elvis, Farrah Fawcett, Elton John, The Beatles, John Wayne and more. But he is best known for his work appearing in movies and television:
[quote_box_center]Barris Kustom Ind. has become synonymous with Hollywood cars. George’s cars have appeared in movies, including North by Northwest, H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, Rebel Without a Cause, Willy Wonka and the original Death Race 2000. George and his cars have also appeared on television, including the original “Batman” series, “The Munsters,” “Knight Rider,” the “Drew Carey Show,” “Monster Garage,” Speed Channel’s “Car Crazy,” The Auto Channel’s “Overhaulin,” TV Lands “Top 10 Cars,” Discovery Channel’s “The Kustomizer” and dozens more.[/quote_box_center]
While attending Corvette FunFest, George will sign t-shirts, posters, the FunFest yearbook and other Corvette memorabilia and he will also be offering some special Barris Kustom memorabilia for a fee. George will also be presenting the special Best Kustom Award each day of Corvette FunFest. Having your car chosen by the King of Kustomizers would be a special honor!
Also attending Corvette FunFest this year as a special guest is Linda Vaughn, aka Miss Hurst Golden Shifter!
Corvette Funfest is hosted by Mid America Motorworks and will be held Sept. 17-20 in Effingham, Ill. If you have never been, it’s a four day festival for Corvette owners and enthusiasts with expert seminars, product installs, a Saturday night concert and a downtown party. To register for Corvette Funfest 2015, visit www.corvettefunfest.com.