Last Gasp


George Barris is indisputably the King of the Kustomizers, the most phenomenal kustom car builder ever.

This book collects the incredible photos of early hot rods and custom cars taken by George Barris in the 1950s to early '60s.

As a sculptor of cars, George Barris knew well the angles and lighting that would bring out the beauty of these creations, both his own and those of others.

A treasury of images, the photographs in this volume capture the early parts of the kustom culture movement, when people wanted to stylize their cars and make them look more sleek, different, powerful and personal.

Early Hot Rod and Kustom Kulture features hundreds of photos including notable customizers from all over the country, in addition to Barris' own creations. Many of these unique photographs have never been seen before. Barris also photographed the people and personalities of this iconic time, capturing builders and owners, as well as pinups and models.

George captured all the styles of the early era of customs and hot rods, both East Coast and West Coast, reflecting the wide range of trends and scenes. A beautiful collection seen through the lens of master customizer George Barris.


AUTHOR: Brett Barris

FORMAT: Hardcover, 200 pages, 210mm x 235mm

ISBN: 978-0867198942