George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

General goings on in the 1966 Batman World

Moderators: Scott Sebring, Ben Bentley

User avatar
Scott Sebring
Site Admin
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:50 pm

George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by Scott Sebring » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:44 pm

Posted by his son Brett over on Facebook:
Sorry to have to post that my father, legendary kustom car king George Barris, has moved to the bigger garage in the sky. He passed on peacefully in his sleep at 2:45 am. He was surrounded by his family in the comfort of his home. He lived his life they way he wanted til the end. He would want everyone celebrate the passion he had for life and for what he created for all to enjoy. Thank you all for the posts and calls, your love is deeply appreciated. Peace.
George holds special place in my heart. I got to know George just a little over 10 years ago and had more than few wonderful adventures with him as he let me play Batman with his Batmobile. Always fun. Always smiling. Forever missed.
BARRIS AUCTION 002 edit.jpg
ImageImage

User avatar
Ben Bentley
Moderator
Posts: 0
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:31 pm

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by Ben Bentley » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:53 pm

Very sad news, George was certainly one of a kind. He will be missed.

User avatar
Chuck Williams
Posts: 0
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:57 am

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by Chuck Williams » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:55 pm

Indeed.
Quick, Everyone, Flee for your lives, into the street!!!!
http://www.williamsstudio2.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/WilliamsStudio ... eller_info

User avatar
burkestudio
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:43 am

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by burkestudio » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:56 pm

Ahhh man... very sad new indeed.
As a Hot Rodder, George and his brother Sam had a huge impact on me just about my entire life.
R.I.P. King George

-Jeremy
Same Bat Time! Same Bat Channel!
Technical Artist & Designer
Facebook: Burke Studio
eBay: jerburke http://www.ebay.com/usr/jerburke?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
Etsy: BurkeStudio
Instagram: BurkeStudio

User avatar
drucevain
Posts: 0
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:43 am

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by drucevain » Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:49 pm

my thoughts are with his family and Tony Wood rest well George you inspired so many
i'll stand at the bar i shouldn't wish to attract attention !

User avatar
Batman Buddy 2012
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:27 pm

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by Batman Buddy 2012 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:03 pm

Awww, God Bless his Soul always!!! :( :( He built the #1 Batmobile in the World!!! :( :(

User avatar
Lou Szabo
Posts: 0
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:22 pm

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by Lou Szabo » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:28 pm

RIP George. To the King!
Some days you just can't get rid of a ... SHARK!

elmrgraham
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:25 am

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by elmrgraham » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:56 pm

RIP.

chetchumley
Posts: 0
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:43 pm

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by chetchumley » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:26 pm

thankfully I was able to meet him a few years back.here on long island..got picture with him,,and autograph on my HOT WHEELS ELITE BATMOBILE...he was very nice and .. friendly,,, R.I.P. !

User avatar
AndyFish
Posts: 0
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:42 am

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by AndyFish » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:27 pm

Very sad news.

User avatar
ChAnOoD
Posts: 0
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:37 pm

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by ChAnOoD » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:53 pm

Bad news. Rest In Peace, Barris.

Matt Helm
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:16 pm

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by Matt Helm » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:25 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to Joji,Brett,and the Barris' family. I met George many years ago.We became friends,and did several Batman/auto shows together.I have some great memories of those shows.At one show,I won an award.George signed it for me.I also got to play Batman on a few occasions with him.I always wanted to include everyone.He was such a passionate man.He loved everything Hollywood/Kustom auto/Bike/gocart.He is a true hero and icon to me.He will always be the King of the Kustmizers.I love you George.R.I.P.

User avatar
Jersey Jim
Posts: 0
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:49 am

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by Jersey Jim » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:38 pm

R.I.P. Mr Barris, you'll be missed!

User avatar
TP-6597
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:46 pm

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by TP-6597 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:34 pm

Wife just told me. Strange, I took the day off today (contractor in the house) and I watched eight episodes. I thought the same thing I've thought for fifty years: Best Batmobile ever.

RIP Mr Barris. You shaped my world. Even my screen name is a Batmobile reference.
“What's important is that the world know that all visitors to these teeming shores are safe, be they peasant or king.”

User avatar
chrisbcritter
Posts: 0
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:59 pm

Re: George Barris 1925- 2015 R.I.P.

Post by chrisbcritter » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:38 pm

RIP George, and condolences to Brett. Best image I could get from my video from 2005:
Image

At least he and Shirley - and Sam - are together again.

Post Reply