Friday, July 23, 2010

Custom Cars of the 1960's and 1970's

Have you been lying awake wondering if Barris had a closet stuffed full of patches in his North Hollywood showroom? Andy, our man in Delaware, tips us to George Barris' evergreen hucksterism as he is peddling a variety of merchandise online - none more compelling than the vintage embroidered patches. Need an embroidered patch for your Levi's with the crotch hole blowout? Need a name for your garage band? Embroidered Crotch Hole Blowout.

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When I was a kid, I would press my nose against Barris' storefront glass to ogle the Batmobile. Thirty years later, I still do.

Perhaps inspired by this Barris treasure trove, Coop, our man downtown, has scanned his collection of custom car postcards.