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Joaquin Arnett's 1934 Ford 3-window coupe of San Diego, California was completed in 1951. Joaquin sold the coupe to Andy Granatelli of Chicago, Illinois shortly after it was completed.
Brad and Gale Bez' 1948 Buick Roadmaster. The old sports custom was was located in Milwaukee and then moved to the Chicago area where it was in a garage fire. In 2009 it was purchased by a St Louis Buick collector. Brad and Gale are currently looking for info about who built their one-off custom.
The Tucker 48
George Barris' 1963 Buick Riviera of Encino, California. George, who owned and operated Barris Kustom City in North Hollywood, California, designed the car himself. Known as "The Villa Riviera Buick," the build was completed in 1963. In 1964 a white iteration of the car appeared in the popular Surf-movie "For Those Who Think Young." Russell Johnson of Chicago, Illinois bought the car from George in 1983.

Sam Barris was born on October 6, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois.

George Barris was born in 1925 in Chicago, Illinois.

The Tucker 48 was built in Chicago.

Hot Rods of Chicago, Illinois

Howard Mitchell's 1930 Ford 5-Window Coupe - The Alazane
Russell Gerrits 1931 Ford Roadster
Joaquin Arnett's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe

Custom Cars of Chicago

William J. Unger's 1949 Cadillac
Nick Kolbasuk's 1949 Ford
George Barris' 1963 Buick Riviera - The Villa Riviera

Sport Customs of Chicago, Illinois

Brad and Gale Bez' 1948 Buick Roadmaster Roadster

Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows of Chicago

Custom, Sports Car and Hot Rod Show
International Hot Rod Custom Show

Citizen of Chicago

Andy Granatelli
George Barris
Howard Mitchell
Nick Kolbasuk
Russell Gerrits
Russell Johnson
Sam Barris
William J. Unger


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