George Barris, the “King of Kutomizers,” was famous for cars he created for movies and TV, with the fabulously funky Batmobile being the best remembered. But there were lots of others, ranging from the Munsters Koach to Ned Clampett’s derelict truck used on The Beverly Hillbillies.
But the Pick of the Day is one I’ll bet you never heard of: the 1914 Stutz Bearcat replica that Barris Customs built for the short-lived TV Western, Bearcats! The show was an effort by CBS to re-energize the fading popularity of Westerns with the 1971 series that moved beyond the 19th Century and featured a pair of crime-fighting heroes facing off with the bad guys from their Stutz instead of horses. Continue reading