George Barris was born in Chicago in the mid twenties. In 1928, he and his older brother Sam moved to Roseville, California with relatives after their parents died. George pursued a passion for building scratch-built aircraft models which led to model cars. The brothers interest in cars intensified...See full bio »
(September 13, 1957) Guested on the daytime program, "Panorama Pacific", displaying his $17,000 custom gold and copper pickup truck. Barris is building a car for Elvis Presley and has built them for Liberace and Lionel Hampton.