In case you are wondering why the heck does George Barris host his Hot Rod Car Show in Culver City? I got it straight from George Barris himself.
As a teenager he liked to hang out at a local Culver City diner with friends and loved to show off by racing his custom street rod through out the town. But his racing along the streets of our fine town didn’t fare well with the local police.
Soon, George Barris was well known as the hot-rod-racing-kid and the cops kept a close eye on him.
His seemingly negative reputation paid off when Culver City’s local movie studio, MGM, needed hot rods and young drag race drivers for their new film, “High School Confidential”.
The movie executives contacted George Barris because of his extensive knowledge about cars. With the help of his brother Sam, they built the cars and he and Sam were the stunt drivers in the film. From then on George Barris was the go-to-guy whenever the entertainment industry needed anything in the way of automotive innovation.
Today, thanks to George Barris’ inspiration young people around the globe can believe that the most outrageously unrealistic ideas can become reality.
Hope to see you at the “Tenth Annual George Barris Hot Rod Car Show” in Culver City, Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.