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George Barris: King of TV's custom cars - CNN

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:43 pm
by KITT
check out this interview CNN did with george barris..
http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/11/george.barris.cars/

Re: George Barris: King of TV's custom cars - CNN

Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:34 pm
by krrdr2010
I saw the Interview-It was Great. George Barris is an American Icon and an American Original. :good: :good:

Re: George Barris: King of TV's custom cars - CNN

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:39 am
by KFCreator
Yeah, great article, except that Michael Scheffe was responsible for KITT's design and George Barris only deserves credit for the SPM car, right?

Re: George Barris: King of TV's custom cars - CNN

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:28 am
by Dave Knight
KFCreator wrote:Yeah, great article, except that Michael Scheffe was responsible for KITT's design and George Barris only deserves credit for the SPM car, right?


*Ed McMahon voice*

"you are correct sir!"
:good:

Re: George Barris: King of TV's custom cars - CNN

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:41 am
by Lost Knight
Looks like there's a bit of debate going on in the article's comments section regarding the Black Beauty from The Green Hornet, and who really created it. :roll:

Knight Rider is hardly mentioned in the audio clip. The article does briefly mention K.I.T.T., but only in the context of saying that America is in love with the automobile. So, once again, another instance where it's implied Barris created K.I.T.T., but not actually said. And that's how these misrepresentations have mostly skated under the radar all these years. Nevertheless, I'd let this one slide since he did work on versions of K.I.T.T.

But really, for me, the interest comes in which cars are properly credited and which aren't, not the man's legacy of the cars he is actually responsible for, unfortunately...

Re: George Barris: King of TV's custom cars - CNN

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:02 am
by OKC KNIGHT
LoL good ole' George taking FULL credit for KITT :roll:

What a disrespect "Spit in the face" to Mike Scheffe a really nice >modest< down to earth guy :good:


Dave

Re: George Barris: King of TV's custom cars - CNN

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:25 pm
by taoworm2323
George has been doing this crap for years. It's really sad.
Scheffe on the other hand is the man!