Chet Herbert Streamliner Body By Barris Kustom Auto
(Oil on Board)
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Rhythm Riot are at it again with another great exhibition as part of the weekends frivolities. This time the show is based around the legendary car customiser George Barris. If you don't know the name you will definitely know some of his creations, for example TV's Original Batmobile, The Munsters Koach, Black Beauty from Green Hornet the list goes on.
As part of the show I have created the above painting depicting the Chet Herbert Streamliner. George Barris and Sam Barris of Barris Kustoms created and painted the body for Chet Herbert's second Streamliner in three weeks. It was originally designed to be powered by a four-cylinder Weir Indy engine from 1932, however Chet changed his mind when the engine disintegrated during dyno testing. Chet chose a Hemi engine to operate his Streamliner, Sam had to reshape the body in order to suit a Hemi engine.
The Original image for the painting is part of the Kellogg Auto Archive and was used with Ron Kelloggs permission. Ron's Archive is chock full of fantastic images from Hot Rod history. To view the archive go to his site:
Equipped with a Ford Cobra engine has its power increased by two Paxton super chargers.
The Super Van was re-built for the movie “Super Van” in the early 70’s. It started out as the Love Machine in the late 60’s, made out of a Dodge Sportsman Van. Super Van was example of the ultimate in futuristic motoring with solar energy.
More info on the Exhibition and the rest of Rhythm Riot click the link below:
For more on George Barris and his creations please browse his website: