Mineola, NY — Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the third annual “Cruise to the Show” Parade and Car Show was held on Sunday, September 30th. The “Cruise to the Show” will begin at Briarcliffe College in Bethpage and continue to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
More than 1000 vehicles of all makes, models and years will follow the parade route, and spectators are encouraged to watch them drive by along the parade route. The parade kicks off by heading south on Stewart Avenue to Hempstead Turnpike before ending at Eisenhower Park.
What conjures more electrifying & exhilarating thrills than the most famous & fabulous cars on the globe than this mind-boggling palette of automotive prototypes straight from the silver screen & TV!
Two words bring to mind the world’s greatest creations in high profile, custom, one-of-a-kind movie & TV cars: GEORGE BARRIS. MR. BARRIS IS THE KING of KUSTOM CARS Movie, TV & custom car enthusiasts meet the WIZARDS behind the curtain: Andy Perillo and Mike Manning of Queens, NY, George Barris’ East Coast Representative Through Andy’s and Mike’s technical skill & wizardry, George Barris’ amazing, mean, lean, silver screen dream machines were fabricated from concept to completion.
The first weekend in February usually means it’s time for the annual Pittsburgh World of Wheels, held in the David Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh Pa. The show is part of the Championship Auto Shows group that puts on some of the best in the country. This ISCA judged event has been gaining ground as an elite event since it’s move to the Convention Center a few years ago. Despite an all-too-short racing season here in the Midwest, it offers the largest amount of indoor car shows that are within a few hours of each other. In fact, there isn’t another area in the U.S. that has this much winter fun within a comfortable driving distance.
Now in its 48th year, the Volo Auto Museum draws international attention to the beautiful country village of Volo, Illinois. The Volo Auto Museum has over 300 classic cars on display all for sale! The Volo Auto Museum is home to the world’s largest muscle car collection and the George Barris TV & Movie Car Collection. The Volo Auto Museum, 50 miles northwest of Chicago, is open year round. The Volo Auto Museum’s store features a large selection of automotive gifts, including car t-shirts, car hats, car books, car signs, car posters, car clocks and diecast cars. If you love classic cars, you’ll love the Volo Auto Museum. It’s Lake County’s High-Octane Theme Park.
Billed as Americas Greatest Hot Rod Show, this super buffed, turbo-charged Detroit tradition features the hottest hot rods, custom cars and fifties classics in the country and attracts visitors from across the U.S. The annual winter ritual brings the most devout gearheads and just plain curious folks, up close and personal, with over 1,000 exhibits of chopped, channeled, dumped and decked hot rods, custom cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles of the past and present.
The Big Block car show is a New England tradition. Andy Perillo, the George Barris Kustom Industries east coast rep, takes us on a tour of the show and interviews some of the more notable participants.
George Barris of Barris Kustom Industries and Mike Grey from Advanced Restoration in Sacramento CA join forces and resto-mod the famous Monkeemobile to its original glory days. Follow the entire process from planning to the unveiling at SEMA.
Hollywood Dream Car Designer:
"The Car’s The Star!"
In a country with more cars than registered drivers, it’s no surprise that America is an automobile culture. America loves its cars, and they are as much a part of pop culture as the bikini or the beach ball. And the some of the most memorable cars in pop culture history were designed by one man – George Barris.
Over the past four decades Hollywood has turned to master customizer George Barris again and again for film and television “dream cars”.
George’s creations are pop culture legend and as famous as the movies themselves.
"We're on a mission from God...It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses."
With that line, the Blues Brothers sped off in the George Barris designed Bluesmobile for a memorable ride through the Dixieland Mall, southeast of Chicago. Wait a minute, Doc. Ah ... Are you telling me you built a time machine ... out of a DeLorean?
Michael J. Fox- Back to the Future. George’s work extends to cars for the stars as well. How can you say you like Frank Sinatra over Dean Martin or Dean Martin over Elvis Presley or Zsa Zsa Gabor? Everybody had their own impression of what they wanted: Zsa Zsa Gabor wanted a Rolls Royce with a lot of jewelry. John Travolta wanted a wild performance Pontiac Trans-Am Firebird ("Firebird Fever"). Farrah Fawcett wanted a Foxy ’Vette. Everybody has their own individuality, because a car is really an extension of the person." -George Barris
From the original Batmobile to the latest James Bond car, the custom creations of George Barris have become an integral part of American culture.
Come on, Robin, to the Batmobile! There's not a moment to lose! -Adam West, Batman TV Show
George Barris History
George Barris is a true icon in the custom car industry. From the early days of his career in the forties through the heyday of film and television cars to his present work in designing one-off customs for major car manufacturers, his designs remain timeless. He is a major influence on some of today's most popular customizers including Jesse James, Chip Foose and Billy Lane to name a few.
George Barris Film & Television Automotive Connections
The Green Hornet
Dukes of Hazzard
Herbie the Love Bug
Starsky and Hutch
Smoky and the Bandit
Back to the Future
The Blues Brothers
The Spy Who Loved Me
Fast and the Furious
Gone in Sixty Seconds
TV Land Top Ten TV Cars
- 10- Rockford Firebird
- 9- Black Beauty Green Hornet
- 8- Starsky & Hutch Torino
- 7- Beverly Hillbillies
- 6- Miami Vice Magnum Ferrari
- 5- Flintstones
- 4- Munster’s Coach
- 3- Kitt (’82 Trans Am)
- 2- General Lee
- 1- Batmobile