Tridents Rod Custom Autorama 1965

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Photo by Bud Lang, from the Petersen Archive.
Larry Grossman in the Barris booth at The Tridents Car Club Show in L.A. in 1965. Larry first met George Barris around 1962 when he would ride his 10-speed bike to his shop and hang out, watching his guys work on the cars. "By 1965, George invited me to airbrush shirts in his booth at the "Teenage Fair" in Hollywood. In the booth right next to Barris' was Ed "Big Daddy" Roth himself, who I was now competing with (I was 17)!! Both Barris and Roth were my heroes, and over the years, I did quite a bit of art for George and became friends with his family as well." Larry designed a couple of cars for George, in addition to creating the art for the cover of his final book. Photo courtesy of Larry Grossman.

Cars Attending:
Don Theland's 1932 Ford Victoria
Steve Drale's 1958 Cadillac Brougham
Joe Hurst's 1961 Buick
Richard Mikami's 1961 Chevrolet Impala - The Ant Killer
John Viggianelli's 1963 Ford Galaxie


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