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Rich Evans on Speed Channel's New Show CAR WARRIORS

Never one to let the grass grow, Rich Evans is hard at work on a new all-star TV build show, called CAR WARRIORS, to debut on the Speed Channel this Feb. 23.

Iconic Hollywood car designer George Barris selected top judge for SPEED's Car Warriors...


Erik Arneson Posted January 03, 2011 Charlotte, NC

George Barris will be the top judge for SPEED’s new all-star build show, Car Warriors, set to premiere Feb. 23 at 9pm ET. (SPEED: Photo)
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ICONIC HOLLYWOOD CAR DESIGNER GEORGE BARRIS SELECTED TOP JUDGE FOR SPEED’S CAR WARRIORS

CREATIVE MIND BEHIND BATMOBILE, MUNSTER KOACH LEADS PANEL FEATURING EXPERTS JIMMY SHINE AND ‘MAD MIKE’ MARTIN

With decades of experience under his belt, having designed some of Hollywood’s most recognizable custom cars ever, George Barris, ‘King of the Kustomizers,’ joins fellow automotive geniuses Jimmy Shine and “Mad Mike” Martin as judges for SPEED’s new all-star build show, Car Warriors, set to premiere Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. ET.

The one-hour weekly series, shot on a purpose-built set developed on the grounds of Ted Moser’s famed Picture Car Warehouse in Northridge, Ca., features a hand-picked, eight-person All-Star automotive team taking on shops from around the country in a pressure-packed, 72-hour restoration project, matching wits, skills and stamina on a wide variety of vehicles. Barris, Shine and Martin review the results and determine the winning team.



“The time frame will be their biggest challenge,” Barris said. “The teams need to be prepared to work around the clock with little break. It’s tiresome… they are going to have coffee coming out of their ears in order to allow them to stay awake, focused and driven to win.”

Barris designs dominated 1960’s television. The Munsters, The Beverly Hillbillies, My Mother the Car, Mannix, The Good Guys and hundreds of TV specials were just a few of the Barris projects that generated millions of images and toy models of America’s best-loved cars. However, the most famous TV car in the entire world (even to this day) is Barris’ 1960s Batmobile, created for one of the most-beloved series of our time – Batman, with Adam West and Burt Ward.
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For a look at Barris’ famous creations, please visit www.barris.com.

Barris’ client list reads like a stroll on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame, as he has done custom work for John Wayne, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Sean Connery, Peter Fonda, Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

Joining Barris on the Car Warriors judging panel are Shine, lead builder at the world famous So-Cal Speed Shop, and Martin, the wiring magician from Galpin Auto Sports and the popular television series Pimp My Ride.

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