• Jul 16, 2007
Every once-in-a-while we come across something wacky enough to get us to stop in our tracks, suppress a giggle, and point-and-shoot. While at the Art Center Car Classic this weekend, we had one of those moments. A Prius with a pretty pronounced proboscis caught our eye while we were checking out the parking lot. As strange as it seemed, we remembered seeing it somewhere before. And then we saw Kustom Kar King George Barris at the other end of the lot and it clicked. This Prius was done by Barris and shown at SEMA last year. We even did a post on it way back in 2005.

We did a quick search and found this info about the green (and gold) machine. The wheelwells were stretched by 2 inches and eyebrow-style flares were added to accommodate the American Racing 18-inch chrome wheels. The wheels have green centers and are wrapped in BF Goodrich low-profile tires. The paint is hand detailed with pinstripes and teardrops. There's even a ducktail spoiler out back. Funky and fun, but we'll pass, thanks.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey, it's a hybrid Aztek!!

      I never realized how similar the Prius and Aztek are in profile until this hideous yellow/orange thing showed up complete with a split grill and green paint that reminds me of lower cladding. yuck!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, even a custom car legend like George Barris has a few misses. He should stick with what he does best rather than making a desperate attempt to stay "with it."
      • 7 Years Ago
      Here he comes here comes speed ricer.
      Go speed ricer go. War!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Geez, I thought it was ugly to start.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was thinking: "Go Packers!"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nothing can't be riced...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wacky? Looks just like every other one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      There's a lot of SMUG* coming from that Prius car. Smug, as you know, is bad for you.

      * See South Park episode for explanation.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      That is so ugly. Some flames would fix it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Every one remember the George Barris is getting on in years. There was a time that people in his profession looked up to him. Upon respect for him, this is not the time to be insulting.