6th Annual Hot Rod &
Restoration Trade Show
“Grand Opening Breakfast”
Indianapolis, IN
February 2004
Pics by Al Liebmann

Hi All
Here’s some pics from the 6th Annual HotRod & Restoration Trade Show “Grand Opening Breakfast”, a very special morning with Robert E. Petersen founder of HOTROD & Petersen Publishing and Petersen Museum and Honored Guest George Barris... Recipient of the “Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award”. Well over 700 were in attendance to show their respect to the “KING OF KUSTOM”.    Barry Meguiar, President and CEO of Meguiar’s Car Care Products and host of the popular TV show “Car Crazy”, joined Robert Petersen and a few other surprise guests onstage to honor George Barris, recipient of this year’s Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award.  “Barry is truly “crazy” about cars!!  He has interviewed George Barris a number of times on Car Crazy, and is sure to bring out some great “old stories” that we would never hear otherwise!”  So, without further ado, let’s get on with the viewing!!! Enjoy... “Big Al”!!!

George Barris & Debbie Lewis, Producer & Publisher of HotRod & Restoration!

Early slides of George and his brother Sam.

Robert E. Petersen and Debbie Lewis!

Robert E. Petersen addresses the breakfast group!

Some of George’s early kustoms!

George thanking everyone for his award!

Robert E. Petersen presenting the Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award to George!

It’s time for some “Car Crazy” stories... with Bob Larivee, Founder & Promoter - Championship Auto Shows; Blackie Gejeian, Show Producer & Car Builder - Fresno Autorama; Barry Meguiar, EMCEE, President & CEO of Meguiar’s Car Care Products; George Barris, Car Builder & King of Kustom; Robert Petersen, Founder of HOTROD, Petersen Publishing & Petersen Museum.

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