[Archive] The Go-Mad Nomad

Tarrakk Blackhand:

This is my entry for the 2008 Calgary World of Wheels Model Car Contest that was held Feb. 22-24.

I built this model basically straight out of the box and added in a cut-down 1957 Buick grill insert found as a custom piece in the (older) AMT 1957 Chevy Bel Air kit, as well as a fire extinguisher from Amt’s 1936 Ford kit and a Revell 1953 Chevy Delivery Gear Shifter.

All the pinstriping was done by hand using Artist’s One-Shot Enamil paint.

This is the rear view of the Go-Mad.

The pinstripes continue into the passenger areas of the car with a pinstriped dashboard, steering wheel, seats and rear wheel wells.

This model won 2nd in it’s class (Straight Line Competition) and a special award, Best Paint.

This is legondary George Barris holding the Go-Mad with me standing by his side.

George liked the job I did on the car so much that he gave me a $10.00 autographed picture and wrote “To Trevor, the best model artist!”. He also said I could work for him in California pinstriping cars.

(I lost some weight since this picture was taken.)

Kera foehunter:

Dude that is my Favorite all time cars my grandfather had one!! well not as nice as the model throw

btw when are you moving to california



But who is George Barris???


Tarrakk Blackhand:

@ Zanko - here’s the Wiki on him. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Barris_(auto_customizer)

You’ve probably seen his cars in various magazines, movies and tv shows, yet don’t know the man who designed them.

I actually get a lot of people asking that question.

@ Kera - You know how many times I kick myself wondering why I just don’t go to California and get out of High River? :slight_smile:


Cool car. My compliments! Are you the guy on the left? Lol :smiley: