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WAS IT FATE, A PREMONITION, OR, JUST A RARE COINCIDENCE ?  WELL, HERE'S THE STORY...DECIDE FOR YOURSELF:

IN A CHANCE VIEWING OF "TV Land", just before a meeting & Interview Session with GEORGE BARRIS on July 29th, 2006, I was amazed to see a Classic Episode of "THE MUNSTERS"But this was no ordinary Episode: this was one of the most famous of All-Time:  "HOT ROD HERMAN" !  

This was a show in which George and his Crew not only built the "Munster Koach"&"Drag-U-La" cars,  BUT George actually drives the "Drag-U-La" in the race at the dragstrip during that Episode, and pops a wheelie doing it ! 

As the Interview progressed, George's memories of that Episode were spot-on-perfect, along with his knowledge that two of his kustom creations: The Batmobile & the Munster Koach, were voted the TWO most-famous TV Cars of all-time !!

  GEORGE BARRIS WAS ONE OF my personal R&C heroes, and  Interviewing him every year from 2006 to 2014 at the KKOA Lead Sled Spectacular in Salina, Kansas, was truly and honor as we became friends, always shared time together in Salina, and at other shows we attended, and, I never failed to learn something new from him everytime we met.

[MY "TRIBUTE TO GEORGE  BARRIS" CAN BE SEEN BY CLICKING-ON-THIS-LINK ]

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FAST-FORWARD TO 2016...

  WHEN THE CELEBRITY LIST for the KKOA Lead Sled Event for 2016 was announced I was just blown-away by the addition of Butch "Eddie Munster" Patrick ! 

I knew Butch was there when "Hot Rod Herman" was filmed, had wanted to meet him for a long time, and, knew that an Interview with him, paired with the one that George Barris & I had done 10 years earlier, would be a perfect addition here on the HOF Legends Site for all of our friends & Vistors to the Site...to not only hear & enjoy BUT to learn from !

As it turned out, Butch, and his-then-fiance'-now-wife, Leila, and, myself, spent a lot of time over that weekend as we were all in the Celebrity area of the Event.  And, I'll tell you, Butch's Autograph Signing Table was overflowing with his fans standing in-line for photos, autographs, to buy his book, and, to tell Butch how much "The Munsters" have meant to them all-through-the-years !

  Butch couldn't have been nicer !  Just a wonderful guy to spend time with, a true "gearhead" in every respect, and he even owns the custom-built "Tribute" versions of the "Munster Koach" & the "Drag-U-La"...and trailered them to the Event !

SO, on Sunday Morning, July 31st, 2016, before we all left for home, Butch & I sat down to talk about "The Munsters", his career, and, of course, his personal memories of both George Barris, AND, the ultra-famous "Hot Rod Herman" Episode.

MY THANKS AGAIN, to Butch (and, Leila !), for their kindness, fun, Info, and, for keeping "The Munsters" - and all 70 Episodes filmed in glorious black & white- in the hearts & minds of Munster-fans & fiends, er, friends, all-over-the-world !

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 BE SURE TO CHECK-OUT BUTCH PATRICK'S  OFFICIAL "MUNSTERS" SITE !  All kinds of Info is there, and you can buy the "MUNSTER MEMORIES" Mini Coffin Table Book, get autographed photos and other cool stuff that Butch has for sale !  You'll also be able to find out about Butch's coming Personal Appearances, to see where he'll be next !  HERE'S THE DIRECT LINK:  http://www.munsters.com/butch_patrick.php

  AND, to read my Review of "Butch Patrick's MUNSTER Memories" A Mini Coffin Table Book, and to find-out how you can get your own personally-autographed copy, head-on-over to the "Hot Off The Press" Section by using THIS-LINK !

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NOTE: In this Special Version of the Interviews your hearing - created just for our Hall Of Fame Legends Series- "Grandpa Munster" makes a guest appearance.  Oh, and listen for George doing that "wheelie"

   

(Top of page: The Munsters Cast: Butch Patrick, Fred Gwynne, Yvonne DeCarlo, Pat Priest, Al Lewis; Above left: The cast in the Munster Koach; Above right: AMT's Model Kit)

       

(Above left: The Drag-U-La car that George drove, with Fred Gwynne, Butch Patrick, standing, George Barris-as Grandpa Munster- in the car; Above right: George doing that legendary "wheelie" with the Drag-U-La car ! )

 Below: The Munsters on the cover of Monster World #2,  Jan. '65 now a rare Collector's Edition !)

                                      

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PLEASE NOTE:  Many of the photos/images on this Page are courtesy of BUTCH PATRICKS "Official MUNSTERS Website". All other  photos/ images courtesy of their original owners/copyright holders...with sincere thanks !

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FOR MORE INFO on all of the Barris Cars and Projects, check-out George's Website: www.barris.com

AND, see more of the Munsters Koach & The Drag-U-La Car at: www.munsterkoach.com

                                              

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BUT WAIT !   THERE'S MORE...

                                                           

  A SURPRISE SPOOKTACULAR BONUS!

The two Most-Famous HALLOWEEN TUNES of All-Time are: "THE MONSTER MASH" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett AND "HAUNTED HOUSE" from "Jumpin' Gene" Simmons ! 

SO, as a Special Surprise for all HOF Legends visitors I've added a Special Link where you can not only read about the Histories of these two Super-Smash Hits, BUT, you can hear my special audio production that combines BOTH these songs in an exclusive new & fresh blended & mixed version that you won't hear anywhere else !

JUST CLICK-ON THIS SPECIAL LINK I'VE PLACED BETWEEN THE TWIN-SPINNING SKULLS BELOW, LISTEN, LEARN, AND, ENJOY !   JK

   http://www.records.thewwbc.net/gpage3.html   

  

   PLUS: THE HALLOWEEN FILM RARITIES LIST FOR 2016! 

YOU NEED TO SEE & HEAR MY  Official Jonnie King "HALLOWEEN FILM RARITIES" List for 2016 !  It's your link to some of the scariest, strangest, most blood-curdling films ever produced.  Some weren't released...they ESCAPED !

These bona-fide "Rarities" are full of ghosts, goblins, vampires, witches, werewolves, zombies, creatures of ALL kinds, and, things that go bump-in-the-night !  

Just Click-On Here and follow this Link: http://www.jonnieking.net/gpage36.html