FOR MANY YEARS JOHN D'AGOSTINO, GEORGE BARRIS, AND, MYSELF have gotten together for great Interview sessions when we meet in Salina, Kansas for the KKOA Lead Sled Spectaculars. During this time John & George have talked about their trips to Europe - especially to Sweden - and we've documented those stories here on the HOF Legends Series.
However, when they go on these trips they never leave home without a car or two to show their fans...no matter where they may be Overseas.
So this time I had a question for John that's been on my mind for a long time:
How do you get these beautifully crafted works of rolling sculpture from the U.S.A. to Europe...and back again ? By plane, by boat ? I know for sure that you can't drive the EGYPTIAN (shown above) from the Pacific Ocean to the Norwegian Sea without flooding out a couple of times !
Well, have no fear ! John's answer was a much simpler solution: They use a Swedish-owned company - California Shipping Incorporated - based in Stanton, California.
John explains the entire process, solves the problem, and gives us all some insight into what it takes to go on a Rod & Custom Tour on a Global basis. Thanks again, 'Cuz ! JK
(Above left: A '66 Olds & a '60 Chevy loaded in their container and ready for Overseas shipment; Above right: A Mustang, '55 Bel Air, '68 Cougar, and a group of rides waiting for their turn to be loaded and shipped-out.
(Above photos Courtesy of California Shipping Inc.)
BE SURE TO VISIT John's WebSite for a look at Gallery of his fantastic cars: http://www.johndagostinokustomkars.com/
AND TO HEAR John & George Barris' stories about their trips to Sweden just click-on here: http://www.legends.thewwbc.net/gpage87.html