The Batmobile — the real one, from the classic Adam West TV series; not those post-Armageddon mockeries from the movies — came to
Satan Staten Island!
Weep, wail, and gnash your teeth over these photos (I took over 200!!):
The iconic logo on the door
The iconic hubcaps. How cool is that?!
Man, what a face!!!
The most beautiful car ever made. Ever!
Where they sat.
Fire extinguisher. Safety First, Citizen!
The pedals! And a Batmobile floormat!
Batmobile steering wheel. It’s fekkin huge!!
Batman’s view of the dashboard.
Instrument on Batman’s side.
Robin’s view of the dashboard.
Robin’s side of the dashboard. Holy Instrumentation, Batman!
Scanner on Robin’s side.
The Batphone! No doubt Bruce Wayne could afford his own cell network!
The hood. Look at those lines!
Batmobile front grill detail. Man!!
Look at those lines! Sex on wheels!!
Batmobile rear grill detail. Wow!!
Rear underneath. Batman doesn’t need no sissy shock absorbers!
Holy mystery! A crest on the side of the Batmobile. British?!!?
A member of the press gets to sit in it before me! She is not Batgirl!
The Father of the Batmobile himself!
I get his autograph!!
A few minutes after arriving, with no one looking, I sneak a touch!!
And that’s all the glimpse of my bod any of you will get in this blog! I’m not publishing the photo of me seated in the Batmobile. Too bad for you!
What a car! No, I don’t own it yet. But finally, after wanting to for decades and decades, I finally, finally got to see it in person and to sit in it!
It’s been a good day!
Thank you, George Barris, for making the greatest car in the history of mankind!
The George Barris website