Posts Tagged ‘Batmobile’

TORONTO STAR: We ask the experts, “What is the best Batmobile?”

Just ahead of the release of “The Batman,” Richard asked the experts to choose their favourite Batmobile in the Toronto Star!

“As a wealthy undercover crimefighter, Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman, has his choice of inventive ways to get around Gotham City. There’s the Batplane, Batcopter and its cousin, the Whirly-Bat. The LEGO Batman even had a Segway to save wear and tear on his battle-weary legs and knees.

“As cool as all those vehicles are, they pale in comparison to the Dark Knight’s main ride, the Batmobile.

“Unlike the tricked-out cars the crimefighter has driven in movies and on TV, the first Batmobile – seen in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics No. 27 – was a no-frills red coupe. Dubbed the Batmobile in 1941, the design has evolved over the years, but always reflected Batman’s personality.

“Bob Greenberger, writer and editor of more than 100 books and anthologies – many within the DC and Marvel comic universes – said Batman’s car must be a “role model vehicle for a role model hero…” Read the whole thing HERE!

TORONTO STAR: agent lands Batman as a client, drove custom-built Batmobile!

Richard meets Andrew Goodwin, Adam West’s former manager, Batman super-fan and owner of a very cool Batmobile replica!

“It’s not like you can go to your local Canadian Tire to buy a part for a 1966 Batmobile,” said Goodwin. “Everything had to be fabricated. Mine is built on a 1978 Lincoln Continental and all that’s left is the chassis and drive train. The support for the body and everything all had to be custom made…” Read the whole thing HERE!


TORONTO STAR: A look at what happened to some of pop culture’s favourite rides

Richard has a look at what happened to some of the biggest stars of TV and the movies in the Toronto Star article, “A look at what happened to some of pop culture’s favourite rides.” From the Batmobile and the Ecto-1 to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and James Bond’s Lotus Esprit S1, Richard finds out where they are all parked today.

Read the whole thing HERE!