… the Batmobile?
I got into this memory from a debate on Facebook about who the best Batman was. Of course, there was no debate on my part – Adam West.
We grew up watching this half hour television show. It was engaging and was a pretty true television version of the comic book. It was for kids. The later movies were darker, it seemed, and were more focused on a crime story and not necessarily for today’s kids but kids from yesteryear.
The original series was just fun and geared towards kids. There was the acting that brought the comic characters to the show but the star for me was the Batmobile. Until I found this site, I thought that the Batmobile was built on a Pontiac GTO. It turns out I was wrong.
The neat thing was that the Batmobile was indeed the most powerful on the road with a turbine in the back. And, the coolest windshield ever. It always had a flashing red light on the top but never a siren.
These days, you’d think it was long in the scrapheap. But, no, it’s a collectors car. It turns out that the Batmobile was actually cars between the original and the others constructed for the movies. It makes for a great Wikipedia article.
Have I seen in it person? Of course! You can’t be this close to the North American International Auto Show and not expect it to show up. While that was long ago and the original Batmobile, the newer Lego created one made news.
For a Sunday, your thoughts…
- were you a watcher of the original Batman series? (It is now available on those old classic retro television channels)
- and YouTube. Don’t forget YouTube
- who was Batman’s co-pilot?
- his co-pilot wasn’t old enough to drive so who drove when Batman couldn’t?
- how did he disguise himself?
- what was unique about the steering wheel in the original Batmobile?
- complete the sentence “Atomic batteries to power” …
I’d be interested in reading your Bat-memories. Please include them in the comments below.
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