In the late summer of 1965, an all-new Batman TV series was gearing up, with Dean Jeffries hired to build a Batmobile for the show. Along with its enduring popularity, its influence continues in Batmobile designs today and is considered by many to be the Batmobile.
In the summer of 1989, Batman came to the big screen for the first time since 1966. Warner Brothers had Tim Burton bring his unique style to the movie, and Anton Furst was hired as production designer for Gotham City and a new version of the Batmobile.
Among the new ideas to appear in the last three Batman movies was an all-new Batmobile, the Tumbler. The primary focus was to make this Batmobile as real as possible: at 9 feet wide and 15 feet long, the car weighed in at 2.5 tons but was still capable of 0-60MPH in under six seconds.
Hello Indy! The O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels presented by Ray Skillman Discount Auto takes place February 13-15 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds! See the coolest hot rods & customs plus the famous Batmobiles! Meet WWE Superstar The Miz, Farmtruck & Azn, Lia Marie Johnson from Awesomeness TV and your Indiana Pacemates! Motorama features traditional rods & customs and live rockabilly music. The Gauge Magazine Lifestyle Hall features a Builders Showcase with builds from Hoosiers Cabe Sipes, Terry DeLong, Ty Howard & Ride Tech! Don’t miss the loudest stereos around in the Db Drag Racing exhibit, hip hop, break dancing & pakour teams. : DJ Gabby Love, Mass Appeal, Indiana Jones, Action Jackson & Lemi Vice! Four buildings of fun. For all appearance times and show details, visit: autorama.com/attend/indianapolis/... See MoreSee Less
"Gold Digger" made the Pirelli Great 8 in 2010 and received the Ridler Award presented by Chevrolet Performance when judging was completed. We'll know who this year's finalist are when the Meguiar's Autorama rolls into Cobo Center on March 6-8. For a look back at the history of the Ridler Award and see past winners, follow this link: autorama.com/awards/ridler-award/ (7 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
The O'Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama rolls into Dallas Market Hall February 13-15. The entire hall will be filled with top show cars competing for top ISCA awards. Plus, see high flying FMX Action, Lowrider Hopping and legendary customizer Gene Winfield will be chopping a car live all weekend! Fans of Wrestling Superstar Shawn Michaels and Austin & Ally's Laura Marano will have the opportunity to meet them. For full show details: autorama.com/attend/dallas/... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to everyone who participated and visited the Pittsburgh event over the weekend. Next up: One big weekend, February 13-15 with 3 big shows in Indianapolis, Kansas City & Dallas! See www.autorama.com for more information!! ... See MoreSee Less