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.
Milwaukee's O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels is at State Fair Park nest weekend February 19-21. Check out all of the awesome hot rods, customs and motorcycles. On Friday, come down to meet WWE Superstar Big Show. On Saturday, meet Olivia Holt from Disney's "I Didn't Do It." On Sunday, come say hello to Catherine Bach, "Daisy Duke" and Tom Wopat "Luke Duke" from "The Dukes of Hazzard." Pinstripers, rockabilly music, pin up girl contest and more all under one roof. Check the web site for details! autorama.com/attend/milwaukee/... See MoreSee Less
The Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series rolls on with #WorldOfWheels in Indianapolis and Kansas City. Doors open in each city at 3pm today and runs through Sunday. WorldOfWheels.com ... See MoreSee Less
50 Years of Hot Rod Fun in Calgary! The Auto Value World of Wheels presented by Investment Vehicle Restoration is February 19-21 at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park. See awesome hot rods, customs and motorcycles. Don’t miss live music with Brokensmoke all weekend and the pin up girl contest on Saturday. Chip Foose will be at the event with BASF and Carlson Body Shop on Saturday. On the Kal Tire Celebrity Stage, meet WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan on Friday, Street Outlaws Farmtruck & AZN on Saturday and Peyton List from Disney’s “Jessie” on Sunday. Check the web site for all of the information for this fun-filled weekend! ... See MoreSee Less