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.
Boston! The Town Fair Tire World of Wheels is this weekend at the Seaport World Trade Center! Check out the cool hot rods, customs, street machines plus see cars from the Fast & Furious movies. See Gene Winfield cut and chop a car all weekend and meet Peyton List from Disney's "Jessie" on Friday & Farmtruck and Azn from "Street Outlaws" on Sunday! autorama.com/attend/boston/... See MoreSee Less
What a great weekend in Salt Lake City! Thank you Utah! Congratulations to all the participants in this weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts #AutoRama presented by Magnaflow. This year's Utah's Finest Award presented by Luxe Auto Spa went to Justin & Randi Semadeni with a1934 Dodge and the Wasatch Cup went to Graig Moyes with his 1950 Chevrolet Fantom Fleetside. This year's CASI Cup went to Jay Gruba from Rapid City, SD with a beautiful '37 Packard. (6 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
Final Day of #WorldofWheels in Winnipeg at the RBC Convention Centre and #AutoRama in Salt Lake City at South Towne Expo CEnter. Bring the family down for some cool cars and good fun! (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less