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various air and watercraft such as The Bat-Wing, a single occupant supersonic jet.

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  • Ultimately though I grew up watching the campy yet fantastic starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin which ran from 1966 – 1968 (there was also a movie in 1966). The movie and TV series brought all the classic villians into technicolour life – The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman and The Riddler. Holy Cinemascope Batman!

    The Batman movies had all sorts of great vehicles and aircraft but the most memorable ones were from the 1960’s. There was the Batmobile, the Batboat, the Batcycle and of course the Batcopter! Recently I have seen originals of these 1960’s vehicles at the excellent in North Miami, Florida where they have a fantastic display hall dedicated to Batman. The best was seeing the original Batcopter actually fly at the Sun ‘n Fun Air Show in Florida (unfortunately it is missing the bat wings)! I have also in recent times seen various replicas and originals of the Batmobile from the 1960’s and later variants from Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992) and Batman Forever (1995).

  • The original Batmobile as seen in the comics was just an ordinary car but by the 1940’s the first true Batmobile appeared. The 1940’s version set the stage for a series of great vehicles to follow that have featured cool gadgets and weaponry – a battering ram, guns, rockets, lasers, anti-theft devices, you name it and at some stage the Batmobile had it!

    The most famous Batmobile is the iconic 1966 one made by of Barris Kustom City for the Batman TV series and movie (1966-1968). He was given $15,000 and had less than 3 weeks to come up with the car. I think he did an amazing job!

  • The 1966 Batmobile was developed from the 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car that was designed by Ford and built by Ghia in Italy for $250,000 USD (almost $2.2 million in today’s money!). Barris just happened to own the Futura at the time (he retained ownership and leased the car to Twentieth Century Fox). The two seat configuration and space age look of the Futura made it a perfect basis for a vehicle for the crime fighting caped crusaders. Following metal modifications and customisation including bat gadgets, you had a Batmobile! THWACK!

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The Batmobile is 's primary mode of transportation. It was completely modified and armed with advanced technology, most from Wayne Tech prototypes. Batman has gone through several Batmobiles over his career, eight total so far. The first Batmobile was a red 1936 Cord with a small bat hood ornament. The second was a 1940's silver Roadster. The third was a black 1944 Studebaker with fender skirts on all four corners, had no bumpers, and sported a pair of dramatic red stripes at the trim and belt lines on the car. It sported the scalloped vertical tailfin and a Bat-Mask ornament protecting the front grill. Eventually, Batman decided to use this version as his back up Batmobile in the present.