Thursday, March 2, 2017

AUTOS: London Motor Museum - Batmobile

The One and Only Classic, Original batmobile from the 1966 to 1968 TV Show. (The Tomaso Collection)
The vehicle featured in this story may/may not still be on display. As these pictures were taken during last Summer; August, 2016...

Ah, although Batman, Robin and everybody else actually were first heard on the radio Wayback in the 1940's. For many of us, Batmobile first registered upon our radar screens in the late 1960's, or thereafter in re-runs, or what my local grocery checker Bob likes to remind me of as In Syndication! For which even today, Yuhs can catch the TV Show on certain cable channels, like Seattle's ME TV; but I digress...

And while I've always known I-T was Adam West as the original Batman, it's funny how it wasn't until last summer that I learned he's originally a local Warshintonion' boy, when unearthing his birthplace of Walla Walla, Washington when penning my recent Bat-tome'.

Rear profile of the first generation Batmobile. (The Tomaso Collection)
Whilst I've eluded to the fact that it was when watching Jay Leno Garage's Crime Fighters episode last July, that I found Thyself ponderin' that epic Questione (above) about how many Batmobiles, with thee over the top Mr. Leno shoutin' "This is the Best Day ever!" when goin' thru the Drive-thru with Adam West as his chauffer.

Although NO idea if Leno could be heard utterin' Stevie GeeTar' Miller's classic line "Somebody Give Me a Cheeseburger!"

(WARNING: Video' aboves length = 15mins approx)

As definitely, the original Batmobile, which sold at auction for over $4m as in million dollars! Is the most valuable of them A-L-L!

(Photos Courtesy of Clarity Pictures)