For Sale: 1966 Batmobile, Low Miles, Extras

Holy Lincoln Prototypes, Batman!

Image courtesy Wikipedia

The real-live and original Batmobile is going on the auction block in January. But did you know the car in the TV show was originally a spectacular show car in its own right?

George Barris created the Batmobile from the 1954 Lincoln Futura. The Futura was a prototype designed by Ford’s Lincoln Styling Studio.

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Remember Turn Signals?

They used to be standard issue on most motor vehicles.

Each corner was equipped with a lamp that could blink slowly. It was rumored these “blinkers” were intended to indicate a vehicle’s impending change of direction. Some older drivers can still recall these being used occasionally- though I’m told they never met wide acceptance. Continue reading Remember Turn Signals?

The D-Bag List

As you may have guessed, one of my favorite magazines is GQ.

Yes, I am kidding.

However I am not above reading their blog- especially when it has to do with cars.

Oh and what cars they are! The top A list of D-cars, history’s top douchebag vehicles, the douchiest of the douche. Read on and enjoy!

The Douchiest Cars of All Time

 

GM’s ubiquitous Trans Halen series scored two spots on the D List!

 

 

 

Colorado, Ho!

Wow.

We’re home after a week in Colorado.  It’s a beautiful place to visit and life just seems to move along at a different pace.

Most of our time was spent in the Boulder vicinity and the nearby Flatirons. I’ll share more about our trip in the near future- for now here’s a slideshow for your visual enjoyment…

 

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615

 

The Car as Art

A 1952 Cunningham race car
The 1952 Cunningham must surely qualify.

Circulating around the Blue Dome Arts Festival this weekend (it’s that thing next to Mayfest where you see artists from Tulsa) we got to see a lot of old friends and meet some interesting and creative people.

When we wandered down to Living Arts it was time to stroll through the vehicles on display for the Art Car Weekend. It reminded me of a meeting several years ago. Steve Liggett and a fledgeling group of organizers wanted to produce an event inspired by the massive Houston Art Car event. Steve asked me to attend because he knew I was a “car guy.” Continue reading The Car as Art