Your age could be the determining factor as it pertains to your favorite version of the legendary Batmobile. Perhaps your first introduction to the vehicle and to the Batman lore was in the form of comic books. Maybe you appreciated the campy nature of the old Batman television serious that featured Adam West driving the Batmobile around Gotham. The Batman story and also the Batmobile received modern updates with Batman Begins and the start of a trilogy that was well-received by fans and by critics. For some, Christian Bale's portrayal of The Dark Knight is the only Batman they have known.
The Batmobile will be getting another facelift in 2016 with the release of the blockbuster movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It is, thus, as good a time as any to go back in time and review stories linked with older versions of the Batmobile. For starters, you may be surprised to learn that a version of the Batmobile was once involved in an incident that included an individual allegedly operating a motorized vehicle while intoxicated. At least the person was not, in this instance, driving the Batmobile after having too many beverages. That could have been disastrous in several different ways.
15 Drunk Driver & the Batmobile
14 The Creator and Inspiration
12 Jeff Dunham's Road-Worthy Batmobile
11 New Trilogy: What's In A Name?
10 The $4.2 Million "Adam West" Batmobile
9 The $137,000 Original Batmobile
8 Keaton's Cowl Didn't Fit
7 Chris O'Donnell's Fender Bender
6 Batman Forever's Batmobile Was Inspired By "Leather Fetish"
5 Six Batmobiles Were Used in the 1960s Show
4 It Had Real Parachutes
3 The George Barris Ticket Controversy
2 The Tumbler Was FAST
1 Driving the Batmobile
Back in October 2015, Peter Valdes-Dapena of CNN gave viewers and Batman fans an inside look at the Batmobile from the 1960s Batman television series. According to Valdes-Dapena, the car was in “rough shape,” which is understandable considering the age of this Batmobile. Valdes-Dapena even had to have the car jump-started during his time with it. The Batmobile's brakes were no longer all that reliable, and Valdes-Dapena admitted that he “almost ran it off the road.” So what if you probably won't want to be speeding this car down the highway if you ever get to drive one? Getting behind the wheel of any Batmobile could be a once-in-a-lifetime thrill.
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