From the fact-drenched pages of POPULAR SCIENCE, here is a brain-bursting 1966 article on the most famous custom car (then and now), the Batmobile! This piece gave fans a nice close-up of the colossal custom coupe, including the sensational scoop on its origin and making, interior gadgets, secret details, on-screen use, and so much more! The wave of "Batmania" was so great during the run of the 1966-1968 ABC-TV series, magazines from MAD to FAMOUS MONSTERS to TIME all ran features on Batman and his world! Click below to enlarge!
BONUS! Click below to enlarge these Bat-tastic Batmobile-related oddities and pics!
|Above: The original 1966 Aurora store poster for the release of the TV Batmobile in model kit form!|
|Above: An early test version of the car, with a camera-unfriendly dull matte coat of black |
paint, not the super-high gloss (and flashy) finish that fevered fans would soon be used to seeing!
|Above: A recent colorful embroidered sew-on patch of the famous 60s custom rod!|
|Above: The 1966 Batmobile made a huge recent comeback, thanks to a contractual |
breakthrough with all copyright holders, so modern fans can collect
new die-cast versions, model kits, and even remote-controlled
versions of this captivating car!