August 19, 2013 by Rudy Panucci
Not all toys are for kids. Some “big kids” have toys too. South Charleston held a car show in conjunction with their very successful Summerfest over the weekend, and the PopCult cameras were drawn to this event by the presence of a replica of a certain coolest car in the world…the 1966 TV Batmobile.
We are bringing you a photo essay of the car show, with the first third of it devoted to the aforementioned Batmobile, and after that, with not too many captions, you will see some of the other wonderful “toys” that were on display around the Mound and on D Street.
The truth is, there were so many cool cars at this show that we’re splitting up this photo essay and will bring you part two on Friday, in the PopCulteer. But now…TO THE BATMOBILE!!!
The hard part of the day was trying to get a photo of the Batmobile without a ton of people walking into the shot.
Okay, it’s really cool that he has a replica of the 1966 Batmobile. And it’s great that he teamed up with Silver Age superhero, Super-Dooper Charlie Cooper. But to wear the Batman outfit from the 1989 Michael Keaton movie while driving the 1966 Batmobile? Dude, that’s like wearing sandals with socks.
Finally! A clear shot!
The rear view.
Except for the missing rear domes (probably Joker damage) the detail was amazing.
Even the interior kicked Bat-ass.
Under the cowl..er…hood.
This is as close to porn as it gets here in PopCult.
There were plenty of other cool cars on display. Plus era-appropriate music was provided by Charlie Cooper (seen right). This was a great event, and just to prove that I’m not totally Batmobile-obsessed, we’re going to bring you some images of the other cars at the Summerfest car show.
However, if you missed your chance to see The Batmobile in person, fear not, citizen! The Caped crusaders Cruzer will also be on display at
ShockaCon, the weekend of September 20. Watch PopCult for more details.
We may even get to see the Batmobile interact with a Dalek. But now, let’s look at the other cool rides, including some absolutely beautiful Chevy Bel Airs that I wouldn’t mind parking in my garage.
If I had a garage.
We got so many great shots of classic cars, that part two of this photo essay will run Friday, as part of The PopCulteer. Be there!
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