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Dave Winfield

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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2014, 12:20:33 PM »
thats a good idea.
I like it.
have to simpify it a little bit.

but first, I need to think back to earlier suggestions.
I know there would some good ones.
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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2015, 05:39:55 PM »
Derrick83 at another forum did a model of NCIS and the Navy Yard.  How about Gibbs' 1970 Dodge Challenger?
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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2015, 06:00:58 PM »
I have no idea what any of those words mean! lol

I mean, I know what a 1970 Challenger is. (Not really on my "like" list of cars. Sorry)
And I know what a Navy Yard is (its for ships right?).

But beyond that...

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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2015, 07:44:15 PM »
CBS's number one drama for many years is 'NCIS'.  The main character, Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs was known for his yellow 1970 Challenger.  It was just a thought
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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2015, 05:32:18 PM »
i like NCIS "Gibbs"...but NCIS: New Orleans not as much.

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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2015, 06:49:59 PM »
okay, NCIS is one of those forensic shows, right.
I am not a fan of that series, sorry.

So, I don't know the car in question.
But I'm not the biggest Challenger fan.
I prefer Barracudas.
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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2015, 07:04:18 PM »
The Michael Keaton Batmobile may be Dave's favorite, but in my humble opinion, the 1966 TV car is the only true Batmobile.  And Adam West is the one true Batman!! ;D 
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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2015, 07:31:32 PM »
kudos to you for having your own opinion!!

But I have to completely disagree...
if you consider all the comic books and strip series that came before,
and the two serial films (1943 and 1949),
the Barris Batmobile is far from the first design.
I don't even know how many Batmobiles might have come before it.

It also is the only one not designed from scratch.
I'm talking about the fact that it was a slightly modified Lincoln Futura.

The only "true" Batmobile would have to be a comic book version
since the "true" Batman is a comic book character.
And you'd probably have to pick the very first incarnation of his car or a very early design.

Everyone can have their favorite...and I do like the '89 Batmobile.
Not just the design.
I found it to be a more functional car...I think it was believable
(except for the armour shield).

And it better resembled some of the comic book designs.
Plus, its a true original design just for Batman.

...I LOVED the Tumbler.
But it wasn't a proper Batmobile, since Batman just adopted it.
(kind of like the way Barris adopted the Futura)

FYI... I really like the Animated Series Batmobile (even though I have only ever seen a couple of episodes).
It is pure 1940s Batman ...with elements of the Keaton Batmobile thrown in.
In fact, I am working on a KoolWheelz version right now!



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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2015, 09:24:57 AM »
A fun topic...thanks for bringing it up.
I did a bit of research (out of curiosity).
This site is an excellent source of Batmobile info: http://www.batmobilehistory.com/

Based on the info, I would have to say that the 1941 auto designed by Jerry Robinson for Batman #5
must be considered the "true" or definitive Batmobile.
Its the first distinctive "Bat"car, and introduces the Tail Wing(s) and Bat face grill features.
Although the underlying car changes slightly over the years, the overall design elements stay the same for the next 20 years.


If it wasn't so curvy, I'd do a KoolWheelz version!

Its not until 1964 that the overall design changes again, being influenced by smaller sports cars of the era.

Then, along comes the Barris Batmobile in 1966.
Which by the way, had very little influence over the comic book Batmobiles.
If you look at the sixteen or so incarnations of the car throughout the rest of the 1960s,
many hark back to the original Batmobiles of the 40s and 50s.
Most just reflect car designs of the times.


Later the same year...1966 Detective Comics #356 design.


So, if the question is "what is the "true" or definitive Batmobile, you have to consider "what came first?"
and look at what design has influenced the overall look and styling of the "Batmobile" the most.
And then you have to consider an early design such as the 1941 Jerry Robinson design (if not the very first car as drawn by Bob Kane).

If you are asking "what is the most recognizable Batmobile", the 1966 Barris car is definitely one of the top choices.
But I guess it depends on your exposure to the Batman story.
For me, I still picture the '89 Keaton car when someone says "batmobile", because the Burton Batman movie had the biggest impact on me..

If the question is "what is your favorite Batmobile?", then the choices are many.
And theres no wrong answer.

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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2015, 09:59:26 PM »
Yes, I know and have read (a long time ago)a few of the 1940's-1950's Batman Comics.  To my weak eyes, the old Batmobile hood didn't look like a Bat face, it looked like a Cat!

Adam's Batmobile was the one I saw rolling across the screen when I was a kid... and the only one I've seen in real life, at a car show in the 1970's.  I know they built half a dozen or so for the show, it was touted as "the" car, so who knows.  40 years later, I still remember that car show.  SS general Heinrich Himmler's staff car was also there.

1960's TV.   Batman, Green Hornet, TOS Star Trek, Lost in Space, Rocky and Bulwinkle, Hogan's Heroes, and on and on...  In the age before the Internet, it was enough to amuse you while you knew exactly who the good guys were, and you knew the bad guys would lose.   To quote the Fab Four, "what a drag it is getting old".   

"True" Batmobile?  Comics no, TV yes.  Always my favorite one.  Although, the Tumbler was pretty cool in it's own right!
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Re: More Koolwheelz?
« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2015, 10:59:55 PM »
Changing subjects, would Arthur Weasley's 1959 Ford Anglia ever be considered?  I've never heard you make any reference to the Harry Potter films, but it is sort of iconic to a younger generation.

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