Work and Geek Life Collide…featuring the Batmobile
This week I attended a day-long educational workshop related to my job. The workshop was held in one of the meeting rooms at the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum. It was a pretty good workshop with interesting speakers. On a break, I was strolling through the museum thinking about the topics and real-world applications for use back at the office. Needless to say I was in total “work mode”. Then I rounded a corner and found myself face-to-face with a major piece of geekdom… Batmobiles!
Yup! I said Batmobiles… as in plural. I’ve known for years that the museum had at least one of the Batmobiles, but I wasn’t expecting all the items I found.
Here is the 1960s Batmobile from the TV series. There was no sign, so I can’t vouch for whether this particular car was actually featured in the TV series, or if this is a replica. Either way, it’s a really sweet looking car! It’s amazing how a 40 year old design can still look awesome.
The Batman Returns Batmobile. According to the placard, this is one of two Batmobiles constructed and used in the filming of “Batman Returns”. There is a corvette engine in this bad boy! And for the record, this is my favorite Batmobile. When I actually saw it with my own eyes, I was astounded. This car is REALLY big. I’d hate to have to park it.
Batmobile from Batman Forever. Again, no sign so I can’t validate whether this is original or not, however, I imagine it’s the real article. For the record, I don’t care for this design. It looks like a Hot Wheels car to me… hate the big fin on top.
The 1960’s TV Bat-Cycle…
…including the Robin sidecar!
The Batskiboat from Batman Returns! Neat to look at in real life.
Here is the Penguin’s Yellow Duck transport from Batman Returns.
So after picking my jaw up off the floor, I snapped these pics for your enjoyment. Then I had to figure out a way to purge all my geeky giddiness and get back into “work mode”. Eventually I was able to focus on the workshop, but there were fleeting moments of daydreams filled with, “Atomic Batteries to Power…”