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The Classic 1960’s TV icon “The Batmobile” makes a visit to Scotland’s Riverside Transport Museum in Glasgow.

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The Batmobile at Riverside Museum Glasgow CLICK TO VIEW LARGER IMAGE

View more photos of The Batmobile at our gallery <<HERE>>

The 1966 Batmobile from the iconic 60s TV series of the DC Comics “Caped Crusader” BATMAN

This fully working “road legal,” stage prop was built by renowned cinema and TV custom car builder George Barris, who built it around the design of the futuristic concept car called the Lincoln Futura. The Futura was built by Ford at a factory in Italy at a cost of $250,000 but never seen production.  Barris acquired the car in the mid 1960s for the cost of $1.

The Batmobile was probably the most well known car in the western world at the time of the TV show inspiring the trend for future TV heroes to have a “pimped-up” egocentric, custom car.

The original Batmobile was auctioned by it’s owner George Barry in 2013 and sold for a staggering $4.6 Million, matching the record with the Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in the film Glodfinger, ”for the “Highest Price Fetched At Auction” for a movie car.

Batman Insignia
Batman Insignia CLICK TO VIEW LARGER IMAGE

The Batmobile originally had a front “slasher blade” that could be extended to break through barricades or ram villain’s cars during high speed chases but this was removed by the request of the producers as they felt it too dangerous. The Corgi toy from the same era retained the “Slasher Blade” which could be extended by the press of a button, it also fired rockets, making the Batmobile a “boss car” in many a toy box. A pristine toy Batmobile still in box, in full working order can fetch up to £700 in eBay!

This Batmobile was driven by actor Adam West who played Batman in the TV series in the 1960s .

Batmobile Interior
Batmobile Interior CLICK TO VIEW LARGER IMAGE

Scottish Fans of Batman and Robin as well as custom car enthusiasts can view the Batmobile as it makes an appearance at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum Of Transport  from 24th November to 24th December 2017

You can view more photographs of the 1966 Batmobile at our image gallery of Flicker <<HERE>> 

Photography: C21 Troy
I&D media 2017
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BONUS VIDEO – 360 WALKROUND THE BATMOBILE

LINKS

 

RIVERSIDE MUSEUM ▼
https://beta.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/venues/riverside-museum

 

The ULTIMATE 1966 BATMOBILE RESOURSE ON-LINE ▼
http://1966batmobile.com/

ADAM WEST ▼
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_West

 

DAILY MAIL ▼
Holy moolah, Batman! Man who paid $1 for the original Batmobile sells it at auction $4.6M

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265319/Batmobile-Man-paid-1-original-sells-auction-4-6M.html

Spotlight On “The 515 Crew”

 

 

 

Spotlight On “The 515 Crew”

The main highlight of this years Mela festival were those purveyors of Brit -Bollywood style, The 515 Crew.
The band performed a blinding set at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Bandstand at the free show on Sunday.

Formed in 2009 the 515 Crew are now well established as leaders in the Live Bollywood and alternative British Asian Music scene taking their fusion music all over the UK and the world, in fact are touring the Dominican Republic at the time of writing this article.

With major tours under their belt recently playing alongside household names such as UB40, Billy Ocean, Kool & The Gang, Labyrinth and The Specials.

I&D media – liked their slick sound, cool look and funky attitude [they are the only Asian fusion band we have seen in Kilts, which we are told they wear quite often! ] … so we really had to try capture something of the energy, look and feel of their show as photographs. We also managed to video one song which we hope to introduce to folks not acquainted with their sound and hope they like it as much as we do.

Watch Video of Live performance of The 515 Crew ▼

Colour Photography Gallery of The 515 Crew at Kelvingrove bandstand ▼
Gallery 1

Black & White Photography Gallery of The 515 Crew at Kelvingrove bandstand ▼
Gallery 2 

Photgraphy by C21 Troy for Internet & Digital Media Scotland

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The 515 Crew’s website▼
www.the515crew.com

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