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Old 08-25-2005, 08:37 PM
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Batmobile production

Thought somebody might like this . . .

144V DC electric Batmobile by T.R.I.X. for "6 Flags, Jackson, NJ for Batman vs. Catwoman Show"

http://rodsandracers.com/trix_batmobile1989.html

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Q5. What would it cost me to have a Batmobile made? Or, could I get a bodykit and make my own?

A5. Batmobiles are a licensed product which is not for sale to the general public. TRIX is licensed to build the batmobiles that you see here. Because we are a custom design and sheetmetal shop, we do not use body or car kits, so we cannot advise you on the possible availability of these types of items - sorry!

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Old 08-25-2005, 10:01 PM
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thats cool, the only thing that would make it cooler was if it was the 60's batmobile... several of the shots are models right?? those look real all zoomed in close!!
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:27 PM
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thats cool, the only thing that would make it cooler was if it was the 60's batmobile... several of the shots are models right?? those look real all zoomed in close!!
I don't see any model shots on that page. Are you looking at some of their other pages?
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Old 08-26-2005, 09:00 AM
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see the attachment. that is a model right? thers no horizon in the picture so it has to be..but even the model is awesome...
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Old 08-26-2005, 10:51 AM
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see the attachment. that is a model right? thers no horizon in the picture so it has to be..but even the model is awesome...
Take a look at the next 5 photos on that page. Compare the color and texture of what's under the Batmobile's wheels. I think that's just the parking lot around TRIX and the first photo, that attachment, was shot at a similar angle as the 4th and 6th photos.

Even farther down the page, look at the 3 photos with the captions "Rear View", "Side View Closeup", and "Side View". They all have that same asphalt-looking base even though the "Side View" is the only one with a clearly visible horizon.

I don't think those folks are into models. I see grinders and grease and jackstands.
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Old 08-26-2005, 11:06 AM
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maybe its was used for mock up? but its funny that all the pictures that I think are of a model are the only ones that say "trix rod and racers" on the prints... you can have a picture of a car that big without having a horizonline..look at the other shots that pavement is tore up. if you look at the model shots, its nice... it thinks its a big scale model like 1:18..but still pix 1.4.6.13 dont look right to me..
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Old 08-26-2005, 11:22 AM
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I think they did some touch-up on those photos you listed. You probably have better eyes than I do; take a look in the upper right quadrant of photo 4. Doesn't that look like cloning? All along the top of that quadrant it looks like the white spot from just behind the rear wheel is repeated. I still think those photos are of the same real car as shown on that roll-back truck, but somebody may have doctored the background.
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Old 08-26-2005, 12:14 PM
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wow, dang grouch, your eyes are better than you think they are...
your right there is a pattern where there should be horizon... Now that you point it out, look at the #1 shot, the right rear wing is missing!! they must have accidentally removed that during the touch up!
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wow, dang grouch, your eyes are better than you think they are...
your right there is a pattern where there should be horizon... Now that you point it out, look at the #1 shot, the right rear wing is missing!! they must have accidentally removed that during the touch up!
My glasses should have been changed 3 years ago; trust me, the eyes are not in good shape. I just didn't look for discrepancies until you mentioned the horizon.

That missing fin _could be_ caused by the angle from which the photo was shot. Number 4 was taken from slightly higher and just the tip of the far fin is showing over the top. It does look like the fin should be long enough to show in number 1, though.

Is the upper edge of the car in photo 1 showing too sharp and slightly stair-stepped, like the chops and things in the Virtual Kustomz thread? I may be seeing things that are not really there, now.

It would be cool to see what that shop could do if they didn't have to duplicate the fake turbine and other stuff on the car that are there only to suit the movie script.
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number one has a very thin outline of the original background almost all the way around the car I dont think your seeing things, its just more noticable now that I am looking for the signs.. you should "test your eyes" on that Weird car link that Elky posted, a BUNCH of those are photoshopped!!

(maybe you should have left this one in the virtual kustoms thread, afterall!!)
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Thats pretty cool but they can keep the batmobile. Ill take that yellow camaro sitting in the back.
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Dang...first remark is about the Batmobile...next 14 is an arguiment about models, photochopping, and the parking lot. That's what I like about Hotrodders, the subject changes just like that!!!! LOL!! ANyways...that car is butt ugly. Start repopping the 60's Batmobile like CGG said and the popularity would soar. Hey CGG..here is something that may be of interest to you as you like the original Batmobile. http://www.javelinamx.com/Batmobile/articles.htm I remember seeing the flocked car at a local show one year but never knew as to why. Now I know. Also check this Batmobile board And here is a site dedicated to building replica '66 Batmobiles CHECK IT HERE Who'd a thunk it. Here is something I never noticed on the Batmobile....The gages are in the steering wheel.

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Ive seen 4 and 5 I think, the ownership list have changed cause #4 tours the car shows and is riddled with flourecent orange stickers. #5 was owned by the husband of the former CEO if walmart.com. I saw it at a shop (right next to Brizzios) in SOuth city, my dad took a ton of shots. by the descriptions on the webpage it matched #5...I gotta dig those pixs up and post them...
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i like the gauge in the steering wheel, reminds me of the gauge in the dash panel of my jeep...

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found this on the web a while back.
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