This is Part Two in a three-part series on Real-Life Batman.
Part One: You don’t have to be rich to be Batman.
Part Three: You can stop wondering what Batman looks like in real life
Imagine the Batmobile that real-life, budget-conscious Batman (or, “Batguy“) would drive. When you create that mental picture, keep in mind that his daytime alter-ego is still paying off a Toyota Corolla and making alimony payments to a rightfully-bitter ex-wife. (Batguy did spend a lot of nights during his married years away from home, after all…) No titanium armor, ejector seats, or rocket propulsion on this bad boy. Batguy will be lucky if his ride is sporting rear-view mirrors and power windows.
Batguy briefly considers the hobbyist’s approach to creating a Batmobile… building a replica from the ground up. But who’s got the time, money, and talent? Plus, who needs the distraction that comes with all those groupies? Oh, the life of a replica-Batmobile-builder-hobbyist.
In spite of the attractive picture, the description (taken straight from www.ProseByCletus.com) doesn’t manage to inspire confidence.
The Milwaukee batmobile is 455 mechanically sound.custom built from 1970 olds 98 southern car no rust no body damage.has new tires ,brake springs and more. car was designed from 1960″s coloring book in o5 car was autografed by george Barris
Inspired by a coloring book and “autografed” by the King of Kustomizations, you say? Tell me, if I look at your Ebay feedback, will I find something to the effect of, “Bad communication. Did not specify in auction that he only accepts car parts and moonshine as payment.”
When it comes down to it, Batguy doesn’t want to look far beyond the discount bin at Home Depot for his car-customization needs. With a few cans of spray paint and some metal scraps, he can turn an old VW into a veritable, well… not-quite-as-wimpy VW. (Thanks to Nickolai for the link.)
Of course, a flimsy door handle and a $20 steering wheel lock aren’t going to stop Joker from taking a joyride in the Batmobile, and then making it into a giant laughing-gas car bomb. That’s just the kind of spiteful thing that he’d do.
It’s all the same to Batguy… he’s been looking for an excuse to hit the demolition derby circuit, anyway. (The dog tracks are so 2005, after all.)