Monday, November 22, 2010

To the Batmobile! Follow our trip up to Hoosier country as we attempt to get all Adam West on your Thanksgiving

[Updated] A few weeks ago, John - the head honcho here at Carscoop and the one who administratively appears once in a while in the comments - sent me an email about a company building officially licensed replicas of the 1966 Batmobile up in Indiana. Naturally, we decided that there'd be some sort of story in there, and naturally, I had to find someone who was doing even less than I was to come along (for this trip, that'll be my friend...let's call him Mike).

Now, after weeks of back and forth and figuring out the timing, we're on our way to go get some sit-down time with the people of Fiberglass Freaks. You see, they're the people behind these DC-licensed replicas, and word is they've just completed another example. That means it's time to hit the road with us as we head up to Indy and beyond to see what it's like to build these (potentially) big-block Batmobiles.

So, why not fly? Simple: this is a car website, and to me that means road trip. Besides, flying up to Indy wouldn't allow us to get KFC in Kentucky or snag some lunch at the casinos as we hit Indiana. Get at us on the Facebook and the Twitter, and check back here for whatever updates we can manage on our three-day voyage. Toodle-oo.

*You can also follow our trip here

By Phil Alex


The Ride - Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Thermos -Sunday, November 21, 2010

The first of hopefully many exotically-hued muscle cars seen on the trip…we shall see -Sunday, November 21

Mike and his hashbrowns -Sunday November 21

Ain’t nothin better -Sunday November 21

Hitting I-26, heading west -Sunday November 21

Sorry for the shakiness, but figured it was a good sign. -Sunday November 21

Fog got crazy in NC. -Sunday November 21

Pre lunch snack from weigels. -Sunday November 21

Say what? -Sunday November 21

Had to do it. -Sunday November 21

Galaxie 390. -Sunday November 21

Galaxie 390. -Sunday November 21

Casino for dinner and hopefully some earnings. -Sunday November 21

The remnants of dinner after mike lost most of our dinner money. -Sunday November 21

That’s right. -Sunday November 21

It’s a GT. -Sunday November 21

At the bar in indy and lovin it. -Sunday November 21

Weronika was nice enough to let us crash at her place in Indy. -Monday November 22

Here it is. -Monday November 22