Currently scheduled to be parked in the downtown Beaufort waterfront area, a replica of the original 1966 Batmobile will be waiting for and your family to take Bat-tastic and memorable pictures. Only ticket/badge holders will have access to the Bruce Wayne’s pride and joy.
In late 1965 20th Century Fox Television and William Dozier’s Greenway Productions contracted renowned Hollywood car customizer Dean Jeffries to design and build a “Batmobile” for their upcoming Batman TV series. He started customizing a 1959 Cadillac, but when the studio wanted the program on the air in January 1966, and therefore filming sooner than he could provide the car, Jeffries was paid off, and the project went to George Barris.
What became the iconic Batmobile used in the 1966–1968 live action television show and its film adaptation was a customized vehicle that originated as a one-off 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, created by Ford Motor Company lead stylists Bill Schmidt, Doug Poole Sr., and John Najjar and their design team at the Lincoln Styling Department.
The above car is simply a representation of the actual vehicle. Once the exhibitor (TV and Movie Cars for Hire) provides us with actual (and usable) imagery, we will replace it. The BCC schedule will probably change quite a bit until convention date.
If you would like to be a guest, sponsor, exhibitor or volunteer, please call Chris Mullen at 843-694-3997 for details.