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58Judge rules against builder of Batmobile replicas

A federal judge has ruled that Batmobile replicas built by Mark Towle, of Gotham Garage, do, in fact, infringe on copyrights and trademarks held by Warner Bros.

33Original 1966 Batmobile sells for an amazing $4,620,000 at Barrett-Jackson [UPDATE: w/video]

Well, that was exciting. We just watched the original Batmobile sell for a shocking $4,620,000, after all fees have been assessed. That makes this the most expensive vehicle sold (so far) here at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson car auction. Impressive.

43Batmobile lawsuit may have ramifications for customizing industry

While George Barris is preparing to sell his original 1966 Batmobile at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, another custom builder is attempting to stave off a copyright lawsuit. Mark Towle has been building Batmobile replicas through his business, Gotham Garage, for years, and has sold off two versions of the famous '66 TV car and at least one recreation of Bruce Wayne's ride from the 1989 film. His efforts have earned him a two-year legal battle with Warner Brothers subsidiary

12In Detail: Original 1966 Batmobile on display ahead of sale at Barrett-Jackson

The original 1966 Batmobile is headed to auction in Scottsdale, AZ on January 19, and we hopped down to Barris Kustoms in North Hollywood before the car left for good. George Barris has owned this particular car since 1965 when he bought it from Ford for the princely sum of $1. While it started life as the expensive and Italian-built 1955 Lincoln Futura Concept, the car would go on to worldwide fame after a hasty makeover from Barris. Over just three days, the custom car builder sank his teeth i

37George Barris to sell original 1966 Batmobile at Barrett-Jackson [w/video]

Holy celebrity auction, Batman! The one and only original Batmobile, constructed by celebrity customizer George Barris, is slated to go up for auction at the Barret-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 19, 2013.

33Official Batmobile documentary cometh

A new documentary is setting out to discern exactly where Batman gets his wonderful toys – more specifically, the Batmobile. The film will feature interviews with notable Batman movie directors including Chris Nolan, Joel Schumacher and Tim Burton, as well as actors like Christian Bale and even Adam West. From the looks of things, the documentary delves into every aspect of the Batmobile's evolution, from the early comics to the animated series and everything in between. With plenty of in-

27Find of the Day: "Authentic" A-Team van replica commissioned by Mike Myers

We pity the fool who don't think this is cool. Put aside the celebrity provenance of this "authentic replica," allegedly "certified" by George Barris, for now and just take a look at the thing. It appears to be a spot-on knock-off of B.A. Baracus' bad attitude van, the perfect midlife-crisis toy for anyone who grew up watching The A-Team. Imagine how cool it would be to drop the kids off at school in this?

17eBay Find of the Day: One-off George Barris 1953 Jaguar XK120 DHC built for... Barry Goldwater?

Barry Goldwater's one-off George Barris 1953 Jaguar XK120 – Click above for high-res image gallery

10eBay Find of the Day: Hydrogen-powered 1972 AMC Gremlin by George Barris

1972 hydrogen-powered AMC Gremlin – Click above for high-res image gallery

11eBay Find of the Day: Hydrogen-powered 1972 AMC Gremlin by George Barris

1972 hydrogen-powered AMC Gremlin – Click above for high-res image gallery

40Legendary customizer George Barris kustomizes krazy Chevrolet Camaro

George Barris and the 2010 Chevrolet "Spirit" Camaro – Click above for high-res image gallery

40Find of the Day: Barris-built 1972 Lincoln Bugazzi has interior like a dictator's bathroom

George Barris-designed Bugazzi -- Click above for image gallery

16eBay Find of the Day: George Barris Oldsmobile Toronado 67X

George Barris' Esso Tornado - Click above for a gallery of images

18eBay Find of the Day: The Batsmart

BatSmart from SEMA – Click above for high-res image gallery

2eBay Find of the Day: Fight crime, emissions with The Batsmart

Click above for high-res gallery of the Batsmart from SEMA

10Random Wackiness: Pretty peculiar Prius

Every once-in-a-while we come across something wacky enough to get us to stop in our tracks, suppress a giggle, and point-and-shoot. While at the Art Center Car Classic this weekend, we had one of those moments. A Prius with a pretty pronounced proboscis caught our eye while we were checking out the parking lot. As strange as it seemed, we remembered seeing it somewhere before. And then we saw Kustom Kar King George Barris at the other end of the lot and it clicked. This Prius was done by Barris

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