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    Report: Judge rules against builder of Batmobile replicas
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    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. Towle's attorney, Larry Zerner, argued that US copyright law doesn't allow "useful articles" to be copyrighted. Zerner, in court ...

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    Auctions: Original 1966 Batmobile sells for an amazing $4,620,000 at Barrett-Jackson [UPDATE: w/video]
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    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. The Batmobile was joined on stage by George Barris ...

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    Report: Batmobile lawsuit may have ramifications for customizing industry
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    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 ...

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

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    Auctions: George Barris to sell original 1966 Batmobile at Barrett-Jackson [w/video]
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    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. While a great many replicas and copies of the Batmobile have been bought ...

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    Video: Official Batmobile documentary cometh
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    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 ...

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

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    eBay Find of the Day: One-off George Barris 1953 Jaguar XK120 DHC built for... Barry Goldwater?
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    Barry Goldwater's one-off George Barris 1953 Jaguar XK120 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Long before Barry Goldwater would suffer a crushing defeat at the hands of Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1964 presidential election, the politician apparently had a taste for wildly customized ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Hydrogen-powered 1972 AMC Gremlin by George Barris
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    1972 hydrogen-powered AMC Gremlin – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When one thinks of advanced technology, the AMC Gremlin rarely (if ever) pops to mind. In fact, these days, unless you happen to be watching re-runs of the first season of True Blood you likely wouldn't think of the ...

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    Legendary customizer George Barris kustomizes krazy Chevrolet Camaro
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    George Barris and the 2010 Chevrolet "Spirit" Camaro – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you happen to be in the greater Burbank area this weekend, you might want to swing by Community Chevrolet on Saturday. Legendary car customizer George Barris is scheduled to unveil his latest ...

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    Chicago 2010: Volo shines the light on some famous movie cars
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    Volo Auto Museum collection at Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the most fun parts of the Chicago Auto Show every year is that Illinois is also host to the Volo Auto Museum. Volo is one of those museum/used car dealerships that always has some of the most ...

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    Find of the Day: Barris-built 1972 Lincoln Bugazzi has interior like a dictator's bathroom
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    George Barris-designed Bugazzi -- Click above for image gallery
    We're beginning to think that George Barris' movie cars were more restrained than his customer cars -- and that Dolemite had the man on speed dial. Barris built the car you see above: a Bugazzi (boo-GOT-zee), which started out as a ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: George Barris' rockin' 289 Cobra-powered 1967 Voxmobile [w/VIDEO]
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    1967 Voxmobile by George Barris - Click above for image gallery
    Feelin' Groovy? Do you like guitars, speed and attention? If so, check out eBay Motors item number 260492703795. It's the one-and-only George Barris-created Voxmobile! Powered by a Cobra 289, it's said to be the fastest promotional ...

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    VIDEO: Presenting the Kustom Kar photography of George Barris
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    If you look up the name George Barris, you'll find two famous individuals from the same era. One snapped iconic photos of Marilyn Monroe and Dwight Eisenhower, while the other took shots of hot-rodded Chevys and Buicks. While we're sure George ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: George Barris Oldsmobile Toronado 67X
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    George Barris' Esso Tornado - Click above for a gallery of images
    As the story goes, Esso Oil asked custom car guru George Barris (he of Batmobile, Munster Koach and Drag-u-la fame) to create four custom Oldsmobile Toronado coupes for the 1967 Canadian Expo. The car you see above is dubbed ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: The Batsmart
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    BatSmart from SEMA – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the most unusual vehicles to grace last year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas is now up for auction on eBay Motors. Called the BatSmart, this little vehicle was unlike most of the high-octane pieces of rolling artwork at the event in ...

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    Random Wackiness: Pretty peculiar Prius
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    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 ...

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    A sale of biblical proportions: The Ghostbusters Ecto 1
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    Do you believe in UFOs, astral projection, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis? Do you have problems of a supernatural nature in your garage? The Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Ill., is ready ...

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