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Bid on the incredible George Barris Supervan in Scottsdale

Barrett-Jackson will auction off George Barris' groovy SuperVan in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Customizing king George Barris dies at 89

George Barris, creator of the 1966 Batmobile and a multitude of classic custom cars, has died at the age of 89.

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Judge 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.

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Original 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.

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Batmobile 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

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In 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 Zach Bowman

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George 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.

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Official 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

Find 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. I

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

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

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

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

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

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

eBay Find of the Day: The Batsmart

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

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

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