Tuesday, January 20, 2009

'66 Batmobile Recreation sold at Barrett-Jackson, January 17, 2009

A 1966 Batmobile reproduction built by Dennis Stines sold for $150,000 on January 17th at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Auction.

It has been signed by members of the show.

Yvonne Craig, Batgirl, helped to get the bids going, too!

Here is an audience shot, behind the scenes home video of the same auction.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cool Photo Of The Week; Missile Water Cycle

This is one of the many different water cycles made during the 1960s and 70s. Its called a Missile, one of the precursors to the See-Doos watercrafts seen on the water today.

Free Boat Plans site

Here is a great site where you can download free boat plans originally published in old magazines.


All seem simple and straight forward.

We like this one in particular. Very late 70s swanky looking.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hot Wheels releases new Batboat

The most recent addition to Hot Wheels' 1966 Batman vehicle line is the Batboat.

The Mini Man-O-Wars are shipping to stores now and should be available everywhere Hot Wheels are sold by late January.

Get them while you can. The '66 Batman vehicles move off the shelves fast.

Monday, January 5, 2009

James Bond "Live And Let Die" boat blog

There is another famous boat built by the Glastron company. The 1972 GT 150 used in Roger Moore's first James Bond film "Live And Let Die".

A gentleman from Massachusetts owns the same make model and year and has a blog on the restoration progress.

"Shaken Not Stirred" 1972 Glastron GT150 Restoration

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Navy 'Batman Boat' Has Drug Runners Thinking They're Being Chased By UFOs

From Gizmodo.com


The Navy's 80-foot $US6 million "Stiletto" with its Batman-esque twin m-shaped hull has been floating around as a prototype project for several years now, but it has suffered from budget cuts in the Defence Department. However, it appears that the Stiletto is starting to see some action in the war against drugs. Recently a group of drug runners in Florida tried to elude one by sailing near reefs and sandbars at 42 knots and skimming over water less than 1.5m deep. But the Stiletto kept on coming. After a two-hour chase, the drug boat finally ran out of gas and the passengers were apprehended. They told authorities that it was like being chased by a UFO. A UFO boat, huh? These guys were so f'ing high.