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by Mark Racop
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Barris batmobile on Dateline NBC tonight HURRY!
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Re: The Barris batmobile on Dateline NBC tonight HURRY!

The story was about Ben Novack, the hotel heir, who was murdered. He had an enormous Batman collection--some call it the second largest in the world--including a 1966 Batmobile replica built in Ohio. In tonight's story, they showed a picture of Novack standing next to the #3 Barris replica, with new...
by Mark Racop
Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Billy Loyd JR sad news
Replies: 115
Views: 29890

Re: Billy Loyd JR sad news

I am so saddened to hear this...Billy and I enjoyed many long conversations about 1966 Batman, people, politics, religion, and just about every topic imaginable. My heart goes out to his family at this most difficult time, and my prayers go out for Andrew. We lost a good man. May you find peace and ...
by Mark Racop
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Favorite Batmobile?
Replies: 21
Views: 4728

Re: Favorite Batmobile?

There can be little doubt about MY favorite Batmobile, can there? The 1966 Batmobile design endures even today. When I display one of our cars people flock to see it, even kids that have never seen the TV show understand and "get" this particular car. The other Batmobiles are fine, but 46 years late...
by Mark Racop
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: FF Batmobile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sept. 20-23rd!
Replies: 9
Views: 4696

Re: FF Batmobile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sept. 20-23rd!

I grabbed this photo off the net to try to show the scale of this event--118,000 people attended the four day show. Over 7,000 vendors were open to show their wares. We were inside the Nationwide building, along with a row of Carroll Shelby Cobras, an 89 and a Tumbler in Batmobile Alley! http://imag...
by Mark Racop
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batmen Conference
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Re: Batmen Conference

Outstanding! Did you do the artwork, Lee?
by Mark Racop
Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: FF Batmobile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sept. 20-23rd!
Replies: 9
Views: 4696

Re: FF Batmobile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sept. 20-23rd!

We fly out tomorrow--I can't wait!
by Mark Racop
Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Question about The Purrfect Crime/Better Luck Next Time
Replies: 19
Views: 6659

Re: Question about The Purrfect Crime/Better Luck Next Time

It has been reported that real tigers were on set with Burt Ward/Robin and that things were very dangerous, but my filmmaking background tells me differently: it sure looks like a rear screen projection. Now Batman with the tiger? That's a different story. I'm certain it wasn't Adam (probably Hubie)...
by Mark Racop
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: FF Batmobile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sept. 20-23rd!
Replies: 9
Views: 4696

Re: FF Batmobile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sept. 20-23rd!

How many Batfans are coming to Charlotte next weekend? Are you interested in getting together for supper at least one of the nights? I know of three or four that are planning to come. The more the merrier! If you're familiar with the area, I would appreciate suggestions for restaurants as well. This...
by Mark Racop
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: Superman Helps Batman propose to Batgirl
Replies: 27
Views: 9623

Re: Superman Helps Batman propose to Batgirl

Ruby and Jennifer, congratulations to both of you. Tears were streaming down my face both times I watched the terrific video of your proposal. After the first viewing, I immediately had to show it to my wife Jill. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing adventures. May you two have many, many more. ...
by Mark Racop
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Cinematography on the 66 Series
Replies: 4
Views: 2044

Re: Cinematography on the 66 Series

When I hear dissenters of the series say, "Batman was never shown at night," I have to gently correct them--as you two have perfectly mentioned, there was such great use of shadows in these particular episodes The episodes afterward paled compared to these greats in many, many respects, but certainl...
by Mark Racop
Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: FF Batmobile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sept. 20-23rd!
Replies: 9
Views: 4696

Re: FF Batmobile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sept. 20-23rd!

Come on down, Batbob! I'm coming from Indiana. Seriously, sorry if you can't make it; hopefully next time.
by Mark Racop
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: FF Batmobile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sept. 20-23rd!
Replies: 9
Views: 4696

Re: FF Batmobile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sept. 20-23rd!

They are expecting to have a Tumbler and an 89, and they're trying for a Batman Forever car. This should be fun!
by Mark Racop
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Bat Events
Topic: FF Batmobile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sept. 20-23rd!
Replies: 9
Views: 4696

FF Batmobile at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sept. 20-23rd!

An FF Batmobile replica will be on display at the Food Lion Autofair at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, September 20th-23rd. Over 100,000 people are expected to attend. Here is the link to their website:

http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/t ... _autofair/