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Friday, November 06, 2015

George Barris, Creator of the 1966 TV Batmobile, Dies at 89

We here at Legions of Gotham are sad to announce the passing of a Batman legend, the King of the Kustomizers, George Barris.  Fans will remember Barris as the man who fabricated the iconic 1966 television series Batmobile from a Lincoln Futura concept car.  The amazing work that Barris did to bring the Batmobile to life on the small and silver screens still endures today as one of the favorite Batmobiles of fans everywhere.

George's son Brett posted the following statement on Facebook early on Thursday morning:

"Sorry to have to post that my father, legendary kustom car king George Barris, has moved to the bigger garage in the sky," Brett Barris wrote. "He lived his life the way he wanted til the end. He would want everyone (to) celebrate the passion he had for life and for what he created for all to enjoy."

Our deepest condolances to George's family and friends,  1925-2015, R.I.P George, we can't thank you enough for the memories.