|Hot Wheels Four-1|
The Hot Wheels Four-1 is a custom design along the lines of a Smart car. This pint-size vehicle sports a huge 4 cylinder engine where a passenger might otherwise sit. The black paint and wing-like rollbar extension immediately reminded me of the Batmobile. The blue windshield recalls one of my favorite toys: the Corgi #267 TV Batmobile from the 60s TV series. The blue wheels allude to the glowing hubs on the Batmobile from Batman Forever.
|The "Bat-1" (No room for Robin in this 1)|
I removed most of the graphics from the side and the racing number from the rollbar. The Corgi Batmobile inspired the bat sticker on the door for a retro touch.
King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris is a fantastic book that covers many of Barris' creations including the 1966 TV Batmobile.
If you're a fan of the 1966 Batmobile you'll want this incredibly detailed 1:18 scale Hot wheels 1966 Batmobile Elite Version Limited. Mattel scanned Barris' 1:1 car to generate the casting.