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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • PAN AMERICAN TO GUATEMALA, 1938

Backstage with the Batmobile: 1967

Backstage with the Batmobile: 1967

A most rare and unexpected opportunity, to get to see the Batmobile backstage at an Indianapolis auto show in 1967. The famous car was kept in 'storage' at a local Ford dealership, my cousin's father knew the owner hence our chance to get a 'private' viewing.

This Polaroid is the lone survivor of over a dozen taken that evening. I'm the little geek in the hat should anyone be curious.

 
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