Fiberglass Freaks Batmobile
Mark Racop grew up in Logansport, Indiana, about 45 minutes east of Lafayette, Indiana, in the seventies. Like many kids his age, his favorite show was Batman, a wild adventure show to a kid, a ridiculous but hilarious show for adults. Mark wanted to drive the Batmobile. He couldn't do that, so he did the next best thing: he and four friends built a replica of the TV show's car! He was only 17 when they started on the car. Now, Mark has a company where all they do is build Batmobiles in Logansport and ship them all over the world!
Next summer he hopes to open a museum dedicated to the Caped Crusader and firing up the next generation of fans of the show.
So explore below and sit in the very car Mark and his friends built when he was 17! Then explore further to see where he builds the new cars and some cars in progress. After that check out the videos where he talks about Batman, the Batmobile and his new museum!
360 Tour of the Batmobile Mark Racop built when he was 17 and the shop where he builds custom replicas of the 1966 Batmobile
!! Important!! Click on the three-dimensional shape in the upper left-hand corner for a better view !!
Interview with Mark Racop of Fiberglass Freaks
Images of the 20th car made by Fiberglass Freaks of Logansport, Indiana
Photos of Fiberglass Freaks Batmobile #20 provided by Mark Racop of Fiberglass Freaks and are the property of Fiberglass Freaks. Used by permission.
A 3:18 video about George Barris and his legacy. Should be fun for the whole family.
A 10 second video of the Batmobile starting up in the 1966 show
A 2:00 Video about the L3 Engine Mark uses in his Batmobiles
A very short video from the original show showing the Batmobile leaving the Batcave 7 different ways
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IS and Fiberglass Freaks® do not claim any ownership in BATMAN® or any related character, prop, symbol, etc. This exhibit is a replica of the 1966 George Barris original Batmobile® is owned by Mark Racop of Fiberglass Freaks®. Mark Racop has given IS permission to display the vehicle for teaching and educational purposes, consistent with IS's mission.
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