Monday, August 30, 2010

To the Batmobile!

Yes, I really am Batman

Batman

I spent around five hours at the annual cruiser meet at Vegabaren in Handen on Saturday. People from all over Sweden had gathered for a few hours of fun. This event has been around for sixteen years and attracts people that love American cars from the 1950s and 1960s. Fans of Elvis, and rockabilly music. And people that enjoy dressing up, and of course many photographers. I took a few hundred photos and will try to show some of the best here over the next week. I will start with the a surprise because I hadn't expected to meet Batman here. The man with the long blonde hair is Leif Garwin. He is a sculptor,car builder, designer, painter, musician and singer! It costed him 8 000 000 SEK to build the Batmobile.

16 comments:

Bibi said...

Now that is one SEXY car...and the guy isn't bad either!

Kate said...

The car is truly amazing! Does it run?? The event obviously is very popular, judging by the crowds. Sounds like a great time, too.

B SQUARED said...

A great car but difficult to park.

http://novi-sad-daily.blogspot.com/ said...

what a car!!!!!!!!!!!! great photo!!!!

Hilda said...

Ohmygosh, it really is! It's awesome! And so is Leif. Such talent and skill!

JM said...

The car is amazing! Leif is a very gifted man. I really like how you composed his portrait.

Gunn said...

That is a very unique car!!
Nice portrait too:)

Paul said...

I am not really much of a car person, but this batmoblie is something else. Well spotted Steffe, although I guess you could not miss this one!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

What an amazing car and shot!

First time here..stopping by through West Valley Photo.
Your photography is so inspiring!

Have a great time!

B

RedPat said...

I think both the car and the guy must turn a lot of heads! Looking forward to more of the shots from the show.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Wow, it's better than the movie's! Neat polish and aerodynamics! State of the art stuff!

J Bar said...

The Batmobile is cool.

VP said...

Unbelievable!

Franius said...

OMG, the "old" Batmobile from Tim Burton's films!

Simon Schempp said...

I'd drive one of those... with SWAG. Well, there are a lot of people who want to drive the Tim Burton Batmobile, right? Man, that car looks wicked awesome!

Ellsworth said...

That Batmobile is just wild! The great thing about this Batmobile is that it has all the qualities Batman is known for – power, speed, agility, and good looks! Well, Mr. Garwin must have had a good amount of money stacked up in a bank account somewhere for him to have afforded to build that Batmobile! It looks just like the original 1989 version of the vehicle seen in Tim Burton’s movies! Awesome!

[Ellsworth Mciltrot]