When the Batmobile Came to Albany


September 17th is  International Batman Day. We have no idea what it means.. but it must be a good thing. And it reminded us of the late 1960s when the Batmobile would come to Albany to the Custom Car Shows at the New Scotland Ave. Armory.

1968  New Scotland Ave. Armory Custom Car Show – courtesy Carl Johnson

The shows were the brainchild of George Barris, king of custom cars for TV and movies, like the Batmobile, the Monkee Mobile and the Munster Coach. The Armory was the mecca for teenage boys from all over the area.. custom cars, a band and Go Go dancers. What’s not to love?


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