Posts Tagged ‘superheroes’
George Barris Leaves Us but We Tell Our
Private Tour Guests Tales about Him
We are saddened to learn that famed automobile customizer and designer George Barris has passed away to that great garage in the sky. We talk about him often to our automobile enthusiasts sightseeing with us on a private Los Angeles tour. We often pass by and point out to our tour guests his shop in the San Fernando Valley. And once, we just had to stop at a gas station when we saw the notorious modified Lincoln Futura on top of a flatbed trailer being transported – probably to a car show. Below we republish the blog posting from that day.
What a Private Tour Treat to See the Former Batmobile
Every car gets updates, sometimes whole new designs (VW Bug, Ford Mustang). Sometimes the updates are inspiring and spur sales and sometimes not so much. You have to admit that the original Batmobile from the 1960s series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin the Boy Wonder really was a magnificent looking automobile. The Lincoln Futura concept car (never a road model) provided the basis for the show’s designers. Not only was Hollywood able to mold the car to suit the needs of the show and its characters but the design has stood the test of time. She’s still beautiful. She’s still adored as we caught her on her way to a car show. We enjoy that our private Los Angeles tour guests, even those not so into cars and motorcycles, always take note of some of the amazing transportation vehicles we see very day in and around Los Angeles. We also take our guests wanting to hike up to the Hollywood Sign, a real Hollywood fitness adventure tour, past the old cave used as the entrance for this old Batmobile as it came and went from Batman’s subterranean garage.
Private Los Angeles Tour Stops for Spider-Man
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man peeks into our private Los Angeles tour luxury SUV to assure our guests that their sightseeing adventure through Hollywood will be exciting and very, very safe. No bad guys will bug us while we inspect the Walk of Fame or visit the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater or the Dolby Theater. Freddy Krueger sadly mourns the passing of his creator, Wes Craven so he is quiet right now. When we cross the street to take a look at Disney’s El Capitan Theater or inspect the lobby of the lovely Roosevelt Hotel we will be guarded by a real superhero – “Can he swing from a thread? Take a look overhead. Hey there, there goes the Spider-Man.”