Man zips around Lawrence streets in custom-built Batmobile

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man is catching the eye of other motorists with his custom-built Batmobile.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Rich Johnson has been restoring cars for more than 25 years and can be seen driving the car in parades or around Lawrence.

Johnson, who used to watch Batman’s adventures on TV when he was a kid, had begun working on the car after learning that a man from Ohio had a mold of the original Batmobile in 2012. Johnson asked the man to create a fiberglass shell of the car for him.

It took Johnson over five months to construct his own Batmobile that’s painted black with red pinstripes and Batman logos on its doors. Johnson’s car made its debut in 2013 at a pre-party for an annual city parade.


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