Car show features classic vehicles, Batman’s TV rideBatman was known for exclaiming “Quick! To the Batmobile!” to his partner Robin in the 1966 “Batman” television series starring Adam West. The same iconic vehicle is in Jamestown today at the annual Winter Wheels Show put on by the Jamestown Classic Car Club.
By: Ben Rodgers, The Jamestown Sun
Batman was known for exclaiming “Quick! To the Batmobile!” to his partner Robin in the 1966 “Batman” television series starring Adam West.
The same iconic vehicle is in Jamestown today at the annual Winter Wheels Show put on by the Jamestown Classic Car Club.
Complete with a Batphone, radar, emergency bat turn lever, afterburner and parachutes, the Batmobile is one of about 30 unique vehicles at the show.
“It’s memory lane for some folks and ‘ohhs’ and ‘ahhs’ for others,” said Monte Cole, Jamestown Classic Car Club member.
Cars will range in age from the 1920s to 2010 models. And it’s not just a classic car show — ATVs, motorcycles and a tractor will be on display, Cole said.
Awards will be handed out in 17 different classes including People’s Choice, where attendees can vote on their favorite vehicles.
Due to the weather the number of vehicles is down from about 50 in years past, he said.
“There’s a lot of unique vehicles stashed in garages, it’s just a matter of people bringing them out,” Cole said.
This year the majority of vehicles are from Jamestown, and the classic car club used its covered trailer to get the vehicles to the Civic Center, Cole said.
“Weather is really hurting us,” he said.
He still expects 800 people to show and enjoy more than the polished chrome and steel.
A variety of vendors will be in the Exchequer Room throughout the day, and a live auction of antique automobile-related merchandise will also be at 1 p.m. Massages will also be available.
The James River Humane Society will be there with animals and the Jamestown Rural Fire Department will be holding a raffle.
The show is from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Civic Center, and admission is $6 for adults, $2 for children 6-12 and children under 6 are free. The first 300 children 12 and under will receive free Hot Wheels cars.
“Get out of the house, bring your kids and get some free stuff for your kids,” Cole said.
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