RED BANK: BATMOBILE HEADING TO GOTHAM

BatmobileThe classic Batmobile — last seen around town with none other than Adam West as a passenger — returns to Red Bank this Tuesday evening (and with Catwoman as special guest, yet) for a Spring Business Networking Event at the new Gotham restaurant. (Photo by John T. Ward)

When last the redbankgreen camera spied the classic “Batman ’66” version of the Batmobile on the streets of Red Bank, it was engaged in a low-speed, high-stakes drag race with the Green Hornet’s Black Beauty (with no less than TV’s Caped Crusader Adam West as shotgun passenger), as a tie-in to the AMC series Comic Book Men.

This Tuesday evening, the Dynamic Duo’s supercharged ride is scheduled to appear once more in the borough — summoned not by the Bat-Signal, but by social media — as the new Gotham Lounge hosts its first-ever Spring Business Networking and Red Carpet Event.

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RED BANK: HOLY DOUBLETAKE! IT’S BATMAN!

rb batman 081414 6rb batman 081414 2Spoiler alert for fans of the cable show ‘Comic Book Men,’ shot in and around Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash on Broad Street in Red Bank: a future episode will feature a race between the Batmobile and the Green Hornet’s Black Beauty, shot Thursday afternoon on Bridge Avenue in Gotham Red Bank.

And who was riding shotgun for a faux Batman? None other than onetime Batman portrayer Adam West himself, now 85 years old. Andres Verde of Red Bank, above, got a selfie with West, following one take of the low-speed race. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)