5 Beach Destinations to Drive to this Summer

Driving to the Beach

When the summer season hits, people immediately think of hitting the beach for some recreation. That’s because this is the best season to relax, rejuvenate yourself, and soak up the summer sun in order to get that perfect tan you’ve always wanted.

And of course, one of the best ways to do this is to drive by car, which establishes the need for you to ensure the engine and radiator are working fine. Otherwise, you’ll suffer an engine stall, which could pretty ruin your beach road trip altogether. Before this even happens, go to a trusted radiator supplier and request for the necessary maintenance work.

Going back to the topic, drivers, here are 5 beach destinations you can go to this summer for a time of relaxation and rest.

El Nido

El Nido (Palawan)

Located in an island just below Luzon, El Nido is known for its intimate, isolate location, very fine sands, and majestic views of the vast seascape surrounding it. In fact, this location is so famous that some scenes for “The Bourne Legacy” were shot here. El Nido was also featured on “The Amazing Race”.

El Nido is also a favorite spot for divers. Underwater sea creatures such as dolphins, manta rays, whales, sea cows, and even corals can be seen around this location.

Pearl Farm

Pearl Farm (Davao)

Further down south is the Pearl Farm, found in Samal Island off the coast of Davao City. The place was called such because it was once a pearl farm, where thousands of oysters were harvested for their pink, white, and gold pearls. Today, the beach is a developed location preferred by locals and tourists.

Boracay

Boracay (Aklan)

In the Visayas region lies perhaps the most well-known beach and tourist attraction in the Philippines: Boracay. It is a 4-km stretch of white sands, restaurants, stalls, hotels, resorts, and other shops that cater to the every need of visitors. Water sports such as kite boarding and windsurfing can be enjoyed here.

Siargao

Siargao (Surigao del Norte)

Situated at one of the northernmost parts of the country, Siargao is an attraction spot for surfers. This is mainly because of the 9 to 12 feet high waves that are produced from this location. Siargao is also beloved because it remains unindustrialized to this day.

Panglao

Panglao (Bohol)

Panglao is a location filled with gorgeous beaches that revived both interest and tourism for the Visayan island. It is renowned for its wide variety of sea creatures such as dolphins, whales, barracudas, jackfish, sea snakes, and also breathtaking coral reefs.

Aside from the beautiful seascape, Bohol also boasts wonderful landscape views, primarily because of the famous Chocolate Hills. Also, one land creature is enough to attract visitors from all over the world – the endangered Philippine tarsier, also known as the world’s smallest primate.

Do any of these locations strike your fancy? Do you know of any other splendid beach destinations to visit during the summer months? Let us know in the comments section below.

9 Romantic Places to Drive to This Valentine’s Day

Road Trip

My lovely significant other considers the most relevant event of the year to be Valentine’s Day. I mean, admit it, as a cultured man of this century, there’s no acceptable reason to bypass this February tradition; to do so would be tantamount to losing one’s machismo.

Yes, it may appear a tad mushy at first glance, but going out to gift the ladies their Casanova dream day cements the allure and promise of a long strong relationship of passion!

For the ladies, effort is the thing that counts the most on Valentine’s Day – effort born of love. To help you out, I’m sharing these 9 romantic place you and your wife/ girlfriend can drive to for an undeniably memorable sweet Valentine escapade:

Pro Tip: To avoid unwanted travel hindrances, visit your local automotive store and / or radiator shop for a quick check-up on your precious vehicle.

Marcia Adams

1) Marcia Adams

Consider a day’s adventure to, Tagaytay, a lover’s paradise. Think Tuscany, replete with full garden foliage under an obliging tropical sunshine. Who wouldn’t be enticed? Marcia Adams captures the aura of provincial Italy with its rustic charm and genuine home cuisine. Tucked away amidst winding turns and bends, the thrill of the drive itself heightens the excitement of the destiny.

2) Prado Farms

Another exciting drive would be Prado Farms located in Lubao, Pampanga. A true romantic getaway, your date will surely be smitten by nature’s lushness that you can both explore by foot or on bikes.  Colorful architectural structures add to the charm of the place. Coupled with an enticing spread of farm fresh food, your Valentine adventure will be one to forever remember.

3) Sulyap’ Gallery Café

An authentic throwback to a more refined era, the Filipino past is glorified in the romance of Sulyap restaurant and gallery café. This place will undoubtedly enchant your date as soon as you both step into the old garden mansion ambiance of the café.  What makes this place truly enticing is how far removed it is from city noise and traffic. Just you, your date, great food, and the languid sound of nature.

4) Arms Hotel Restaurant

Famed for their Chicken Iberico, the Arms Hotel restaurant of Malate has an ethereal feel to it. Like being transported to a 1940’s era, the dark checkered flooring matching the stained wood bar and strategically spaced ornate tables set the mood for a relaxed enchanting dinner.  Think Paris in the 20’s; your date will truly appreciate the glamour.  According to the ladies, they serve the best Margarita in town.

5) Café Adriatico

Say “Adriatico” or “Remedios Circle” and you can’t go wrong. It’s a no contest couple’s choice for a romantic dinner getaway. The cool vibes is there, the toned down lights, the quiet private table corners, and yes, the tried and tested  cuisine.  The full authentic bar at the second floor, accessed by a wooden staircase reminiscent of old homes, adds to the refined taste of the place.

Bay Leaf Intramuros Roof Deck Bar

6) Bay Leaf Intramuros Roof Deck Bar

Judged as one of the best roof deck bars in the world, this ultimate date place is one of the best Valentine spot the city has to offer.  The drama of a spectacular skyline while enjoying a glass of wine with your significant other, is a memory you wouldn’t want to miss!

7) Kasbah

If your date is into the exotic, or you simply want to be more adventurous, go to Kasbah at The Fort. It’s all about senses and seduction, from the colors, to the tapestry on the walls, to the music, to the rich spicy blend of authentic Mediterranean food. Yes, Kasbah is all sexy!

8) Titania Wine Cellar

Titania’s is a great place for that European fine dine feel with a more down to earth laid back ambiance.  The service is attentive and your date will ease into the atmosphere of a fine relaxed evening. The drama of wine presentation and pouring, plus the unobtrusive manner your dinner is served, coupled with piano music, definitely makes the evening one for remembering.

9) Straight Up Bar – Seda Hotel

Hip and elegant, there’s something glamorous about a roof deck party place even just for two. In fact, it’s the ultimate Valentine spot to woo and impress a date. The spectacular view of city lights and upbeat music from the best DJ’s in the city makes fine accompaniment to wine and other drinks.

Truth or Myth: Flashy Cars Make Men More Attractive

In a previous article, we uncovered the spiritual bond between man and car, discussing how they are, on some levels, very much alike. It seems as if men are naturally drawn to a car be it for a specific part, like flashy tire rims and macho leaf springs, or the sum of its individual components.

In the same context, it is theorized that one reason behind man’s obsession with vehicles is the idea that flashy, sexy cars somehow make men more appealing in the eyes of the ladies. Remember how Shia Labeouf’s wimpy character in “Transformers” was able to pick up Megan Fox because of Bumblebee?

We’ve seen variations of this trick countless times in the movies, but is there any truth to this? Read on and find out!

Transformers

  • Flashy Cars can definitely get you attention

Alborz Fallah, founder of Car Advice, believes that if we are to buy luxurious cars, it is because of the simple reason that you like them, and not because you want to impress people. While having lunch with a friend at a restaurant, he noticed that several people stopped to look at his car.

But when he and his friend got up to leave, two attractive girls approached them and asked for a ride in his car. To make the long story short, he declined the offer and rode off with his friend. Fallah recounts: “…We got inside the car and drove off, 30 seconds of silence past before the inevitable was finally uttered: “Dude, have you gone mad!” said one rather confused man.

To drive his point home, Fallah emphasized, “I love cars. I really do, I love the way they look, I love the way they sound, I love everything about them. One thing I don’t love is the stereotypical attention they get.”

Another bad experience for Fallah was when a woman threw her handwritten phone number in the red Ferrari 360 convertible he was driving. “Call me!” she yelled as she walked past.

Fallah asked, “Would any self-respecting man call her?”

You wouldn’t think so, but strangely enough, science has proven otherwise.

Science

  • Yeah! SCIENCE!

Dr. Michael Dunn from the University of Wales in Cardiff did an experiment where he showed pictures to a control group of the same man sitting in two different cars: a Bentley Continental and an old Ford Fiesta. The group was composed of women (ages 21-40) picked the man inside the Bentley Continental.

The conclusion of the study showed that women rated men higher if, in Dunn’s words, “…they were behind a wheel of fancy instead of an old banger.”

It also revealed that women judged a man by his wealth and status, and that owning a luxurious car was a sign of that.

Psychologist Dr. Gad Saad, who also cited the study accomplished by Dr. Dunn, said, “It would seem that owning a sports car is the fast track to being perceived as physically attractive by the ladies. Gentlemen: Start saving up for that Aston Martin DB7!”

After reading the stories and studies discussed above, I think it’s pretty safe to conclude that there is a certain amount of truth to this. Whether this is good news or bad depends on the type of car you have on your garage. Not satisfied with your wheels? Chill. Relax. There’s still hope. Buy a dozen piggy bank and start saving up for that Ferrari.

The Evolution of Porsche 911 (1 Photo at a Time)

When you think of a sports car, you think, “Porsche”. More specifically, the Porsche 911. More than any other car in the world today, any car enthusiast would know that the auto company’s flagship model has not changed much. Even it’s most modern version, the 911 Targa, stays true to its predecessor’s shape and form, proving that you don’t need to make that many changes to the aesthetic of your automobile. If you build a car brand that performs well and is loved by all, people will still buy your product.

Today, we’ll look at the evolution of the Porsche 911, from its first model in the 1960s to its more recent versions.

The Porsche 911 2.0

  • The 911 2.0

The first 911 was built as an even more luxurious car than its predecessor, the 356. It boasted a more powerful 6-cylinder engine, an updated look, and more spacious interior (it was a 4-seater instead of the 356 design’s 2). When released in 1964, it was well received as a luxury car, with Car and Driver calling the 911 “…worth the price of all the old Porsches put together.”

The aesthetics of the car were based on the Porsche 695. However, one slight different between the 911 and 695 was the inclusion of the famous slope in the rear portion of the car, which looked like it had gone through tedious metal stamping work, a service available here in the Philippines. This design element made the 911 into the iconic automobile it is today.

The Porsche 911 2.2

  • The 911 2.2

In the early 70s, the 2.2 was constructed as a lighter type of Porsche, with parts like the bumper and engine lid made of aluminum. Its new lightweight body was meant for the racetrack, although an M470 option was made available, making the 2.2 fit for road driving. Seeing that modifications could be made, Porsche changed the engine capacity into what would be known as….

The Porsche 911 2.4

  • The 911 2.4

The 2.4 model gained an advantage from the improvements that could be made from its two predecessors, cementing its status as one of the best classic Porsches of this time. An enlarged engine capacity also meant that the 2.4 was a very fast, despite weighing nearly 2,314 lbs.

One distinct feature of the 2.4 was the under-bumper chin spoiler. Not only was it pleasing to the eye, but it also functional. It boosted the aerodynamic capability of the 2.4 by 40%. Future Porsche models included this spoiler in their design.

The Porsche 911 2.7

  • The 911 2.7

The release of the 2.7 introduced the world to Porsche innovations that would become staples today: shock-absorbing bumpers, ducktail and whaletail spoilers, and a zinc-coated body.

The Porsche 911 SC

  • The 911 SC

The SC was introduced as a Porsche whose performance could be further customized by the user. This was made possible by the use of a 3.0 engine.

The Porsche 911 3.2

  • The 911 3.2

Aside from an even larger engine capacity, the 3.2 was an overall improvement of its predecessor, the SC, with more engine power, a better braking system, and even more luxury.

The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 & 2

  • The 911 Carrera 4 & 2

Named after its wheel drive capability (4 for 4WD and 2 for 2WD), these models were designed to revive interest in Porsche, as it had dwindled during the 80s. At first glance, the Carrera 4&2 look much smaller in size when compared to previous Porsche designs.

A new feature of this 911 was the Tiptronic system. It was automated to a point where it could decide on its own when to shift from automatic to manual transmission or have the driver choose.

The Porsche 993

  • The 993

The 993 was the internal name of the new Porsche. It still retained its identity as a Porsche even with the front lights were now slanted for improved aerodynamics. The new body also boasted 20% more space for luggage.

The Porsche 911 Turbo

  • The 911 Turbo

The 911 Turbo was the pinnacle of Porsche’s automobile manufacturing success. It boasted a very powerful 3.0 engine, larger yet more aerodynamic body, vast improvements in braking that made the Turbo a joy to drive.

In reviewing its history, one thing can be noticed from the Porsche 911: it is an automotive masterpiece. Porsche has proven time and again you can mix both form and function, creating a car that is looks good, drives good, and at the end of the day, timeless.

The 5 Sexiest Cars to Ever Hit the Silver Screen

When a group of skateboarding teenagers were amazed at Bruce Nolan’s brand new Saleen S7 in “Bruce Almighty”, he simply replied, “It gets me from A to B.” More than making a character look interesting and adding to his/her depth in the movie, automobiles have always been about transporting characters from one destination to another.

Of course, in the movies, the characters have got to have the coolest-looking cars (created by fastidious metal stamping) to distinguish them from the rest of the people on the road. Without further ado, here are the five sexiest cars to ever hit the silver screen:

Saleen S7

5) Saleen S7 (Bruce Almighty; 2003)

From a sloppy, beat up jalopy to a lean, mean street machine, this baby turned heads in the Jim Carrey comedy Bruce Almighty ten years ago! Perhaps its most memorable scene remains the street scene where Bruce parts a sea of cars, exclaims “Hi, ho, Silver, away!” as only the comedian could, and dashes off with the engine roaring, and wheels blazing, with speed.

Aston Martin Vanquish

4) Aston Martin Vanquish (Die Another Day; 2002)

James Bond’s cinematic automobiles have always been a double-edged sword: One part hi-tech, the other part gosh-darn-attractive. The Aston Martin Vanquish in Die Another Day is another exemplary model of this cinematic tradition. Aside from being a piece of automotive eye-candy, the vehicle boasted grill rockets, hood-placed shotgun turrets that turned a thick manual into mere confetti, and a camera-powered cloaking device that took pictures of the surrounding environment for its stealth feature.

 Batmobile (1989)

3) The Batmobile (Batman; 1989)

The first on-screen iteration of The Batmobile drove fans absolutely crazy. This long, stunningly gorgeous black beauty was the muscle car the Dark Knight needed to get around Gotham City. A few features included a jet-powered turbine and an armor mode that boosted protection to its already bulletproof exterior.

Lightning McQueen

2) Nascar Stock Racer (Cars; 2006)

We said earlier that a car not only made a movie character look good, but also provided him/her with a means of transportation. But what if the character WAS a car? That’s what you get with Lightning McQueen, one of the fastest, smooth-talking automobiles seen on any movie screen. When designing the character, Pixar’s John Lasseter said in an L.A. Times article that McQueen was a cross between a “stock car and a more curvaceous Le Mans endurance racer…with some Lola and some [Ford] GT40.”

Apollo GT

1) Apollo GT (The Love Bug: 1968)

Peter Thorndyke’s stunning Apollo GT in Disney’s “The Love Bug” had bumps and curves in all the right places. The bumblebee yellow and black color scheme makes this car all the more irresistible to the naked eye.

9 More Songs that’ll make you Put the Pedal to the Metal

Singing in Car

There are days when you want to do nothing but drive. Really. Fast. Forget the speed limits and traffic signs. There’s no stopping you pushing your vehicle to the limits. What better way to enjoy that moment than with music that makes your adrenaline rush? Well, not too much. You might have to get a radiator from the Philippines when that happens.

Going back to the topic, here are some songs that can inspire you to drive really, really fast.

• Black Betty by Spiderbait – This song is rough, tough, and buff. It’ll make you wanna drive all day.

• Any record by Jamiroquai – The acid jazz group’s dance vibe in most of their records provides a smooth, fast ride. Perfect for cruising in the high way. Everything else they made counts as well.

• Tenderoni by Kele – Ex-Bloc Party lead singer Kele did an impressive job going solo, coming out with an album of electronic, rave party-type songs. The fact that this song made it to the Gran Turismo 5 original soundtrack definitely says something.

• Any song by The Subways – Members Billy Lunn, Charlotte Cooper, and Josh Morgan play hard and rock hard. All of their songs will get your blood pumping. That’s exactly what you need when you’re driving speedily along the highway.  

• Highway to Hell by AC/DC – With lyrics like “No stop signs/speed limit/Nobody’s gonna slow me down”, how can this song not make this list?

Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers – You’ll be driving faster and faster to this song, especially as it builds up to the climax  

• Route 66 by John Mayer – You probably remember this song from Pixar’s Cars way back in 2006. Mayer’s rendition is hip and fresh; making this classic a driveable tune fit for the road.

• Cochise by Audioslave – After the intro, the rest of this song is just pure energy. It’ll make you want to burn rubber.

• Knights of Cydonia by Muse – Possibly the band’s best anthem, the rock + cowboy/Western feel is absolutely captivating. Matt Belamy’s guitar shredding makes you want to ride your mechanical steed off into the sunset.

The Most Ridiculous Motorcycle Records Ever Pulled Off

Motorcycle Stunts

1) Longest Time to Keep a Running Motorcycle Stopped Using One’s Teeth

Moms are naturally very dedicated to the task of informing their children every 5 minutes that they have not brushed their teeth and therefore need to do so – even though they actually did so only 5 minutes before. Most of us find this annoying as kids (and as adults too), but this guy took his mother’s warnings about bad teeth a bit too seriously. His name is Montystar Agarawal, and he prides himself with the strongest teeth on Earth!

Using only his teeth, Montystar Agarawal completely stopped a 135-cc Yamaha motorcycle from doing what it does best – getting from point A to point B. Biting a handle of some sort with strings that attached to the bike, this “teeth master” held it in its ground for 21.34 seconds as it tried to run off.

Of course I have to remind every single one of you to not try this at home or anywhere else for as long as you shall live as it is dangerous, especially for those who did not heed their mother’s annoying yet helpful advice.

2) Longest Time to Keep Two Running Motorcycles Stopped with Arms (Female)

If strong teeth can keep a motorcycle from doing its job, then just think of what strong arms could pull off! Juli Moody put UFC heavy weight fighters to shame when, in a show of strength, the lady athlete stopped a pair of 1,500 big bikes using nothing but her arms. She kept the engines at a halt for a whopping 23.53 seconds! How’s that for a ridiculous (in an awesome way) motorcycle record?

For her next stunt, I would love to see Ms. Moody to invade a radiator shop and start juggling radiators… blindfolded… standing on one foot.

3) Most Consecutive Laps Drifting a Motorcycle on an Ice Track without Wearing a Shirt 

What happens when you put a motorcycle on ice and put a crazy fellow behind the wheels? A ridiculous world record – that’s what! Olof Eriksson completed two laps of drifting his motorcycle on a 500 meter ice racing track and catch this – without a shirt on! As sexy as that may sound, it is no easy feat to accomplish.

At temperatures below zero degrees, normal human beings would have their nipples fall off from frostbite before they could even start the engine.

4) Most Church Employees Pulled on Office Chairs by a Motorcycle being Driven by a Pastor Wearing a Cape

You would never guess what church employees and their pastor boss do in their free time – they set the most ridiculously fun world records! Justin Bolis only needed a cape and a motorcycle to give his subordinates the most memorable ride of their lives.

By connecting through a chain several office chairs and a motorcycle, the pastor drove around town pulling church employees along with him to set the record of most church employees pulled on office chairs by a motorcycle being driven by a pastor wearing a cape. The deed was part of a sermon to illustrate the importance of having fun over time at church. I vote for this to be the eleventh commandment!

So there you have it – 4 of the most ridiculous motorcycle records ever pulled off! If you own a bike, a camera, and a set of iron balls, then why not try to set your own record? Make sure to send us a link!

7 Songs to Relax to while Driving

Driving Songs

Driving can be a very stressful task, especially with the traffic condition of the Philippines and disregard for road courtesy. Sometimes, you’d want something that will take the edge off, like music that’s relaxing and comfortable when you drive; anything but the monotonous engine sound through the car’s muffler. Perhaps a melody that’ll keep you calm, not rush? Here are 7 songs that’ll keep you stress-free when you’re on the road.

• Breezin’ by George Benson

The sound of Benson’s clean electric guitar, funky rhythm, and orchestra arrangement in the background guarantees that smooth drive that ever driver longs for.

• Any song from Swing Out Sister

This 80’s pop group from the UK has songs with a tinge of funk and R&B, but they’re still fun to listen to. Not too loud or not too soft. They’re just right. We’d recommend their Live At The Jazz Café album.

• Sweet Soul Revue by Pizzicato 5

The sound of this group’s well-known song makes one feel unnaturally happy, no matter the circumstance. Maybe that’s why this song left a good mark with listeners.

• S ‘Wonderful by Diana Krall

Krall’s voice will lull you to a serene state of mind. This record will remind you that driving is “…s ‘wonderful…” and “…s ‘awfully nice”. Just don’t fall asleep at the steering wheel.

• Alphabetical by Phoenix

Here’s something a little more…contemporary. This subdued ditty is a breath of fresh air. Keep yourself from closing your eyes and thinking of happy thoughts when driving along to this song.

• Skinny Love by Bon Iver

Let this acoustic song soak up all your stress as you drive along the highway.

• Any song from Norah Jones

Granted, the instrumental arrangement of her songs is like taking a mild sedative aurally, but Norah’s voice shines through most of her records, which is kind of the point anyways.

The Wackiest Car Designs to Ever Hit the Road (Part 1)

Hotdog Car

1) Hotdog car

It may be a legit ride for hotdog sellers, but it still looks funny. May work as an actual hotdog, but not as a, you know, car.

 Weird Limo Design

2) Limo

This looks like it jumped right out of the set of a steam punk movie. With its excess of exhausts, it feels like that this monster of a car needs a radiator replacement every two weeks.

Twizzy Renault Sport F1

 

3) Twizzy Renault Sport F1

This is what you get when a forklift, smart car, and an F1 racer have a threesome.

 Giant Muffler Car

4) Giant Muffler

Seems nothing more like a giant whiskey container at first glance, but no. This is, in fact, the prototype for the Batmobile.

 Grass Car

5) Grass car

Looks like someone took the idea of Green Driving too literally.

 Floppy Disk Car

6) Floppy disk car

This guy obviously couldn’t let go of the 90s, 80s, or whatever era floppy disks were invented.

Stiletto Car

7) Stilleto car

Jessica Rabbit called. She wants her car back.

 Mouse Car

8) Mouse car

If a car and Mickey Mouse hooked up, this is what their lovechild would look like.

 Peacock Car

9) Peacock car

Altogether now: “I wanna see your peacock, car, car, your peacock!”

Volkswagen Golf

10) Volkswagen Golf

Whoever owns this green VW Golf overdid the body augmentation. Way. Too. Much.

The Top 3 Best-Looking Batmobiles (Cinema and TV)

Batman is not just defined by his master detective skills and knowledge of almost all fighting styles known to man. What makes him an iconic figure in popular culture is his wide array of awesome gadgets like his signature batarang, grappling hook, smoke and gas pellets, utility belt and his Batmobile, which he uses to travel around Gotham City, patrolling its streets.

Over the years, his mode of transportation has taken many shapes and forms in comics, TV shows, and movies. It has taken the look of a lean, mean, souped-up streetcar in some versions, and a tank-like machine in others. In all those versions, we’ve picked the top 3 best-looking Batmobiles to ever hit the big and small screen:

Batmobile from Batman the Animated Series

#3 – The Batmobile from Batman: The Animated Series

One look and you can see that this is a subdued, yet powerful automative force to be reckoned with. The design is a mixture of many different time periods, mostly from this century. It is rectangular in shape with a large but suave frame. The form of this Batmobile follows the Dark Deco theme incorporated from the show. It borrows heavily from noir imagery and art deco with features such as a jet engine, tire slashers, and ejector seats to name a few.

Batmobile from Batman Forever

#2 – The Batmobile from Batman Forever

In the sequel to the Tim Burton interpretation, Michael Schumacher re-designed the Batmobile with a skeletal, yet smooth-flowing aesthetic quality with sharper elliptical curves. It also had a large fin over the driver’s cockpit, making it a very distinguishable vehicle among the other versions before or after it. Aside from a jet turbine propulsion engine, one of its most notable utilities was a grappling hook that allowed it to drive up buildings, as featured in one of the film’s scenes. Sadly, this Batmobile was destroyed by The Riddler when he threw several bombs in the cockpit.

Batmobile from Batman (1989)

#1 – The Batmobile from Batman (1982)

In 1989, quirky director Tim Burton brought Batman back to live-action cinema, re-interpreting him in a very dark artistic theme distinct from previous versions. He was influenced by the Art Deco style used by the film’s set designed Anton Faust. This was then translated into perhaps the best-looking Batmobile ever.

The Burtonmobile, as it was fondly remembered, was a cross between a small tank and a sports car, yet maintained a sleek from with its two fins located near the rear tires. It was a long vehicle with elliptical edges amidst the blend of various other geometric shapes and lines, faithfully replicating the Art Deco theme. Surely, Master Wayne had to put his vision through various metal stamping processes before being able to achieve its final form.

The original cinematic Batmobile boasted a jet engine for speed boosts, a grappling hook for sharp turns around corners, a bulletproof exterior and an armor mode to protect it from external threats. This is one spankin’ car to have. Wonder if we’ll ever have any of these in the Philippines…