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Posted 7/4/2010 12:09:18 AM

You reap what you sow

You reap what you sow

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**Patrick Richmond Va** (3/8/2005)
I sold it july 2003 to a private collector in Ill. after owning it for 14 years. I'm done with reporters but if you're interested I'll tell you pieces of the story when I can. I own part of a restaurant so my hours are late (look at my posting time), also my typing skills are lacking. I will tell you this it was great to win the contest since i was and continue to be a huge fan. The new tumbler is is a vast improvement over the clooney Batmobile. The one I owned will of course always be my favorite. I really wish all of you could have had a chance to have one for yourselves. imagine being a geeky 23 yr old college student and winning a national contest and having MTV come to your town and hand you THE Batmobile and a 25,000 check. It was certanly the best summer of my life. Unfortunately it kind of forced me to be a recluse about it. Imagine at least 2-3 people a day for 14 years ask you the same question "hey ain't you that guy that won that car". I know it sounds petty but come on all I did was dial a number 50 times while Prince sang some god awful song. I was one in a million what else can I say it could have been anyone, but I'm glad It was me.

Blast from the Past!!

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Posted 7/4/2010 4:34:26 PM

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Great work on this story, I would love to hear more about this car, does he have any photos to post?
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Posted 9/4/2010 11:46:05 PM

You reap what you sow

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MTV Batmobile 

Holy Rolling Icon, Batman!
Issue: June 2005
Richmonder won Batmobile in 1989

In 1989, Patrick McLynn was a 23-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University student in industrial design and product engineering hoping to go into toy making. He probably felt like a little kid in a grown-up's body when he was handed the keys to his very own Batmobile that blockbuster summer.

With the Batman film series about to be resurrected when Batman Begins premieres on June 17, McLynn recalls his time behind the steering wheel of the Dark Knight's ride.

On June 19, 1989, Mc-Lynn was at a friend's house when he caught sight of a commercial for MTV's Win the Batmobile Plus $25,000 contest, tied to a video for a Prince song from the movie. The cash was an incentive for the part-time Tobacco Company bartender, whose mode of transit at the time was a bike or skateboard.

To McLynn's great surprise, he was chosen out of 982,950 callers, making his win not quite but almost one in a million. He jumped up and down and started phoning friends, even the WTVR Channel 6 newsroom. They didn't believe him.

McLynn's 20-foot-long Batmobile cost $60,000 and was custom-built on an extended Chevrolet Impala wheelbase by Hollywood Productions, the company that made the movie's Batmobiles. The company provided a plaque for McLynn's Batmobile attesting that it was a replica....................

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Posted 9/5/2010 6:52:53 AM

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I love hearing stories like this keep them comming....
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