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Star cars at the New York auto show (photos)

The Dezer automobile collection of Miami brought a set of automotive stars to the 2010 New York auto show. The Batmobile, KITT, Speed Racer's Mach 5, and the Monkee Mobile all take the show floor.

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Batmobile

Appearing in Tim Burton's "Batman" and "Batman Returns," this Batmobile is glossy black with an organic design that looked good racing through Gotham's neo-Gothic streets.
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Batmobile

As a two seater, Batman was able to bring Vick Vale into the Bat cave in the 1989 film, "Batman." The Penguin was able to take over the car, driving it by remote control, in 1992's "Batman Returns."
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KITT

KITT, short for Knight Industries Two Thousand, aided Michael Knight as he drove around the country helping pretty women out of dangerous situations in the "Knight Rider" television series.
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KITT

Although Michael Knight frequently piloted KITT using the yoke-like steering wheel, the car's AI could drive by itself using the Alpha Circuit.
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Mach 5

The Mach 5, designed by Pops Racer, was driven extensively by his son Speed Racer in the 1960s Japanese animated series. This real-world replica is designed to look like the cartoon car.
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Mach 5

Speed Racer used the Mach 5 to compete in racing events around the world, but often had to deal with either unscrupulous competitors or serious crimes committed during the races.
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Mach 5

The Mach 5 has many special functions that helped Speed Racer deal with a variety of situations, such as the Auto Jacks, which could make the car jump, Belt Tires, for improved grip, and a homing robot. All these features are activated with buttons on the steering wheel.
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Monkee Mobile

The Monkees, a band created for television consisting of Michael Nesmith, Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Davey Jones, had this special Monkee Mobile, based on a Pontiac GTO. The car didn't see much use in 1966's "The Monkees" television show, but appeared in the opening credits.
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Monkee Mobile

Along with its standard front and rear seats, the entire trunk has been opened up and converted into a lounge, making the car a nine-seater, appropriate enough for a popular band on the road.
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Dragula

This coffin-shaped dragster appeared in "The Munsters" television series. Built by Grandpa, family patriarch Herman had to race it in one episode to recover the family's main car.

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