A car enthusiast from Georgia has what is probably the largest privately owned collection of movie cars replicas. His garage contains the Batmobile, KITT, the Mystery Machine and more.
Jerry Patrick, an automobile enthusiast from Newnan, Georgia, has been building cars for the last three decades, but a few years ago he got bored with the usual Camaros and Mustangs, so he decided to test his skills on some truly unique vehicles.
Now his garage houses amazingly accurate replicas iconic cars like KITT from Knight Rider, Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine and the Batmobile.
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Jerry Patrick decided it would be a great idea to combine his love for cars with his passion for films, so he started building functional replicas of some of the most popular vehicles in movie and TV history.
The experienced builder typically has 25 to 35 cars on hand at any one time, as his projects usually require parts from multiple vehicles to create the finished product. His creations start out as beat-down old cars he finds on Craiglist, eBay or by word of mouth, but after months or sometimes years of work they become dream rides that any movie buff would consider themselves lucky to drive.
Patrick’s amazing collection includes replicas of Eleanor from Gone in 60 Seconds, Herbie the Love Bug, KITT from Knight Rider, the Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo and an awe-inspiring Batmobile complete with retractable machine-guns.
The Batmobile alone took Jerry three years to complete, since everything you see had to be custom built, but the attention he gets whenever he takes it out for a spin is payment enough for his efforts. Every time he works a replica, he and his team try to make it as close to the original as possible, both on the outside and on the inside. Although he builds them for fun, the automotive enthusiast often takes his replicas to community events where people can see them up close.
Although he already has more famous movie cars than anyone could ever wish for, Jerry plans to add some more four-wheel wonders to his collection, and he already has his sights set on Mater from the movie Cars, an A-Team van and Bumblebee from the Transformers movie.