Long before those, Batman's car was named the Batmobile. It seems way too generic to be cool for Batman to drive the Batmobile. Actually, in his case, I see the pattern.
The Batputer. The Batarang. The Batcave. The Batpoles.
I guess it would have been too hard to come up with creative names for all of the things. In a way, "bat-ing" everything is kid of cool.
Either way, the Batmobile remains one of the most famous and recognizable vehicles, At the various conventions, it is often one of the most popular attractions. Of course, I had to get a picture with the Batmobile.
Hmm I wonder if I should start calling my Escape the Johngymobile?
The Batmobile and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2011.