"Lamborghini Batman" Killed in Crash on Maryland Highway
We here at BoldRide like to celebrate the automobile, and those who drive, restore, and collect them. But in the grand scheme of things, we provide a small distraction from your daily grind to learn about the latest supercars. So it pains us to report when a car owner that has given back so much to the community in a big way is killed. His name was Lenny B. Robinson, but you might know him as the “Lamborghini Batman,” visiting children at hospitals dressed as Batman, in a Lamborghini Gallardo, and eventually an actual Batmobile. According to Jalopnik, Robinson, 51, was struck on the side of I-70 in Virginia when his Batmobile broke down with engine problems. RELATED: See images of the 2013 Lamborghini "Batventador" Back in 2012, Robinson went viral when he was pulled over in the Batman outfit, in his Gallardo. He was pulled over because he had replaced his normal license plates with Batman logo plates, and was actually on his way back from visiting a hospital dressed as the Dark Knight.
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Since then, Robinson bought a replica of a George Barris-designed Batmobile from the 1960s TV show. He took delivery of the car in British Columbia, and then drove it back to Maryland visiting sick children, in support of the charity Superheroes For Kids.
It was that 1960s Batmobile that Robinson was driving last night when it broke down. According to the Washington Post, he exited the car to see what was wrong with it when the vintage Batmobile was struck by a Toyota Camry. His own car then struck him.
It is tragic when anyone’s life is cut short unexpectedly, and it saddens us even more that it is someone who brought joy to so many sick children. Robinson should stand as an example of how having fun with cool cars can be a tool for good in giving back to others.
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