Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Holy Muscle Car Stamp Dedication! Batmobile Cruises to Weston PO

Sergio Goldvarg cruises Weston in his Batmobile.
Once upon a time in the1960s, there was a television series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two crime-fighting heroes who defended Gotham City. The typical story began with a villain --- The Joker, The Riddler, Penguin, Cat Woman to name a few --- committing a crime, such as stealing a fabulous gem or taking over Gotham City.  Batman had two ways to get around town:  swinging from gothic clock towers with his Batline or cruising at high speeds in the Batmobile.  He also had a Batwing and a Batjet and a Batcopter --- even a Bat-Segway --- but mostly Batman (and Robin) relied on the Batmobile for transportation from point A to point B.

On Tuesday, March 12, Weston resident Sergio Goldvarg jumped into his Batmobile (his 1966 Mercury Montclair) and will exclaim “To the Post Office!” Fort Lauderdale Postmaster Scott Bower extended a special invitation to Goldvarg to join him at a Muscle Car stamp dedication at the Weston Post Office. 

Like the Batmobile, these muscle cars were high-performance vehicles that began roaring across America in the 1960s.  The limited edition stamps feature five iconic muscle cars: the ’66 Pontiac GTO, the ’67 Shelby GT-500, the ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona, the ’70 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda, and the ’70 Chevelle SS.  
Pictured Right:  Kevin Castro (seated) and Fort Lauderdale Postmaster Scott Bower admire the Batmobile.  Photo:  Lillian Castro

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