Lost in Space Chariot

Look! The Full-size Lost in Space Chariot!

I’ve often heard the story about my in-laws visiting the set of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea when the TV series was filming at 20th Century Fox in the 60’s. But no one ever told me that my husband also visited 20th Century Fox studios when he was 8 years old.

That’s why I was so surprised when I found these two while sorting through two boxes worth of old family photos.

This is the Chariot from Lost in Space. It was an actual, working vehicle built on top of the tracks from a Snowcat. We have models and miniatures of this all over the house. I can’t imagine what it was like to stand right next to the real thing.


This is the Batmobile from the 1960’s TV series with Adam West. Because the full-size ones pop up at car shows and conventions all the time, it’s less impressive to see here. But still cool to see it sitting on the lot.

Batman's Batmobile

My husband, Lars, is the box in the white shirt. That’s his brother Glenn in the green shirt. Pretty nifty, don’t you think?

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