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Batmobiles from 'Dark Knight' to invade Pittsburgh this weekend

| Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, 4:34 p.m.
JEK BATMAN0811 05 The 'Tumbler' sits on Smithfield Street near Oliver Avenue with a layer of fake snow during filming of new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises' that complicted the morning rush by shutting down several streets downtown August 10, 2011. (James Knox | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A stunt double for Catwoman smiles as she sits atop Catwomans motorcycle or 'Batpod' on the set of the Dark Knight Rises in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, on August 13, 2011.

Holy horsepower, Bat fans!

All six of the Dark Knight's Batmobiles and his two-wheel Bat-Pod will be on the North Shore this weekend.

The vehicles will be at Heinz Field as part of a tour to kick off the Dec. 4 release of “The Dark Knight Rises” on DVD and Blu-ray. The summer blockbuster was shot partly in Pittsburgh last year and is the final film in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.

The cars will be on display from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Every Batmobile, from the open-cab two-seater Adam West drove in the 1960s TV show to the ultra-agile Tumbler that Christian Bale shot up the North Shore with, will be at Art Rooney Avenue near Gate A.

“The Dark Knight Rises” Blu-ray Combo Pack features “The Batmobile” documentary, an hour-long in-depth look into every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman's arsenal.

On display will be vehicles from:

• “Batman” television series and “Batman, The Movie” (1966) with Adam West

• “Batman” (1989) and “Batman Returns” (1992) with Michael Keaton

• “Batman Forever” (1995) with Val Kilmer

• “Batman & Robin” (1997) with George Clooney

• “Batman Begins” (2005), “The Dark Knight” (2008), “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012), including the Black Tumbler, Camouflage Tumbler and Bat-Pod, driven in the movie by Christian Bale.

— Chris Ramirez

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