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Tennessee Valley Auto Fest to feature ‘Batman’ movies car builder 

HUNTSVILLE – The sign was seen and is being answered.

The Bat-Sign. Not by the Caped Crusader himself, but by custom car builder and “Musclecar” co-host Steve Mank. 

He was the brains behind building vehicles for the movies “Batman” and “Batman Begins”  and will be among the celebrities appearing at the first Tennessee Valley Auto Fest at Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium on Oct. 18-19.

(Huntsville City Football Club/Contributed)

Mank started working on cars when he was a teenager, completing his first vehicle at the age of 19. He then began work with his mentors, mechanics Fred and Denny Lloyd, at their shop in Waterville, Ohio, doing everything from sweeping floors to assisting with special projects. His special car-building talents have been used to create several custom cars for movies and television. 

In addition to building cars, Mank has been a judge for the International Show Car Association, helping judge competitions through the early 2000’s.

In the last two decades, he has moved to the front of the camera as a volunteer on SpikeTV’s “Search and Remote” and as co-host of “Musclecar” since 2012.

  • Tickets to the Tennessee Valley Auto Fest can be purchased here. Single-day tickets are $10. Car owners who want to display their vehicle all weekend can do so for $25.
  • For more information on the Tennessee Valley Auto Fest, click here.

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