Janek Lowe, Waterloo Region Record
WATERLOO — Jeremy “JJ” Swanston, 11, didn’t know it Saturday morning, but he was about to become head of security for Justin Bieber’s “Batmobile” which was sitting idle at Forbes Motors in Waterloo.
“I don’t really talk to strangers, and was worried at first, but I got used to it,” said Swanston.
He was there to answer questions and turn back people tempted by a closer look into the roped-off area. Swanston said that even as a security staffer, he was not allowed to climb in for a test drive.
“I was tempted, but I couldn’t,” said Swanston adding that they didn’t have the key.
The Biebs’ now-famous matte black CTS-V Cadillac coupe has undergone custom finishing during the last month by Guelph’s Flat Out Industries that included special illumination technology, giving it a greater presence at night.
The already slick vehicle was originally built on a television show in the United States called West Coast Customs.
Swanston points out that some of the cooler features include a button below the door mirrors that open the suicide doors.
His mother, Jodie, the financial services manager at Forbes Motors, said the car is there as a promotion between Bieber and the Forbes family. She said the car has brought a new energy to the showroom with lots of kids and parents coming in, including the odd screaming super fan.
The Biebermobile will be on display until June 11 in the showroom at 165 Weber St. S.