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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May 19: Mad Max - mad indeed!

Unless you have just returned from the grave or possibly some long forgotten planet without Wi-Fi, you are aware that a Mad Max redo (or sequel or prequel) was released in the theatres over the weekend. Hard to avoid all those ads, whether you are surfing the web, watching TV, reading the paper or just watching a bus go by. I don't think I ever watched the entire movie, but have picked up bits and pieces on TV over the years. The one thing that stood out though, was the crazy vehicular creations, like absolutely anything goes. Remember the original Mad Max's custom (hey, everything is/was custom in these films) Ford.......


This was an Australian movie, so all the cars were bastardized Aussie models. I think the plot was something about a quest for gasoline. Funny then, that all the cars/trucks/whatevers should feature big gas guzzling motors (no wonder they were looking for fuel). And besides, a tricked out Corolla wouldn't have been near as much fun.

Anyway, back to Max's ride. This Ford was almost tame compared to what the current movie is offering. Like, if you can dream it in your worst nightmare, they'll make it to terrorize the heros in this film. So let's browse thru a few that appeal to me........


Nothing like an old '30's monster truck pick-up to stir up those theatre goers and this one appeals to all ages, from kiddlings to geezers. Old body for nostalgia, huge tires to make it contemporary and guns to appeal to just about everyone.

Or this pic-up, a much more conservative take on a wild and crazy baddies ride.........


Whatever it is, the owner loves tire treads. And those skulls just make the thing a bit more cuddly.

But for real wretched excess.........


.......some kind of huge truck suited up like a porcupine. Ideal for snagging those innocent folks, who for some reason are falling from the heavens. The conservatively redone old Barracuda is parked beside it for a size comparison.

And of course, these Mad movies need a few big bruiser tractor trailers that, can mow thru anything in their path. Just check out that front end  -  watch out, I'm coming thru.........


But here is the one piece that, is going to get all the raves. The one creation that, will be featured in all the ads. You gotta wonder how these ideas come about, but here is a pic of how a modeler envisioned making Immortan Joe's crazy, scene stealing ride..........


.......and from this came the piece de resistance, the Gighorse.........


Don't ask about that name, but there must be some explanation (I will not be taking in this movie to find out). Hold on a minute, if the car(?) makes no sense, then why should its name? And if you have to ask, then you just don't get it. What a concept. Two 1959 Cadillacs mounted on top of one another, in a way that Harley Earl (Google the name) could never have imagined(would never have wanted to imagine). You have to admit, this is one scary looking ride.

So see the movie if you must. Relive the old days or create new memories and please, let me know if it was worth your time.


I can feel the blood lust from here!

Until next time.......



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