Saturday, 18 July 2015

Buggy #1 / Tyre Medic








Type: Pursuit Vehicle
Faction: Citadel
Donor Vehicle: 1982 Ford F-100 
Fate: Destroyed in Namibia

82 F100, 78 F100 "Dent side" Front guards (fenders), 70 F100 "bump side" Bonnet.
Engine: Worked Rover P76 4.4L
Wheels/Tyres: F:15x8" with 33x10.5 R:15x10" with 39x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja
Bought by production as a pre-built race truck, then modified by Action Vehicles team.

Buzzard #1 / Plum Dinger



Early picture before addition of spikes
Rear view while at Broken Hill
Side mounted circular saw




Type: Pursuit Vehicle
Faction: Buzzards 
Donor Vehicle: 1948 FX Holden 48-215  / Off roader buggy
Fate: Destroyed in Namibia

Buzzard #4 / The Shoe


( Photo John Platt 2010 )
The Shoe at Broken Hill Australia 2010 before addition of spikes
Photo: Andrew Rickard


Type: Pursuit Vehicle
Faction: Buzzards
Donor Vehicle: 1951 Chevy Thriftmaster  / Off roader buggy
Fate: Destroyed in Namibia

Buggy #2






Type: Pursuit Vehicle
Faction: Citadel
Donor Vehicle: 1946 Chevy Fleetmaster Roadster
Fate: Destroyed in Namibia

Convoy #2




The surviving Convoy #2 car on the back of a tilt tray truck after promo filming
in Sydney March 2015



Type: Escort Vehicle
Faction: Citadel
Donor Vehicle: 1950 Jaguar Mark VII - 3 units produced
Fate:  2 units destroyed in Namibia ,  1 unit shipped to Australia now in storage

Polecar #4


Afrikaburn 2016


Type: Polecat Vehicle
Faction: Gastown
Donor Vehicle: 1947 Dodge Fargo
Fate: Gifted to crew member in South Africa , appeared at Afrikaburn 2106 heavily modified from its movie configuration

Polecar #5 / Hum




Type: Polecat Vehicle
Faction: Gastown
Donor Vehicle: 1983 AM General Hummer
Fate: Destroyed in Namibia

Buggy #5 / Boneyard Mongrel / Moon Buggy

( Photo John Platt 2010 )








Type: Pursuit Vehicle
Faction: ??
Donor Vehicle: Edge Products Ballistic Offroad Buggy / 1970 HT Holden Kingswood

The Ballistic off roader equipped with a Subaru WRX motor was mated with a narrowed down Holden body , after some testing it was deemed too dangerous to drive and was not used in the movie , the car was returned to it's makers

Buggy #3 / Bones / Lapich Ratrod



Bones at Broken Hill 2010
Photo: Cameron Manwell



Type: Pursuit Vehicle
Faction: Gastown
Donor Vehicle: 1939 Chevy Maple Leaf Truck
Fate: Destroyed in Namibia



Caltrop #2






This car was originally scripted to be destroyed in the canyon rockfall scene to emphasise how fragile a Japanese 4 cylinder vehicle was in the post apoc world !
Another interesting fact is the armour plating is in fact computer motherboards , another slight dig at the fragility of computerised cars.


Type: Pursuit Vehicle
Faction: Citadel
Donor Vehicle: 1989 R32 Nissan Skyline Coupe
Fate: Destroyed in Namibia

Buzzard #5






Type: Pursuit Vehicle
Faction: Buzzards
Donor Vehicle: 1948 Hillman Minx Sedan / Mitsubishi L300 4WD running gear
Fate: Returned to Australia ( see latest news )

Not seen driving in the movie , only seen on the back of the car carrier , originally Buggy #10 then changed to a Buzzard vehicle

Clawcar #2 / Cuda





Type: Harpoon / Claw Vehicle
Faction: Bullet Farm
Donor Vehicle: 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Coupe
Fate: Destroyed in Namibia

Polecar #6 / Silver Surfer / Surfari






Type: Polecat Vehicle
Faction: Gastown
Donor Vehicle: 1955 Pontiac Safari Wagon
Fate: Shipped to Australia now in storage