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Re: Let's get comprehensive with the cars of MMFR.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:11 am
by tehCal
Beg em' to reveal it to MM fans :D

Re: Let's get comprehensive with the cars of MMFR.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:33 pm
by tehCal
Also, the MM wiki gives the nickname of the Ford F350 claw car as "Claw Truck"... is this confirmed anywhere? It seems too generic -- could this just be the name for the category? Kinda like how the Holden HZ and the Monaro are both apparently "Fire Car" with a number after it... could most of the claw cars be called "Claw Truck" followed by a number or something?

This is in keeping with the theory that the individual nicknames ("FDK", "Rhino", etc) were secondary to them being called either Buggies, Fire Cars, Polecats, Claw Trucks or Caltrop Cars.

Re: Let's get comprehensive with the cars of MMFR.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:40 pm
by Taipan
Claw Truck, that came from Andrew Rickard. I called the truck 'Fang Truck' and he corrected me, so that's as official as we're going to get unless it has its own unique name.

Re: Let's get comprehensive with the cars of MMFR.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:28 pm
by Artemis Flow
tehCal wrote:Also, the MM wiki gives the nickname of the Ford F350 claw car as "Claw Truck"... is this confirmed anywhere? It seems too generic -- could this just be the name for the category? Kinda like how the Holden HZ and the Monaro are both apparently "Fire Car" with a number after it... could most of the claw cars be called "Claw Truck" followed by a number or something?

This is in keeping with the theory that the individual nicknames ("FDK", "Rhino", etc) were secondary to them being called either Buggies, Fire Cars, Polecats, Claw Trucks or Caltrop Cars.


Yeh I was peekin in someones photo album on Facebook who was working on the movie and they used that term for that vehicle

Re: Let's get comprehensive with the cars of MMFR.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:20 am
by tehCal
He wasn't describing the category in general was he?

Re: Let's get comprehensive with the cars of MMFR.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:30 am
by Artemis Flow
Yes he was describing the category was my impression

Re: Let's get comprehensive with the cars of MMFR.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:02 am
by tehCal
I got, and am continuing to get, a lot of info from Andrew Rickard. He has the names and production details of 99 vehicles, including many primary cars and doubles!

He has so far clarified the existence of these vehicles:

Polecat #1 Mainline Ute
Polecat #2 Mainline Ute (probably a double, is this by any chance the one Max swings from?)
Polecat #3 Oldsmobile
Polecat #4 Dodge Fargo
Polecat #5 Hummer
Polecat #6 Pontiac Safari
Polecat #7 Buick -- this was removed from the Polecat group, lost the pole, and became simply "Buick"

Also, I have confirmed that the Jeep is Claw Car #5A, which by the look of things was on loan to the Citadel, much like Ploughboy. There was a double of this jeep, called Claw Car #5B.

Oh, and Buzzard #4 is called "Boneyard Mongrel", and is made from a Maple Leaf Truck body. And Plymouth Rock is actually Buzzard #2, so the Buzzard #2 on the Fury Road Vehicles site must be one of the other numbers.

Re: Let's get comprehensive with the cars of MMFR.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:21 pm
by Artemis Flow
Cool , my numbering system on my site for some of the cars was just to make it easier for me to keep track until I had the correct names etc will do a update soon cheers

Re: Let's get comprehensive with the cars of MMFR.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:43 pm
by Artemis Flow
Found some great pics here taken in 2010 you can see some of the earlier versions of cars like the half ground off Razor Cola
http://johnplatt.com.au/prod-mad-max-vehicles.html

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Re: Let's get comprehensive with the cars of MMFR.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:06 pm
by tehCal
Fantastic! The filenames of the images on that site reveal so much -- including the vehicle designations (ie, Cranky Frank is Caltrop #3, Caddy is Caltrop #5, and so on!)