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Damnation Alley lobby card

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:29 pm
by toecutter
I saw the film when i was a kid, and later read the book. Im not sure if the wheel arrangement on this truck works or if its just for looks.

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Re: Damnation Alley lobby card

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:24 pm
by scattergun
The wheel assembaly does in fact work,since there is no suspension it rolls on 8 wheels at all times and if it hits an obstacle the wheels rotate.In the movie the wheel assembaly also acts as propulsion in water.Dean Jefferies built the landmaster using 1/4 inch steel plating and is powered by a Ford 390 cid engine.During a test run they drove it off a 20 foot embankment and it didn't even phase it.the landmaster was sold some years ago after sitting neglected and restored to it former glory.Google "LandMaster" and there is a website dedicated to it.

Re: Damnation Alley lobby card

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:26 pm
by scattergun
Forgot to add www.monstersinmotion.com makes a resin model of it.

Re: Damnation Alley lobby card

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:35 pm
by toecutter
Thanks Scattergun.

Re: Damnation Alley lobby card

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:09 pm
by scattergun
Welcome.If you go on youtube there is avideo of it in various action scenes.Type in Landmaster:7 minutes of awesomeness.

Re: Damnation Alley lobby card

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:46 am
by Chase Bansi
I grew up near Meteor Crater in Arizona where scenes were shot. A lot of great films done there, I think Star Man was the last. A friend had worked on set for Damnation Alley. It would have been a much better movie if Papard could keep the same accent throughout the film.

Re: Damnation Alley lobby card

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:47 pm
by Walker 2008
I seem to remember an old Marathon commercial that featured this vehicle that was titled "The Road Worrier".