Let's help Humvee Driver get his Humungus Machine to WW2010!

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Re: Let's help Humvee Driver get his Humungus Machine to WW2

Postby the armourer » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:09 am

No offense intended, Dave. I do recall you stating you were former Corps, it just didn't dawn on me when I wrote that. I know your bummed about the Machine but don't let it get in the way of you having a great time. At least you're going, I gotta wait until next year. Now you've got plenty of time to properly take care of the problems with the original tow vehicle and next year's event will be no strain. This may actually be in your advantage that things worked out like they did. Next year I'll have the Dodge finished, and I know there are several other cars being built for that event. So what we do is meet up outside of town, unload, ruck up and drive to the event area in formation. Talk about a photo opportunity. Imagine a column of maurauders appearing out of the desert wastelands and passing through your town. We'll make the local news. Very stylish. I can visualize this happening.

And I wish I could get you some wheel time in some vintage, European armor, but sadly, those days are gone. The armored car was on loan from a very anal-retentive private collector and he took it back. One of the tracks is in Miami undergoing a full, ground-up resto. It was only supposed to be down for a year or two, but it's been 6 and counting. My vehicle, much to my considerable rage, had been sent to the scrap yard. The owner, a Lt. Colonel in the reserves, (and my best friend and mentor) had been activated during the latest sandbox disagreement. He got killed in November, 06 and his widow took possession of everything. She hated his hobby with such a passion that she sold most everything of value for mere pennies of it's worth and most gear just got thrown in the dumpster. The track got hauled to salvage where it was immediately cut up by those idiots who had no idea what they had. All they could see was that fabulous Krupp steel superstructure. Fortunately the chassie and running gear was saved by a military vehicle restorer in Riverview. He used the parts to fabricate a replica Kfz-250. I can get you a ride in that. It's not my track, but a lot of the pieces are.
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Re: Let's help Humvee Driver get his Humungus Machine to WW2

Postby MFP 2020 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:55 pm

Zarana-X wrote:I havn't flown since the war started.


"Striker, listen, and you listen close: flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes."


Armourer, that story makes me angry. "The horror..." I love your convoy idea, though. I'm planning to retire the off-road-only Demon Bike this year and build either a dual-sport marauder bike or a car of some sort for next year. Finances permitting, of course. A marauding convoy would be boss.
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Re: Let's help Humvee Driver get his Humungus Machine to WW2

Postby HUMVEE Driver » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:17 pm

Well I got my plane ticket, and I'll be arriving at the Burbank airport Thursday afternoon. All I need is for someone to pick me up and I'm there!

Too bad about the Machine, though. :(

I am not going to make any promises, or even suggest that it will be there any time in the future. I hate getting people's hopes up and then not being able to come through.

I'll have to see if I can pack my Lord Humungus outfit. If I can find somewhere to pack it, then it will be there.

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Re: Let's help Humvee Driver get his Humungus Machine to WW2

Postby the armourer » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:21 pm

MFP 2020 wrote:
Zarana-X wrote:I havn't flown since the war started.


"Striker, listen, and you listen close: flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes."


Armourer, that story makes me angry. "The horror..." I love your convoy idea, though. I'm planning to retire the off-road-only Demon Bike this year and build either a dual-sport marauder bike or a car of some sort for next year. Finances permitting, of course. A marauding convoy would be boss.


Not anywhere near as angry as I was when I found out. We put a lot of literal blood, sweat, and tears into that vehicle, only to have some dumb-ass Plant City redneck bitch pull that shit. And she turned down several extremely generous offer to buy it. I don't know what Pete ever saw in her. Anyways.... I believe a maurauder's convoy is a moral imperative. We can find a rendezvous spot about 10 miles out. Unload the vehicles, get into costume, get into character, and we're rolling hot, right on into town. I intend to pitch camp right off the vehicle and camp primitive. A lean-to and bed rolls. Get into character and stay there all weekend. I'll be driving 2300 miles one way, so I'll be in a fine frame of mind by the time I get there. No cell phones, no I-Pods, just total immersion into the fantasy. I've had my time flashing back to the 1860's and the 1940's, now I'll be flashing forward to the end of civilization. It's gonna be a blast.
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Re: Let's help Humvee Driver get his Humungus Machine to WW2

Postby HUMVEE Driver » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:28 pm

In a few hours I catch my flight to Cali for the Wasteland Weekend! If I survive the apocalypse, I'll be back on Monday!

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Re: Let's help Humvee Driver get his Humungus Machine to WW2

Postby Max Replica » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:13 pm

Hi Dave, probably too late for this, but I was going to say, even if you can't bring the whole Humungus costume, maybe you should at least bring the mask.

Anyway, I'll see you out at the site. I'm excited to finally meet in person.
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