Mad Max - Interceptor Build Project
Lots of people begin their love affair with cars after seeing
them on the big screen. There is nothing like a blood-pumping chase scene,
or tire-smoking burnout performed on celluloid by a movie hero to imprint
a car on your brain. One such movie is the original Mad Max which hit the
big screen in 1979. Set in post-apocalyptic Australia, Max roars through
the outback in his supercharged "Pursuit Special", running down
a gang of thugs that has been terrorizing the roads down under.
As Jeff Butler, puts it, "I fell in love with the car
after seeing the movie in the theatre, debated with my friends for years
as to what manufacture it was, etc. For me (and I think many others), it
is simply the most bad-ass muscle car ever created. Mad Max was just voted
by MTV as the 4th biggest movie badass of all time!"
While the movie propelled Mel Gibson to movie stardom, it
also propelled the 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Coup to automobile "cult"
status as the basis for the movies many "pursuit interceptors".
Heavily modified and equipped with a blown 351 cleveland the Mad Max Interceptor
may be one of the most coppied movie cars around. The Mad Max series of
cars have spawned tnumerous car clubs, and the market is such that you can
buy kits to modify your own Ford Falcon. In fact, demand for an original
right-hand drive '73 Ford Falcon is so high the car has become a real collectors
item in its own right, something that it might never have achieved without
So, if you loved the movie, loved the car, and feel the need
slip into that Mad Max state of mind in your own "interceptor",
all you have to do is find an '73-'75 Australian Ford Falcon, buy a body
kit, get a blown 351 Cleveland and schedule a few weekends of quality garage
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Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, 2324 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA.,
Hot Rods & Custom Stuff - builds, restores, paints, services and sells
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