The Mad Max Interceptor remains one of my favorite cars ever to grace this planet. I don’t have a very good reason for that fact, other than it tickles a part of my brain that started getting giddy over cars when I was a young man. It continues to tickle my brain to this day. So you could imagine my surprise/amazement/excitement/lunacy when I arrived at my designated parking spot to get my Comic-Con badges and happened upon the above lovely beast.
This car is a U.S. resident that lives in San Diego after spending a lifetime in Australia. It’s a 1975 Ford Falcon XB GT, and it’s legit with its right-hand drive setup, deep black paint, and bulging blower. The original movie car may have been a 1973, but that car didn’t have a working supercharger. This one?
It spins, howls, and works. That Cleveland 351 under the hood benefits from its inclusion… and so does the world.
The owner brought the car to Comic-Con as a show piece to highlight the upcoming Mad Max video game. Con attendees can sit in the car, which is parked in front of a green screen, and have their photos taken.
I am going a step further. I have the appropriate contact information, and I promise you I will find a way to finagle some seat time in this burly beast. It’s practically my destiny.
For now though, let’s just look at these photos and think about taking down The Toecutter and his gang.
Images copyright 2013 Hooniverse/Jeff Glucker