A flame throwing ukelele. Because.
As I’m writing a story inspired by Mad Max and the whole post apocalypse road warrior genre, I’ve been watching quite a few eighties era rip offs of the original.
A fair few of them are mentioned on this list, and I’ve gone searching for the ones I haven’t seen yet. Be warned, you are not going to encounter high production values, subtle acting or coherent storytelling if you follow me down this path. But most of these films are enjoyable in their own clunky ways.
(Don’t tell anyone I told you, but many of these films can be found, complete, on YouTube. Often ripped from VHS copies, the reproduction can leave a lot to be desired. But, as so many of them are currently unavailable any other way, this could be your best chance of seeing them.)
Australia is set to warm faster than anywhere else on Earth. Time to pull on the leather armour and fire up the last of the V8 Interceptors.
There’s a replica of Mad Max’s V8 Interceptor for sale on eBay right now. It’s currently at £79,995, but it’s one of those cars you’d just have to buy if you had the money.
Courtesy of EBay I am now the proud owner of a resin garage kit of the Mad Max Interceptor, in what appears to be its incarnation for the first film. Whilst trawling the net for reference photos of the vehicle, I came across a site that can help you build your own full size replica of Max’s car.