Mad Max: Fury Road, the latest in the Mad Max series, debuts in theaters tomorrow.

While the movie itself looks plenty cool, we’re excited to watch some of the 150-plus modified vehicles that will patrol the post-apocalyptic landscape. Based on the previews we’ve seen, you won’t be seeing any pristine C7 Vettes or rare collector cars tooling around the Mad Max wasteland. But then again, you won’t see any of these movie cars at your local cruise-in or car show, either.

And that’s what makes them worth another look.

Here are a few of the more prominent vehicles you’ll notice:


Take one Australian Valiant Charger, combine with a Ripsaw light tank chassis, and you’ve got “Peacemaker.”

Something ironic about that name, don’t you think?



“The Big Foot”

We told you last month BIGFOOT turned 40, but man—he really let himself go!

Actually, there’s no affiliation between the BIGFOOT monster truck and “The Big Foot” in Mad Max. In fact, we think it’d be fun to see the two trucks do a little sparring. “The Big Foot” you see here features 66-inch tall tires and a supercharged V8.



“Buggy #9”

Ever wonder what would happen if you took a Corvette and perched it on a big, tough truck frame?

So did the people behind Mad Max: Fury Road. Here is the result.




In the Mad Max world, few animals survived. Mostly just cockroaches—and Beetles.

Despite looking like a 40s-era truck body, “FDK” is actually a drastically cut and chopped VW Beetle that is supercharged and uses integrated fuel barrels to shoot off flames.

One wonders if it still comes with that little flower in its front console.




Two ’59 Cadillac Coupe DeVille bodies. Two turbocharged V8 engines. Countless hours of welding—and lots of imagination.

No word if it comes with a bumper-to-bumper warranty.

(image copyright Warner Bros.)



The Ford XB Falcon is back. And it’s looking, er, um—fit.

Still, it wouldn’t be a Mad Max movie without it.

(image copyright Warner Bros.)



If you were going to wander around a post-apocalyptic wasteland looking for scrap metal and equipment, this is the truck you’d do it in. It’s an R-series wrecker that looks more like a pirate ship.

It’s like Tow Mater’s uncle—the one that served hard time.

(image copyright Warner Bros.)


“The Nux Car”

The most traditional looking hot rod in the movie (from what we’ve seen), is this 1934 Chevy, which isn’t all original. You can tell by the VIN number.

What are we talking about? It’s way original. When’s the last time you saw something like the “Nux Car” rolling down the street?

(image copyright Warner Bros.)


“Plymouth Rock”

Think it was a lot of work to get inside the General Lee?

Try climbing inside this 1937 Plymouth (or what’s left of it) without ripping your good dress pants. And don’t get us started on parallel parking this thing.

(image copyright Warner Bros.)


“Doof Wagon”

During the Civil War, they had buglers to rally the troops. In Mad Max: Fury Road, they have this. Featuring a supercharged V8, the “Doof Wagon” is basically a wall of speakers and subwoofers.

We’re just glad the neighbor kid doesn’t own one.

(image copyright Bloomberg)


“The War Rig”

It’s a six-wheel-drive Tatra semi powered by two supercharged V8 engines. We also detect part of a late 1940s Chevy sedan in there, too. And also there are skulls.

Other than that, it’s just your run-of-the-mill tanker truck.

(image copyright Warner Bros.)
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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.