Mad Max Interceptor Replica with REAL Blower & Scott EFI Unit
Unlike the actual film car, which had a non-operational Supercharger system, this replica has both a functional 6-71 Blower & Scott EFI unit, atop a 351 Cleveland specifically designed for Supercharger application. I imported this XB GS Falcon in 2001 after being located in Australia in a less than desirable condition.It was then restored/built to the first Mad Max Interceptor specifications and is located in New York.
More about the Interceptor/Pursuit Special can be found at madmaxmovies.com
Original Movie Interceptor
The original movie Interceptor began life as a standard 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon Coupe. In 1976, film makers Byron Kennedy and George Miller began pre-production on Mad Max, a futuristic police movie. For the film, they needed a vehicle to feature as the "Black on Black, Pursuit Special Police Interceptor' - the sleek, mean and powerful high performance Police car of the Main Force Patrol.
Murray Smith was hired as part of the Mad Max crew and one of his tasks was to design and build the Interceptor. The project began with his acquisition of the XB Falcon, mentioned above, and with Peter Arcadipane, Ray Beckerley, and various others, proceeded to modify the car to film specifications. The key modification was the Concorde Show Van front end, roof and trunk spoilers, fender flares and the Supercharger equipped with a Scott fuel injector hat ( which was for appearance only and non-functional ). The Concorde front was a fairly new accessory at the time, designed by Peter Arcadipane at Ford of Australia as a showpiece. The car also received quite a few other minor modifications to complete the package such as, an on/off blower switch, Max Rob steering wheel, interior blue police light, siren, and a custom roof mounted police radio. There was only ONE Black Interceptor ever built for the first Mad Max film.
Following the production of Mad Max, the car was no longer needed, and was modified once more to make it suitable for use as a standard road car (basically by removing the blower and the side pipes). It was then toured around Melbourne to shopping centers and car shows as part of the promotion done for the film. Following this promotional work, the car was put up for sale.
In the mean time, this low budget Australian film had gained worldwide success, prompting a sequel, Mad Max 2 or The Road Warrior, as it was released as in the US. The Black Interceptor was then reacquired by Kennedy-Miller Studios for use once more. The blower and side pipes were reinstalled, although different to the originals, along with changing the rear wheels. The car was further modified to fit the setting of the new film, with large gas tanks fitted in the trunk, it's general appearance given a more used and stressed look and the front end was also modified by removing the bottom spoiler. In addition to modifying the original car, a duplicate car was built for Mad Max 2 for filming of driving sequences, while the original car was used for all the close ups and interior shots.
When the story eventually required the Black Interceptor to be destroyed in a spectacular crash and burn up sequence, the duplicate car was used, leaving the original more or less intact. However, it's use for the filmmakers was over, and the car was collected by a used metal dealer from Broken Hill for scrap, along with several other vehicles from the film. Although it was supposed to be scrapped, the new 'owner' was reluctant to destroy this important car, and it was ultimately passed on to a colleague, Ray Evans, from Adelaide. The car then sat outside Ray Evans' junk yard for more than three years, and was the subject of much interest. After negotiations, Bob Forsenko, a fan of this film series, purchased the Interceptor and sent it to Franklin Side Crash Restorers where Tony and Mario Romeo restored it to it's original glory however, retaining the tanks fitted in the sequel. Eventually Forsenko contacted Murray Smith, and confirmed that this was, in fact, the original car which Murray built for Kennedy-Miller studios.
In 1993, Mr. Forsenko sold the Interceptor to Dr. Peter Nelson, the director, curator and owner of the "Cars of the Stars Motor Museum" in Keswick, England.
In 2012, the entire "Cars of the Stars" collection, including the Interceptor, was sold to Miami, Florida Real estate developer and collector, Michael Dezer, of The Dezer Collection Auto Museum. The one and only original Mad Max Interceptor is now on display at the museum, located at 2000 NE 146th St., North Miami, Florida 33181, with other famous film and TV cars.
Mad Max Interceptor Reveal
The craftsmen at Mad Max Cars unveil a freshly built, and fully restored
Australian Ford Falcon, Mad Max Pursuit Special / Interceptor replica to
their one of their recent clients. Get a full 360 view, under the hood, and
watch the new owner take it away to its new life in the Wastelands!
STAR CARS- Mad Max Machines @ Wasteland Weekend (Ep. 13)
In the post-apocalyptic wasteland, it's survival of the fastest! And
nothing's faster than Max's
Interceptor V8 Pursuit Special, just one of the insane cars Athena Stamos
profiled at Wasteland Weekend (an annual Burning Man-style desert weekend
for Mad Max fans).
She also discovered a kick-ass limousine gunboat, a naval Camaro festooned with a harpoon
and mermaid, a hot-rod Mercury, and a real Thunderdome. Athena even dove in
as a judge in the hugely competitive car contest. Which road warrior took
home the top prize?
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For more Wasteland Weekend video coverage, check out our music video-
Capri V8 Interceptor
Turning a Ford Capri into a MFP Interceptor. See the car on
http://interceptor.joenborg.com/ for full details.
Mad Max - Last V8 - Just Damned Cool!
March 22, 2008 - Met up with Justice again for some patrolling around the
mean streets of Lewisville.
Another fine film by Justice, who runs Maxrockatansky.org.
Mad Max Cars of Wasteland Weekend - The Monster Monte Carlo | Roads & Rides
Mad Max and a monstrous Chevrolet Monte Carlo come together at Wasteland
Weekend in Ron Griffith's insane custom Monstr Carlo car.
Girls, grills and guns! Meet Wasteland Weekend master Ron Griffith and his
Monster Carlo machine take us on a drive through the barren desert on
At first glance, Ron Griffith is just your average guy. He owns an
automotive repair shop in California City deep within the Mojave desert. On
a normal day, he can be found under the hood of Vegas-bound tourist's car
that didn't quite make it through the desert heat. But Ron and his pals
have a hidden passion that you'd never suspect. It's a movie that premiered
in 1979 starring an up-and-coming actor named Mel Gibson. A movie about a
post-apocalyptic world full of gas-stealing, treacherous land pirates known
as wastelanders. They LOVE Mad Max.
They love Mad Max so much that they have created a yearly festival in the
Mojave called the Wasteland Weekend. Tribes build their custom Wasteland
cars well in advance to storm through the gates, raid other tribes and
there is even a contest to see who has the best car of the year. Ron
Griffith and the Monstr Carlo are previous winners of that coveted prize.
It's a stock Chevy 350 with a stock automatic transmission. "The car still
uses points," says Ron. Points work and when you are scavenging through the
wasteland you want to keep things easy to maintain. Besides making sure the
car runs, Ron has also outfitted the car with offensive and defensive
equipment that is both practical and menacing for this wasteland world.
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My Mad Max Interceptor Project: Part 2
This is part 2 of the documentary of the building of my Mad Max Interceptor
replica. Part 3 is also NOW AVAILABLE!
This part contains overall views of the car's current state, parts needed
for the blower, views of the condition of the car and trouble areas,
information about the engine, and more.
In part 3 you will see footage of the parts that were removed from the car,
their condition, and other special parts that were acquired in order to
replicate the car as it was in the movie.
Last of the V8 Interceptors - Mad Max Burnout
The Back 2 The Max Last of the V8 Interceptors (Australian Ford Falcon XB
Coupe) - smoking the tyres up for your entertainment... Driven by Scott,
with Emil Minty (the Feral Kid) riding shotgun.
Mad Max - Last V8 Interceptor Ride-Along
A quick 5 minute ride-along in the Interceptor during a regular weekend run
(at Xmas-time, hence the hat). Feel free to leave comments, I do try to
answer all questions. There's some burnout action at
Mad Max - Last V8 Interceptor Axle-hop Stop!
Met up with Justice, who runs Maxrockatansky.org and did a little bit of
filming near Lake Lewisville. Thought I'd throw in the axle-hop stop that
you see at the beginning of MM2: The Road Warrior. He doesn't throw it into
reverse, as many erroneously believe. It's this type of stop I demonstrate
My Mad Max Interceptor Project: Part 1
This is a documentary about fulfilling one of my dreams. I am building my
dream car, the Mad Max Interceptor. There is currently 3 parts to see!
Pardon all the verbal pauses. I will remedy that in the next video.
In this video is how I got started and where I am at on the project. I
imported a car from Australia to Ohio, USA; the kind of car that was used
to build the famous movie car.
This is part 1 of who knows how many videos. I just decided to capture the
progress in a documentary for others to enjoy. You can learn a LOT more
about the project at my website about my car. It is about a year and a half
behind as I ran out of free hosting space, never thinking I would use all
of it. My plan to host it at my own "paid for" hosting account was thwarted
when I learned I would have to build the whole site over again. Anyways,
you can see a lot about my car, the parts I got for it including "Mad Max"
parts, info about the XA - XC series Falcons, the movie car, and much more
at http://xaxbinterceptor.tripod.com .
Super car driver idiots [NO pics, only videos]
I got bored with all the "super car crashes"-videos here on YouTube that
only contained PICTURES, CRAPPY MUSIC or/and clips of pure racing cars on
official racing events.
This compilation DOES NOT include pure racing cars on official racing
events - only real life FAILures on the STREETS, made by people with more
money than driving skills...
(Though, even the best car drivers can crash too of course.)
Notice 1: The "Dodge Ram" may not be a super car, but still it's a SRT10
with the 8.3L Viper V10 which produces 510hp. Pretty super for a pick up,
don't you think? It has more power than several of the cars in this video.
The intention with this video was to show that skills doesn't come with
Notice 2: Tire is the preferred spelling in the U.S. and Canada. Tyre is
preferred in most varieties of English outside North America. And I'm from
Sweden. So please think outside your box (country), you who claims "tyre"
is incorrect spelling.