Mad Max Fan Recreates Original Interceptor Car

Mad Max Fan Recreates Original Interceptor Car

DALE: You can shut the gate on that one Maxie,
it’s the ducks guts. COMM: Over 3 decades ago, 50-year-old Dale Walter from Michigan, set his heart on recreating
one of cinemas most iconic cars. DALE: Mad Max is one of my very top favourite movies of all time and when I was sitting
there in the theatre and they rolled out that car in the scene in the garage where they first
show it to him, I turned to my friend and I said “Someday I’ll own that car” and he said “yeah right”.
Well, 30 years later I sent him a picture of me next to the car! It’s just so bad, I mean
it’s just such a bad car! COMM: But to build the replica of the police interceptor which is so far featured in three films
from the Mad Max franchise, Dean first had to get hold on an Australian Ford Falcon. DALE: I flew out to Washington to take a look at it. And when I first saw it I remember saying “I have never paid more money in my life for a bigger
piece of junk”. COMM: Undeterred, Dean paid over $120,000 dollars to convert the 1972 Falcon into a convincing
Mad Max Interceptor. DALE: And this is the heart of the car. That is a 351 Cleveland, its 450 horse power is built
by proformance engineering. We spent $12,000 on the engine alone. DALE: My favourite thing about the car is probably the engine sound. I considered putting a stereo in it, but that engine note off that 351/390 is
just so choice that I just like listening to it. DALE: The steering wheel is the Maxrob steering wheel that was used in the movie and you can
see in the shifter it has the lever to turn on and off the blower. One of the
interesting things about the car that I get asked all the time is, is the blower real? And no
it’s not, because if you remember in the movie he would turn on the blower which is the big
scoopy thing to get more power to the car. A real blower can’t work like that. The way a blower works is its forced air induction and if you turn it on and off you would probably
blow the bottom out of your engine. So the way this one works is it’s on a magnetic clutch, when I pull the lever it spins up the blower just like in the movie. DALE: If you notice here it has the RVS radio just like the one in the movie had. And what Mad Max car would be complete without your handy dandy double barrel shot gun? So we have
a replica of that here because these are really illegal even in the United States. DALE: One of the other features of the car is it does have a movie accurate siren. It also has a movie accurate horn and like the car in the movie we have a PA system as a police car would. “Hey you stop, hey you know you’re a turkey?” like Goose says in the movie. DALE: When I first saw the car after it was rebuilt I was absolutely stunned, absolutely
stunned. It took them five years to do this but the wait was worth it. DALE: Well you’ve seen it, you’ve heard it, how about we go for a ride? COMM: The interceptor always turns heads, even on the highway. MAN: Sweet car! DALE: You get all kinds of odd looks, you get either “that car looks familiar” or people
whose eyes light up and they go “that’s the Mad Max car!” CARL: I think it’s great, it’s a great movie, it’s a great tribute to the car. I didn’t see
it first, I heard it first! TIM: The car’s pretty cool, I think the car is awesome actually. It brings me back
to when I was a little kid watching the movie for the first time. COMM: And the car has also attracted the attention of some other Mad Max buffs who are keen to
get their hands on the wheel. DALE: I get asked a lot of times would I sell the car? The car is pretty much priceless
to me at this point. Of course there’s always a price. If somebody walked through the door
with $25 million dollars I would pretty much hand him the car. DALE: You know this was such a dream for so long. 30 years. To now be sitting here
in my own Mad Max Interceptor is pretty cool. COMM: But for all its big screen bling, Dean’s interceptor does have its downsides. DEAN: I often wonder how it would fair in a post apocalyptic wasteland and I think not so well. Simply because it gets about 6 miles to the gallon and, you know, you could tell in the second movie
Max added those huge tanks. There’s a reason for that. This thing sucks gas like it’s going
out of style. So for that reason not so well.

100 thoughts on “Mad Max Fan Recreates Original Interceptor Car

  1. Fucken yanks!! it's not a 1972 Falcon that would be an XA it's clearly an XC Falcon which were built from 76 to 79

  2. Beautiful build man! Follow your dreams! If you got the cash to lay down go for it! I always loved the original number one Mad Max. Those that followed were like others, The Godfather for instance, when two wasn't bad and so on.

  3. 2:19 lolwhat. You can turn superchargers on and off. both toyota (1989 AW11SC) and Mercedees (entire CLK range) both have electric clutch superchargers. they use an electric clutch pulley from an aircon pump that is operated by the ECU.

  4. In the movie, didn't the goose say the interceptor had 600 horsepower? Wish this guy had been able to get the horsepower at least that high.

  5. Badass brother! When I first saw the movie, I watched it on VHS, it was around 1985, and I was 11 years old at the time, I said that very same thing, that someday I will own THAT car! How someone could not love the Interceptor is beyond me! That car in my opinion, is the epitomy of hot rods! You really did an amazing job on yours, and I'm with you on that car being priceless! I'd be the same way, if someone would offer me 25 million, I'd never sell that car! I love it brother! Take good care of her!

  6. Sawn off shotguns are not illegal in this US if you pay a $200 tax stamp.

    And there has been guys that have gotten the supercharger system to work via a free floating pulley and clutch.

    Cool car though.


  8. Very nice job! I have the same age of you, the same dream since 30 years but unfortunately not the same money. I remember in 2005 I checked out for one with madmaxcars in Australia and the cost was at this time around 60000 Australian dollars. Anyway, what a car! Cheers from France.

  9. He spent all that money and never laid down the flat black accents down the sides and rear of the car???? MEH! anyways check out my build of a 1/24th Scale Model? :

  10. $120K? You could buy an airplane for that, even a used helicopter. And no, it would not "fair" well in the Apocalypse. That's "F A R E " well, Jethro.

  11. $25 mil? Keep drinking that beer. All you did was shell out money to have someone else build it for you. It's worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Nothing more.

  12. If somebody walked into the door and offered you $25,000,000.000 I would suggest you check to make sure that it is not monopoly money and check to see if that person is an escapee from a mental hospital.

  13. MIND BLOWN! I'm wondering what the reaction is with cops. You just KNOW they would love to have this beast to chase down the bad guys in!

  14. God bless you, man. I saw road warrior when I was 7. I worshipped the car. Unfortunately, life tore me in a different direction

  15. I'd put the real blower on. I'd make something for that little trigger on the handle to turn on like whatever some kind of cooling for the blower something

  16. That PA speaker is going into my tactical truck so when the car in front of me doesn't move, I can say DRIVER…DROP THE PHONE AND MOVE YOUR CAR!

  17. Oh and cool car…I just purchased a 2001 crown vic and want to add a small lift and 33 inch mud tires…going to go for a tactical road warrior look…you might call it anti ghetto because it will not have the fancy tall wheels and I absolutely will not be playing any rap

  18. When are people going to realise this was not the Interceptor. This was a Pursuit Special. The Interceptor was Max's standard police chase car in the MFP yellow and blue colours.

  19. MM may not be my favorite movie, but the Interceptor is my favorite movie car. Toyed for years with the idea of building one.

    But I might settle for building it on a US Mustang chassis so its left hand drive. First off, coming up with a Falcon XB GT chassis in the US is probably a 50k proposition to start with. And imagine being in the right hand drive version on US roads – you cant see crap to the left to begin with cause of the blower (whether fake or real) and you're on the right side? You would never be able to pass anything.

  20. Some people sure hate this thing just because of the blower. I'm sure it could be made functional but how drivable is it then? I'm sure this guy wanted it easy to run as a driver. Just me thoughts, I'm no mechanic or racer.

  21. where r those shapes of cars????????????? looks like a ford capri. these was cars with a shape of a car and not cars with a shape of an egg like today

  22. These cars are rare. Weren't a classic til most were gone. $120k for that? Earlier this year (2019) I was returning to Melbourne from work in old goldfield towns like Daylesford and Ballarat (not mining. That finished 100 yrs ago) and was going down a long stretch of down hill called Pentland Hills near the areas they shot the original movie and I came up on a car pulling another car on a trailer fast so I had to pull up quickly. The car on the back was a yellow XB falcon 2 door fast back in very good condition. I don't blame them for being careful. It would be worth a house by the sound of it.

  23. The Only Blue UK Interceptor. Well nearly, we must all dream until we achieve what we want

  24. There are various words to describe something favored by human generations. In this century and its previous, we have example such as Far Out, Radical, Awesome, Wild, Sick, Boss, Cool… By far though, I think the best way to convey to this machine is simply: BAD

    You should add those petrol tanks to it and go get her dirrrrttttty.

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