Wasteland Weekend: Mad Max Incarnate

Wasteland Weekend: Mad Max Incarnate

Write-up by Anthony Alaniz. Video from DweedCast.

With a new Mad Max film—which looks awesome—in the pipeline, the original quickly achieving cult status amongst car enthusiasts for its wild interpretation of future, apocalyptic cars, there is little surprise that there would be such a niche in the wider automotive community.

What started in 2010 as a gathering for Mad Max fans has grown into an end-of-the-world extravaganza for fanatics and fans alike. If you didn’t know such a thing existed, grab the shotgun, figure out where the hell Carl is and head out to the southern California desert for a weekend of cars, costumes and celebration.

The popularity of doomsday, and the world after such an event, has had a fundamental change in entertainment and society. No longer are those who have bunkers in their backyard stocked with 200 years of bottle watered seen as crazy. Granted, when you believe their actions are justified, maybe the end is nigh.

While Wasteland Weekend is for the encompassing culture of post-apocalyptic life, there is no surprise that the cars people bring are the stars of the show. The event is host to a slew of awesome builds—film cars already a hot and popular commodity.

Spiked leather jackets, wicked facemasks and gun turrets are staples of the cars attending. The video only highlights to what extent people go to when creating the perfect dystopian road machine.

The level of detail found on the cars in the short highlight reel is astounding. It appears as if the footage is coming from a long-off future, which we would like to see sooner rather than later.

Now that we know about the event, we can’t wait to make an appearance. Does anyone have a 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon Coupe we can borrow?


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Born and raised in southeast Michigan. Chose to stay out of necessity. Staff writer at a small community newspaper covering city government, the schools and whatever else happens in town. J-school graduate from EMU, weekend mechanic, car enthusiast and open-road connoisseur. Open to all invites of hospitality and adult beverages.
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