Artist Gives Classic TV and Movie Cars the “Mad Max” Treatment
Scott Park is a visual artist who specializes in creating unique illustrations of classic movie and television cars, such as the “88 Miles Per Hour” poster he made last year, which featured 88 vehicles that appeared in the Back to the Future trilogy.
For his latest project, Park had the inspired idea of rendering classic pop culture vehicles as if they were post-apocalyptic rides from the Mad Max franchise.
For example, making the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters resemble the imposing Gigahorse driven by Immortan Joe in Fury Road:
Pretty awesome, right?
And have you ever wondered what it would look like if you took “The War Rig” that Imperator Furiosa uses to help Immortan Joe’s slave wives escape and crossed it with the RV that Walter White uses to cook crystal meth in Breaking Bad?
Well, wonder no more:
Some vehicles, such as the DeLorean from Back to the Future, don’t look too profoundly different after getting the Mad Max treatment.
Others, like the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story, are left looking quite changed:
Similarly, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo would probably be a hell of a lot less cowardly if the Mystery Machine actually came equipped with a roof-mounted machine gun and giant rear scythes:
“I like to imagine this is what would happen if Fury Road took place in Los Angeles,” Scott Park says of his Hollywood-inspired Mad Max movie cars.
Park also illustrated Mad Max versions of James Bond’s Aston Martin, the Griswold’s Wagon Queen Family Truckster from National Lampoon’s Vacation, Adam West’s vintage Batmobile, and many more. You can see more of them by visiting his Tumblr page.
Patrick Grieve was born in Southwestern Ohio and has lived there all of his life, with the exception of a few years spent getting a Creative Writing degree in Southeastern Ohio. He loves to take road trips, sometimes to places as distant as Northeastern or even Northwestern Ohio. Patrick also enjoys old movies, shopping at thrift stores, going to ballgames, writing about those things, and watching Law & Order reruns. He just watches the original series, though, none of the spin-offs. And also only the ones they made before Jerry Orbach died. Season five was really the peak, in his opinion. See more articles by Patrick.