“Halo” Fan Recreates the Iconic Warthog Vehicle from the Game
Michigan resident Bryant Havercamp spent five years building his very own Warthog off-road vehicle
For many gamers, some of the most fun they had while playing the hit Xbox exclusive Halo was behind the wheel of the game’s M12 Light Reconnaissance Vehicle, better known as the “Warthog.” Still, the off-roading capabilities of the Warthog were always limited to the game itself.
That’s not the case for Halo fan Bryant Havercamp. The Michigan resident was able to transform a classic Chevy pickup truck into a replica of the Warthog.
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Doing so was not an easy task. Havercamp says that the entire process took a total of five years to complete and cost him thousands of dollars.
What’s more, Havercamp accomplished this feat all by himself. He equipped the customized vehicle with a new set of tires, powertrain, lights, hydraulic steering system, and a custom interior cage. The Warthog also has a custom 350 cubic-inch V8 engine under its hood. For obvious reasons, it lacks the manned artillery gun usually featured at the back of the Warthog.
Havercamp used a 1984 Chevrolet Silverado as the base for his project. By the end of the five-year build, the final product hardly resembles its original Silverado style.
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The vehicle is entirely street legal, with all the necessary components in accordance to Michigan automotive laws. Havercamp states that he receives compliments wherever he takes the vehicle.
According to Havercamp’s estimates, he could probably sell the custom Warthog for as much as six figures. Still, at least for the moment being, Havercamp is holding onto his Halo-themed set of wheels.
You can learn more about the custom Warthog model in the latest episode of Barcroft Cars’ Ridiculous Rides.
Zachary Berry currently resides in the Dayton, Ohio area. However, he enjoys traveling from place to place, as he was born in Oklahoma City and has also lived in Albuquerque and Orlando (such is the life of a military brat). Zachary graduated from Ohio University with a major in Strategic Communication, which is fancy talk for advertising and public relations. Beginning his career at The News Wheel as a lowly intern, he was able to climb his way to the top, eventually claiming his place within the last cubicle on the left. Other jobs that Zachary has held include driving around a safari truck at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. When he’s not putting his nose to the grindstone, Zachary enjoys watching and critiquing movies and television. See more articles by Zachary.