Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sweet Post-apocalyptic Rides (1970s Edition)

Ark II.

Ark II's "roamer."

Strange New World's Vesta Explorer.

The hover car from Logan's Run: The Series.

Damnation Alley's Landmaster.

Directorate Land Rover from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


  1. All are sweet rides, but nothing is ever going to top the Landmaster. Seeing that thing in action is reason enough to watch Damnation Alley!

    1. Chadillac,

      I agree. The Landmaster rules. I would love to take that vehicle out for a spin, assuming no giant cockroaches on the loose.

      She's a beauty all right...and reason enough to watch Damnation Alley again, indeed.


  2. Anonymous3:02 PM

    John you got them all! My '70s boyhood favorite post-apocalyptic hot rods. To complete the '70s era, I would even include the subterranean NASA Subshuttle system of GENESIS II(1973) and PLANET EARTH(1974).


  3. Hi SGB:

    I've always loved the subshuttle system as featured in those pilots. Even today, I think sometimes that a producer -- using the production design for the subshuttle -- should resurrect the format of Planet Earth. I'd love to see it.

    The Landmaster is my favorite of these, but I think the Ark II is next. Though, I suspect, it would be hell to drive. It's frigging huge!


  4. The wheels look nice but in reality all off-road vehicles would
    need tracks, and preferably be amphibious.
    Sometimes film producers will choose wheels over tracks for economic
    reasons as tracks are expensive & high maintenance.
    In theory, you could build a "post apocalyptic" vehicle, but if you
    were driving enough you'd need an inexhaustible fuel supply
    like nuclear, water, food,etc...have fun.