Peter Wheeler’s End of Days
Quite possibly the most bizarre vehicle to ever actually be built, the TVR Scamander RRV (Rapid Response Vehicle) was Peter Wheeler’s last project before he died. The project was started in 2003 and has been a work in progress up until now.
The idea is a go anywhere vehicle. Rough land, asphalt, and water is no match for the Scamander. It’s a one-off vehicle that was tested on Peter Wheeler’s own farm and is completely amphibious.
The details of the “car” are many. It has 11-inches of ground clearance, 11” travel in the front, 15” travel in the rear, double wishbone suspension all around, a pickup truck style bed, a sliding canopy, 3-seats with driver front & center, one seat folds down for a stretcher, and it has a mid-mounted 300hp V6 engine to which a rear propeller is attached.
Instead of side & rear view mirrors it has cameras with video screens inside and the driver visibility is unmatched due to panoramic windows and additional windows in the front wheel wells to see exactly what you’re driving over.
The Scamander looks like it was built in another galaxy and delivered to earth through a wormhole. This vehicle could probably make its way across Mars (if there was any air and water of course). Can you say Hollywood appearance?
The only unfortunate thing, Peter Wheeler never got to see the vehicle finished as he died in 2009 but thanks to his team of extraordinary engineers who have spent most of the 21st century making this vehicle a reality, it’s finally finished.
Check out some of the videos on youtube below.
The workout theme of your Complex photo shoot is fitting, considering how frequently you guys take your clothes off on Workaholics. Was that a calculated move to advertise the goods?
Anders: There was a clamoring that had to be addressed.
Adam: Naked dudes are inherently funny.
Blake: And we grew up with some of the best shirtless dudes in history: the Hulk Hogans, the Stallones, the Arnolds.
Adam: And our dads.
Blake: All our dads look pretty good with their shirts off.
Adam: Dads in the late ’80s, early ’90s did not wear shirts. Too many dads nowadays are wearing shirts. They need to take those off, and let those titties breathe.
Anders: I don’t think I’ve ever seen my dad with his shirt off. It’s always been V-necks.
Blake: Didn’t he used to be a bodybuilder?
Anders: Yeah, but then I happened.
Blake: But I bet he looked tight with his shirt off.
AVC: Was there anything you definitely didn’t want to do on the show?
AH: I didn’t want to reference Star Wars. Whenever I watch a show and twentysomethings have a lot of Star Wars references, I know it’s written by a 40-year-old dude. Like, a shitload of kids at his house. I don’t know, it seems fake.
BA: It’s Avatar, biatch!
AD: Yep, Avatar all day.
AH: We’re Avatar, it’s going to be a lot of Avatar-heavy references. No, we have a lot of Lord Of The Rings references. I don’t know, it just seems like Star Wars always seems dated when I see, like, twentysomethings talking about it like it was the best thing that ever happened to them.
AD: We didn’t really want it to be an office show. We wanted it to be about these three guys who live together and work together, and they just happen to work together in the same office and everything. We didn’t want it to be, like, every story has to revolve around the office. You know, it’s about these guys fresh out of college and in their life and the adventures they go on.
AH: Like Curb Your Enthusiasm isn’t about showbiz; it’s about Larry David and Jeff Garlin. It’s about the relationship between those two guys and the trouble they get into, and they just happen to work in Hollywood.
(Pictured: Me with a pic of bert kreischers kids when i used to dance and smoke cigars.)
taliasara asked you:
Can you describe the worst room you have ever performed in?
A college in florida, 8 years ago, hosting a battle of the bands. they booed me off the stage in the beginning. little did they know i had to come back out 8 more times and do 5 minutes between each band.
Anonymous asked you:
theo von do u like babies
yeah i like babies. i call em ‘future addicts’
Anonymous asked you:
why do people suck?
because we lie to ourselves. but i think we were made to suck. we aren’t perfect, only our creator is.