Autoduel QuarterlyVolume 9Issue 1

Car Wars Classic

Smilin' Scott's New and Used Cars

By Charles Oines

(All of the vehicles on this page have been designed using only rules and components found in the small­box Car Wars rules.)

Have we got deals for you! Start the duelling season off in style with any of our restored classics! Each of these smooth­running pieces of duelling history has been meticulously rebuilt, being extra careful to include every tiny detail, from the durachrome bumpers to the simulated woodgrain dashboards ­ even the chrome, foot­shaped accelerator pedals! If you've wanted one of these cars until your heart ached, now's the time to visit Smilin' Scott, just south of Krystal Lake Road in uptown Midville. And remember, we're always interested in your trade­ins, so drop on by!

No financing. We hold titles. Returned vehicles taken at salvage value only.

2032 FNORD! Avenger

You know this design ­ one of the earliest armed road cars built and still one of the best! Easy and cheap to maintain, and faster than a cat in a doghouse, the '32 Fnord Avenger is one of those designs that will never go out of style! We have the first FNORD Avenger to roll out of the Detroit factory! Serial #00001­A. restored to perfect condition by Midville's own automotive wizard, Rod Keller. Drop by the showroom and look it over! (Bidding starts at $23,500.)

Avenger ­ Sedan, x­hvy. chassis, hvy. suspension, sport power plant, 4 PR tires, driver, gunner, 2 MGs linked in turret, MFR front, MD back, spoiler, bumper spikes front, SWC for gunner/MGs. Armor: F30, R30, L30, B30, T30, U17, 4 10­pt. wheelguards. Accel. 10, top speed 120, HC 2 (3 at 60+); 5,948 lbs., $19,646.

2031 Amex Rampant

How many of you remember when the Amex Combat Autoworks duelling team of Terror Ramirez and Paolo Alvarado of Las Vegas, Nevada took the Hot Asphalt Circuit Division 20 Championships two years in a row, with the same car? While neither of these are the actual cars used in those astounding wins, they have been worked from the ground up to look exactly like them, with red­and­black paint schemes identical to those used in '31 and '32. We've even gone to extra effort to add the exact tassels, carpeting and fuzzy dice used in the originals.

Rampant ­ Luxury, x­hvy. chassis, hvy. suspension, super power plant, 6 solid tires, driver, gunner, 2 RRs linked F, MFR L, MFR R, SS back. Armor: F40, R35, L35, B30, T10, U20, 4 10­pt. wheelguards. Accel. 5, top speed 100, HC 2; 6,595 lbs., $17,720.

2035 Keller Motors Shrike

Built by Roger Keller for UBN's long­running Rolling Thunder adventure series, the Shrike (driven by cable's most popular bad guy, Vance Morrison) has been retired as of this season, and is available to the highest bidder! Accept no substitute! This fully­driveable combat machine can be yours!

Shrike ­ Midsize, hvy. chassis, hvy. suspension, sport power plant, 6 PR tires, driver, turreted VMG, 2 HRs linked F. spoiler, airdam, bumper spikes F. targeting computer, fire extinguisher. Armor: F25, R23, L23, B21, T20, U15. Accel. 10, top speed 130, HC 3 (4 at 60 +); 5,274 lbs., $17,978.

2037 Trinity Survivor

Though the technology used in the Survivor is nothing new, it works, and works beautifully. Capable of handling itself in the arena or on the road, the Trinity Survivor series has been praised by Car & Duellist magazine as "capable of shrugging off enormous punishment ­ we felt safer in the Survivor than we do in our offices!" We have two on our lots, but they'll move fast once word gets out!

Survivor ­ Heavy Trike, x­hvy. chassis, hvy. suspension, super trike plant, 3 solid tires, driver, 2 linked RRs (1 L, 1 R), FOJ back, improved fire extinguisher, SWC for RRs. Metal/ Plastic armor: F7/10, R7/11, L7/11, B7/10, T5/10, U5/10, 3 10­pt. wheelguards. Accel. 5, top speed 92.5, HC 2; 3,357 lbs., $14,523.

2030 Grenadier Sortie

Grenadier Motor's Sortie has been accused of aggressive cuteness from the start, and it happily accepts that charge. From the stout, curvy body to the little yellow happy faces on the side rocket ports and the petite ramplate, a smug and dangerous cuteness just oozes from this little car. Over 10,000 Sorties were sold in the first model year (7,000 to women!), and we have five of them, in hot pink, screaming yellow, sky blue, off­white and pastel green. All have been refinished and detailed with your mind in mind!

Sortie: Compact, hvy. chassis, hvy. suspension, medium power plant, 4 PR tires, driver, RL front, HR right, HR left. Armor: F30 (ramplate), R30, L30, B30, T15, U20, 4 10­pt, wheelguards. Accel. 5. top speed 92.5. HC 2; 3,950 lbs., $9,750.

2036 Cycle Concepts Reaver

We don't normally deal in motorcycles, but we had to make an exception for these! We have two '36 Reaver racing bikes, sold when the original owner faced economic difficulties. His loss is your gain, however, and we're willing to let both of them go at 30 off! Drop by soon; these classics won't last long!

Reaver ­ Heavy Cycle, hvy. suspension, large cycle plant, 2 PR radial tires, cyclist, 2 MMLs linked F, PS back, HRSWC on MMLs. Armor: F25, B20. Accel. 10, top speed 135, HC 3; 1,300 lbs., $9,340.

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Issue 9/1 Index

Steve Jackson Games * Car Wars * ADQ Index