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Futuristic Bulldozer turned IATTAR/Outer

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:02 am    Post subject: Futuristic Bulldozer turned IATTAR/Outer Reply with quote



Kile Duggan in 'Bulldozer.' Duggan, a mediocre driver in a poor handling machine, gained a bad reputation when he first burst on the scene due to his perceived aggressive style. The truth was much simpler- the 'Dozer' was a beast to drive, essentially a Kataspyder G75 Bulldozer with a pair of rockets and wings tacked on. It was big, bulky, tough to drive, and dangerous. As such, it came as little surprise when Duggan was banned from IATTAR for two seasons after crushing Graz Grazillani's spine during the Rowaran Cross City Trek.

Looking for the next race, Duggan turned to the highly dangerous Outer World races. Racing in the Outer Worlds was a precarious affair. OWTTER (Outer World Track & Thrust Extreme Racing), a league created to rival the wildly popular IATTAR league, was doomed from the start, primarily due to lack of financial support, but also in large part to the fact neither drivers nor racers lasted long. The allowed weapons and special modifications that separated OWTTER from IATTAR cost it many of the best and bravest drivers, and the poorer Outer World racing teams couldn't continue to rebuild the expensive racers.

The short-lived league was therefore replaced by an ever deadlier handful of races with little to no rules. Drivers, called Outers (an homage to the now defunct league), were often only able to race in the one race each season on their homeworld in shoddy home-built machines. It was into this world that Kile Duggan found himself- a racer with more skills and money than most, and one helluva tough machine. A truly nice guy, he added only the G75's front blade to the 'Bulldozer' which he used as a ramming device. He quickly began winning races and became an Outer World celebrity. After serving his suspension, he returned to IATTAR, now a better driver with a lot better control of his unwieldy craft, and did quite well, and was well-respected by the other drivers. When he retired, he wrote a successful autobiography of his time as an "Outer" called, 'Inside on the Outside.'



To truly understand Kile Duggar's success in Outer Rim racing you have to realize his "racer" was little more than Kataspyder's G75 Bulldozer with some wings and thrusters attached. This early promotional ad shows just how little was needed to change the bulldozer into the 'Bulldozer.'

More pics on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/74424867@N00/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice build. Personally I like it better without the dozer shovel on the front, but that's just me. Also, what does IATTAR stand for?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just had an idea for this: you should have had the blade flip back behind the cockpit like a racing wing. Even as it I really like it, well done spacey construction equipment is very hot. And this is definitely well done.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, the Blade as Wing thing would have been awesome. I hate I didn't think of that. Where were you the other day?!?

I finished the build as just a regular old bulldozer. Its my favorite. I smell more Future Construction Vehicles in the , well, future. Maybe a Flickr group....

Speaking of which, IATTAR is the Interplanetary Association of Tracked and Thrust Assisted Racers. Surley you've heard of that?!? No? See here for more: http://www.flickr.com/groups/922774@N25/
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I've heard of it. It's like Cave Racers, but with treads. I just didn't know what the acronym stood for.
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