2022 MadMax Replica

I usually have a variety of ongoing side-projects, from re-commissions to restorations. Ferrari to Vincent, Aston Martin to Ducati, there is always a rotating collection of interesting machines around me, but I always wanted one motorcycle in particular…

George Miller’s masterpiece “Mad Max” made its debut in 1978, creating a new genre of post-apocalyptic action film. Being a resident of New Orleans, the slow collapse of government and institutions smells familiar. In the greatest movie for gearheads ever made, Miller treated the vehicles as actual characters.

Bubba Zanetti MadMax
madmax replica motorcycle building process

Making the most accurate replica possible, meant cutting up a very nice 1978 Kawasaki KZ1000. While I promised myself long ago to “do no harm” and never customize another motorcycle, I just couldn’t resist. This is quite possibly the most film-correct “Bubba Zanetti” in the world, and made for a great addition to the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbaccus Mardi Gras parade 2023.

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