Mad Max: Fury Road’s flame throwing guitar player wasn’t CGI – check out the Doof Wagon (or Doof Machine)

// May 15th, 2015 // Entertainment

Mad Max: Fury Road’s flame throwing guitar player–meet the Doof machine

 

The Doof Wagon (aka Doof Machine or Doofwagon) rig was built on top of a retired military rocket launching truck which they upgraded with a supercharged V8, six huge Taiko drums channeling their sound through giant air conditioning ducts, a small lit stage fronted with a classic car grill, a mammoth stack of speakers (there’s over 100 working speakers on the Doof Wagon rig) and a red-onesy-suited blind guitar player hammering chords on a custom flame-throwing dual-neck guitar while dangling from bungee-cords and chains.  Yes, Mad Max: Fury Road’s flame throwing guitar/drum rig wasn’t CGI –it’s the real thing.  Warner Brothers calls it “sonic carmageddon” and I agree.  It’s the most eye-catching machine in a movie chock full of monstrous vehicles.

Mad Max: Fury Road’s flame throwing guitar player–meet the Doof machine

The actor who played Coma the Doof Warrior is a cabaret performer named iOTA (aka Sean Hape).  Staying true to realism, Hape is indeed a professional guitarist.  In fact, he’s an award-winning Australian musician.  Here he is hanging from the vehicle, ripping on his guitar while travelling 55 MPH through the desert.

Mad Max: Fury Road’s flame throwing guitar player–meet the Doof machine

 

And here are various promo shots of the Doof Wagon (front and side shots).

Mad Max: Fury Road Doof Wagon

 

Mad Max: Fury Road Doof Wagon

 

Mad Max: Fury Road Doof Wagon

 

Mad Max: Fury Road Doof Wagon

 

Mad Max: Fury Road Doof Wagon

 

 

Coma the Doof Warrior hanging from Mad Max: Fury Road Doof Wagon

 

Want to see more monstrous vehicles from Mad Max: Fury Road?  Check out *all* of the awesome cars from the movie.

Sources: MTV, Warner Brothers, Wikipedia, iOTA

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