MAD TRAX

OWNER: Sam Sturges of Tucson, AZ.

TANK: 1953 M-5 personnel carrier

ENGINE: 483 BBC (Blown and Injected)

HORSEPOWER: 1300 HP

TRANSMISSION: 545 Allison automatic 4spd

RUNNING GEAR: APC Tank (original)

FEATURES: air lift body, steers with neumatics

WEIGHT: 13,000 (est.)

TOP SPEED: 75 mph.

WEBSITE: www.unnamedanduntamed.com

I had the opportunity to see this tank upclose, while it was sitting in Oklahoma, and it was intimidating even when it wasn't running; can you imagine it running at full throttle?

This tank has been featured on television. Sam drove it on a TV movie "Knight Rider 2000". During the movie, Sam ran the tank through a house while "chasing" after the badguys.

The tank resides in Tucson once again, and is owned and managed by Sturges Motorsports.

Jason Rivas

Going through a house trailer.

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