New Year's Day approaches, when brave warriors at an enduro destructo-race will don protective helmets and strap themselves to mighty vehicles of destruction, destined to wage war on the frozen fields of a wreckage-strewn wasteland.
A few things have changed since we last saw the Apocalypsemobile. It runs now, which is nice (though the "door ajar" alarm sounds constantly whenever the battery is connected). A hole has been carved into the hood - the rules dictate this modification "to expose the carburetor for fire fighting," and we followed the rules even though this car has no carburetor. You may also note the fin on the roof, required by the rules because the numbers on the side of the car will be obscured by mud almost instantly.