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Holosphere Camera Truck
A martian truck.
About this creation
This red and yellow truck is a holosphere camera vehicle recording the Martian Polar Pavonis Rally for ESPN-8.

The race takes place annually between Schmidt Ice Base at the Southern pole and the MSA Research station at Pavonis Mons, near the Martian equator. The race is a martian tradition commemorating the emergency transport of oxygen to the base in the first years of settlement.



Like all martian vehicles the truck is powered by Hydro-Carbons mined by on Saturn's moon Titan. Current Terra-forming estimates are that it will take another five centuries of heavy industry and ultra fuel burning cars for Mars to reach a level of atmospheric pressure where liquid water can exist on the surface.





These utility trucks have proved remarkably versatile and have been converted into thousands of varieties. This camera truck proved tough enough to cover the race every year for thirty-two martian years (a martian year is 687 days), from the six race until the thirty-eighth. It would probably have kept going, but the owner/cameraman retired!








Built: January 2011.



Comments

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  February 7, 2011
All right Mark when are we going to see these beautiful builds for sale in a toy store? You had better say it will be soon because it would be a crime if we couldn't get our hands on these!
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  February 5, 2011
Wonderful car. I like the colours and the stories for your creations.
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  February 5, 2011
Excellent addition to racing team.
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  February 5, 2011
This thing has a decidedly “Casey Jones” feel to it. It looks like a diesel electric locomotive…and I dig it! I assume that this resemblance is intentional. The red housing on the rear of the vehicle makes this conclusion almost inescapable. It’s awesome. Like the locomotive of a Martian Trackless Train. I would love to see it pulling some trailers. I’m also becoming a big fan of the way you use the trapezoidal exhaust unit on the real panel of many of your vehicles. Perfect. Attack!
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  February 5, 2011
Needless to say that I'm again impressed by you car-building-skills. But I also like the backstories you always come up with.
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  February 4, 2011
Wow I think this is really cool. It looks like a blast to play with. It reminds me of a steam engine. Good job! 5/5
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  February 4, 2011
Quite a beast!
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  February 4, 2011
Cool!
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  February 4, 2011
Beef Cake. Muy Macho. i like this lots.
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  February 4, 2011
very cool!
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  February 4, 2011
Dang that thing is cool! It looks like the wheels actually pivot correctly, is that true? I would have liked to see the underside. Really good job man.
 
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