Armoured vehicle glass from Romag has been specified for ‘Hell Kitty’; one of thirty bespoke armoured cars premiering on Sky One’s new demolition programme ‘Carnage’.
Debuting on 6th May and presented by Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, Lethal Bizzle and Capital FM presenter Vicki Hope. The project is an adrenaline-fuelled show likened to a cross between ‘Robot Wars’ and 2015’s blockbuster ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ where car builders and adrenaline junkies create giant post-apocalyptic fighting vehicles to do battle in themed arenas.
Romag was approached in 2017 by Attitude Autos a bespoke vehicle builder specialising in public, theatrical and television industries who had been selected to compete on the show. The company found global fame in 2014 for building the world’s first adult sized ‘Crazy Coupé’ based on the popular Little Tikes toddler toy cars.
John Bitmead, who runs Attitude Autos with his brother was spotted by producers whilst showing another of their custom builds at car show Buster Lang at Sandown Racecourse in Surrey, it was there where they found out about the show and applied to take part. Their customisation of the ‘Hello Kitty’ car was the inspiration for the meaner militarised ‘Hell Kitty’ that they built for the show.
Filming was to take place in South Africa – where 30 teams each competed to take part in battles. As such the teams had to appear heavily armoured; the teams had to build defensive armour as well as have three usable weapons to attack other cars in the arena. Once completed the cars were then sent off to a film industry spec stunt vehicle place to have a full roll cage, plate steel armour and protective Lexan inner screens along with them supplying race seat, harness, mounts, fire safety equipment, power shutoff system and fuel tanks.