Full Metal Challenge

Season 1 Episode 3

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 03, 2002 on TLC
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Teams: Country Boys vs. Dodgy Oppos vs. Flamin' Aussies
Games: Ten Pin, Pit Ball, Wetropolis, Sumo

GIRL POWER KICKS THE BOYS' BUTTS!
The Country Boys thought their rock 'n' roll Southern Crusher — built from a J5 Bombardier ski slope groomer — would flatten the opposition. Its traction, super speed (in 10 Pin, Crusher looked like it was on fast forward) and weight (3,900 pounds) seemed unstoppable. To top it all, the machine's curved cage could flip driver Keith back onto his feet if it ever turned over. Unbeatable?
"Gorblimey, the opposition look dead professional," worried the Dodgy Oppos. And they were dead right! Their cutesy converted dump truck called Wolverine had a one-way ticket — to the dump. Sure, it's heavy (4,400 pounds), stable (all controls have been moved forward and lowered) and maneuverable (thanks to articulated steering and pivot), but what a sloth! With their total of 64 years in the Marines, where's the team's killer instinct? But then "Dodgy Oppos" means "the best of friends" in army lingo. Not exactly a lethal name ... Come on Britain, get your fangs out!
The Flamin' Aussies promised their dragster-look-alike Deflector would give the guys something to talk about. The all-female team was selected by the Australian Women's Motorsport Network and only met an hour and a half before their build. Poor old Bec lived 14 hours from the others and had to camp at the build site for two weeks! Some claim Melissa was only selected because her grandparents' name is Ferrari. She sure proved them wrong.
"The Flamin' Aussies are going to be a hell of a distraction for our pilot Nutty," sniggered Nobby from the Oppos. Damn right she was! But it wasn't Deflector's flashy paintwork or Melissa's flashy eyes that did it. Country Boy Keith drove like a winning macho maniac throughout the day, until Melissa found his weakness and flipped him over. Maybe they should stick to fishing and barbecuing. Ladies first!moreless

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