Interstate '76 Characters
That's his name, Groove Champion - son of Nick and Tammy Champion. Nick, a four-time winner at Daytona, and Tammy, a former Miss America. Groove has spent his fair share of time on the track but his racing career has been stalled by his sister Jade, who consistently qualifies better than he. But now the murder of Jade has thrust Groove into the world of auto-vigilantism, where he must quickly learn the tricks of the trade in order to avenge her death and save America.
Sister to Groove and partner to Taurus, Jade is whip-quick, hot like a lick of flame and an ace behind the wheel. She's Daisy Duke, Mario Andretti and a Molotov Cocktail rolled into one. Jade has had a secret life as an auto-vigilante for some time. Her family never knew...
Taurus is not his name, it's what people call him. He's a seasoned auto-vigilante who was Jade's partner. Originally from New England, where he was a poet, his wife and daugher were killed by criminals - don't ever bring it up with him, though. He came to the desert to clear his head and never left. Instead he figured it was time to start cleaning up society his way. After a while he hooked up with Jade and has been driving together ever since. And now he must help Groove in his quest for revenge. Taurus drives a '66 Jefferson Sovereign with a bull's skull on the hood. He calls it "Eloise." @*%# with Taurus and you'll get the horns.
Skeeter is... different. He has no known family and people have been taking advantage of him all his life. He's probably wanted by the law for crimes he doesn't even know he committed. Eventually got a job on the one of the pit crews for Champion Motors, then left with Jade when she decided it was time to join the fight. One thing can be said - Skeeter is the best damn mechanic around and can fix anything. He'll follow you and Taurus in his van and cannibalize the vehicles you destroy. Then when the action slows down, he'll hook up with you and do any salvage work you want done. The weird thing about Skeeter is that he often sees things more clearly than anyone ever could - he can say some pretty dark shit. A word of advice - watch out when he drives, he seems to be narcoleptic.
The best auto-mercenary money can buy, Antonio Malochio is a Vietnam vet who did three consecutive tours of duty. This guy was into some heavy shit deep in the jungles of Cambodia, where he supposedly had dealings with Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge. Since the war, he's returned to his business as a furniture importer/exporter... but it all seems to be a front. Based on loose accounts, Malochio's been dealing with some "businessmen" in the Middle East who have been "funding" him. And now he's recruited every freelance auto-mercenary in the American Southwest. He's building an army... and something big is going down.
|Pacer X, Wolf Raiders, Torque Daisy, Firefly, Spitfire||All are deceased vigilantes mentioned by Taurus in the Scene 1 intro movie.|
|Disco Cat||First heard over the CB in the cut scene before the third mission, Disco Cat tells Playboy to stay at the Bar D. In the fifth mission, he orders Ballrog to attack Skeeter in the van. He's also one of the creepers chasing down Groove. Finally, in Scene 12, Groove faces him one-on-one.|
|Playboy||Makes his first appearance before the third mission talking to Disco Cat over the CB.|
|Cloaker||Mentioned by Disco Cat right before the third mission. Later radioed in by Malochio in his showdown with Groove.|
|Patriot||Some creeper that Jade waxed years ago. Groove has a dream in which Patriot sees him driving Jade's car, and, believing it's Jade, challenges Groove to a race, .|
|Road Knight||One of Patriot's buddies that races Groove.|
|Gas Bandit||Another of Patriot's buddies that races Groove.|
|Ballrog||The helicopter driver that tries to take out Skeeter in the fifth mission.|
|Inferno||A friend of Jade's that comes to help protect the gas station in the sixth mission. She drives a Phaedra Pony with flames painted on it.|
|Cloaker||Some creeper that Inferno mentions in Scene 6.|
|Calisto||Found in Scene 9, this Malochio-hired spy tries to run... unsuccesfully. After Skeeter works his magic, Calisto reveals the H-Bomb is being built in Roswell, NM.|
|Oktoberfest||When trying to gain entry to V&N Pneumatics, 'Fest is overhead giving the passcode "unseasonably warm." Also appears in the Mondo Burger instant action mission, as an "Auto-Vigilante for a Meatless America."|
|Nostromo||A guard at the compound in Scene 12.|