In spite of the happy ending and life revelations experienced throughout 'The Wizard of Oz,' it is clear that being in the eye of a serious storm is a very dangerous place to be, unless, of course, a person has something like the Dorothy Storm Chase Vehicle. Created for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network, it is an armored car, essentially a heavily modified Ford E-350 van, that will keep its occupants safe as they go on 'Twister'-like adventures.
Built by Brennan Jontz and Dan Auel, the Dorothy Storm Chase Vehicle has been covered in sheets of steel, which are reinforced with Linex, a material that is literally bulletproof. A skirt was added along the bottom to prevent the wind from pushing the van over as well as protect the tires from flying objects.
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