What do you get when you cross the old game "Car Wars", Mad Max, customized Matchbox cars and a post apocalyptic setting with a modern rule set? Aberrant Games' Warlands.
Aberrant Games is producing two gaming systems and accompanying models. Rezolution and Warlands. Both are 20-28mm scale miniature games set in the far bleak future of a post apocalyptic world. The car game system is the most interesting to me. Having fond memories of playing Car Wars in my youth, it would be great to play a modern version. There is an active community on their forum who discuss the game rules and share the mashed-up customize cars, often using Matchbox cars which are perfectly scaled and offer a huge line to work from. Check out the Painting and Terrain section for some fun. The rule set is available for purchase as a PDF at WarGame Vault for $9.99. With a full rule book being released later in the year. They are currently starting a round of beta testing.
Here is their starter box set. But they also sell a weapons pack. Which can be added to painted up Matchbox cars for a more unique and custom gang.
Here is a video demo from GenCon 2009.