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Rumbler Sport Tank Evolution

Rumbler Timeline

2005
June 17

Batman Begins

Once upon a time in a Hollywood fantasy far, far away young Bruce Wayne asked: “Does it come in black!”
And far, far away in the real world Michael said. “YES!”
And thus, the first lightbulb of inspiration went off pop in Michael’s mind – to design, build and deliver The Batmobile for Real!

2011
January 11

Design Wisdom

For years the supercar now named Rumbler, the Batmobile for Real, lurked at the back of Michael’s mind. Time passed, the world economy melted (thank you Wall St.) and Micheal’s primary business in international finance stalled. So he decided to dust off his inventive idea and see what he could do with it.

He approached and received advise from the world-leading design school at Coventry University and began the long haul to teach himself automotive design.

September 10

A Little Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

The ongoing worries in the Land Rover community over the eventual death of the legendary Defender prompts Michael to suggest a new alternative replacement – the Lamb Drover is born.  This is an alternative design to the country urban ideas being thrown around like a pair of old wellies after a trip to Glastonbury.

Illustration for the Lamb Drover project at Rumbler

Once the Rumbler is complete Michael may return to this…

2013
September 5

Billionaire Style

To practice his increasing design skill Michael was prompted to draft a design for an UltraSmart CyberWatch. The trend of future wearable technology may become a new fashion for the future. Michael’s background in computing also prompted him to design a new style interface for such devices.

Image of the Rumbler Ultra-Smart Watch

2014
March 16

Subaru WRX Style

Illustration for Michael Bond's Subaru WRX Concept13 draft upgrade project.

A long term Subaru enthusiast Michael was disappointed when the 2013 concept WRX was not put into production.  The actual WRX of 2013-14 wasn’t enough so Michael tested his growing skills to try and put an upgrade kit together for other enthusiasts around the world.  This became the WRX Concept 13 Special Edition concept.

Government match-funding for industry that could have turned the project into a success was subsequently pulled by another wave of austerity measures and the project had to be closed eventually.

September 22

Developments Delayed

A personal family tragedy takes Michael away from his focus for the next two years.  The dust covers are put on the Rumbler, the Subaru trundles along for a while but little effective work can be done.

2017
November 23

Recovery & Renewal

After taking time away for two years and more Michael returns to the Rumbler 505 Sport Tank, as the beautiful powerhouse is now called.  The design is refined and prepared for presentation to the first prospective investors.  They give good feedback and encourage a new round of work on getting the message to the world.

Illustration of the Rumbler 505 Sport Tank

2018
October 4

Relaunch

Michael tears the old web site apart and replaces it with an upgraded modern style.  It takes him months to learn and master the basics.  In the meantime the business plan goes through repeated revisions in light of early feedback.  The result is a new campaign to launch directly to the public.

November 7

Remember Tommy

Remember Tommy, title for charity fundraising campaign on behalf of British war veterans and their families.

While networking in the local business community, founder of Rumbler Cares, Michael Bond, learns about the plight of many of Britain’s war veterans and their families.  Over the following month he assembles volunteers and support to create a promotional film and campaign to raise funds to support the gaps in service to veterans and their families.

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