Bumble Bee

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Bumble Bee is a vehicle appearing in Carmageddon: TDR 2000, and the Tozzer online comic based on TDR.

Carmageddon: TDR 2000

Carmageddon TDR 2000 vehicle
Bumble Bee
Car Descriptor order 0
Network availability normal

Driver Ma Donna
Driver's short name Virgin
Race number no number
Top speed 160 mph
Kerb weight 2.2 tons
0 - 60 mph in 4.5 seconds
Cost 325000 credits
"Come see what I got under my bonnet."

Bumble Bee is one of the 50 original cars from Carmageddon: TDR 2000. It first appears in Hollowood, being one of the first vehicles the player encounters in the game.


The car is based on the 1951 Buick Le Sabre Concept. It sports a light blue paintjob, and its front bumper has four small spikes protruding from it.


Bumble Bee has decent acceleration, and can be used to destroys cars in the early stages of the game. It shouldn't be relied on too heavily, however, as its power is not good enough for racing or certain driven missions. It reaches a top speed of 254mph when fully upgraded[1].


The driver, named "Ma Donna" in the files, is mostly modeled (except for her legs) due to always being visible. She has short, blonde hair, and wears a yellow dress.


  • Bumble Bee's file name is "BumblyBee".
  • In the "Work in Progress" image from October 1999 seen in the gallery below, Bumble Bee only had two spikes near the center of its front bumper instead of four. In an early in-game image from March 2000, also in the gallery below, the car is seen with four spikes instead like in the final game. However, they were much longer.
  • There's only really one Madonna.
  • Inside the files for Bumble Bee there is an info .txt file for an earlier iteration of the vehicle:
    • NAME "BumblyBee"
    • DESCRIPTION "Top Speed: 200mph
    • Kerb weight: 2200 Kgs
    • 0-60mph: 3.4 seconds
    • The Bumbly Bee!!!"
    • DESCRIPTOR "BumblyBeedescriptor.txt"
    • DRIVER_NAME "Bee Bee"
    • STRENGTH 5
    • COST 50 // in thousands!
    • TYPE 0 // 0 = eagle, 1 = normal, 2 = novelty
    • //ARMOUR_MAP "eagle_armoured"


Carmageddon: TDR 2000 (comic)

Carmageddon: TDR 2000 (comic) vehicle
Bumbly Bee

Driver Billy & Betsy
Race number no number

Bumble Bee appears in the Tozzer Carmageddon comic, under the name "Bumbly Bee", being driven by two somewhat determined Christians called Billy & Betsy.


This version of the vehicle has longer spikes compared to its original game counterpart.


After seeing a report about zombies being created by prolonged exposure to video games, the couple run down a punk in an arcade. They later reappear in a race against he Fortress and Dragula, but unfortunately plough into a wall with the other competitors. Max Damage, who couldn't start his car, is spared this fate.


Vehicles in Carmageddon: TDR 2000 (cat)
Main vehicle Eagle MK4
Hollowood The Beast · Bumble Bee · Drag-Ghoul · Enforcer · The Mecha · Rubber Ducky · Sparrow · SuperCharger · Tres Hombres · Viper · Tomahawk · The Wheel
The Slums The Green Hammer · Killa Kart · Knave · The Machine · TNT
The Docks The Boss · Femme Fatal · Limey · SXE Black Hatch · Throb Rod · Tow Meister
HiRise Big Wig · Electric Blue · Gorvette · Husky · Jadead · Shark · Vlad · The Vulture · White Trash
Military Zone The Chef · The Cutter · King Merc · McKilem · Soul Harvester · Stormbringer · Witch Doctor
Back of Beyond The Fortress · HFB Terra · The Spectre · Thummper
Unlockables Cop Car · Da Panzer · Master Mine · New Suppressor · Suppressor · Wraith
The Nosebleed Pack Bigdaddy · Blood & Bones · Buggy · Jaws · Lucifer · Ped Basher · The Pigs! · Pogo · Sports Sedan · Steam Machine