After a long bloody car chase, Lord Humungus and most of his gang are killed; Max and the Feral Kid survive, though Pappagallo (the leader) is killed. Max's tanker was carrying sand and not the fuel. Per Pappagallo's plan, the gas was transferred into 55-gallon drums and stashed in the other vehcles in the compound. The Gyro Captain survives being shot from the sky during the car chase and takes over Pappagallo's position as leader of the "Great Northern Tribe"; in the course of time, the Feral Kid succeeds him. Max is left in the road.