Studebaker Special Six
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SCP-XXXX immediately prior to dematerialization (circa 1937).

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: MTF Gamma-1 ("Moonshiners") are to locate SCP-XXXX during its annual appearance on March 16th at 12:00 pm (UTC). Once located, local law enforcement agencies are to suspend all traffic along the shortest route between SCP-XXXX and Cocke County, Tennessee. MTF Gamma-1 is to accompany SCP-XXXX during its transit. All vehicles are to maintain a distance of 3 meters from SCP-XXXX at all times.

Foundation personnel assigned to SCP-XXXX are to be reminded that no attempt is to be made to slow down, stop, or otherwise interfere with its transit.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a customized 1924 Studebaker Special Six. At approximately 12:30 pm (UTC) on March 16th of every year, SCP-XXXX materializes at some point within Maggie Valley, North Carolina. It then travels along the shortest available route to Cocke County, Tennessee; upon reaching the county line, it stops and dematerializes. Outside of demonstrating considerable driving expertise and knowledge of local geography, no other anomalous properties have been observed.

Addendum XXXX.1: Requisition Requests

REQUISITION REQUEST


DATE: 26/02/1951
REQUESTER: Field Agent Daniel Martindale
PURPOSE: Containment of SCP-XXXX.


Last year we received reports regarding a 'driverless ghost car' in the Appalachian mountains. Agent Summersdale and myself arrived in Maggie Valley, North Carolina to investigate. On March 16th, we observed SCP-XXXX driving along I-40 West. After a ten minute pursuit, Agent Summersdale attempted to disable its tires with his service pistol. The vehicle immediately swerved into us and ran our vehicle off the road.

I'd like to take another crack at it. For this, I'll need two sedans and an agent with significant driving experience.


ESTIMATED COST: $4,000
STATUS: APPROVED


RESULT: Both sedans forced off the road. Personnel sustained minor injuries.

REQUISITION REQUEST


DATE: 19/02/1952
REQUESTER: Field Agent Daniel Martindale
PURPOSE: Containment of SCP-XXXX.


After discussing SCP-XXXX with retired Prohibition agents who have pursued it in the past, we realized it always follows the same route. We just need to barricade the road. I'll need four men with shotguns, three sedans, two concrete barriers, and a strip of road spikes.


ESTIMATED COST: $8,000
STATUS: APPROVED


RESULT: SCP-XXXX shifted gears, performed a power-slide1, then drove away. Agents later determined it used an alternate route. Agent Martindale was reprimanded for discussing SCP-XXXX with non-Foundation personnel.

REQUISITION REQUEST


DATE: 15/01/1953
REQUESTER: Field Agent Daniel Martindale
PURPOSE: Containment of SCP-XXXX.


Maggie Valley isn't very large. It only has a few roads leading in and out of it. Let's just barricade them all.

I'll need twenty sedans, twenty men with shotguns, twelve concrete barriers, and six strips of road spikes.


ESTIMATED COST: $35,000
STATUS: APPROVED


RESULT: SCP-XXXX did not appear at the barricades. On further investigation, tire tracks were found matching its make and model along a previously unknown back-road leading out of Maggie Valley and onto I-40 West. Agent Martindale has received two months mandatory vacation.

REQUISITION REQUEST


DATE: 02/01/1954
REQUESTER: Field Agent Daniel Martindale
PURPOSE: Containment of SCP-XXXX.


Six customized trucks and five of the best drivers we've got.


ESTIMATED COST: $20,000
STATUS: APPROVED


RESULT: All six trucks forced off the road. Foundation personnel sustained minor injuries. Agent Martindale has been re-assigned.

REQUISITION REQUEST


DATE: 07/08/1954
REQUESTER: Field Agent Richard Carter
PURPOSE: Containment of SCP-XXXX.


After reviewing the documentation and conferring with my colleagues, I'm confident that I can contain SCP-XXXX.

I worked in law enforcement for twenty-five years before I joined the Foundation. I've been personally involved in over sixty high-speed chases. In my opinion, the best approach is a comprehensive one: Clear the area. Barricade every road out of Maggie Valley (including the back-roads). Have trucks and cruisers standing by to force it off the road — and men stationed at checkpoints ready to shoot out its tires and engine.

Here's what I'll need:

  • Twenty concrete barriers.
  • Twelve strips of road spikes.
  • Twenty modified police cruisers.
  • Ten modified police trucks.
  • Thirty veteran drivers.
  • Thirty men who know how to use a rifle.
  • Evacuate the surrounding area for one day.

It sounds excessive, but trust me: This is a one-and-done deal. Give me what I'm asking for and I'll have it contained by lunch.


ESTIMATED COST: $320k
STATUS: APPROVED


RESULT: In the resulting chaos, seven trucks and twelve cruisers were totaled; one cruiser remains missing. Seven personnel sustained severe injuries, twenty six sustained serious injuries, and fifteen sustained minor injuries. Local property damage is estimated to be over a hundred thousand dollars. Field Agent Richard Carter has formally submitted his resignation.

In light of this recent failure, new containment procedures focused on minimizing public exposure to SCP-XXXX are in development.