Wild Willy was a competitor robot in Robot Wars: The Third Wars. It lost in the first round to Flip Flop Fly after driving into the pit. The team returned in The Sixth Wars with Cyrax.


Wild Willy was a purple box-wedge robot designed by Paul Wilcox and Ryan Pettefer. Joined by Mark Garroway (who did the paint), the three men built Wild Willy over a month. Armoured in aluminium, Wild Willy was at the very peak of The Third Wars weight limit. Mounted on the wedge was a red spiked pickaxe, powered by a 12V car starter motor (this concept was later used by Cyrax). It was powered by fan motors and could achieve a top speed of 15mph.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Wild Willy Rams Flip Flop fly

Wild Willy attacking Flip Flop Fly

Wild Willy pit

Wild Willy was placed up against Flip Flop Fly in Round 1 of the heat. Wild Willy started the battle much faster than its opponent, landing several blows with its axe. It attacked Sergeant Bash while Flip Flop Fly wobbled around the arena. Wild Willy then pushed Flip Flop Fly into the arena wall. Both robots were jostled by the arena spike, and Flip Flop Fly's tyre went flat. However, whilst positioning Flip Flop Fly by the pit in an attempt to push it in, Wild Willy was jostled once again. Driving forward, Wild Willy drove partially over the pit and became trapped. After attempting to wiggle itself free, Matilda pitted Wild Willy completely.

The judges were consulted, and determined that Flip Flop Fly would go through.

"Oh, silly, silly billy, Wild Willy"
Jonathan Pearce


Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat L, Round 1 vs. Flip Flop Fly Lost
  • Wild Willy with its team
  • Wild Willy's logo


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Wild Willy Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Heat, Round 1
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Entered with Cyrax
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter