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Memorable Mad Max

Monday, 27th September, 2010

Adrian opening for business. Adrian opening for business.

The Silverton Mad Max Museum opened for business at the weekend.

The museum is the result of a 30-year obsession with Mad Max by Englishman Adrian Bennett. Adrian, his wife Linda and two of their sons moved to Australia four years ago so Adrian could follow his dream of living where Mad Max 2 was filmed.

Everyone thought they were “mad”, but little did they know that the passion would be further fuelled by the announcement, shortly after buying a house in Silverton, that Mad Max 4 - Fury Road, was to be filmed in the area.

Adrian commented that seeing the Mad Max movies for the first time was a life-changing experience. He probably didn’t realise at the time how true those words would be.

The opening of the museum has been longawaited by many Mad Max fans. The first customers were Craig and Glenys Barnes and son Darcy of Adelaide, who had heard about the museum and thought they’d drop in for a look on their visit to the area.

They were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the numerous vehicles on display and whilst the excitement of the event was lost on young Darcy (who wasn’t even born when the movies were made) it certainly had his Mum and Dad’s attention.

PHOTOS: Helen Murray 

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