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MM2 INTERCEPTOR and bad guy f100 wreck LOCATED!!!!!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 1999 3:42 pm
by Dave_H
cc'd to peter@madmaxmovies.com

On page 31 of the Current Street Machine Mag (Australia July/August) theres an article about two wrecked cars, looking closer, one is the bad arse cobra F100 from the mm2 truck chase and the other is the burnt out wreck of the DUMMY INTERCEPTOR!!!! complete with hole for blower in bonnet, the monza nose superstructure and the two long range fuel tanks.

the current location "is in a yard at Silverton"

The article says that to find these cars/wrecks one must "be prepared to go off the beaten track to find it as theres no signage leading you to the car. indeed, the surrounding scenery looks typically vast and empty and theres no indication of a road or anything.

the article was mailed to street machine by a persone who gives his name as "Mark Scott" of Denman, NSW

Mark is obviously a Max fan, If he is aware of this page and reading this post, can he please reply otherwise if anyone knows Mark, can they tell him of this page and ask him if there are any more photos.

I will try to scan these pictures at first chance.

David

Re: Stolen Interceptor Tanks

PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 1999 2:25 pm
by Steve Pilant
In Reply to: MM2 INTERCEPTOR and bad guy f100 wreck LOCATED!!!!! posted by David Hilder on July 05, 1999 at 23:42:24:




I think that was pretty damn low to take those tanks, but the thief(ves) could still make good. Street Machine could've figured something like this might hapen based on publishing the pix and the unsecure nature of the vehicle. Hopefully the tanks will be returned as I seriously doubt they could be enjoyed publicly or sold publicly or at conventions. I would hope that if they are returned, this incident would be a wake-up call to the owner/caretaker who could perhaps do something to secure the remains of the stand-in car. It's unfortunate that these types of measures often have to be taken. I think messing with either Interceptor to be an insult to the memories of those who made these great films as well as bringing bad luck worse than that of the Hope diamond. Last time I watched the films - anyone who messed with the Interceptor basically died gruesomely. Sometimes life imitates art. I hope the thief(ves) return the missing tanks. Many fans will be tankfull. Regs, Steve

Re: Stolen Interceptor Tanks

PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 1999 3:37 pm
by Dave_H
In Reply to: Re: Stolen Interceptor Tanks posted by Steve Pilant on July 07, 1999 at 22:25:09:


:

: I think that was pretty damn low to take those tanks, but the thief(ves) could still make good. Street Machine could've figured something like this might hapen based on publishing the pix and the unsecure nature of the vehicle. Hopefully the tanks will be returned as I seriously doubt they could be enjoyed publicly or sold publicly or at conventions. I would hope that if they are returned, this incident would be a wake-up call to the owner/caretaker who could perhaps do something to secure the remains of the stand-in car. It's unfortunate that these types of measures often have to be taken. I think messing with either Interceptor to be an insult to the memories of those who made these great films as well as bringing bad luck worse than that of the Hope diamond. Last time I watched the films - anyone who messed with the Interceptor basically died gruesomely. Sometimes life imitates art. I hope the thief(ves) return the missing tanks. Many fans will be tankfull. Regs, Steve



Dear Peter and all others,

I feel I must publicy apologise if by posting the original information, I contributed to the theft of these tanks. I would like to think that people who visit this site do so because the like and apreciate mad max and would not lower themselves to this level. their selfish gain is everyone elses loss.

so what will happen now? Presumably the thief will keep them, until the 2 big rusty heavy circular tanks start taking up too much room and then they will be chucked out and lost to everyone.

I hope then that it wasn't any one who views this site. . I posted the info in the belief that I could enrich peoples knowledge of mm and the history

presumably someone would have to have a ute/trailer to take these tanks and would live somewhere near the siteor within a few hours driving distance. So perhaps sadly some ignorant hairy chested V8 street machine yob has done it so he can brag and maybe pick up a few shags or something.

As with peters post, I implore anyone who has stolen these to simply give them back. If they live in sydney and want to return these tanks to the rightfull owner email me drhilder@hotmail.com and I offer to act as a "no questions asked" pickup point like peter in melbourne to reverse the damage done by this ignorant and immature act.

I believe we should sent mail to street machine lots of email in order for them to publish this same message and get the tanks back to the wrightfull owner.



again, my apologies.

David

Re: Street Machine contact info re: Stolen Interceptor Tanks

PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 1999 5:04 pm
by Steve Pilant
In Reply to: Re: Stolen Interceptor Tanks posted by David Hilder on July 07, 1999 at 23:37:55:


: I believe we should sent mail to street machine lots of email in order for them to publish this same message and get the tanks back to the wrightfull owner.

I agree that at this point Street Machine could be of very big help in getting these back by posting a follow-up with various regional points of contact as drop off individuals - no questions asked. No telling where in Ausralia these things may be. Other venues such as ebaY etc should be monitored as well. Regs, Steve