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MFP guard badge on the Black on Black

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:22 am
by Sucks_Nitro
This has been bugging me for a while now,

What is written on the MFP guard badge on the pursuit special in Mad Max (1979)?

Is it 'Maintain Right' or 'Interceptor' or something else?

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Just can't read it from stills of the film.

And why aren't the guard badges on the vehicle when Max is in pursuit of the bikers down Farm Road?

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Re: MFP guard badge on the Black on Black

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:50 pm
by NuffTorque
I read on a web site that they were magnetic, so they forgot to put them on sometimes. There are quite a few continuity errors with the first film, but considering the budget and therefore the lack of people to fill all the various roles in film making, they did a good job.

I am happy to be corrected thou...

Re: MFP guard badge on the Black on Black

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:43 pm
by roadwarriormfp
Maintain Right on the yellow cars....
Interceptor on the black car... i do believe is correct

Re: MFP guard badge on the Black on Black

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:16 pm
by Desloc
Maintain Right on all cars.

Re: MFP guard badge on the Black on Black

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:07 pm
by Sucks_Nitro
I suppose Dale Bensch or Peter Barton would have the answer.

http://www.madmaxmovies.com/mad-max-int ... index.html

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I prefer "Maintain Right" but if confirmation comes through that it was indeed "Interceptor" I'll get mine made up with "Interceptor", although I'll always refer to the black on black vehicle as a Pursuit Special. The novel, on page 46 reads:

As Max's eyes adjusted to the harsh glare he saw a lone car on chocks in the middle of the room. It was a police car. But only just.
It was a pursuit special. Black on black. The bonnet was off, revealing the chromed V-8 motor reflecting the light in blazing pinpoints.
Highly chromed exhausts swept along its sides, flaring up at the back where a complicated system of spoilers guaranteed that its rear-end would
stay road-bound at almost any speed.


Another interesting point is that the novel reads:

It'll deliver 400 true horses at the wheels

Re: MFP guard badge on the Black on Black

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:41 am
by NuffTorque
Sucks_Niro, I have just read the novel recently and also noted the different description of the vehicle. they were also armour plated in some way as well.

After reading the book, I am glad they made the changes to the screenplay as it makes more sense.

Re: MFP guard badge on the Black on Black

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:12 pm
by Sucks_Nitro
I prefer Goose unveiling the car with Max,

The novel has the Chief walking Max to the workshop.

Re: MFP guard badge on the Black on Black

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:51 pm
by MFP-508
Its gotta say Maintain Right
Doesnt make sence that it would say Interceptor when its a Pursuit Special
Both the Holden and Ford PS are referred to by their names in the film by the MFP Radio Operator
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These are made and sold by hazzardvehicleparts on Ebay.com from Darlington, SC

Re: MFP guard badge on the Black on Black

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:34 pm
by MadMatt
There have been some really good replica car builders that used to post lots of proper and in the works info on the BOB but most have left now over the years. I belive it is actually Maintain right. But when i built my car i chose to put Mainforce patrol but only by mistake see by stoping and freeze framing my DVD player i could make out that the first letters was and M and i figured it just had to be Mainforce Patrol. Shoot they never say Maintaine right at all in the movie but you do hear MFP alot!

Re: MFP guard badge on the Black on Black

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:03 pm
by MFP-66
i may be wrong, but wasn't it only referred to, as the interceptor in the second film