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Toukley Neighbourhood Centre Media Release

Postby TNC Replica » Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:28 am



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THE TOECUTTER HOSTS AN HISTORICAL MAD MAX EVENT [/font]AT BEACHCOMBER RESORT TOUKLEY[/font] [/font]


Last Saturday the Beachcomber Resort at Toukley was host to an historical event - the gathering of seven of the cast and crew of the original Mad Max movie, an icon in Australian film making history. The Toecutter (Hugh Keays Byrne); Johnny The Boy (Tim Burns); Roop ( Steve Millichamp); Cundalini ( Paul Johnstone) Captain Fifi (Roger Ward), as well as stunt Co-ordinator Grant Page and Stuntman Terry Gibson joined an enthusiastic crowd of 150 guests and shared their experiences of being a part of the Mad Max movie 25 years ago.[/font]


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Saturday night's event was organized by the Toukley Neighbourhood Centre to raise funds for the Centre as well as to celebrate the movie's 25th anniversary. A group of Japanese fans travelled from Japan especially to attend the event and went home not only with numerous autographed memorabilia items, but also with lasting memories of being part of a rare experience of meeting seven of their "heroes" from their favourite movie.[/font]


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The response from the guests was overwhelming, with posts on the internet as soon as the next morning expressing sentiments such as "the night was a Mad Max dream....just to get together with these guys in such an intimate setting sharing their memories will stay with me forever...the event of the decade....100% mind blowing..." [/font]


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The celebrity guests entertained the fans with stories about their days of making the movie, and mingled with the crowds in an informal setting after the official speeches were over. Fans applauded as Cundalini joined the band to sing a few of his favourite songs, and The Toecutter danced to Born To Be Wild. [/font]


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Autographed memorabilia was auctioned on the night, with unusual items sold including Nightrider's coffin which is travelling to Japan, and an autographed mannequin which sold for $900.[/font]


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The highlight of the auction segment run by renowned auctioneer Tony Fountain was the sale of the Wyong Shire Community built replica Mad Max car Big Bopper. Autographed by all the stars who attended, the car sold for $9000 to a family from Nelsons Bay who were elated to be the new owners of the movie replica. Co-ordinators of the Event and Big Bopper Build Veronique Moseley and Ross Beckley were thrilled with the results. "To gather seven of the stars from the movie at a public event to raise money for charity was a world first. To build a community built replica of the Big Bopper was a world first. The auction, including Big Bopper, raised over $16,000 with funds supporting Toukley Neighbourhood Centre's many projects. A brilliant result in many ways." [/font]


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Major sponsors Beachcomber Resort, Arizona Smash Repairs, Trio Embroidery, Toukley Retravision, Toukley Chamber Of Commerce, Central Coast Spares and Merwood Wines were proud to support such a rare and successful event.[/font]


Limited stocks of commemorative programmes and Tshirts are still available . Visit .....www.geocities.com/mfpvehicles/madmax.html[/font]


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Regards[/font]


Veronique Moseley[/font]


Ross Beckley[/font]


Toukley Neighbourhood Centre[/font]


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