Run to Sil­ver­ton

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Busi­ness

is brisk for the Mad Max 2 Mu­seum at Sil­ver­ton in out­back NSW – and it’s only go­ing to get busier this Novem­ber, when the Aussie Mus­cle Car Run hits town.

Mad Max: Fury Road has heaped plenty of at­ten­tion on the mu­seum which has be­come the epi­cen­ter for the quar­tet of post apoc­a­lyp­tic flicks since it opened its doors in 2010.

The driv­ing force be­hind the MM2 mu­seum is Adrian Ben­nett. His pas­sion for all things Mad Max be­gan in his home­town of Brad­ford in North­ern Eng­land in 1982 when he was dragged by mates to see a screen­ing of the orig­i­nal and the se­quel.

“Life for me then changed com­pletely for me,” says Adrian. His in­ter­est – he says ob­ses­sion – led to a move to Aus­tralia in 2006 and then Sil­ver­ton in 2009 where the hard work be­gan piec­ing to­gether the mu­seum. The mu­seum gives visi­tors a com­pre­hen­sive in­sight into what Mad Mad 2 – shot nearby – was all about. It of­fers a large col­lec­tion of pho­to­graphs, life-size char­ac­ters in full cos­tumes, var­i­ous mem­o­ra­bilia and orig­i­nal and replica ve­hi­cles. Adrian says spring is the peak sea­son for visi­tors and ex­pects a tourism boom this year. The Aussie Mus­cle Car Run (see ad­ver­tise­ment p21) will jour­ney from Ade­laide to Sil­ver­ton and Bro­ken Hill for Mad Max-flavoured ac­tiv­i­ties in Novem­ber and AMC will be along for the ride. More info at aussiemus­cle­car­run.com

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