If you’re a fan of fast cars and film you’d be remiss not to be in Sydney on Wednesday May 13, when the sounds of suped-up vehicles from Mad Max: Fury Road roar through the City of Sydney. While excitement gears up for the film, to be released May 14, members of the public will get the chance to see vehicles from the latest entry in director George Miller’s Mad Max franchise at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt from 7am to 3pm.
Highlights of the showcase include the following cars: Razor Cola, an XB Ford Falcon Coupe; The Giga-Horse, a twin 1959 Cadillac Devilles; The Doof Wagon, an 8×8 M.A.N Missile Carrier and The Nuxcar, a Chevrolet five-door coupe. However, the centrepiece will be the impressive War Rig, a bastardized Czechoslovakian Tatra and Chev Fleetmaster. A six-wheel drive 18-wheeler powered by twin V8 engines end-to-end, this fortified war machine with the soul of a hot rod has an elephantine scoop on the front and a massive double-payload of fuel tanks.
Miller is excited for fans of the franchise to see the vehicles firsthand before seeing the new film, stating, “I’m so proud of our Mad Max crew. The magnificent teams who master so many disciplines: stunts, special effects, rigging, camera, design, editing and so on. Australians at their best…resourceful, highly skilled and graceful under pressure. These vehicles are a manifestation of their craft. I still get a buzz standing next to them, listening to the sound of the engines.”
Following the showcase, Roadshow Films will host the Australian premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road at Event Cinemas, George Street. If you can’t make it to the Opera House, no worries, as one of the key vehicles will remain onsite at the cinema for a week after the premiere, giving fans plenty of chances to see and get photos with the car.