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Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:57 pm
by Donut Dale
zboy again wrote:Geeze Dale, if you keep comin up with these new pics all the time I'm gonna have to replace my keyboard.....
Seeya soon mate,

Hey Dave!

Don't replace your keyboard. Unfortunately I've only got a couple more pics up my sleeve. :(


PursuitSpecial wrote:Thanks Dale! Priceless!
I wonder what happened to the post on the beach. Probably just a prop and got removed and tossed away after they were done shooting for the day.

The post wasn't even mentioned in the PROPS & SPEC. REQS on the call sheets for the 2 days at Seaford beach/pier:

(Someone may build a replica post one day.?) :)

Max_Van wrote:Fantastic pictures yet again. I guess i speak for all of us in saying that you make us feel more in touch with the essence of the movie filming by providing these original pictures.
Thanks mate,

Thanks Troy

Mad Max is certainly alive and well thanks to guys like you and others here on the forum.
See you soon (hopefully between 4th and 11th Feb?).


PursuitSpecial wrote:How was it riding those bikes through the sand on the beach to get to the pier???

There was (and looks like still is by the pics below) a “ramp" leading to the pier, so there was no need to ride through the sand.
(But you remind me of when I rode through the sand at Glenelg beach in SA many years ago. It’s not too easy with a heavy road bike, and my bike started to “quicksand” when I got too close to the water. With help I pulled my bike out in time. Was a scary moment).

A recent photo showing the entrance to Seaford pier (the beach scene location was to the right of this photo ... it was a hot 2 days, so we were shading under the pier a lot of the time):
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Another recent photo of a similar view as in Mad Max (the beach scene was to the left of this photo):
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Starbuck greets Clunk as he rides onto the pier with the "female store dummy":

Seaford Pier photo’s in amongst here (scroll down to “Beach near Seaford Pier”) :

(Thanks to for the first two photo’s and links)


mack tanker wrote:Great pic's !!
Thanks A lot Dale!!!

Thanks Bob.

Dale Bensch

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:00 pm
by Donut Dale
31 Years ago today ...
Friday 13th January 1978:

A few seconds later:

My mates, left to right: Mick R (sitting), Jim H ("Elton"), Kelvin O ("Nator"), Graham Mc ("Trouble") and Mick Daniels ("Mad Mick", who dropped Diabando's bike on Kirks Bridge)
and a crew member in the background (sorry, I forget his name):

Well, that's about it for my photo's unfortunately. It's been a real pleasure sharing them here and communicating with all you Mad Max fans from around the planet.
(The world is a smaller place than it was back then, that's for sure).

Looking forward to seeing some of you in Sydney on Saturday 31st January 2009: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7796

May the Force (MFP) be with you!


Dale Bensch

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:28 pm
by mack tanker
Hey Dale
Thanks alot for all the pic's and storys
Have a happy new year and keep in touch !!!

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:33 pm
by nelson
Thanks for the pics Dale, they have re ignited this forum.

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:45 pm
by BlownV8
Again, Thanks Dale mate.

Don't suppose you know any other actors/stundment from the movie who you could introduce to these forums? ;)

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:33 pm
by mscar2783
Priceless as usual Dale. Thanks again buddy...


Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:17 pm
by Donut Dale
Hi again.

I was searching for the two Goose Scoot photo's (viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7644&start=30#p73566) to do a rescan at a higher resolution (for the UK's biggest selling motorcycle magazine Bike ... you heard it here first! ;) ) when I came across 14 more Clunes photo's in an old album.

Couldn't remove the photo's because they're stuck firmly to those awful sticky pages (those albums are not good), so I cut out the pages to scan easier.

These are probably the prints sent to me way back then by a young lady from Clunes who had taken the shots with her own camera, so I don't think I have the negatives. Luckily they are still in good condition.

Here are seven of those 14, scanned and posted in the order they are in the photo album:

Dale Bensch

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:54 pm
by roadwarriormfp
WOW !!!! Thats all i can say.... Thanks again Dale
These are a real treat, looks like a lot of the towns folk where there watching?

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:23 am
by cruzn2the max
great pics dale

it makes you wonder how many other people that were there that day,
who live in clunes and have pics tucked away


Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:40 am
by Cueball
Wow Dale, i'm speechless (again) :o
Quite a few gems you posted! Thanks mate!!!!