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Old 12-10-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default WORLD PREMIERE: SPEED SCIENCE on SCIENCE CHANNEL tomorrow night!

Hey guys,

I just finished my first hour-long primetime show as writer/director/producer. The show is automotive related, and I think a lot of you would get kick out of it. It airs tomorrow night on Discovery's SCIENCE CHANNEL. 8PM EST. Set your DVRs!

About the show:

Speed Science is produced by Lone Wolf Documentary Group, an Emmy Award-winning production company for Discovery's SCIENCE CHANNEL. The show is 1-hour in length, and airs at 8PM on SCIENCE CHANNEL on Saturday, December 11th, 2010.

Speed Science is equal parts racing documentary and science program. During the show, viewers follow Fall-Line Motorsports as they campaign three E92 M3s in the Grand Sport (GS) class of GRAND-AM's Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series. Prior to the 2010 season, Fall-Line had never won a race in GRAND-AM competition, but for 2010 they hoped to change all that. The show starts with qualifying for the season opener, the Fresh From Florida 200 at Daytona, and follows Fall-Line right through the final race at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

Fall-Line drivers include veteran driver, Terry Borcheller, and his rookie teammate Andrew Hendricks in the #45 car, and Charles Putman and Charles Espenlaub in the #48 car. Team co-owner, Mark Boden, races with various co-drivers in the #46 car throughout the season. There are interviews with all drivers as well as key crew members and the legendary Jim Bell, who serves as Fall-Line's head engineer.

Fall-Line's racing story is woven around a lot of the science that goes into making a car fast. The show spends less time on the minutiae of engineering a race car, and instead focuses on explaining big picture concepts like Newton's laws of motion, weight transfer, tire adhesion, aerodynamic drag and physiological conditioning and reaction times.

Key scenes include rookie Andrew Hendricks' first GRAND-AM race at Daytona, Charles Putman's lap one spin at Watkins Glen and the hard fight to first place that follows, and Charles Espenlaub's first-person account of his near death experience when his Mazda MX-5 burst into flames at the 2009 25-hours of Thunderhill (as seen in Grassroots Motorsports April 2010 issue).

That's just scratching the surface of what this show has to offer, and I think any gearhead will enjoy it. But the show was designed to be accessible to people who don't know about cars and auto racing, so it should appeal to anybody with even a passing interest in how their car works.

link to my company's website: www.lonewolfdg.com
link to Science Channel: http://science.discovery.com/tv-sche...352.129900.0.0
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did anybody watch? Did it suck?
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I missed this thread and the show. But I'll be watching this for sure! Sounds cool, congratulations.

I actually want to produce racing documentaries in the future.
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Viewable on the web? No tv.
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Recording for 3am on Monday morning. Thanks for the heads-up.
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will try to watch the next showing....
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I really wish I had the science channel to see this. I saw Fall-Line testing their cars all summer while I corner worked at Autobahn, as their shop is on the property. Very fast and cool guys.
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did anybody watch? Did it suck?
It was light on the tech for most here. John and Jane Doe probably have a lot more to talk about around the water cooler.
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Yeah, was meant to be easily accessible to people who don't spend as much time obsessing about cars as we do...
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I saw most of it last night, though I missed parts of the second half when I had to deal with a fussy daughter. Since I track my own car, there wasn't really any tech in there that I didn't already know, but documentaries about road racing will always still hold my attention pretty well. Someone who didn't know much about cars would probaby learn a good bit. I thought it was a pretty good show overall.

Am I remembering correctly that they said the M3s in race trim weigh 3500 lbs? I wouldn't have expected them to be quite that porky.

So your full-time job is doing documentaries? Do you focus on car stuff exclusively or do you deal with other topics? What are you planning for your next show?
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Recording for 3am on Monday morning. Thanks for the heads-up.
Missed this thread the first time around. Just set my DVR for 3am.
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Agreed it was on the light side of tech, but good production values and it's was a decent car show. Nice job.
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The HD Theater doc on the Rolex 24 at Daytona was awesome. I'll watch this later tonight.

I'm curious what you think about GT Racer and Victory by Design? I hold those two shows in very high regard and consider them the pinnacle of car-shows.
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Victory by Design, with Alan De Cadanet, his hands do not come apart until he has to drive
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Victory by Design, with Alan De Cadanet, his hands do not come apart until he has to drive
He is also the most English man on Earth...which I why I know him as "Alain 'Earl Gray' deCadenet."
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