Modern Marvels

Season 6 Episode 43


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 15, 1999 on The History Channel
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Set the sedan's safety brake and hop on your "hog" for a 2-hour high-speed history of the motorcycle--from the 1868 "steam velocipede" to the early 20th century, when they were a low-cost alternative to automobiles; from Harley-Davidsons preferred by Hell's Angels and police to motocross riders who take bikes into the air and onto the dirt. We also look to the motorcycle's future, featuring Jay Leno's jet-propelled Y2K sportbike and Erik Buell's bike-without-a-gas-tank creation.moreless

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    Jay Leno

    Jay Leno


    Guest Star

    David Edwards (III)

    David Edwards (III)


    Guest Star

    Don Canet

    Don Canet


    Guest Star

    Kelly Monaco

    Kelly Monaco

    Host (2005)

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (8)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: What outlaws and lawmen ride, bare bones choppers and full boat tours. Jet propelled, radically designed, two wheeled flying machines. Must have boys toys that's also a sure fire cure for a traffic jam. Now: Motorcycles, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (2)

      • As part of "Boys Toys Week" in the week of December 4-10, 2005, Kelly Monaco hosted this episode.

      • David Edwards
        Editor-in-Chief, "Cycle World"

        Jay Leno

        Don Canet
        Road Test Editor, "Cycle World"

        John Burns, INC

        Ultan Guilfoyle
        Co-Curator, "Art of the Motorcycle"

        Jesse James
        President, West Coast Choppers

        Mike "The Godfather" Metzger
        Freestyle Motocrosser

        Jeremy McGrath
        Multiple Supercross Champion Titles

        Mark Walters
        Senior Designer, Daimler Chrysler

        Bud Bennett
        Owner, RM Motorsports

        Eddie Paul
        CEO, Eddie Paul Industries

        Buzz Walneck
        "Walneck's Classic Cycle Trader"

        Peter Egan
        Editor-at-Large, "Cycle World"

        Allan Girdler
        Author, "The Harley Davidson and Indian Wars"

        Wino Willie Forkner
        First Boozefighters President

        John Cameron

        Lance Tidwell

        Sgt. Don Harris
        LAPD Motorcycle Division

        Mike Parti
        Motorcycle Restorer

        Gary Christopher
        Sr. Manager, American Honda Motor Co.

        Erik Buell
        Founder, Buell Motorcycle Company

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Craig Constantine
        Producer: Craig Constantine
        Additional Segments Produced by: Fred Peabody
        Associate Producer: Bob Petrella
        Associate Producer: Beata Genin
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Editor: Lou Laprocido
        Editor: Andre Vaillancourt
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Music: Guy Thomas
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Production Manager: Kathlene Exner
        Post Production Supervisor: Jason Steinberg
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Hildie Katibah
        Post Production Coordinator: Gary Reid
        Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
        Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Assistant Production Accountant: Dennis Luciani
        Assistant Production Coordinator: James Wiser
        Archivist: Nilda Pergola-Jensen
        Clearance Assistant: Gabe Martinez
        Assistant Editor: Scott R. Martin
        Voice over Coordinator: Beata Genin
        Post Production Assistant: Laura Steinhoff
        Post Production Assistant: Benjamin Thurston
        Camera: Bill Bolte
        Camera: Bob Donnelly
        Camera: Art Kibby
        Camera: Peter Krajewski
        Camera: Ed Kukla
        Camera: Mark Morris
        Camera: Dylan S. O'Brien
        Camera: Jed Udall
        Camera: Z Vidusin
        Field Audio: Ed Chicks
        Field Audio: Jeff Irwin
        Field Audio: Sam Salerno
        Field Audio: Bob Schorge
        Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
        Animation: Glenn Takakjian
        Graphic Artist: Barry Hill
        Historical Consultant: David Edwards

        Special Thanks:
        AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, Columbus, Ohio
        David Edwards
        Tim Graber
        Guggenheim Las Vegas
        Ultan Guilfoyle
        SGT. Don Harris
        Jay Leno
        Kit Maria
        Mark Mederski
        Richard Ostrander
        Mike Parti
        Eddie Paul
        Helga Pollock
        Tim Rolsen
        Buzz Walneck

        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
        Produced by Actuality Productions, INC

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