Modern Marvels

Season 7 Episode 17

Race Cars

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 19, 2000 on The History Channel
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Race Cars
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Today, race cars tear up the tracks at 300 mph. Computers and space-age composite materials are as much as part of racing as the drivers. They're fast, they're thrilling, and they've gone high-tech. We'll review the history of the innovations that led to today's technological wonders.
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      • Eddie Cheever Jr.
        Formula 1 & Indy Car Driver

        Donald Davidson
        Historian, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

        Tony George
        President & CEO, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

        Louis "Sonny" Meyer Jr.
        Race Engine Mechanic, Blueprint Racing

        Al Unser Jr.
        Race Car Driver

        Johnny Rutherford
        Race Car Driver

        Tony Hull
        Composite Ground Leader, Riley & Scott

        Robert Riley
        President, Riley & Scott

        Mike Anderson
        Assembly Shop Manager, Riley & Scott

        Chris Finch
        Aerodynamics Project Engineer, Riley & Scott

        Louis "Butch" Meyer III
        Race Engine Mechanic, Team Menard

        Louis "Sonny" Meyer Jr.
        Race Engine Mechanic, Blueprint Racing

        Kevin Blanch
        Chief Mechanic, Panther Racing

        Michael Reffitt
        Tech. Inspector

        Jedd Allebach
        Fuel Certification Specialist

        Woody McMillin
        Mgr., Motor Sports Products, Bridgestone-Firestone

        Scott Goodyear
        Race Car Driver

        Humpy Wheeler
        COO & President, Speedway Motor Sports

        Allan Miles
        Backing Up Classics Motor Car Museum

        Greg Zipadelli
        Crew Chief, Joe Gibbs Racing

        Mark Robertson
        Fabricator, Joe Gibbs Racing

        Joe Hornick
        Engine R&D Manager, Joe Gibbs Racing

        Wally Parks
        Founder NHRA

        Don "The Snake" Prudhomme
        Race Car Driver

        Kenny Bernstein
        Race Car Driver

        Austin Coil
        Head Crew Chief, John Force Racing

        John Force
        Race Car Driver

        Ron Capps
        Race Car Driver

        John Medlen
        Crew Chief, John Force Racing

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Luke Ellis
        Producer: Luke Ellis
        Editor: Craig Serling
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Music: Alan Ett
        Production Manager: Linda K. Clark
        Post Production Supervisor: Scott Berkson
        Clearance Supervisor: Charlotte Carpenter
        Clearance Coordinator: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Barry Hill
        Researcher: Anthony Lacques
        Researcher: Emily Lau
        Historical Consultant: Donald Davidson
        Historical Consultant: Greg Sharp
        Footage Consultant: Ted Troll
        Camera: Ross Bennett
        Camera: Peter Krajewski
        Camera: Dylan O'Brien
        Camera: Bud Osborne
        Camera: Jon Rohrer
        Field Audio: Skip Davis
        Field Audio: Andrew Foland
        Field Audio: Sid Williams
        Post Production Coordinator: Jason Steinberg
        Assisted Editors: Harris Cohen
        Assisted Editor: Gary Reid
        Post Production Assistant: Brian Volk
        Online Editor: David Rex
        Sound Mixer: Matt Gruber
        Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
        Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Assistant Production Accountant: Francis Ramey
        Production Coordinator: Kathy Exner
        Production Assistant: Maryalice R. Aragon
        Production Assistant: Gwendolyn Murphy
        Production Assistant: Jaime Schoenbrun

        Special Thanks:
        Backing Up Classics Motor Car Museum
        Matt Blatty
        Bridgestone/Firestone
        Team Cheever
        Donald Davidson
        Galles Racing
        Indy Racing League
        Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame
        John Force Racing
        Joe Gibbs Racing
        Lowes Motor Speedway
        Team Menard
        NHRA Motorsports Museum
        Panther Racing
        Don Prudhomme Racing
        Greg Sharp
        Riley and Scott
        Deb Taylor
        Telx Sports
        Jim Trace
        Brian Tracy

        Supervising Producer: Beth Dietrich
        Executive Producer: Charlie Maday

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