Modern Marvels

Season 12 Episode 44

The World's Fastest

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 24, 2005 on The History Channel
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The World's Fastest
Perhaps no field has experienced this revolution in velocity more acutely than transportation. We look at five blazingly fast technological marvels that have pushed the speed limits to the very edge, each with its own unique and dramatic history: the world's fastest production car (Sweden's Koenigsegg CCR); the world's fastest train (the Maglev in Shanghai); the world's fastest boat (The Spirit of Australia); the world's fastest roller coaster (the Kingda Ka) and the fastest thing on earth (the Holloman High Speed Test Track), used to test highly sensitive equipment for many branches of the government and commercial clients.moreless
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    • TRIVIA (4)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: They are technological wonders that have raced their way to the top of the acceleration curve, breaking records and leaving competition in the dust. They are the swiftest of the swift, now, The World's Fastest, on Modern Marvels.

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      • Christian Von Koenigsegg
        CEO, Koenigsegg Automotive

        Carl Andersson
        Composite Manager, Koenigsegg Automotive

        Dick Messer
        Director, The Petersen Automotive Museum

        Robert Budell
        U.S. Projects Manager, Transrapid Int.

        Robert Lettenberger
        General Manager, National Railroad Museum

        Roman Hebbelmann
        Engineer, TVE Test Center

        Wilhelm Krussel
        Chief Operator of TVE Control Room

        Ken Warby
        World Speed Record Holder

        David Williams
        Director, Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

        Michael Reitz, P.E.
        Six Flags Engineer

        Steven Urbanowicz
        Theme Park Historian

        Maj. James COlebank
        Dir. of Operations, HHSTT

        David Minto
        Technical Director, HHSTT

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Producer: Peter A. Steen
        Writer: Peter A. Steen
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Associate Producer: James Reeves
        Editor: Lou Laprocido
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Music: Alan Ett Music Group
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Production Manager: Shelia Collins
        Post Producer: Tim Knauff
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Allison Boon
        Production Controller: Dani Eslin
        Accountant: Sheridan Liu
        Accountant: Lisa Casella
        Accountant: Paulette Pantoja
        Researcher: Uldis Balodis
        Researcher: John Knapp
        Coordinator: Terrence Hartwell
        Coordinator: Brad Skiles
        Voice Over Coordinator: John Knapp
        Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff
        Assistant Editor: Josh Beckham
        Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow
        Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi
        Post Assistant: Kevin McCartney
        Camera: Kevin Egan
        Camera: Niklas Forshell
        Camera: Daniela Friederichs
        Camera: Ray Ibsen
        Camera: Lon Magdich
        Camera: Buzz Mayfield
        Camera: David Oglevie
        Camera: Mark Stucker
        Field Audio: Pal Callmer
        Field Audio: Lars Jarre
        Field Audio: Jim Merkl
        Field Audio: Charlie Pena
        Field Audio: Brian Piazza
        Field Audio: Mark Plopper
        Online Editor: John Price
        Sound Mixer: Ed Thacker
        Animation: Red Gypsy Animation

        Special Thanks:
        Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum
        Cedar Point Amusement Park
        Thomas Fuller
        Peter Gravel
        Holloman Air Force Base
        Thomas Horton
        Koenigsegg Automotive
        The National Railroad Museum
        Parks Canada
        The Peterson Automotive Museum
        Kristin Siebenecher
        Six Flags Great Adventure
        Transrapid International

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

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