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Modern Marvels

Season 7 Episode 23


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 22, 2000 on The History Channel
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Episode Summary

They are the backbone of the transportation and construction industries. Versatile, vital and ubiquitous, trucks perform jobs from carting off mountains to keeping nations fed. TRUCKS drives through a century of history to deliver the goods on this all-important vehicle. Visit museums and collections where the very first trucks are on display--bizarre machines with steel, tireless wheels, open cabs and tillers! See how war and the changing face of industry spurred remarkable proliferation and technological advancement, leading to everything from 165-foot-long "Road Trains" in the Australian Outback to two-story high super trucks capable of carrying 320 tons of earth in a single load. Explore the role of legendary names like Mack, Kenworth and Peterbilt and see what may lie in store for the next generation of heavy haulers. MODERN MARVELS takes to the road for the ultimate examination of, arguably, the most important vehicles ever made.moreless
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    • TRIVIA (4)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: They are icons of the open road and the backbone of the transportation and construction industries. From offroad powerhouses to travelling condominiums, they are rigoursly tested and built to last. Now, Trucks,on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Paul Richards
        Editor, Commercial Carrier Journal

        Stephen Homcha
        Exec. VP, Engineering, Mack Trucks, Inc.

        Jim Flannery
        Production Manager, Mack Trucks, Inc.

        Heino Scharf
        Dir. Product Assurance, Volvo Truck

        Ed Roberts
        Researcher, Hays Antique Trucks Museum

        Don Chew
        Regional VP, American Truck Historical Society

        Al Garcia
        Curator, Hays Antique Trucks Museum

        Keith Brandis
        VP, Business Offer Development, Volvo Truck

        Terry Fortier
        Central California President, American Truck Historical Society

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Robert Ziel
        Producer: Robert Ziel
        Editor: John Parsons
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Music: Alan Ett
        Production Manager: Linda K. Clark
        Post Producer: Scott Berkson
        Clearance Supervisor: Charlotte Carpenter
        Clearance Coordinator: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Barry Hill
        Researcher: Anthony Lacques
        Researcher: Gloria Morris
        Footage Consultant: Ted Troll
        Camera: William Angelucci
        Camera: Glen A. Kantziper
        Camera: Gilbert Randall
        Field Audio: Jeff Adams
        Field Audio: Jeff Boudrot
        Field Audio: Steve Scanzello
        Post Production Supervisor: Jason Steinberg
        Post Production Coordinator: Gary Reid
        Assistant Editor: Harris Cohen
        Post Production Assistant: Brian Volk
        Online Editor: David Rex
        Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
        Animation: Victor Bornia
        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: Suni Nivens

        Special Thanks:
        Commercial Carrier Journal
        The Hays Antique Truck Museum in Woodland, California
        Howard Kirkland, The Kirkland Ranch

        Supervising Producer: Beth Dietrich
        Executive Producer: Charlie Maday

        Produced by Actuality Productions, INC

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

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