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Take a nostalgic ride with Dennis Gage as he brings you the coolest and most sought-after rides of the 1950s era. From the audacious 1948 Tucker to the sleek 1957 Ford Thunderbird to the luxurious 1961 Chrysler New Yorker, recapture an unforgettable time in automotive history, featuring exhilarating car footage and fascinating interviews with car owners and restorers. The following coolest cars of the 50s are focused on: 1948 Tucker; 1949 Ford & 1950 Merc; 1953 Cunningham C-3; 1954 Buick Riviera; 1955 Chevy Bel Air; 1956 Continental Mark II; 1957 Ford Thunderbird; 1958 Chrysler 300 D; 1960 Pontiac Bonneville; 1961 Chrysler New Yorker. Extra Features: Classic Car Shows - Frankenmuth, Michigan; Hot August Nights; Palos Verdes Concours. Other Features - History of Cadillac; 1934 Ab Jenkins Special; Birthplace of Speed.
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Dennis Gage - Dennis grew up on a small family farm in northwestern Illinois. He started tinkering with cars early on, and the first car he purchased was a T-Bird. He continued his automotive interest and, through the course of his college years, owned a number of muscle/sports cars. Dennis accepted a position as a product development scientist at The Procter Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Having some disposable income, Dennis got back to playing with classic cars. This is also where he and Ellen had their 3 children. After years at P&G, Dennis took a position as Director of Product Development at a Bristol-Myers Squibb company in Evansville, Indiana. There he met the founder of the fledgling Bradley David Productions, Inc., and he became co-owner of the company shortly thereafter. A My Classic Car pilot series, hosted by Dennis, was developed for TNN and received strong ratings when it aired on TNN in early. Based on this success, the show premiered as a weekly series on TNN in January. The show then moved to SPEED channel where it reaches over a million households. My Classic Car is now one of the highest rated programs on the network. In addition, Dennis is the Executive Producer of the motorcycle television programs, Corbins Ride On and Trippin on Two Wheels, and the reality series, Texas Hardtails, as well as the independent film, November. Dennis also serves on the Board of Directors of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), as well as a number of academic and industry advisory boards. Dennis eventually became sole owner of the production company and renamed it MadStache, Inc. and with his own lifelong love of cars and motorcycles, he states- This has got to be the ultimate job!About the Director:
Ben Woehler is currently Senior Producer at MadStache, Inc. in Evansville, Indiana, where he shoots, directs, and edits the national TV series, My Classic Car, for Velocity Channel (Discovery Communications), NBCSN, MAVTV and REVN. My Classic Car is in production for its 22nd season. He played similar roles in the television series, Trippin on Two Wheels, Corbins Ride On, and Texas Hardtails on SPEED channel. Ben produced, shot, and edited the independent documentary Shoeless Blues The Journey of Boscoe France about blues guitarist Boscoe France, who won Guitar Centers nation-wide Battle of the Blues guitar competition. The film has aired on numerous PBS affiliates and recently won the audience choice award at the Alhambra Film Festival. He recently edited another film, The Invisible Patients, which won Audience Choice at Indy Film Fest.
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