Speed Channel To Air New Tv Series On History Of Motocross

Pipeline Digital Media announces first five episodes of “The Motocross Files to feature Brad Lackey, Marty Smith, Roger DeCoster, Rick Johnson, and Bob Hannah

ONTARIO, CALIF. (June 30, 2005) — After almost two years of development, pre-production and initial interviews, The Motocross Files (MXF) TV is coming to the little screen and home video markets with its debut on SPEED Channel this fall/winter. While no set airdate has been confirmed, the program will air at least twice weekly with each episode running two weeks for a ten-week flight.

MXF is the first weekly documentary series about the history of motocross’ pioneers and is a must-see for motocross and supercross fans young and old. Each episode is a biographical look at a motocross hero of the past, examining career highlights in an insightful and dramatic fashion. The first five episodes will feature true greats of MX, including Brad Lackey, Marty Smith, Roger DeCoster, Rick Johnson and Bob Hannah. Future episodes will continue to look at the past as well as offering a glimpse of today’s MX stars.

“We are excited to get this great show on SPEED Channel and to all the motocross fans who would love to learn more about the history of their sport, commented Todd Huffman, series producer and creator. “The initial demo was extremely well-received by the industry and consumer MX fans. It was even screened to youngsters who said they wanted to see more. 

Utilizing high-definition production equipment and the latest graphic animation and editing techniques in handling archive photos and film/video footage, MXF will be of the highest standards in documentary production. Archival materials will be sourced around the globe from traditional sources as well as fans who may have that special photo or 8mm home movie of some notable moment of the past. Series Producer Todd Huffman and Director Don Hoffman have also enlisted composer Chris Brady (Fox’s The Billionaire, MTV’s Real World) to continue the dramatic theatrical music he composed for the program’s demo.

“What first caught our attention was the innovative approach that Pipeline is taking with this material, said Robert Ecker, SPEED Channel Vice President of Programming.  “They have established a visual signature for the series that is uniquely well-suited to the content and that compellingly draws the viewer inside the narrative.  Interesting stories freshly told will be the hallmark of this program.

Once the initial series airs, a home video/dvd product will be available through motorcycle retailers, events and other outlets. Home versions of the series will feature multiple episodes, extended scenes and special features. Future MXF episodes are already in the works and with the success of MXF other motorsport niche series will be developed by Pipeline Digital Media.

“The success and interest in anything historical on TV these days demonstrates that the motorcycle public is ready to hear the stories of all the great riders in motorsports, Huffman said. “We hope these TV and video properties will become the ‘video encyclopedias’ of the sports.

MXF will be produced by Pipeline Digital Media, LLC and principals Hoffman and Huffman who have produced TV series and specials for Fox Sports Net, Outdoor Life Network, SPEED Channel, ESPN, and Fuel networks. Most recently their work has been seen as part of ESPN2’s coverage of the 2005 Supercross Series with EPK segments on the new 20th Century Fox feature film Supercross. MXF sponsorship and advertising questions can be directed to the numbers above. All other inquiries can be directed to www.motorcrossfiles.com. A short demo of MXF can also be found there.