‘Chip’s Winter Ride’ to Be Featured on MPT’s MotorWeek, Television’s Original Automotive Magazine

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John H. Davis, creator, host and executive producer of MotorWeek, introduces this mini-documentary of a unique gang of Rokon enthusiasts as they gather at host Chip Austin’s farm in Sanford, Maine. The segment is part of the half-hour program that premieres on MotorWeek during the week of March 28th and encores on The Velocity Channel during the week of April 7th.

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Rokon riders in mud and snow

Excellent quality and sequences. Deserves to be seen by a lot of people. Obviously a labor of love by you and many others. - Stan McPike, D.D.S.

The world is familiar with Harley-Davidson, yet for the last 50 years, there has been another motorcycle lurking in the underbrush and forests of the world – a lesser known two-wheel drive, mountain climbing, mud-busting motorcycle named the Trail-Breaker, produced by a small facility in the Northeast. “Chip’s Winter Ride” is the latest installment in an ongoing series of videos highlighting the gatherings of the Rokon enthusiasts who ride them, break them, fix them and ride them again. The mini-documentary will premiere as part of a half-hour program on MotorWeek during the week of March 28th and will receive an encore presentation on The Velocity Channel during the week of April 7th.

“We were bowled over the first time we saw the snowy muck that these Rokon enthusiasts were willing to take on to have some good, anything-but-clean fun,” said John H. Davis, creator, host and executive producer of MotorWeek. “They’re easily as rugged as their bikes, and after watching these rut runners, even I felt like I needed a warm shower.”

The characters of the mini-documentary are a celebration of main-street diversity, mechanical passion and hayseed genius, brought together by their passion for the Trail-Breaker, a 2x2 motor tractor that has a top speed of 25 mph. Riders came from across the country for the camaraderie, friendships and the fun of thrashing these 2x2’s in the snow, rocks and water. Boni Productions is the first to bring cameras into this close knit brotherhood.

Veteran Director/DP, Dennis Boni, received two 2014 PEER AWARDS for “Chip’s Winter Ride,” a silver for non-fiction and a bronze for Best Documentary under 30 minutes. Awards are granted by the Television, Internet and Video Association of D.C., also known as TIVA, recognizing regional excellence in media.

About Boni Productions

With over 30 years in the industry, Boni Productions is an elite film, video and new-media production company whose work has been seen throughout the globe on all of the major networks, including National Geographic, HBO, PBS, Discovery Communications, and many foreign networks. In addition to broadcast work, they have created memorable pieces for The Gates Foundation, The Global Fund, national and international organizations, and countless Fortune 500 companies. http://www.boniproductions.com

About MotorWeek

MotorWeek is television’s longest running and most respected automotive series. MotorWeek debuted in 1981 and launched a new television genre by becoming the first weekly series to offer consumer-oriented car and truck reviews, do-it-yourself car care tips, and the latest auto industry news. Produced by Maryland Public Television, MotorWeek airs on 92% of PBS stations nationwide, and can also be seen on cable's Velocity, V-me Spanish-language network and globally on the American Forces Network. The winner of dozens of prestigious automotive journalism awards, MotorWeek is a reliable source of automotive news on television and on the Web. http://www.motorweek.org/

Special Thanks to Maryland Public Television, Rokon World, Fire Mountain Outdoors
Executive Producer - Keith Felkins

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