FULLERTON, CA (June 3, 2013) — Part of the challenge in creating a documentary about a story covering such a long time-span is finding appropriate archival materials to go with the interviews. Film Director, Todd Huffman knew there would not be an abundance of old film or pictures of John Penton racing to help tell the story so Huffman is relying on some re-creations for part of the visuals.
John Penton was very successful during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s on his little 175cc NSU that he won many off-road races on. The crew had the privilege of being able to shoot some re-creations on John’s actual NSU that is now owned by Jeff Borer of Amherst, OH. Mr. Borer rescued the bike from a “chicken coup” and meticulously restored it back to it’s original luster. Then, he miraculously let our crew get it dirty, muddy and run it in the rain shooting a bunch of scenes over two days in Amherst. Jack Penton was doubling his father for these scenes.
The shots turned out awesome and we thank you Mr. Borer for letting us get your pride and joy a little muddy for this important film.