History Made Now - Wheels of Fortune

Graphic Coordinator

Car collectors from around the world are flocked to a small Midwest town for the chance of a lifetime and History was there to capture it. The special, hosted by Brian Unger and featuring Top Gear’s Rutledge Wood and Tanner Foust, was part of a two-day, multi camera, remote production at the site of the auction in Pierce, Nebraska. I was lucky enough to be offered the position of graphic coordinator for the production.

Amassed over five decades, this ultra-rare collection featured 500 vintage vehicles from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The top collectible cars still had factory-wrapped plastic seats and less than ten miles on the odometer. When the Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership closed in 1996, many of their cars were kept sealed on the showroom floor. They decided to make their amazing time capsule collection of cars available in a public auction beginning Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Lambrecht family farm.

Viewers saw the very best of this historic auction in the two-hour special presentation which was broadcast two hours after the auction started. This made for a hectic finish schedule with about 40 minutes between when individual show segments were fed to History’s master control and when they were seen at home.

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