10 Comments

  1. Brian
    Brian March 25, 2014 at 7:02 pm | | Reply

    I love the amazing intensity Tom Curley brings with him to the interview- and clearly to the racetrack. Great interview.

  2. Stacey
    Stacey March 26, 2014 at 10:00 am | | Reply

    There’s so much heart here there’s a pulsing in my ears. Great, great job.

  3. Ruth Porter
    Ruth Porter March 26, 2014 at 4:29 pm | | Reply

    Your Thunder Road episodes are wonderful. I’m going next summer for sure. It was really inspired to connect the sounds of Thunder Road with Opera. It just shows how great radio can be.

  4. Mike
    Mike March 28, 2014 at 6:05 am | | Reply

    Great capture of a real Vermont institution. Essential listening especially for those who haven’t been to Thunder Road.

  5. Paul
    Paul April 3, 2014 at 2:37 pm | | Reply

    Real interviews with real people – this is what real radio should be!
    I visit TR a couple times each summer, but now there will be more depth to that experience.
    Erica has a rare knack for interviewing. She digs deep without showing her shovel, then brings up some incredibly fertile soil. Thanks for adding such depth to what was once ordinary.

  6. Justin St. Louis
    Justin St. Louis April 5, 2014 at 8:25 am | | Reply

    I’ve been involved with the racing at Thunder Road since I was a toddler – nearly 30 years. I’ve been a driver, an official, a media member and – always – a fan. I know all of the people in these interviews, most of them I know very well, and I’m telling you that this is the most real look you’ll ever get at any one of them, at least concerning the sport of auto racing and Thunder Road in particular.

    This is an outstanding record of what goes on every summer in Barre. For four hours a week, it’s more important than anything else in the world. You’ve captured it perfectly.

    Congratulations, and thank you for your efforts.

    Justin St. Louis

  7. Brian Hanaford
    Brian Hanaford April 5, 2014 at 1:37 pm | | Reply

    Always nice to hear stories about Thunder Road. It wasnt growing up in a racing family that made me a fan, it wasn’t Ken convincing Tom to run the film crew at Daytona that captured the Allison’s and Yarborough fiasco, and it wasn’t Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, or Jimmy Johnson. It all began when Ken Squire would attach nick names like “T” Bone Tom, Dynamite Dave Dion, North Haverhill Fire Chief, Kentucky Colonel, Granite Capital of the World, Wild Child, Desperaute Despault, Lenny the Tiger, Chester “T” that planted a seed and continues to add real character and is more addictive then any TV soap opera i have ever seen.

  8. Melissa
    Melissa April 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm | | Reply

    My high school students who race up in Bradford in the summer will LOVE hearing these voices and stories from the Thunder Road masters. I especially loved the story from the driver who hides all his long held racing secrets because a student of mine just shared a similar story with me about him and his dad shutting their neighbor out of their garage every Friday night because he’d come around for racing intel. He’s gonna love hearing this! Keep it up Erica. This radio is the real deal and reaffirms why I love living in this state!

  9. Mitchell
    Mitchell April 7, 2014 at 9:29 am | | Reply

    My name is Mitchell, I’m 16, and I live in Topsham VT and race at Bear Ridge Speedway. I find this documentary really fascinating because I know the tricks you play in the pit area, hiding information like tire pressures and cross weights to keep your edge over the competition. On one hand, it’s all serious preparation, and on the other hand, it’s all one big game. I also liked the part about racing being a family tradition between a father and child, sharing a sport they both love and enjoy doing. This is how my memories have been made.

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