For Immediate Release November 26, 2001
NEW "1000 MILES TO GLORY" DVD RELEASED IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
-- Special SCORE Baja 1000 Race Tribute an Industry First --
SANTA MONICA, Calif., -- Covering a span of more than three decades and 30,000 rugged off-road miles, the history of the SCORE Baja 1000 is both rich and colorful. Long considered a world-renowned motorsports icon, the unique racing event has captured the imagination of three generations of extreme adventure enthusiasts.
Just in time for this year's holiday season, Shoreline Media Group has announced the immediate availability of "1000 Miles to Glory," an exclusive documentary that chronicles the excitement and innovation of the world's oldest off-road race. The show, which was directed and produced by Jennifer Burns, was first aired on Speedvision network last year. In a first for the off-road and desert racing industry, "1000 Miles to Glory" is available as a DVD, along with the more standard VHS video format. Both versions offer a bonus segment of more than 10 minutes of vintage and modern action footage featuring bikes, buggies and trucks; along with a remastered soundtrack.
Complete with rare historic footage and newly-taped interviews with race legends, the "1000 Miles to Glory" chronicles the SCORE Baja 1000's unique story. From Baja pioneers who made dangerous motorcycle "record-runs" in the 1960's to modern 800 horsepower Trophy Trucks that defy description, the event has provided an inspiring environment for vehicle technology and innovation. Baja race legends including Ivan "Ironman" Stewart, Parnelli Jones, Robby Gordon, Walker Evans, Malcolm Smith, Bruce Meyers and the late Joe Parkhurst provide an insightful and emotional look at what makes the annual Mexican event so special. Race promoter and SCORE International CEO Sal Fish provides the personal narration to the intriguing Baja 1000 story.
The "1000 Miles to Glory" DVD and video are the second of three special tributes based on the SCORE Baja 1000. Much of the interview footage was used in the production was taped last September at the once-in-a-lifetime "1000 Miles to Glory" fundraising event held at the Petersen Automotive Museum. In addition, the script for the documentary was written by Marty Fiolka, the author of a new coffee table book entitled "Baja: 1000 Miles to Glory" will be released by MBI Publishing in 2002.
The "1000 Miles to Glory" is one of several exciting new off-road enthusiast releases that Shoreline Media Group plans on releasing in the coming months. Created as a distribution and production company to fulfill the entertainment needs of enthusiast niche markets around the world, Shoreline Media Group carries a wide spectrum of DVD and video products that include Porsche, Volkswagen, import drag racing, extreme skiing and vintage surfing. The company is expected to add more than 200 new products to its library in 2002.
"We have enjoyed a tremendous initial response to the '1000 Miles to Glory' from the entire off-road industry," explained Shoreline CEO Jennifer Burns. "Our objective was to do a quality production that communicated the undeniable heritage and historical significance of the SCORE Baja 1000. The fact that we are bringing the superior sound and image quality of DVD for to the sport's enthusiasts for the first time is just icing on the cake."
The "1000 Mile to Glory," along with the entire Shoreline "Adrenaline Collection," is available via a 24 hour toll-free number at (800) 856-4266 or via their Website at www.smgcollections.com. Both DVD and video copies of the production carry a suggested retail price of $22.99 each, plus shipping and handling.
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Shoreline Media Group -- (310) 979-4353