“Ridin’ High: Building The 369” – Webisode RH369-S01E25: “The Big Show”

July 2, 2015

Webisode 25 of 26:  The Big Show.

[content: delays at the border / MATS in Louisville / And the winner is?]

2 days to deadline.  Although the 369 is now a fully functional working truck, there is no time left to licence, prep and drive the vehicle down to Kentucky under its own power.  Phil is deeply disappointed, but not defeated, so the decision is made to load it up on a trailer.

Now the issue is getting the 369 ready for the 18 hour trailer ride, and the border inspection.  The deadline is looming.

Phil and the 369 are delayed at the Canada-US border for several hours.  The only guy not panicked is Mike.

The truck gets through and arrives at the Mid America Truck Show at 4:30 Wednesday morning.  Seven and a half hours before the deadline.  Running on only a few hours sleep the crew gets to the show  grounds and parks in the 369 in its marked place…and begins cleaning and polishing…

The scene is now set.  After a good night’s sleep Phil and the 369 are ready to complete against some of America’s biggest and best big rig custom fabricators.   And the winner is???

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Ridin’ High: Building The 369 is a ‘real’ reality show that was one of the first digital webisode series on the internet.

The concept: Follow trucker Phil Langevin daily as Phil, his family and his friends embark on the journey to build a beautiful stainless steel custom rig from a burned out 379 Pete. Then they entered the truck into the ‘Pride and Polish Build-off Contest’ at the world’s biggest truck show the ‘Mid America Trucking Show’ (MATS) in Louisville KY.

RH369 is real. No fake arguments. No made up situations. No TV studio help or money. Everything you see in this show is real and true.

The TruckGuysTV production crew recorded all 120 hours of the truck build. Initially we shot using low cost cameras and packaged the edited content for low bandwidth streaming. And because the show was made for ‘the internet’ the entire duration of the truck build was made available to watch online. The Klos Brothers, who are serious and successful truck builders from Australia, were the first to report to us that they watched all 120 hours! A fantastic feet unto itself. Thanks Mates!

Ridin’ High: Building the 369 was seen worldwide with up to 10,000 website hits weekly. RH369 eventually became so popular that Discovery Channel asked TruckGuysTV to re-edit the series into 13 one hour High Definition episodes so that they could sell and distribute the shows internationally. Quickly the show was sought after by tv stations in places like the Ukraine. Staying true to our TruckGuysTV internet protocol television development processes Season Two of Ridin High (‘Ridin High: Building the Retroliner’) was shot and packaged for mobile.

Thanks for watching.

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