Frank Cozze Featured Tuesday In History Channel Documentary
Fans encouraged to contact cable station in support of former SEF 200 champion
Weedsport, NY – November 15, 2010 – 2008 SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 Presented by Ferris/Snapper/Simplicity Mowers champion Frank Cozze will be featured tomorrow (Nov. 16) on the History Channel across the country.
The documentary called "Apocolypse PA" that was filmed primarily at Cozze's Deerfoot Auto Parts location in Wind Gap, Pa., features Frank throughout much of the program in which a 1960 Chevy pick-up truck that runs on wood pellets is attempted to be built.
The show follows the life of contractor Frank Belcastro, 55, from Nazareth , Pa. , a man who thinks society is too reliant on technology and has had a lifelong desire to live a self-sufficient lifestyle --- the subject of the newest History Channel program. In the show, he embarks on projects he feels will enhance his family’s security, noting that it “makes sense to become totally self sufficient, so that if there is an economic collapse, power outage, pandemic, environmental epidemic or some other serious calamity, you will be able to survive and thrive.”
In the first episode, called “Fired Up,” Belcastro wants to build a vehicle that can run on any organic material, such as wood or even horse manure. He believes that if fuel supplies ever get interrupted and gas can’t be found, this vehicle will get him and his family where they need to go.
This is a pilot show with two more segments filmed using other participants. In the process of researching Cozze, program producers learned about his notoriety as a DIRTcar Big-Block Modified racer recognized throughout the Northeast.
Viewer feedback will go a long way toward determining which of the three pilots gets picked up. For that reason race fans are encouraged to tune in and send along an e-mail through http://www.history.com and the ‘Contact Us’ selection http://www.aetn.com/global/feedback/contact.jsp?site=HistoryChannel.com&NetwCode=THC to the producers letting them know they saw the show and express their feelings. It is unique to see someone --especially a ‘local’ racer-- on national television in his own environment, and in this particular instance possibly provide further exposure to area auto racing.
The original two episodes are scheduled to air at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, then run back-to-back five more times over the next two weeks – Wed., Nov. 17 at 2 a.m., Nov. 18 at 11 p.m., Nov. 19 at 3 a.m., Nov. 20 at 1 p.m., Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., ET.