The story of one man’s domination of the extreme sport of offshore powerboat racing and legacy of performance innovations he left in his wake. Reggie Fountain, Jr., a competitor, boat builder and visionary, advanced both the legitimacy of the sport introduced performance innovations still influence powerboat industry today.
*As of 2010 Reggie Fountain, Jr. is no longer affiliated with Fountain Powerboats, the company that bears his name.
From his adolescent days chasing fishermen on North Carolina’s Tar River to building a billion dollar global powerboat empire, the story follows the high-speed life of Reggie Fountain and his relentless pursuit to build the fastest deep-vee boats in the world.
The program follows the golden era of boat racing from the factory tunnel boat wars of the late 60’s through the freewheeling days the 80’s and the progression to modern day performance boating. The story is told in a chronological narrative with commentary by the legendary men who competed with, and influenced the “Boy from Tarboro.” The program features an extensive collection of historical footage with never before published scenes from the personal archives of those who were there.
The full story has never been told before and answers the question, “What happened to Reggie Fountain?”
Written and directed by award winning producer John Potts of American Performance Media. John’s passion for the history of the sport developed in over 10 years of directing broadcasts of all of the major offshore racing circuits.
“Boy From Tarboro” composed by Jerry Naylor and Keith Sommers. Lyrics by Jerry Naylor and John Potts.
Additional Footage By:
MERCURY RACING, NEW YORK POWERBOAT ASSOCIATION, FREEZE FRAME VIDEO, BLUE SEAS, LLC,
PARADISE VIDEO MIAMI, THINK FAST FILMS, FLORIDA POWERBOAT CLUB, POKER RUNS AMERICA,
GREENLIGHT TELEVISION UK, GOLD COAST PRODUCTIONS, INC, DARREN LUHRS LIBRARY, EARL BENTZ
A Production of American Performance Media – For more information, or to speak directly to the producers, contact John Potts @ 919-838-5210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org