S. Kramer Herzog is creating a documentary entitled Spark Plug Cowboys. In this film, he delves deep into the car club culture of fun-filled America in the 1950s/early 60s with first hand accounts and original footage from the time.
As a part of the car club culture of the 50s and 60s, Herzog knew it was a special time. He wants to capture those fascinating true stories for posterity. In his head for over 30 years, his idea is now spilling onto the big screen as a full length documentary.
Centered around the automobileculture and told by first hand accounts, Spark Plug Cowboys is told by those who sparked this fun-loving, youth-based, community-serving, mid-century culture. So much more than souped-up motors, cruising, street racing, ducktail hairstyles, Lucky Strikes, pegged pants, and pony kegs, the film captures true stories of what inspired mid-century youth overall during such a brief, carefree moment in time, and what sustains and carries them forward for decades since.
Spark Plug Cowboys allows viewers to feel the heartbeat of those yesteryear drag races—the pride of winning and the stakes and humility of losing. The memories go deep, long, and personal. Delivering endearing and enduring stories about the social ups and downs of the time, viewers gain insight into many of the modern car techniques practiced today—car customization and the steady handed art of pinstriping. Spark Plug Cowboys takes you back to a time of innocence and Americana.
Leonard Marcel – A partner with Herzog since 2011, he has made hundreds of feature films and commercials, some while at Skywalker South in Santa Monica, California.
Other team members include:
Jean Zerrudo, Associate Producer
David Peters, Photographer and Lighting Expert
Saul Rouda, Location Sound Mixer
Ed Dudkowski, Consulting Producer
Abigail Cadelina, Blog Director
The Indiegogo campaign, located on the web at https://igg.me/at/SPARKPLUG offers pledge levels from $25 to $10,000, including everything from a donor’s name in the credits to being a movie co-producer. For more information, visit the Indiegogo page.