"Philly Throttle" follows the turbulent lives of vintage bike builder Adam Cramer and his motley crew of mechanics as they restore, repair, and flip motorcycles at Liberty Vintage Cycles in Philadelphia.\ Pressing deadlines, finicky customers, tight budgets, and new employees all add to the chaos as Adam navigates the perils of owning a small business in one of the roughest corners of Philadelphia—Fishtown.
Adam is an artist and an intellect, not a businessman. Juggling the dual roles of ownership and artistic integrity always collide and threaten to sink Liberty Vintage forever. The only thing keeping him afloat is his dedicated group of mechanics who have bought into his dreams—it helps that they are as crazy as he is.
And it's never a dull moment as they pound, hammer, grind and, ultimately, convert rusted out bikes into true works of art. Unlike the new choppers of today, each of Adam's creations comes with a unique history and Adam celebrates that history in the meticulous detail he puts into his restorations. Before each project, he creates a vision of the perfect bike in his mind's eye. But executing his dream vision is a battle against available parts, time and customer's tight budgets. And for Adam, the bike always wins.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Philly Throttle - McG - Netflix
Joseph McGinty Nichol (born August 9, 1968), known mononymously as McG, is an American director, producer, and former record producer. He began his career in the music industry, directing music videos and producing various albums. He later rose to prominence with his first film, Charlie's Angels (2000), which had the highest-grossing opening weekend for a directorial debut at the time. Since then, he has directed several other films, including Charlie's Angels sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and Terminator Salvation, co-created the television series Fastlane and has executive produced numerous television programs, such as The O.C., Chuck, and Supernatural. McG also owns a production company, Wonderland Sound and Vision, founded in 2001, which has overseen the production of the films and television shows he has worked on since Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
Philly Throttle - Early work - Netflix
In 1995, McG produced Sugar Ray's first album and co-wrote several songs on their second, including their smash hit “Fly.” His music career included directing over fifty music videos such as Smash Mouth's 'All Star', The Offspring's 'Pretty Fly', and directing documentaries on Korn and Sugar Ray. In 1997, he was awarded the Billboard's Pop Video of the Year Award for Smash Mouth's 'Walking on the Sun' and the Music Video Production Association's Pop Video of the Year Award for Sugar Ray's 'Fly.' Eventually, this landed him in the television commercial business, directing advertisements for Major League Baseball and Coca-Cola. A notable one was a commercial for Gap, which was honored at the 1999 London International Film Festival.
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