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Film Locations for
Vineyards of Death


Seneca Lodge, Watkins Glen


May 16, 2006 - Watkins Glen, NY
Seneca Lodge
Two suspects are id'd! A great group of sportscar owners joined in the filming as extras at Seneca Lodge, which sponsored the 1948 Grand Prix, the first in the U.S.

'Wildflower' (Lela Frechette) greets
restaurant patrons.

April 25, 2006 - Watkins Glen, NY
Wildflower Cafe's Grand Re-opening
What a great turnout for the VOD shoot at the Wildflower Cafe! The village turned out en masse for this really fun evening of meeting and greeting as 'Wildflower' (Lela Frechette) shows off her newly redesigned restaurant.

Teaser (dial up - will take approx. 12 min.)

Teaser (higher quality clip requiring high-speed internet and Windows XP)
Includes Wildflower Cafe segment with Chef William, Curtiss Museum, International Motor Racing Research Center, and Glenora Winery.



See teaser above right.

April 5, 2006 - Corning, NY
Computer scene
The plot thickens! 'George,' 'Sam' and 'Olivia' review the data. So many clues, so little time!

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

March 30, 2006 - Hammondsport, NY
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Following yet another clue in this murder mystery, 'George' and 'Sam' visited this fantastic museum filled with Curtiss' experimental aircraft, other inventions, and warplanes used throughout WWII. They spoke with the curator played by the museum's actual curator, Rick Leisenring.

International Motor Racing Reserach Center


Date - Watkins Glen, NY
International Racing Research Center
With racing historian Bill Green at the International Racing Research Center.

Glenora Wine Cellars
on Seneca Lake


Date - Dundee, NY
Glenora Wine Cellars
Some snowy winter footage was shot at Glenora Wine Cellars today. The stark beauty of the vineyards and the icy lake below was stunning!

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October 2005 - Watkins Glen, NY
Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival & VOD Sports Car Footage
High Definition Video by Refining Fire Productions

Lower Quality Clips (dial up)

Clip 1

Clip 2

Clip 3

Glenora Restaurant


Higher Quality Clips (requires high-speed, Windows XP)

In Honor of Porsche

Clip 1
Clip 2


Black Rock Speedway


Racing Classes
Super Stock
Street Stock
Pro Truck








Friday, May 13, 2005 - Black Rock Speedway, Dundee, NY
'Vineyards of Death' Shoots First Scenes at Black Rock Speedway, Dundee, NY
VOD cast and crew members George Boyce (George), Tina Field Howe (Sam) and Matt Norton, Second Unit Director of HD Video Photography, had a blast shooting at Black Rock Speedway on Friday the 13th! The Black Rock crew proved to be very gracious hosts, and we thank them heartily! They were escorted by the fire brigade "back stage" to the pit, where normally only drivers and teams are allowed. They got to shoot a scene with Steve Perry and crew, #1 rated Pro Truck team. Steve was a natural and improvised in the scene beautifully. Thank you, Steve!


High Definition Video by Refining Fire Productions

Low quality 56K, Quicktime (dial-up)

Mid quality 500K, Windows Media 9
Higher Quality 1MB per second, Windows Media High Definition 720 24p
(requires high-speed, Windows XP)


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Stills by 'Sam.'

George and Fireman hold on tight
on the way to the Pit.

Following racecars to the Pit as they
exit the track between heats.

George setting impromptu scene with
Pro Truck driver Steve Perry.

The Pit: behind the racing scene.

The Black Rock pace car.

The Black Rock Firemen.

Matt Norton shooting "George" (George)
and "Sam" (Tina)

A 358-Modified makes the curve.

The Flagman.

A winner weighs in.

Photos by Tina Field Howe

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