Above: Mike Ondish's and his1968 Shelby Mustang in a poster for the documentary Demon on Wheels.
This week on the Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour, we talk with Christina Eliopoulos, the director of the documentary Demon on Wheels, and her subject, Margaretville outlaw mechanic and daredevil Mike Ondish, who is resurrecting his 1968 Shelby Mustang and returning it to its past racing glory. For more info on the movie, see the bottom of this post.
This week is fund drive week for WGXC 90.7 FM, which airs the Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour in Columbia and Greene Counties. To support WGXC, which is a nonprofit community radio station airing unique voices across the Catskills, call 518-828-0290 or 518-697-7400 or go to wgxc.org/donate.
Listen live to today's show at two times by clicking the links below, or hear the archived Mp3 at the bottom of this post:
Also on today's radio show:
- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is expanding its antler-restriction program for deer hunting into a larger portion of the Catskills
- Phoenicia has a leaner, cheaper plan for its new sewer system.
- A death on Hunter's Escarpment Trail.
- An iconic Woodstock photographer passes away.
- Assault with a shotgun and an ice pick in Windham.
- Candidates, candidates, and more candidates meet their voters.
- The weekly News Poem.
- More candidates forums and Halloween parties and parades this weekend.
You can listen to today's show below. You can listen to past editions of the show by clicking here.
Here's more info about Demon on Wheels, which is actively raising funds to finish shooting. Eliopoulos writes us in an email:
Calling all speed demons and racing angels. Cool prizes, a blessing from the gear head gods and a tax-deduction are yours when you support "Demon on Wheels," a homegrown documentary film about Margaretville's outlaw mechanic and local speed demon Mike Ondish, and how he sets out to restore and race the prized car of his wild youth, a hopped-up 1968 Mustang that had been hidden in a barn for 35 years.
From now until November 15, with your $25 tax-deductible contribution you receive a personal note of thanks a limited edition poster, signed by Mike and the filmmakers. And, acknowledgment of your gift on the film's web site. Support the film with a $50 tax-deductible contribution and the filmmakers send along the signed note and poster and a special Demon on Wheels bumper sticker.
Demon on Wheels is fiscally sponsored by New York Women in Film & Television (NYWFIT) a non-profit arts organizations that supports the work of women filmmakers, and likewise champions education and film preservation.
To make your secure online donation, visit this website and click the DONATE NOW link.
Below: Julia Reischel, Christina Eliopoulos, Mike Ondish, and Lissa Harris at the WIOX studio on October 26, 2011. Photo by Christina Eliopoulos.