• Episode 35 Ken Schrader: An Inside Track On Racing
    by Gary Metivier on August 6, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    In this special “American Drive” episode of The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you to the racetrack with a racing legend. Ken Schrader traded the asphalt for the dirt track and is having a blast. He talks about everything from the history of the sport to his advice for young drivers. find out more at https://www.schraderracing.com/about.html Edited By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/ Find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia/ Original Score by Roger Metivier Thanks to our sponsors for this story— Hoker Trucking https://hokertrucking.com/ IITI Taylor Insulation and Abatement https://www.facebook.com/iailti/ Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.facebook.com/PetersenPlumbing/ Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds Davenport, Iowa https://www.facebook.com/mvfair/

  • Episode 33 Broncs and Bulls. Jimy’s Wild Ride
    by Gary Metivier on August 4, 2020 at 9:00 am

    In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you to the rodeo. In part of our “American Drive Series” we find out why someone would want to ride a bull and turn this tough sport into a business. A champion gives us an inside look. Edited By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/ Find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia/ Original Score by Roger Metivier Thanks to our sponsors for this story— IITI Taylor Insulation and Abatement https://www.facebook.com/iailti/ Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.facebook.com/PetersenPlumbing/ Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds Davenport, Iowa https://www.facebook.com/mvfair/

  • Episode 34 Crash Course: Demo Derby 101
    by Gary Metivier on July 31, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    In this special summer fun series “American Drive” –the Heart of the Story takes us to a demolition derby. We want to know why so many people put so much time and money into building cars just to tear them up? More families are finding this unique sport a way to be part of the community. We meet a family, inspired by generations of drivers, working hard so they can play hard and giving us tips on how to survive a derby. Edited By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive Producer/Host/Photography Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/ Find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia/ Original Score by Roger Metivier Thanks to our sponsors for this story— IITI Taylor Insulation and Abatement https://www.facebook.com/iailti/ Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.facebook.com/PetersenPlumbing/ Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds Davenport, Iowa https://www.facebook.com/mvfair/

  • Episode 32: Truck and Tractor Pulls At Heartstrings
    by Gary Metivier on July 19, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Holly is gearing up for another big event. She has been around tractor pulls for some time, but now she is in one–driving for the Bad Company team. The organizer puts this event on for charity. He shares why this high-powered event really touches his heart. Buckle up. You are in for a wild ride on this special American Drive on The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier. See youtube story at https://youtu.be/edEPyJ7Jlqc Edited By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/ Find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia/ Original Score by Roger Metivier Additional camera work by Caleb Beintema and Adam Metivier Thanks to our sponsors for this story— IITI Taylor Insulation and Abatement https://www.facebook.com/iailti/ Paustain Concrete https://www.facebook.com/Pulling-For-You-Promotions-386926308468486/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDcnaAo9-fNXmtpC44AiTY0s0POEsGooacQDULWVNNBzewpv7343HkCk5CHMJedyEH4u5Qi3S-TorF2 Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds Davenport, Iowa https://www.facebook.com/mvfair/

  • Episode 31: Back From The Brink. Kelly Meyers 2
    by Gary Metivier on July 6, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier “American Drive” Special– we take you back to the dirt track to meet up with Kelly Meyer. He was severely burned in a house fire saving his wife from the flames. The only thing he had left was his race car. He offered that to his longtime friend to use. Now, a year later, he is fighting to overcome his injuries to drive again. The community has rallied around. See the youtube version https://youtu.be/BLPcfVVXPWM  Edited By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/ Find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia/ Original Score by Roger Metivier Thanks to our sponsors for this story– IITI Taylor Insulation and Abatement https://www.facebook.com/iailti/ Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.petersenplumbing.com/ Hoker Trucking https://hokertrucking.com/

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