ShutteRelease Films has teamed up with an Eden-based automotive shop to film an unscripted reality TV series. Filming started in the Spring of 2018 and the show is currently being shopped with various outlets.
Carolina Dune Buggies (CDB) is a show that follows an Eden, North Carolina company of the same name. The Carolina Dune Buggies shop, owned by Tony Edwards who has buggy-building experience dating back to 1968, builds buggies and cars from mild stockers to wild radical high-horsepower machines. Its episodes rotate around the characters at the shop whose personalities and antics bring the show to life as they build these custom-designed dune buggies, sand rails, kit cars, and specialty engines, and as they restore classic air cooled VW-based cars, buses, and buggies. Customers and important personalities in the dune buggy world are interviewed, some of the fastest and exotic hand-built buggies and cars are test driven, and the ongoing story of dune buggy life is explored.
The first season primary characters are Tony Edwards, Kathy Edwards, John Totton, Kevin Keys, and Nick Johnson who are pictured below.