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Culpeper Times • April 28-May 4, 2016 BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Tanom Motors in the news You may have heard the roar of their engines as several Tanom Motors Invader vehicles whizzed up and down Davis Street on Tuesday. Later on Tuesday there was a filming session near the Culpeper Center. Crowds gathered on Main Street to watch the film crew. What’s this all about? Apparently these sazzy newcomers are the perfect toys for big boys. They will be featured in an upcoming new television show. Los Angeles based Production Company, Lucky 13 Cinematic (L13C), is proud to announce the launch of their television series entitled, Toymakerz. The series is currently scheduled to premiere this September - on the Velocity television network. Toymakerz embodies the modern definition of its title...unique toys for big boys. The 10-part, one hour episodes are based on the life and creations of David Ankin, owner and proprietor of the company, Toymakerz, Inc. Based in Reidsville, North Carolina, the series production is currently scheduled to begin in April with filming to take place in North Carolina, Virginia and Florida. Ankin, a former stunt man, motorcycle racer and custom vehicle fabricator, stars and the supporting cast features his team a Toymakerz, Inc. Co-starring in the series is Ankin’s right hand man and racecar fabricator, David Leavy. Leavy is well known for exceptional design and delivery of some of the best machines in the eighth and quarter mile. Ankin’s team is well versed in the creation of “one-off ” specialized vehicles from race cars, custom motorcycles (both V-twin and sport bikes), trucks and unique reverse trikes. David and his team bring the ingenuity and the skill set to satisfy a wide array of customers--from celebrities to international business magnets. Anyone looking for a motorized vehicle that is unmatched in its class calls on, Toymakerz . The production of Toymakerz is led by Executive Producer and showrunner Eric Harryman, best known for his hit series The Chopper Challenge (CMT/ MtvNetworks/Viacom). “We have spent the last two years in the trenches with Dave and his team, building the series concept, tracking character development and highlighting storylines that translate to a wide demographic not traditionally interested in this genre.” The series will appeal to audiences who love wrench turning and fabrication while drawing
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in new fans from the R&D and competition worlds of motorsport. Thanks to David Ankin’s unique role in this world, Toymakerz will
also take the audience outside the shop to experience these machines in action—on the track, on the street, and in your face.
What is Give Local Piedmont? It’s just a few days away and the stakes are high for many non-profits as they hope to grab the lion’s share of this unique fundraiser. Headquartered for the third year at the State Theatre, you can drop by and watch the online action. Hosted on Tuesday, May 3, by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Give Local Piedmont is the community’s one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to the non-profit organizations that are making the region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. It’s the day to come together as one! Every dollar donated from midnight to midnight on May 3rd will be increased with additional “bonus” dollars generously provided by the PATH Foundation and prize dollars from sponsors. Last year, $727,000 was raised from 5,000+ donations around the nation! Built on successful models from other cities, Give Local Piedmont raises money for the community, brings new donors and awareness to local nonprofits, and helps make the region a more vibrant place to live. Give Local Piedmont is tied to a national event called Give Local America where community foundations across America are asking their communities to give back on May 3, 2016. How can I participate? Everybody can participate in Give Local Piedmont! Individuals can make online donations to participating nonprofits. The minimum donation is $10. All donations made on May 3rd give your favorite nonprofit the opportunity to earn bonus dollars and monetary prizes. What nonprofits are participating? Nonprofits across the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation’s 4-county region of Fauquier, Culpeper, Madison and Rappahannock counties are participating in Give Local Piedmont. The participating nonprofits are working on a broad range of issues: Arts & Culture, Animal Welfare, Community Improvement, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, Human Services, Public Safety & Crime Prevention, and Youth Development. How can I give online? It’s simple. Go to www. givelocalpiedmont.org Find your favorite participating nonprofit, click and send. How can I stay connected? For up-to-date information on Give Local Piedmont, follow them on Facebook and Twitter, and use hashtag#GiveLocalPiedmont. For additional information, please call Jane Wilson, Executive Director, at 540-349-0631 or email jbwilson@npcf. org.