With the buffer of 35 years and
an ongoing flow of residuals to comfort him, Del Tenney
recalls the less-than-party atmosphere that dogged his
best-known production. "There were a lot of incidents
that happened. There was an accident in the motorcycle,
car race. We were using Charter Oaks [Motorcycle Club],
you know, the bad boys of the motorcycle gang? I had
gotten releases from everybody that if anything happened
I would not be responsible either for their lives or
for their motorbikes. This guy from the back of the
pack thought he was going to be cute and speed up to
the front. He clipped this guy's handlebars and over
he went. The guy who was playing the lead of the motorcycle
pack happened to be an actor who happened to like motorcycles.
He went over and the bike went on top of him and we
thought he had a broken back."