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Klocked: Women with Horsepower

The desolate, alien landscape of the Bonneville Salt Flats, barren, gleaming white…in the distance, the faint, high whine of motorcycles shifting through gears…and then three woman stream into view on their roaring machines.

Designed as a feature length documentary, Klocked: Women with Horsepower focuses on women motorcycle land speed record holders Laura Klock and her two daughters Erika and Karlee Cobb. Laura grew up in rural Wisconsin surrounded by motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles. Laura not only loved the freedom of riding, she loved exploring how machines worked. In 2006 Laura gained attention in the motorcycle community by setting a national land speed record of 143.659 MPH racing a customized Harley-Davidson road glide built for the Discovery Channel's Biker Build Off TV Series. In 2008, she broke her own record with a speed of 153.906 and her young daughters joined her quest for speed. In 2008 the three became the first mother, daughter, daughter trio in land speed racing history to set records at the same time. That year Laura’s daughter Karlee was named the youngest racer to set a record on the Salt, as she was only 14 years old. The trio has been setting records ever since and have been named some of the most influential women in land speed racing.

Through moving and candid interviews Klocked: Women with Horsepower takes us into the lives of Laura Klock and her two daughters Erika and Karlee Cobb. This story reveals the strength of their mother, daughter, daughter relationship, the love and rivalry between two sisters and explores Laura’s non-profit dedicated to helping at risk youth called Helping with Horsepower.
Klocked: Women with Horsepower is directed and produced by Michelle Bauer Carpenter. Carpenter has produced, directed and edited award winning experimental and documentary pieces. Her video pieces have screened in numerous international and national film festivals and art galleries. In June 2016, Klocked: Women with Horsepower was awarded two awards from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards first an award of Excellence Documentary Feature and second an Award of Recognition Women Filmmaker. Her last film, Driven to Ride has broadcast in 32 states, on 222 channels in 93 markets with 533 Telecasts. In 2012, her film about the catastrophic Fourmile fire titled Above the Ashes was awarded two prestigious Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards in the categories of best topical documentary and best program editing. The Heartland Chapter is a chapter in the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the Emmy Award represents the best in the television industry.

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