Growing up in Brooklyn and Queens during the 60's certainly rekindles my fondest memories of Coney Island on July 4th. Nathan's Hot Dogs, Steeplechase Park, Wonder Wheel and the legendary roller coaster "The Cyclone".
During that golden era while I was pounding down hot dogs and crinkle cut fries I could never have anticipated that years later I would return to Coney to produce and direct the "live" TV legendary event titled, " Nathans 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest", for 7 straight years (2004-2010).
Currently there is only one hot dog champion winning and dominating Nathan's every year for almost a decade now. The July 4th contest has grown a bit weary and tiresome.
I remember the days when a hot dog eater from Japan truly made the July 4th Coney Island hot dog contest a hard fought competition. Our Windfall Productions shows were unforgetable. Take a look... Click on the link below.