While Charlie Manx looks at his map, Derry, Maine, is marked as "Pennywise Circus". Derry, Maine is the setting of Stephen King's "IT", who is Joe Hill's father. Pennywise and Manx both like to steal children using seemingly innocent ideas turned deadly (clowns, and Christmas respectively). And both exist in places where reality is thin.
According to photographer and historian Joseph D. Conwill, in the United States only 672 historic covered bridges remain from over 10,000 constructed during the 18th to the 20th century.
In the show, Charlie Manx's appearance only rotates between 5 different ages. They are approximately 40yrs old, 65yrs old, 80yrs old, 100yrs old & 135yrs old. The different ages illustrate how long it's been since he "fed" on a child. If he's young, he has just "fed" on a child's health or hasn't used his powers much. If he's old, it's been awhile since he has "fed" on a child or he's been using his powers a great deal.
Charlie Manx drives a 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith. This is the year that Rolls Royce introduced the first Wraiths. Other common Rolls Royce models are the Phantom, Silver Wraith & the Ghost. Joe Hill picked the name because of it's sinister connotations.
On the show Vic rides a red motorcycle, but in the book the series is based on, Vic rides a Raleigh Tuff Burner bicycle. The bicycle acts like her "knife" to enter her "inscape" & use "The Shorter Way." Vic doesn't get a motorcycle until she loses her bicycle as an adult. Eventually, Vic comes across a worn, beaten up, 1968 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, which she cleans up, repairs & rides to enter her "inscape."
If NOS4A2 gives you that familiar "Stephen King" feel, it's because the television series, (based on the novel of the same name) was written by his son, Joe Hill (born Joseph Hillstrom King).
Despite playing her mother, Virginia Kull (Linda McQueen) is only 11 years older than Ashleigh Cummings (Vic McQueen).
According to Joe King, Charlie Manx is 140yrs old. Joe confirmed Charlie Manx's age during an interview of the tenth issue The Geeks Guide to the Galaxy in July 2013. If Charlie was 140yrs old at the time of the interview, then this would make his birthday somewhere in between July of 1873 & July if 1874.
According to a Joe Hill interviewing 2013, Charlie's Rolls Royce Wraith has nothing to do with the 1986 film, "The Wraith," that stars Charlie Sheen, Sherilyn Fenn & Randy Quaid. The film was based on a sinister car & man that returned from the dead to enact revenge on the people that murdered him.
When Charlie Manx enters the bar in episode 8, there is a familiar clown with red baloon who looks scared at Manx and leaves his seat.
If you change the numbers of the license plate to its corresponding letters in the alphabet, it becomes NOSDAB, which is "Bad Son" spelled backwards.