MotorTrend+ Orders Adult Animated Series “Super Turbo Story Time”





MotorTrend+ Orders Adult Animated Series “Super Turbo Story Time,” Co-Produced by the Award-Winning Animation Production Company Titmouse
In each episode, two hosts gather together to swap their favorite car stories.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND+ ORDERS ADULT ANIMATED SERIES “SUPER TURBO STORY TIME,” CO-PRODUCED BY THE AWARD-WINNING ANIMATION PRODUCTION COMPANY TITMOUSE

–SUPER TURBO STORY TIME, the First Adult Animated Series in MotorTrend History, is Set to Premiere in First Quarter 2023 on the MotorTrend+ Subscription Streaming Service–

–Featured Hosts Include Rob Corddry, Emelia Hartford, David Freiberger, Xzibit, Kristen Lee, Jarod DeAnda, Jeff Glucker, Dave Shuten, Zoë Bell, Colton Dunn and More–

(Los Angeles) – MotorTrend Group, a Warner Bros. Discovery company, today announced the greenlight of SUPER TURBO STORY TIME, an all-new adult animated series telling larger than life, untold, (mostly) true stories from the automotive world. Co-produced by the award-winning animation production company Titmouse (“Big Mouth,” “The Boys Presents: Diabolical,” “The Legend of Vox Machina”) and by MotorTrend Studio, the eight episode series is the first adult animated project in the history of MotorTrend. SUPER TURBO STORY TIME is scheduled to premiere on MotorTrend+, the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world, in the first quarter of 2023.

In each episode, two hosts gather together to swap their favorite car stories. While one host shares their most unbelievable automotive legend, the other host listens carefully, ready to flag any holes in the story or simply crack jokes from the peanut gallery. Using energetic, stylized animation blended with active interviews with top celebrities and automotive authorities, SUPER TURBO STORY TIME will bring each host’s narrative to life in a highly entertaining, informative style. Featured hosts include: Rob Corddry, comedian, producer, and co-host of TOP GEAR AMERICA on MotorTrend+; actress, producer and car builder Emelia Hartford; David Freiberger, co-host of ROADKILL on MotorTrend+; rapper, actor and songwriter Xzibit; Kristen Lee, automotive journalist and deputy editor of The Drive; racer and the voice of Formula D, Jarod DeAnda; Jeff Glucker, co-founder and executive editor of Hooniverse; Dave Shuten of Discovery Channel’s CAR KINGS; actress and stunt woman of “Death Proof”, Zoë Bell; actor, comedian, writer and producer Colton Dunn; and more.

“Everyone has a car story, and what we’re developing with our talented partners at Titmouse will bring to life those stories in captivating and creative ways you’ve never seen before,” said Alex Wellen, Global President and General Manager, MotorTrend Group.

“Based in truth, the tales told by our guests on SUPER TURBO STORY TIME won’t be limited by an embellishment governor. Audiences can expect to be entertained with legendary, unexpected automotive stories full of humor and fronted visually by the very best animation from the remarkable Titmouse team,” said Gabriel VanHuss, series Executive Producer and Vice President, Digital Programming, MotorTrend Group.

“Car history is full of legends, from racing to building, to humiliating Hitler on his home turf, we’ve collected a little bit of everything automotive for SUPER TURBO STORY TIME,” said Daniel C. Katz, Executive Producer for Titmouse. “We’re excited to work with MotorTrend Group to produce the first-ever adult animated series that offers intriguing car stories told by amazing guests and presented in a whole new way with animation.”

MotorTrend+ is the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. MotorTrend+ offers more than 8,100 episodes of world-leading automotive series and specials including: the all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA; the Emmy Award-winning docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE; the hit series KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW and MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS; the streaming home for live coverage of MECUM AUCTIONS; plus every season of ROADKILL, TEXAS METAL, IRON RESURRECTION, WHEELER DEALERS, BITCHIN’ RIDES, FASTER WITH FINNEGAN, and many more.

SUPER TURBO STORY TIME is a co-production from Titmouse and MotorTrend Studio, a division of MotorTrend Group. For Titmouse, Daniel C. Katz is executive producer (“Deep Space 69” and “Triptank”). Chris Prynoski (“The Legend of Vox Machina”), Shannon Prynoski (“Fairfax”), Antonio Canobbio (“Arlo the Alligator Boy”), and Ben Kalina (“Big Mouth”) at Titmouse will also executive produce from Titmouse. For MotorTrend Group, Gabriel VanHuss is executive producer and vice president, digital programming, Mike Suggett is head of programming and development, and Alex Wellen is global president and general manager.

About Titmouse

Titmouse is an independent Emmy award-winning animation production company. Our artist-run studios in Los Angeles, New York City, and Vancouver keep the most talented people in the industry pushing creative boundaries. Writers, producers, directors, storyboard artists, animators, compositors, editors, and artists of all kinds are right here, in house. Titmouse founders Chris and Shannon Prynoski launched Titmouse in Los Angeles, the birthplace of the American entertainment industry. Known for series such as The Venture Bros., Big Mouth, The Legend of Vox Machina, Midnight Gospel, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Metalocalypse, Titmouse creates high-quality cartoons for all ages and interests. Visit us online at titmouse.net

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group, a Warner Bros. Discovery company, is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Warner Bros. Discovery’s MotorTrend TV and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social and live event portfolio including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 1.3 billion monthly impressions across all platforms, the company encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive superfans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel, and MotorTrend+, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the automotive world. MotorTrend Group serves to embrace, entertain, and empower the motoring world.

About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.



MotorTrend Group’s Robust Cross-Platform 2022-23 Programming Slate





MotorTrend Group’s Robust Cross-Platform 2022-23 Programming Slate Energizes and Strengthens Fans’ Connection to the Motoring World
Introducing, inspiring and intensifying viewers’ connection to car culture, MotorTrend’s programming slate features new series with expert hosts and personalities, 14 returning powerhouse series and more than 215 live hours simulcast on MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MotorTrend Group’s Robust Cross-Platform 2022-23 Programming Slate Energizes and Strengthens Fans’ Connection to the Motoring World

-500+ Hours of The Biggest Returning Hit Shows, All-New Series and Talent, and Live Automotive Events and Motorsports Including the 24 HOURS OF LE MANS Power MotorTrend’s Streaming and Linear TV Lineup-

Live events, proven hits and brand new series power the most exciting stories in car culture as MotorTrend Group, a Warner Bros. Discovery company, today announced its robust 2022-23 programming lineup for MotorTrend+ and MotorTrend TV, the leading subscription streaming service and #1 linear network, respectively, dedicated entirely to the motoring world. Introducing, inspiring and intensifying viewers’ connection to car culture, MotorTrend’s programming slate features new series with expert hosts and personalities, 14 returning powerhouse series and more than 215 live hours simulcast on MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+.

“We know cars bring people joy. As the iconic, beloved automotive meda brand, viewers turn to MotorTrend to deliver world class storytelling that deepens their emotional connection to vehicles,” said Alex Wellen, Global President and General Manager, MotorTrend Group. “Our ability to be authentic, feature credible experts and still be entertaining and fun is on full display with our new programming lineup on MotorTrend+ and MotorTrend TV. Whether you’re a diehard car fan or someone who just enjoys driving, we invite you to join the joyride with us.”

Reaching nearly eight million unique viewers on MotorTrend TV – with premieres earning 15% gains versus NBCSN telecasts last year – thus far in 2022, MotorTrend’s streaming and TV coverage of MECUM AUCTIONS returns with 160 hours of live coverage from 11 U.S. cities. Additionally, MotorTrend will continue as the exclusive live streaming and TV home, in the U.S. and Canada, for the legendary 24 HOURS OF LE MANS endurance race, plus an additional five FIA World Endurance Championship races with special extended ways to watch on MotorTrend+.

MotorTrend’s most popular fan favorites TEXAS METAL, BITCHIN’ RIDES and IRON RESURRECTION headline a returning slate of series that attract key demos in primetime. Joining those top franchises are MotorTrend Studio originals including: FASTER WITH FINNEGAN; HOT ROD GARAGE; DIRT EVERY DAY; the cult favorite ROADKILL, the most watched series on MotorTrend+; the annual holiday inspired motor madness of HOLIDAY HOOPTIE CHALLENGE; and more.

MotorTrend will introduce and inspire a new generation of automotive fans with compelling all-new original series headlined by a diverse group of talent and vehicles. Transforming classic cars into amazing, sleek hot rods is the dream job for talented, expert mechanic Javier “Shorty” Ponce, formerly of IRON RESURRECTION, and his team. In the new series SHORTY’S DREAM SHOP (wt) they are building and making dreams come true for owners of beloved vehicles at Shorty’s automotive restoration business near Dallas. Next generation restoration genius Derek Bieri and his wife Jessica, known to millions of fans of the popular Vice Grip Garage YouTube channel, is reviving barnyard finds in head turning ways in ROADWORTHY RESCUES (wt). RUNS GOOD (wt) introduces viewers to Dan Brockett, Shea Seefeldt and Aaron Parker, a trio of young builders and racers who revive neglected project cars, from classic American muscle to modern Japanese imports, to race them in high stakes, competitive events like drag races and drift battles.

Programming highlights from MotorTrend’s 2022-23 programming lineup includes:

*WT indicates working title

New Series

SHORTY’S DREAM SHOP (wt)

Everyone knows the American dream isn’t complete without a great ride. Javier “Shorty” Ponce, formerly of the hit MotorTrend series IRON RESURRECTION, and his team of talented mechanics are helping make dreams come true for classic car owners. At his shop outside Dallas they’re transforming their beloved rides into sleek hot rods. One project at a time they’re building the American dream for car fans from their shop near Dallas, Texas in this all-new series.

HOLDEN BROTHERS GARAGE (wt)

Just outside of Boerne, Texas, north of San Antonio, brothers Willie and Stephen Holden bring visions of speed to life. Featuring a wide array of accessible vehicles (new and old alike) and modest budgets for parts and accessories, this new series follows the guys as they combine craftsmanship and ingenuity to transform attainable cars into something awesome.

RUNS GOOD (wt)

RUNS GOOD (wt) is a new series for a new generation of car lovers. Drifters, professional drivers and mechanics Dan Brockett, Shea Seefeldt and Aaron Parker are on a mission in search of redemption for purpose-built project cars. These vehicles have sat unused on cinder blocks in backyards and side yards, but this trio is working hard to save them, and ultimately taking each car to race tracks and events in search of fulfilling the potential the prior owners could never achieve.

ROADWORTHY RESCUES (wt)

Thousands of great American cars are slowly rotting away in hidden places across the country. Most of these vehicles are long forgotten relics that are destined never to drive down another road. Derek Bieri of the popular Vice Grip Garage YouTube channel wants to change that. He has a deep seeded belief that all these vehicles should get a second chance. Follow Derek as he seeks out abandoned cars from America’s past and gets them running and back on the road where they belong.

Live Events

MECUM AUCTIONS

MotorTrend is the exclusive live streaming and television home of Mecum Auctions, the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales. Throughout the year MotorTrend is broadcasting and streaming more than 160 hours of live coverage across ten MECUM AUCTIONS including Kissimmee, Fla., Glendale, Ariz., Indianapolis, Harrisburg, Pa., Monterey, Calif., Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas (autos and motorcycles), and Tulsa, Okla.

24 HOURS OF LE MANS

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest active sports car endurance race. Held annually since 1923, Le Mans is considered one of the most prestigious automobile races in the entire world as the small town of Le Mans, France becomes the center of the car racing universe for 24 hours. MotorTrend is the exclusive home of the race in the U.S. and Canada with all 24 hours available live on MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+ including bonus feeds, on-board cameras and live timing and scoring on MotorTrend+. MotorTrend is also the live home of five FIA World Endurance Championship races in the U.S. and Canada.

Returning Series & Specials

ALL GIRLS GARAGE

This stalwart MotorTrend series taps into the expertise of Faye Hadley and Bogi Lateiner who work behind the gears at an automotive shop. Together they tackle everything from maintenance and performance upgrades to fabrication and engine swaps. In each episode, they break down complex projects into DIY-friendly steps, while showcasing each woman’s unique expertise in the world of automotive repair and service.

BITCHIN’ RIDES

Entering season nine BITCHIN’ RIDES is one of MotorTrend’s most popular series as Dave Kindig, owner and operator of Kindig-It Design, and his team continues turning out one-of-a-kind vehicles for his demanding clientele. Working on all types and periods of cars, viewers see the vehicles rendered, designed, built and restored from the ground up.

CAR FIX

Step inside the ultimate “how-to” series featuring the talents of award-winning builders Brian Fuller and Jeremy Bumpus. In CAR FIX this dynamic duo showcases special hands-on automotive projects including modifications, upgrades and repairs using high-end performance and aftermarket products that car junkies can’t wait to get their hands on.

DIRT EVERY DAY

Hosts Fred Williams and David Chappelle share off-roading know-how, tech upgrades and road trip adventures in the wildest trucks, Jeeps, buggies and go-anywhere machinery. Whether racing or rock crawling, mud bogging or overland camping – get ready to hit the dirt! Can these trucks and various vehicles survive the extreme off-road adventures, overlanding face offs and challenges our guys come up with? Join the guys for all the dirt, mud, giant wheels and wacky surprises this season as they continue pushing themselves to the limit.

ENGINE MASTERS

Join David Freiburger, Steve Dulcich and Steve Brulé of Westech Performance as they put aftermarket performance engine parts to the test on the dyno. From finding the peak performance capabilities of street focused parts to busting long-believed engine fallacies, this team of ENGINE MASTERS evaluate and explain why performance gains work on the most sought-after powertrain combinations.

FASTER WITH FINNEGAN

Do you think you can make your junk go faster in one weekend with a little extra cash? Mike Finnegan, along with Mike Cotten and David Newbern, think it’s possible and they’re going to show you how in the fan favorite series FASTER WITH FINNEGAN. Follow along as they live the ROADKILL life and dive into the ideology, technology and duct tape-ology it takes to build a better beater in a matter of hours without breaking the bank.

FOUR WHEELER

If it has wheels and goes off road, Ian Johnson will work on it. He does everything, from upgrading your daily driving Jeep to building a custom tube-chassis rock crawler. In each episode of FOUR WHEELER, Ian takes viewers along for the do-it-yourself ride as he tackles everything from simple bolt-ons to full on fabrication.

HOLIDAY HOOPTIE CHALLENGE

Your favorite MotorTrend hosts test their endurance and skills in this unique holiday inspired tradition of motor madness. The annual HOLIDAY HOOPTIE CHALLENGE special brings joy and cheer to car fans everywhere as MotorTrend hosts compete in a spectacular display of driving challenges in some of the most questionable hoopties this side of The North Pole.

HOT ROD GARAGE

Longtime co-host and mechanic Lucky Costa welcomes new co-host, racer Alex Taylor, to the HOT ROD GARAGE floor for good times and fast time slips as they finish some current projects, and add some entirely new flavors to the fleet. There will be dragstrips and drifting, road and rally courses torn up by cars from America’s, Japan’s and even Sweden’s rowdiest automakers.

IRON RESURRECTION

No matter the type – busted bikes or rusted out roadsters – every vehicle deserves a second chance to shine. Outside Austin, Texas mechanical master Joe Martin, his wife Amanda, his best friend Jayson “Shag” Arrington and their team at Martin Bros Customs are breathing life back into vehicles of all kinds, shapes and sizes in the hit series IRON RESURRECTION.

ROADKILL

Hold onto your lug nuts! Ride along with David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan on the fan favorite series ROADKILL as the dynamic duo go in search of their next low-buck gearhead adventure in all types of gassers, “barely-legal” street machines and highly strung performance vehicles.

ROADKILL GARAGE

ROADKILL GARAGE is the series where David Freiburger and Steve Dulcich show viewers how to do the wrong thing the right way. Whether the guys are wrenching on project cars from the ROADKILL series or creating their own moving violations, you’ll always get info and action on ROADKILL GARAGE.

TEXAS METAL

With dozens of awards on their walls, crowds of adoring fans, and a several months long waitlist, the team at Ekstensive Metal Works in Houston always has their hands full with rowdy customers, challenging builds and tight timelines. They average 25 to 30 builds a month, working on everything from muscle cars to monster trucks. They specialize in one-of-a-kind custom builds because they are at their best when they are pushing the envelope and that’s exactly what their clients expect.

MotorTrend+ is the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world, offering more than 8,100 episodes of world-leading automotive series and specials including: the all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA; the Emmy Award-winning docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE; the hit series KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW and MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS; the streaming home for live coverage of MECUM AUCTIONS; plus every season of ROADKILL, TEXAS METAL, IRON RESURRECTION, WHEELER DEALERS, BITCHIN’ RIDES, FASTER WITH FINNEGAN and many more.

Source: Nielsen, L7, 6-min qual, MT 1/10-4/3/22 vs NBCSn 1/11-4/4/21

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group, a Warner Bros. Discovery company, is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Warner Bros. Discovery’s MotorTrend TV and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTOR TREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 1.3 billion monthly impressions across all platforms, MotorTrend Group encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive fans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel and MotorTrend+, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. MotorTrend Group serves to embrace, entertain and empower the motoring world.

About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.



Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon Jump in the Driver’s Seat





Same Joy. More Ride. Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon Jump in the Driver’s Seat for a New Season of “Top Gear America” Only on Motortrend+
The series returns with a special two-episode premiere on Friday, July 1.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
SAME JOY. MORE RIDE. DAX SHEPARD, ROB CORDDRY AND JETHRO BOVINGDON JUMP IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT FOR A NEW SEASON OF “TOP GEAR AMERICA” ONLY ON MOTORTREND+

–MotorTrend+ Sets Friday, July 1 for the Special Two-Episode Premiere for the Second Season of TOP GEAR AMERICA, Produced by BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions–

(Los Angeles) – After a first season full of mayhem, supercharged adventures, friendly competition and exhilaration driving the world’s top supercars and awful clunkers, Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon are back for more in the new season of the hit series TOP GEAR AMERICA only on MotorTrend+ beginning Friday, July 1, 2022. TOP GEAR AMERICA’s second season on MotorTrend+, based on the U.S. format of the popular show from BBC Studios, launches America’s birthday weekend celebration with a special two-episode premiere that finds the guys invoking the spirit of Evel Knievel on Montana’s roadways, as well as going electric in the Pacific Northwest.

“No series better captures the boundless joy and raw American take on the automotive universe like what we have with Dax, Rob and Jethro on TOP GEAR AMERICA,” said Alex Wellen, Global President and General Manager, MotorTrend Group. “Their brotherhood is authentic and their passion for driving any car under the sun is contagious. Buckle up for a thrilling new season packed bumper-to-bumper with the most exquisite cars on the ultimate American road trip.”

“When TOP GEAR AMERICA returns this summer, we take off on a fresh, fast-paced adventure in the spirit of the iconic TOP GEAR brand that delivers the ultimate combination of pulse pounding energy, daredevil stunts and irreverent humor that continue to make TOP GEAR the leading automotive entertainment show in the world,” said Valerie Bruce, General Manager, BBC Studios, Los Angeles Productions.

Produced by BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions, TOP GEAR AMERICA on MotorTrend+ is a uniquely fresh take on classic TOP GEAR, the world’s biggest motoring show. TOP GEAR AMERICA is a weekly lighthearted look at the auto industry as Dax, Rob and Jethro celebrate all the things they love about cars and argue about the things they don’t. Whether it’s searching for the perfect driver’s road to unleash elite supercars on or road-tripping in a trio of clunkers, the guys endeavor to drive the wheels off all types of cars while tackling challenges with comedy, class and commitment.

In the season two premiere, “Supercars in Montana”, on Friday, July 1, the guys travel to Butte, Mont., hometown of celebrated American stuntman Evel Knievel, where they’re inspired by Evel’s audacity to attempt reaching 200 miles per hour. To do so, Dax chooses to drive the 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition with a top speed of 216 miles per hour and a $748,000 price tag; Rob hops behind the wheel of the 770 horsepower Lamborghini Aventador SVJ; and Jethro sports the $3.78 million Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport that can reach 124 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds. Plus, Rob does some important work dispelling an urban myth about his first car, the Ford Pinto.

“Electric Executives”, the second of the two-episode premiere, finds the TOP GEAR AMERICA hosts in Seattle where some of the biggest companies in the world are headquartered. Many of these large companies are taking a more ecofriendly approach to business these days. So, the guys decide to imagine what a high-powered, environmentally conscious Seattle based executive might drive. After some important testing at the track with The Stig, Dax jumps in the all-electric 2021 Porsche Taycan, Rob selects the Polestar 2 made by Volvo, and Jethro rebels with the gas powered Rolls Royce Ghost plus an additional business transportation power move for an important meeting downtown.

New episodes of TOP GEAR AMERICA stream Fridays beginning Friday, July 1 on MotorTrend+, the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world, and on the MotorTrend Amazon Prime Video Channel, the MotorTrend Premium Subscription on The Roku Channel and MotorTrend on Apple TV Channels. MotorTrend+ offers more than 8,100 episodes of world-leading automotive series and specials including: the all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA; the Emmy Award-winning docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE; the hit series KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW and MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS; the streaming home for live coverage of MECUM AUCTIONS; plus every season of ROADKILL, TEXAS METAL, IRON RESURRECTION, WHEELER DEALERS, BITCHIN’ RIDES, FASTER WITH FINNEGAN and many more.

TOP GEAR is the world’s biggest motoring entertainment show. The original British version of the show debuted in its current format in 2002, and has reached an estimated audience of 350 million viewers worldwide in more than 200 territories. Across its 25+ seasons the show has thrilled viewers globally with its unique blend of entertainment, humor and car knowledge. TOP GEAR is a fast-paced and stunt-filled automotive show that tests whether cars, both mundane and extraordinary, live up to their manufacturers’ claims. The long-running series travels to locations around the world, performing extreme and often utterly pointless stunts and challenges to see what the featured cars can do and how much fun you can have with them. Celebrities including Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz and Will Smith have all appeared as guests in a regular segment where they set a lap time on the famous TOP GEAR track in an ordinary, everyday car. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May hosted TOP GEAR (UK) for more than a decade before giving way to a new crew in 2016. Matt LeBlanc hosted the show for four seasons before handing over to the current line-up of Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris.

TOP GEAR AMERICA is produced for MotorTrend+ by BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions. Craig Armstrong is the showrunner and Travis Shakespeare executive produced the series for BBC Studios. Valerie Bruce is the general manager of BBC Studios LA Productions. For MotorTrend+ Levi Rugg is executive producer. Mike Suggett is head of programming and development, and Alex Wellen is global president and general manager for MotorTrend Group.

About BBC Studios

BBC Studios, a global content company with bold British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen and beyond, its activities span content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries across both its own productions and programs and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programs made by the business are internationally recognized across a broad range of genres and specializations, with brands like Dancing with the Stars/Strictly Come Dancing, Top Gear, and Doctor Who. BBC.com, BBC Studios’ global digital news platform, provides up-to-the-minute international news, in-depth analysis and features to more than 139 million unique browsers each month. BBC Studios has offices in 20 markets globally, including ten production bases in the UK and production bases or partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which ordinarily makes around 2,000 hours of content a year for both the BBC and third parties including Apple, Netflix, and Migu, is a champion for British creativity around the world. It is also a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector through a mix of equity partnerships, content investment, and international distribution for program titles. In the U.S, BBC Studios operates both a distribution business and one of its major production units. The production unit, based in Los Angeles, creates and produces adaptations of UK programs, as well as all new original programs, for linear and digital platforms in the U.S. This production unit is responsible for the phenomenally successful, Emmy(R)-winning Dancing with the Stars, the multi-award-winning Life Below Zero franchise, the revved up Top Gear America, and the popular reboot of the classic quiz show Weakest Link, among others. In scripted, the team has achieved success adapting British hits, including Call Me Kat (based on the UK format Miranda), Welcome to Flatch (This Country in the UK), and Ghosts for top U.S. broadcast networks. Follow us on Twitter: @BBCStudiosUSPR | BBC Studios Press Room

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group, a Warner Bros. Discovery company, is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together MotorTrend TV and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 1.3 billion monthly impressions across all platforms, MotorTrend Group encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive fans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel and MotorTrend+, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. MotorTrend Group serves to embrace, entertain and empower the motoring world.

About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.



Discovery and AT&T Close WarnerMedia Transaction





Discovery and AT&T Close WarnerMedia Transaction
The combination creates a premier standalone global media and entertainment company, Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., which will begin trading on the Nasdaq with the start of trading on Monday, April 11, under the new ticker symbol “WBD.”
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]

Discovery and AT&T Close WarnerMedia Transaction

Combination of Discovery and WarnerMedia Creates Warner Bros. Discovery, Global Leader in Entertainment and Streaming

Warner Bros. Discovery to Begin Trading on the Nasdaq as “WBD” on Monday, April 11

NEW YORK and DALLAS, April 8, 2022 – Today Discovery, Inc. and AT&T Inc.* (NYSE:T) announced that they have closed their transaction to combine the WarnerMedia business with Discovery. The combination creates a premier standalone global media and entertainment company, Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., which will begin trading on the Nasdaq with the start of trading on Monday, April 11, under the new ticker symbol “WBD.”

Warner Bros. Discovery will create and distribute the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film and streaming. The new company combines WarnerMedia’s premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s leading non-fiction and international entertainment and sports businesses, including Discovery Channel, discovery+, Warner Bros. Entertainment, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, TLC, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

“Today’s announcement marks an exciting milestone not just for Warner Bros. Discovery but for our shareholders, our distributors, our advertisers, our creative partners and, most importantly, consumers globally,” said David Zaslav, Warner Bros. Discovery chief executive officer. “With our collective assets and diversified business model, Warner Bros. Discovery offers the most differentiated and complete portfolio of content across film, television and streaming. We are confident that we can bring more choice to consumers around the globe while fostering creativity and creating value for shareholders. I can’t wait for both teams to come together to make Warner Bros. Discovery the best place for impactful storytelling.”

“We are at the dawn of a new age of connectivity, and today marks the beginning of a new era for AT&T,” said John Stankey, AT&T chief executive officer. “With the close of this transaction, we expect to invest at record levels in our growth areas of 5G and fiber, where we have strong momentum, while we work to become America’s best broadband company. At the same time, we’ll sharpen our focus on returns to shareholders. We expect to invest for growth, strengthen our balance sheet and reduce our debt, all while continuing to pay an attractive dividend that puts us among the top dividend paying stocks in America.

“In WarnerMedia, Discovery inherits a talented and innovative team and a dynamic growing and global company that is well positioned to lead the transformation that’s taking place across media and entertainment, direct-to-consumer distribution and technology. The combination of the two companies will strengthen WarnerMedia’s established and leading position in media and streaming. And our shareholders will now have a significant stake in Warner Bros. Discovery and its future successes. We look forward to seeing what the WBD team accomplishes with these industry-leading assets.”

Under terms of the agreement, which was structured as a Reverse Morris Trust transaction, at close AT&T received $40.4 billion in cash and WarnerMedia’s retention of certain debt. Additionally, shareholders of AT&T received 0.241917 shares of WBD for each share of AT&T common stock they held at close. As a result, AT&T shareholders received 1.7 billion shares of WBD, representing 71% of WBD shares on a fully diluted basis. Discovery’s existing shareholders own the remainder of the new company. In addition to their new shares of WBD common stock, AT&T shareholders continue to hold the same number of shares of AT&T common stock they held immediately prior to close.

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About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, TLC, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.

About AT&T

We help more than 100 million U.S. families, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to our 5G wireless and multi-gig internet offerings today, we @ATT innovate to improve lives. For more information about AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), please visit us at about.att.com. Investors can learn more at investors.att.com. AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information is available at about.att.com. © 2022 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this communication, including any financial estimates and statements as to the expected timing, completion and effects of the transaction between AT&T, Magallanes, Inc. (“Spinco”), and Discovery constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These estimates and statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. Such estimates and statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the transaction, including future financial and operating results, the combined Spinco and Discovery company’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and other statements that are not historical facts. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the management of AT&T and Discovery and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties outside of our control. Among the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements are the following: risks that the anticipated tax treatment of the transaction is not obtained; risks related to litigation brought in connection with the transaction; the risk that the integration of Discovery and Spinco being more difficult, time consuming or costly than expected; risks related to financial community and rating agency perceptions of each of AT&T and Discovery and its business, operations, financial condition and the industry in which it operates; risks related to disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to the merger; failure to realize the benefits expected from the merger; effects of the announcement, pendency or completion of the merger on the ability of AT&T, Spinco or Discovery to retain customers and retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with their suppliers, and on their operating results and businesses generally; and risks related to the potential impact of general economic, political and market factors on the companies or the transaction. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may give rise to risks that are currently unknown or amplify the risks associated with the foregoing factors.

These risks, as well as other risks associated with the transaction, are more fully discussed in the proxy statement/prospectus included in the registration statement on Form S-4 filed by Discovery with the SEC in connection with the transaction, the registration statement on Form 10 filed by Spinco with the SEC in connection with the transaction and the information statement made available to AT&T’s shareholders in connection with the transaction. Discussions of additional risks and uncertainties are contained in AT&T’s and Discovery’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Neither AT&T nor Discovery is under any obligation, and each expressly disclaims any obligation, to update, alter, or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Persons reading this announcement are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date hereof.



MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+ to Showcase 24 Hours of Mecum Auctions Glendale Coverage





MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+ to Showcase 24 Hours of Mecum Auctions Glendale Coverage Starting March 17
Mecum’s four-day auction in Glendale will offer an estimated 1,500 outstanding collector vehicles.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND TV AND MOTORTREND+ TO SHOWCASE 24 HOURS OF MECUM AUCTIONS GLENDALE COVERAGE STARTING MARCH 17

– 2006 Ford GT Previously Owned by Hall of Fame Quarterback John Elway Highlights MotorTrend’s MECUM GLENDALE 2022 Broadcast –

(Los Angeles) – MotorTrend will air 24 hours of MECUM GLENDALE 2022 auction action live on MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+, the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world, starting on Thursday, March 17 from 2-8 PM ET. Live coverage continues Friday, March 18 from 2-8 PM ET on MotorTrend+ (with an encore presentation at 8 PM ET on MotorTrend TV) then returns to both MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+ on Saturday, March 19 from 2-8 PM ET. See below for the full broadcast schedule.

Mecum’s four-day auction in Glendale will offer an estimated 1,500 outstanding collector vehicles. A few of the main attractions and star cars crossing the block during MotorTrend’s live coverage include: a 2006 Ford GT previously owned by Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway; a Ferrari Classiche-certified 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4; a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe; a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT with just 182 miles; a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback; and many, many more incredible cars.

The auction will also present several private collections including The Mile High Collection, featuring the aforementioned Ford GT, and the Hooked on Vettes Collection with 13 desirable Corvettes including a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster (one of four in black). The Mecum auction in Glendale, Ariz., takes place from Wednesday, March 16 through Saturday, March 19, 2022, at State Farm Stadium.

MECUM GLENDALE 2022 on MotorTrend+ and MotorTrend TV will be hosted by Scott Hoke with commentators John Kraman, Stephen Cox, Bill Stephens, Katie Osborne and Chris Jacobs bringing viewers every thrilling moment of action from the auction floor, exclusive interviews from the staging lanes and in-depth vehicle previews.

MECUM GLENDALE Broadcast Schedule (All Times ET):

Thursday, March 17

2 – 8 p.m. LIVE on MotorTrend+ and MotorTrend TV

Friday, March 18

2 – 8 p.m. LIVE on MotorTrend+

8 p.m. – 2 a.m. on MotorTrend TV (encore presentation)

Saturday, March 19

2 – 8 p.m. simulcast LIVE on MotorTrend+ and MotorTrend TV

MECUM GLENDALE 2022 is the second of 10 Mecum collector car auctions to stream on MotorTrend+ and broadcast live on MotorTrend TV this year. The first, MECUM KISSIMMEE 2022, broke ratings records as 6.3 million people watched – the largest TV audience ever for a Mecum Kissimmee auction and a viewership increase of 76-percent versus last year’s January 2021 telecast on NBC Sports Network. MotorTrend+ earned 10 times more viewers for MECUM KISSIMMEE 2022 than the streaming service’s previous live auction in January 2020, and content on MotorTrend’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts produced more than one million video views and more than 12 million impressions.

MotorTrend+ is the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. MotorTrend+ offers more than 8,400 episodes of world-leading automotive series and specials including the all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA, the most complete collection of classic “TOP GEAR” (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one through 29), the Emmy Award-winning docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, the new hit series KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW and MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS, plus every season of SPEED RACER, WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, BITCHIN’ RIDES, IRON RESURRECTION, TEXAS METAL and many more.

MotorTrend’s MECUM AUCTIONS live coverage is produced by Mecum Auctions, Inc. For Mecum Auction, Inc., Ben Christoffel is executive producer. For MotorTrend+ and MotorTrend TV, David Lee is executive producer and vice president of content and development. For MotorTrend Group, Mike Suggett is head of programming and development, and Alex Wellen is global president and general manager.

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group, a Discovery company, is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s MotorTrend TV and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 1.3 billion monthly impressions across all platforms, the company encompasses television’s No. 1 network for automotive fans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel and MotorTrend+, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain and empower the motoring world.

About Mecum Auctions

Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has specialized in the sale of collector cars since 1988, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin. For further information, visit Mecum.com.



MotorTrend’s “Faster with Finnegan” Is Back for Season 3





MotorTrend’s “Faster with Finnegan” Is Back for Season 3
With 12 episodes, Mike Finnegan, Mike Cotton and Dave Newbern are tackling new builds and challenges while also bringing back some of your favorite project vehicles.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND’S “FASTER WITH FINNEGAN” IS BACK FOR SEASON 3

MotorTrend’s hit show FASTER WITH FINNEGAN is back and better than ever for Season 3 on MotorTrend+! With 12 episodes, Mike Finnegan, Mike Cotton and Dave Newbern are tackling new builds and challenges while also bringing back some of your favorite project vehicles. Can they beat a top fuel dragster with a home-built funny car on dirt? Will they make the Vette Kart even more off-road capable against a professional Pro2 truck driven by Brad DeBerti? Can the Miata hold its own on ice? Will a fake Lamborghini be able to outrun a real Lambo? Can Finnegan actually learn to drift a Pinto Wagon without crashing into Federico Sceriffo’s Formula Drift Ferrari? Will the guys be able to outdo Stubby Bob and take on the famous Little Red Fire Truck wheelstander with a build so big and outrageous you must see it to believe it?

FASTER WITH FINNEGAN season 3 premieres Wednesday, February 9 with new episodes launching weekly on MotorTrend+, the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. MotorTrend+ has more than 8,400 episodes of world-leading automotive series and specials including the all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA, the most complete collection of classic “Top Gear” (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one through 29), the Emmy Award-winning docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, the new hit series KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW and MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS, plus every season of ROADKILL, WHEELER DEALERS, BITCHIN’ RIDES, IRON RESURRECTION, TEXAS METAL and many more. MotorTrend+ is available on media players and streaming devices including Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and on the web, as well as across iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.



MotorTrend’s “Mecum Auctions Kissimmee” Coverage Breaks Ratings Record





MotorTrend’s “Mecum Auctions Kissimmee” Coverage Breaks Ratings Record
On MotorTrend TV, 6.3 million people watched – the largest TV audience ever for a Mecum Kissimmee auction and a viewership increase of 76-percent versus last year’s January 2021 telecast on NBC Sports Network.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND’S “MECUM AUCTIONS KISSIMMEE” COVERAGE BREAKS RATINGS RECORD

-MotorTrend TV Earns Largest TV Audience Ever for a Mecum Kissimmee Auction, Gaining 76-percent More Viewers Versus the January 2021 NBCSN Telecast-

-MotorTrend TV and Discovery Simulcast Was the #1 Non-Sports Telecast for Men 25-54 In Its Time Slot-

-MotorTrend+ Streaming Service and MotorTrend Social Channels Break New Audience and Engagement Records-

(Los Angeles) – MotorTrend jump started its new Mecum Auctions partnership with record viewership of MECUM KISSIMMEE 2022, the world’s largest collector car auction. On MotorTrend TV, 6.3 million people watched – the largest TV audience ever for a Mecum Kissimmee auction and a viewership increase of 76-percent versus last year’s January 2021 telecast on NBC Sports Network.

Additionally, the MotorTrend TV and Discovery MECUM KISSIMMEE 2022 simulcast was the #1 non-sports telecast on cable for Men 25-54 on Saturday, January 15 from 2-4 PM ET. MotorTrend TV viewers watched MECUM KISSIMMEE 2022 on average for nearly three hours (2:48) with new viewers of the network making up more than half of the reach.

“‘Mecum on MotorTrend is off to a sensational start,” said Alex Wellen, global president and general manager, MotorTrend Group. “These auctions are captivating, lively events that our audience undeniably gravitate towards on every one of our platforms. With the very strong performance of Kissimmee, we’re looking forward to delighting America with more live auctions on TV and across our digital platforms throughout the year.”

MotorTrend+ earned ten times more viewers for MECUM KISSIMMEE 2022 than the streaming service’s previous live auction in January 2020, and content on MotorTrend’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts produced more than one million video views and more than 12 million impressions.

MotorTrend’s MECUM KISSIMMEE 2022 aired January 12-15 on MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+ kicking off more than 160 hours of live coverage in 2022. Mecum Kissimmee is the world’s largest collector car auction. This year’s auction set a new record with $217 million in sales – the highest total ever achieved at a single collector car auction. The next auction up on MotorTrend+ and MotorTrend TV is MECUM GLENDALE 2022 on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19.

Source: Nielsen, L+3, P2+ unless noted, 6-min qual on reach. Using a 1-min qual, 9.6M were reached (8.8M on MT, 1.3M on DISC, 0.5M on both)

MotorTrend+, formerly the MotorTrend App, is the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. MotorTrend+ offers more than 8,400 episodes of world-leading automotive series and specials including the all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA, the most complete collection of classic “TOP GEAR” (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one through 28), the Emmy Award-winning docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, the new hit series KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW and MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS, plus every season of SPEED RACER, WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, BITCHIN’ RIDES, IRON RESURRECTION, TEXAS METAL and many more.

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group, a Discovery company, is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s MotorTrend TV and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 1.3 billion monthly impressions across all platforms, the company encompasses television’s No. 1 network for automotive fans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel and MotorTrend+, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain and empower the motoring world.



New Team, New Alliances and Deep-Rooted Grudges Fuel Intense All-New Season of the MotorTrend+ Hit





New Team, New Alliances and Deep-Rooted Grudges Fuel Intense All-New Season of the MotorTrend+ Hit Series “Fastest Cars in the Dirty South”
Grudge racing is a high stakes, competitive world where fabricators and mechanics push cars to the limit so drivers can speed down closed tracks at 140 miles per hour in hot pursuit of bragging rights and cold hard cash.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
NEW TEAM, NEW ALLIANCES AND DEEP-ROOTED GRUDGES FUEL INTENSE ALL-NEW SEASON OF THE MOTORTREND+ HIT SERIES “FASTEST CARS IN THE DIRTY SOUTH”

–Season Three of FASTEST CARS IN THE DIRTY SOUTH Starts Streaming Friday, January 28, 2022, on MotorTrend+–

(Los Angeles) – Grudge racing is a high stakes, competitive world where fabricators and mechanics push cars to the limit so drivers can speed down closed tracks at 140 miles per hour in hot pursuit of bragging rights and cold hard cash. Down in Muscle Shoals, Ala., Eric Malone and Team 256 dominate the fringe sport as the team all other competitors want to take down. In the all-new season of the hit series FASTEST CARS IN THE DIRTY SOUTH, produced by Flying Scoop Media & Entertainment, MotorTrend+ transports viewers inside this hard charging, high stakes sport following Malone and Team 256 as they race across the southern United States.

This season, premiering Friday, January 28, 2022, on MotorTrend+, FASTEST CARS IN THE DIRTY SOUTH picks up in the first episode, “Build Back Better”, after a grueling racing season last year left Team 256 fragmented with little hope for repair. In the race against the Memphis 10, Malcolm Storey stepped up to lead the team to victory after a fight broke out and members of the 256 left the track including Malone. A power struggle within the team followed suit, causing Malone’s former partner Brant Arnold to literally set his contract ablaze. Malone now works to pull the team together again by reconciling with certain teammates while letting others walk. Meanwhile, Storey is forming strategic alliances with rival race teams across the south in a bid to overthrow Malone and Team 256 and take the keys to the FASTEST CARS IN THE DIRTY SOUTH.

Upcoming Episodes of FASTEST CARS IN THE DIRTY SOUTH:

“Grudge of Thrones”

Friday, February 4

Malone puts his team to the test to restore a speedy Chevrolet S10 to its former glory as king of the track at Holly Springs in Mississippi. To claim victory they need to dominate the current crown holder, Jeff Hunt, a nemesis with a fast Mustang that was also built by Team 256 two years ago. Meanwhile, Storey preps his famous Lil’ Duke car for “no prep” grudge racing with help from the Memphis 10 and thickens his plot against Team 256.

“All Torqued Up”

Friday, February 11

Things get all torqued up when Dayne Hearn tells Team 256 about Storey’s new grudge racing team, and Storey is working on wrangling Brant Arnold away from his custom Big Rig trucking business to join his grudge force to go head-to-head against Malone. How will Malone maintain control over the grudge community to power through his new opposition?

“Faster Disaster”

Friday, February 18

As Storey pieces together a new team, a former opponent seeks help on a big wager. Is this a chance to make a splash on the Dirty South racing scene and prove they can be a challenge to Team 256? Or will this Monte Carlo SS bury the fledgling grudge team?

“No Fast Redemption”

Friday, February 25

Team 256 is on a winning streak and dominating the Dirty South. Storey and his team full of 256 outcasts are looking for any opportunity to corner Malone into the ultimate grudge battle. With nowhere to hide, Malone looks to his brother for a rescue mission and Storey puts a new team member to the test at one of his biggest grudge festivals.

“Pull It Together”

Friday, March 4

On the verge of an epic grudge battle for control over the Dirty South racing kingdom, Storey and team struggle to get their cars ready: Arnold’s motor is down, Crystal Newman’s car has a fender bender, and Dayne Hearn is questioning his commitment to the new team. Can Storey pull this new unnamed team together to even make it to race day against Team 256?

“Kings of Grudge”

Friday, March 11

Today is the first battle in a war for control over the Dirty South. Storey has pulled together a force that just might be able to match the strength of Team 256, but with Hearn’s motor down and Storey’s “Lil’ Duke” fighting gremlins the newly named Team Outkasts could be in for a slaughter. The victor of this grudge race will be the team that plays the best game of chess to outmaneuver their opponent.

“Grudge In Motor City”

Friday, March 18

Notoriety for Team 256 is spreading across America. Now, Dodge is challenging Malone to a grudge shootout on Woodward Avenue in Detroit. He’ll go up against social media superstars to see who can build the fastest Hellcat with a stock drivetrain and $10,000 for upgrades. Meanwhile, Storey and his Outcasts are looking for their own way to prove their strength and break out of the south when they get called out by Jay Payso, a grudge maven who claims he and his team are the fastest cars in Motor City. Will Team Outcasts finally come together as a formidable force, or will this race be the final nail in the coffin?

Eric Malone is a master mechanic with a deep passion for racing. If he’s not roaring down a track, then he’s buried beneath a car’s hood tuning getting the best out of an engine. Early on Malone gained a passion for rebuilding engines and racing. His talent for fixing broken motors at the track gained him a job with renowned Alabama drag racer Kenny Ford, the owner of Muscles Shoals’ Performance Torque Converters (PTC). While working for Kenny, Eric paved the way for legal street racing on closed tracks and built a reputation for having one of the fastest cars in the south. Today the best race car builders and grudge racers around Muscle Shoals compete to be on Malone’s Team 256.

Team 256 is a fast, fearsome group of drivers, fabricators, and top mechanics. They race so fast that teams from across the region avoid them whenever possible out of fear of losing. Malone has changed the grudge racing game to attract worthy competitors. Now he takes the slowest car from another team, upgrades it and then races their opponents with their very own cars. Viewers of FASTEST CARS IN THE DIRTY SOUTH get an inside look at every step of Team 256’s grudge racing process – from the high-stakes betting and negotiations to car customizations and the intensity and speed of race day.

New episodes of FASTEST CARS IN THE DIRTY SOUTH stream Fridays on MotorTrend+, and debut on MotorTrend TV approximately one week later on Wednesdays starting February 2 at 10 PM ET/PT. Watch the first two seasons of FASTEST CARS IN THE DIRTY SOUTH on MotorTrend+.

MotorTrend+, formerly the MotorTrend App, is the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. MotorTrend+ offers more than 8,400 episodes of world-leading automotive series and specials including the all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA, the most complete collection of classic “TOP GEAR” (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one through 29), the Emmy Award-winning docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, the new hit series KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW and MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS, plus every season of SPEED RACER, WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, BITCHIN’ RIDES, IRON RESURRECTION, TEXAS METAL and many more.

FASTEST CARS IN THE DIRTY SOUTH is produced for MotorTrend+ by Flying Scoop Media & Entertainment. For Flying Scoop Media & Entertainment, Mark Finkelpearl and Nate Starck are executive producers. For MotorTrend+, Sam Wackerle is executive producer and Mike Suggett is head of programming and development. Alex Wellen is global president and general manager of MotorTrend Group.

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group, a Discovery company, is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s MotorTrend TV and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV, and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 1.3 billion monthly impressions across all platforms, the company encompasses television’s No. #1 network for automotive fans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel, and MotorTrend+, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain, and empower the motoring world.



MotorTrend Group and Mecum Auction, Inc. Create a Multi-Year Strategic Partnership





MotorTrend Group and Mecum Auction, Inc. Create a Multi-Year Strategic Partnership to Deliver Exclusive, Live Coverage of All Mecum Auctions
Under the agreement, MotorTrend will broadcast and stream more than 160 hours of live coverage across 10 Mecum Auctions.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND GROUP AND MECUM AUCTION, INC. CREATE A MULTI-YEAR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO DELIVER EXCLUSIVE, LIVE COVERAGE OF ALL MECUM AUCTIONS

–More Than 160 Hours of Live MECUM AUCTIONS Coverage to Stream on MotorTrend+ and Broadcast on MotorTrend TV Starting in 2022–

(Los Angeles) – MotorTrend Group and Mecum Auction, Inc. announced today a new multi-year agreement that delivers exclusive, live coverage of Mecum Auctions on MotorTrend+ and MotorTrend TV beginning in January 2022. Under the agreement, MotorTrend will broadcast and stream more than 160 hours of live coverage across ten MECUM AUCTIONS including Kissimmee, Fla., Glendale, Ariz., Indianapolis, Harrisburg, Pa., Monterey, Calif., Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas (autos and motorcycles), and Tulsa, Okla.

“Mecum is the leading automotive auction company in the world with the most extraordinary variety of vehicles,” said Alex Wellen, global president and general manager, MotorTrend Group. “Car fans everywhere will be able to watch all MECUM AUCTIONS on MotorTrend’s subscription streaming service anytime, anywhere and on MotorTrend TV, but that’s only the beginning: Together with Mecum, we will channel our collective fans’ passions with the launch of a wide range of interactive, personal experiences across all of our digital platforms.”

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with the MotorTrend Group, the world’s most expansive and prominent automotive media company,” said Dave Magers, CEO, Mecum Auctions. “This is not simply a new TV programming deal, this is a strategic media partnership between Mecum and MotorTrend coming together to create engaging new experiences for automotive enthusiasts across the entire media landscape. We are very excited to be working with Alex Wellen and the entire MotorTrend team on many future opportunities.”

2022 MECUM AUCTIONS Schedule on MotorTrend+ and MotorTrend TV:

January 12 – 15 Kissimmee, Fla.

January 28 – 29 Las Vegas (Motorcycles)

March 18 – 19 Glendale, Ariz.

April 1 – 2 Houston, Texas

May 18 – 21 Indianapolis, Ind.

June 10 – 11 Tulsa, Okla.

July 28 – 30 Harrisburg, Pa.

August 19 – 20 Monterey, Calif.

September 8 – 10 Dallas

October 14 – 15 Chicago

November 11 – 12 Las Vegas

MotorTrend+, formerly the MotorTrend App, is the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. MotorTrend + offers more than 8,400 episodes of world-leading automotive series and specials including the all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA, the most complete collection of classic “TOP GEAR” (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one through 28), the Emmy Award-winning docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, the new hit series KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW and MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS, plus every season of SPEED RACER, WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, BITCHIN’ RIDES, IRON RESURRECTION, TEXAS METAL and many more.

MotorTrend’s MECUM AUCTIONS live coverage is produced by Mecum Auctions, Inc. For Mecum Auction, Inc. Ben Christoffel is executive producer. For MotorTrend, David Lee is executive producer, and vice president of content and development. For MotorTrend Group, Mike Suggett is head of programming and development, and Alex Wellen is global president and general manager.

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s MotorTrend TV and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV, and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 1.3 billion monthly impressions across all platforms, the company encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive fans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel, and MotorTrend+, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain, and empower the motoring world.

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

About Mecum Auctions

Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has specialized in the sale of collector cars since 1988, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin. For further information, visit Mecum.com.



MotorTrend’s Hit Series “Garage Squad” Returns with New Co-Host





MotorTrend’s Hit Series “Garage Squad” Returns with New Co-Host to Transform Stalled Projects Into Dream Rides
Season eight streams Thursday, October 14 on the MotorTrend App and debuts one week later on MotorTrend TV starting Wednesday, October 20 at 10:00/9:00c.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND’S HIT SERIES “GARAGE SQUAD” RETURNS WITH NEW CO-HOST TO TRANSFORM STALLED PROJECTS INTO DREAM RIDES

–Season Eight of GARAGE SQUAD Streams Thursday, October 14 on the MotorTrend App, and Debuts One Week Later on MotorTrend TV Starting Wednesday, October 20 at 10 PM ET/PT–

(Los Angeles) – MotorTrend’s hit series GARAGE SQUAD is back with a new co-host, new cars, and new transformations! MotorTrend announced the addition of Bogi Lateiner, an ASE master certified technician and host of ALL GIRLS GARAGE, to the GARAGE SQUAD team. Bogi joins as co-host alongside National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Bruno Massel and lead mechanic Joe Zolper who are now in their 8th season as co-hosts of the series. Season eight of GARAGE SQUAD streams Thursday, October 14 on the MotorTrend App and debuts one week later on MotorTrend TV starting Wednesday, October 20 at 10 PM ET/PT.

Bogi has hosted the popular MotorTrend series ALL GIRLS GARAGE since it launched in 2012. As a young woman Bogi pursued automotive repair as a career, becoming an ASE master certified technician and custom car builder. Her passion for empowering women through auto repair led her to found Girl Gang Garage, a unique auto shop whose purpose is to encourage and champion the entry and advancement of women within the automotive and skilled trade industries.

“I’m excited to join GARAGE SQUAD, which is all about changing lives one car at a time,” said new GARAGE SQUAD co-host Bogi Lateiner. “I’m looking forward to helping make dreams come true by getting some amazing cars back on the road and providing real tips for viewers to use on their cars at home.”

In each episode the GARAGE SQUAD comes to the rescue with a team of highly trained mechanics and experts who take over a car owner’s garage with the goal to transform their stalled project into an automotive dream ride. Across America, countless car aficionados have bought a less than perfect version of their dream car hoping their amateur mechanical chops would return that lackluster ride to glory, but are short on knowhow, time, money, and the right tools. Fortunately, the GARAGE SQUAD is always up for doing what it takes to bring joyful tears to even the most hardened car owners.

Upcoming GARAGE SQUAD Episodes:

“A Scooter Gangster and Her Camaro”

Thursday, October 14

Tiffany had this ’89 Camaro for 20 years, but blew it up during a burnout competition nine years ago. Knowing how much she loves this car, her all-female “scooter gang” joins the GARAGE SQUAD to get Tiffany and her car back on the road.

“Two Brothers and a Unicorn Ramcharger”

Thursday, October 21

As a way to repay his brother for his selfless generosity, a younger brother calls in the GARAGE SQUAD to help get an ’84 ramcharger squared away both inside and under the hood.

“Best Anniversary Gift EVER — Well, Sort Of”

Thursday, October 28

As a surprise to his parents for their 30th wedding anniversary, their son bought them a ’71 Plymouth Roadrunner. The bigger surprise was that it didn’t run and sat in the garage for 10 years. That is, until the GARAGE SQUAD came to the rescue.

“Little Car, Big Problems”

Thursday, November 4

Having met and married his wife, the owner of an ’82 Mazda RX-7 “date magnet” put it in the garage where it sat for 28 years. The GARAGE SQUAD puts the pep back into the step of this 80’s classic.

“Buick Regal’s Engine Go BOOM”

Thursday, November 11

A friendly street drag race went horribly wrong for the owner of an ’87 Buick Regal turbo. The GARAGE SQUAD pulls out all the stops to get this beauty back into competition shape.

“The Closest Call”

Thursday, November 18

The GARAGE SQUAD has never missed a reveal day, but this twin-turbo charged ’72 Nova was one surprise problem after the next, going down to the wire on this one.

Season Eight Featured Cars:

· 1989 Chevrolet Camaro

· 1987 Buick Regal

· 1984 Dodge Ramcharger

· 1971 Plymouth Road Runner

· 1982 Mazda RX7

· 1971 Chevrolet Nova

· 1955 Chevrolet Delivery Wagon

· 1972 Ford Torino

· 1979 Ford Bronco

· Detomaso Pantera

New episodes of GARAGE SQUAD stream Thursdays beginning October 14 on the MotorTrend App with episodes airing one week later on MotorTrend TV starting Wednesday, October 20 at 10 PM ET/PT.

The MotorTrend App, the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world, offers more than 8,700 episodes of world-leading automotive series and specials including the all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA, the most complete collection of classic “TOP GEAR” (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one through 27), the hit docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW and MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS, plus every season of WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, BITCHIN’ RIDES, IRON RESURRECTION, TEXAS METAL and many more.

The MotorTrend App is available on Prime Video Channels in the U.S., Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and on the web. The MotorTrend App is also available across iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices.

GARAGE SQUAD is produced for Motor Trend Group by Super Genius. For Super Genius, Ted Lega is executive producer. For MotorTrend Group, Sam Wackerle is executive producer. Mike Suggett is head of programming and development for MotorTrend Group. Alex Wellen is global president and general manager of MotorTrend Group.

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s MotorTrend TV and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV, and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 1.3 billion monthly impressions across all platforms, the company encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive superfans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel, and the MotorTrend App, the only auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain, and empower the motoring world.

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.