Kevin Hart & The Plastic Cup Boyz Set to Star in “Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew”





Kevin Hart & The Plastic Cup Boyz Set to Star in “Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew,” The New Original Automotive Series Coming to MotorTrend’s Streaming Service
Production is currently underway with the series, produced by Propagate Content’s Big Breakfast and HartBeat Productions, scheduled to premiere in the third quarter of 2021.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
KEVIN HART & THE PLASTIC CUP BOYZ SET TO STAR IN “KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW,” THE NEW ORIGINAL AUTOMOTIVE SERIES COMING TO MOTORTREND’S STREAMING SERVICE

–Eight-Episode Series Scheduled to Start Streaming in 3Q21 on the MotorTrend App–

(Los Angeles) – MotorTrend Group announced today the greenlight of KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW, the all-new original automotive series from actor, comedian, producer and avid car collector Kevin Hart and his famous comedy crew The Plastic Cup Boyz. KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW will take a lighthearted, hilarious look at the world of car collecting and what it means to be a muscle car devotee as they attempt to successfully launch their own automotive club. Production is currently underway with the series, produced by Propagate Content’s Big Breakfast and HartBeat Productions, scheduled to premiere in 3Q21 only on the MotorTrend App, the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world.

Members of Kevin Hart’s crew, affectionately named The Plastic Cup Boyz, include John Clausell, Ron Everline, Spank Horton, Harry Ratchford and Joey Wells. Lucky Costa from MotorTrend’s HOT ROD GARAGE will be the house mechanic for the crew in the new series, advising them on their muscle car builds and helping them through a crash course on car culture.

“Fans will have a ball experiencing this classic car journey through the eyes of Kevin Hart and The Plastic Cup Boyz,” said Alex Wellen, president and general manager, MotorTrend Group. “It’s a 101 course on everything we love about car culture with the hilarity and humility that only Kevin and his crew can bring to storytelling.”

“We’re excited to partner with MotorTrend and Propagate to explore car culture through this unique lens of friendship and comedy,” said Mike Stein, head of TV, HartBeat Productions. “It’s a new content genre for HartBeat Productions, and we can’t wait to share it with audiences.”

Harry Ratchford said, “We are very excited about the opportunity for HartBeat and The Plastic Cup Boyz to bring a one-of-kind car show to MotorTrend. Car collecting and car club is something we enjoy while on the road touring and we think the audience will enjoy learning and laughing alongside us… So buckle up for a journey into classic car culture.”

“THIS IS NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S CAR SHOW! This is high powered, supercharged, excitement. Claim your seat and hold on tight as we explore this world of high-octane power from the lens of collectors and comedians,” said Joey Wells.

“We are thrilled to team with Kevin Hart, The Plastic Cup Boyz, and MotorTrend on this series,” said Luke Kelly-Clyne, president, Big Breakfast.

“Kevin and his crew’s love for all things cars is infectious, and we think gearheads and novices alike will love the show,” added Kevin Healey, chief creative officer and executive producer, Big Breakfast.

In KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW Kevin Hart and the Plastic Cup Boyz will tackle the big questions around becoming a devoted automotive fan plus the challenges of owning classic cars. From choosing a project vehicle and finding a trusted mechanic, to customizing, racing, and flipping the car at auction, Hart and his crew of friends settle internal debates with the help of experts in the automotive world while gaining hard-earned classic car wisdom.

The MotorTrend App offers more than 8,500 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 thru 27), the hit docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, plus every season of SPEED RACER, WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, BITCHIN’ RIDES, IRON RESURRECTION, TEXAS METAL and many more.

The MotorTrend App, the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world, 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.

KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW is produced for the MotorTrend App by HartBeat Productions and Big Breakfast. Luke Kelly-Clyne, Kevin Healey, and Rebecca Graham Forde are executive producers for Big Breakfast with Propagate’s Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Drew Buckley. For HartBeat Productions, Kevin Hart, Bryan Smiley, Mike Stein, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells and Brenden Carter are executive producers and Tiffany Brown is co-producer. Hart is repped by 3 Arts, UTA and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham. For the MotorTrend App, David Lee and Gabriel VanHuss are executive producers. For MotorTrend Group, Mike Suggett is head of programming and development and Alex Wellen is global president and general manager.

About HartBeat Productions

Founded by Kevin Hart, HartBeat Productions is multi-platform production company creating unique content for worldwide audiences. With a focus in Feature Films, Television and Digital Content, HartBeat aims to provide content from culturally diverse storytellers that resonate on a global scale. Hartbeat produced Kevin Hart’s recent standup special “”Zero F**ks Given” which was Netflix’s most watched comedy special in 2020 with over 20 million views. HartBeat’s first feature film Night School had the highest grossing opening weekend for a comedy in 2018. Other projects include “Dave,” which was FXX’s most watched comedy ever and has been picked up for second season. Other credits include London Hughes comedy special “Catch a D**k”, “Celebrity Game Face” on E!, “The Next Level” and “Hart of the City” on Comedy Central. HartBeat currently has numerous Film and Television projects in various stages of development.

About Big Breakfast

Big Breakfast, a Propagate company, is a full-service production studio that creates premium scripted, unscripted, and hybrid comedic content for broadcast, cable, digital and streaming platforms. Company credits include truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything, and Fameless; Pop’s Hot Date; Netflix’s Prank Encounters; Comedy Central’s Loafy; Quibi’s Dishmantled; Paramount+’s Remote; Facebook Watch’s breakout game show I Want My Phone Back, and many more. As the studio that made CollegeHumor Originals the #1 most-viewed comedy YouTube channel, Big Breakfast’s online content is some of the most-watched and shared on the Internet. The company has earned 20 Webby Awards and 12 Telly Awards, with its digital content garnering more than five billion views.

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.



Motortrend Greenlights “Motor MythBusters,” Spinoff Of Iconic “MythBusters” Series





Motortrend Greenlights “Motor MythBusters,” Spinoff Of Iconic “MythBusters” Series
Starring former “MythBusters” alum Tory Belleci, mechanic Faye Hadley, and engineer and professional race car driver Bisi Ezerioha, the eight-episode series is slated to premiere in the third quarter of 2021 and is being produced by Beyond Productions.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND GREENLIGHTS “MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS,” SPINOFF OF ICONIC “MYTHBUSTERS” SERIES

— MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS to Debut in Third Quarter of 2021 Exclusively on the MotorTrend App —

Looking to answer the biggest questions on every car fan’s mind, MotorTrend is melding science with the street in a joyful search for truth behind popular automotive myths in the all-new series MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS. Starring former MYTHBUSTERS alum Tory Belleci, mechanic Faye Hadley, and engineer and professional race car driver Bisi Ezerioha, the eight-episode MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS series is slated to premiere in the third quarter of 2021 and is being produced by Beyond Productions.

“We are taking on the famous builds that belie belief with our original take on the beloved MYTHBUSTERS franchise,” said Alex Wellen, president and general manager, MotorTrend Group. “Some of the most famous episodes of the original series prominently featured vehicles, and fans want more. MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS brings viewers the most in-depth look yet with Tory, Faye, and Bisi who won’t rest until they’ve confirmed or busted the biggest automotive myths.”

Each episode of MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS tackles stories generated by pop culture, viral videos or urban legends. In a quest to separate fact from fiction, Tory, Faye, and Bisi put cars through extreme tests to confirm or debunk everything from extreme Hollywood car stunts to everyday questions that bug car owners.

“This spinoff series is a marriage made in heaven,” said Beyond Productions president, John Luscombe. “The original, long-running MYTHBUSTERS show attracted a legion of dedicated and ever-curious fans and became a classic. Bringing our familiar scientific method approach to a series dedicated to all-things automotive is an exciting extension to an iconic franchise and I can think of no better partner for this new series than MotorTrend.”

The MotorTrend App offers 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 thru 27), the hit docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, plus every season of SPEED RACER, WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, BITCHIN’ RIDES, IRON RESURRECTION, TEXAS METAL and many more.

The MotorTrend App, the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world, 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.

MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS is produced for the MotorTrend App by Beyond Productions. Ryan Senter and John Luscombe are executive producers for Beyond Productions along with Tory Belleci. Joshua C. Berkley is executive producer for MotorTrend. 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 fast-growing 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.

About Beyond Productions

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and with offices in Los Angeles and London, Beyond Productions has a reputation for creating and producing ratings-winning and genre-defining programs; including pop-culture classic and multi-Emmy-nominated franchise MythBusters for Discovery US, My Lottery Dream Home for HGTV US, Logie-award-winning Selling Houses Australia for Foxtel, long-running true-crime original Deadly Women for Investigation Discovery, ambitious investigative series Curse of Akakor for Facebook Watch, innovative science series White Rabbit Project for Netflix, and dog grooming competition format Pooch Perfect, produced by Beyond Productions UK for the BBC and by sister company Beyond Media Rights for ABC in the US.



MotorTrend App Premieres Second Season of the Hit Series “Faster with Finnegan”





MotorTrend App Premieres Second Season of the Hit Series “Faster with Finnegan,” Hosted by Mike Finnegan of “Roadkill”
Mike Finnegan guides hobbyist mechanics and car lovers across America on how to get more speed from their project vehicles.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND APP PREMIERES SECOND SEASON OF THE HIT SERIES “FASTER WITH FINNEGAN,” HOSTED BY MIKE FINNEGAN OF “ROADKILL”

WHAT: MotorTrend today premiered the second season of the hit series FASTER WITH FINNEGAN, hosted by Mike Finnegan and produced by MotorTrend Studios. Mike Finnegan guides hobbyist mechanics and car lovers across America on how to get more speed from their project vehicles. In each episode of FASTER WITH FINNEGAN, Finnegan and his friends David Newbern and Mike Cotten seek answers while sharing with viewers the knowledge, the technology, the real-life problems and the hard work that come with adding speed to their vehicles within a limited timeframe and without breaking the bank.

WHEN: Episode 1 premiers Wednesday, February 3, 2021, and weekly thereafter.

WHERE: Stream on the MotorTrend App. The MotorTrend App 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 Most Watched Series “Roadkill” Returns for Season 10 on the MotorTrend App





MotorTrend’s Most Watched Series “Roadkill” Returns for Season 10 on the MotorTrend App
Since debuting on YouTube in 2011, the series has amassed tens of millions of viewers across MotorTrend’s streaming service and television network.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND’S MOST WATCHED SERIES “ROADKILL” RETURNS FOR SEASON 10 ON THE MOTORTREND APP

–All-New Season of ROADKILL, Starring David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan Streaming now on the MotorTrend App —

(Los Angeles) -MotorTrend’s most watched streaming series, ROADKILL, is back on the MotorTrend App celebrating its tenth season with hosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan bringing even more motorized mayhem to the open road. Since debuting on YouTube in 2011, ROADKILL has amassed tens of millions of viewers across MotorTrend’s streaming service and television network, and spawned a number of hit spin-offs including ROADKILL GARAGE, ROADKILL EXTRA, ENGINE MASTERS, ROADKILL’S JUNKYARD GOLD, 3K HOOPTIE CHALLENGE and FASTER WITH FINNEGAN.

“ROADKILL is unlike any other automotive series out there,” said Mike Suggett, head of programming and development, MotorTrend Group. “Freiburger and Finnegan have built a very loyal following celebrating their glorious failures with complete clunkers. Doing that for nine seasons with the tenth in their sights is completely unique. We can’t wait to see what kind of fun the guys continue having with limited budgets and unlimited creativity.”

Every episode of ROADKILL finds David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan dreaming up outlandish things to do with outrageous cars, taking on overwhelming challenges and continuing their love/hate relationship with hot rods, “barely legal” street machines, and other highly strung performance vehicles. Now in their tenth season, the dynamic duo seek out gearhead adventures by adding more horsepower, delivering more action, and leaving fear by the roadside as they fix some of their favorite classic ROADKILL vehicles and pick up some new additions to add to their fleet, all to ensure that no automotive challenge is too far-fetched.

On the first episode of season 10, “More Doors, Less Floors!” streaming now on the MotorTrend App, Freiburger and Finnegan rediscover the 440-powered 1971 Chrysler Newport 8-door airport car they found back in Season 9. Nothing says winter road trip fun like taking 24 feet of rusted out, floorless junk from Fargo, North Dakota to the warmer climate and dirt tracks of Nebraska! New episodes of ROADKILL premiere monthly on the MotorTrend App through December 2021.

Additionally, the MotorTrend App offers more than 8,000 episodes and more than 3,600 hours of world-leading automotive series and specials including the most complete collection of classic TOP GEAR (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one thru 27), the all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA and NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, plus every season of SPEED RACER, WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, FAST N’ LOUD, BITCHIN’ RIDES, IRON RESURRECTION, TEXAS METAL and many more. The MotorTrend App 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.

ROADKILL is produced by MotorTrend Studios with Dustin Gould as executive producer. Mike Suggett is head of programming and development and Alex Wellen is global president and general manager for MotorTrend Group.

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing 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.



Join the Joy Ride! “Top Gear America” Premieres January 29th

Join the Joy Ride! “Top Gear America,” Starring Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon, Premieres January 29 on the MotorTrend App
“I’m ashamed of how much fun we have making this show. It can’t be possible that after a week of driving exotic cars like rentals and focusing solely on making each other laugh, we would receive paychecks,” said Shepard.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
JOIN THE JOY RIDE! “TOP GEAR AMERICA,” STARRING DAX SHEPARD, ROB CORDDRY AND JETHRO BOVINGDON, PREMIERES JANUARY 29 ON THE MOTORTREND APP

–TOP GEAR AMERICA on MotorTrend is the All-New U.S. Reboot of the BBC Studios Format–

(Los Angeles) – Hit the road this January for the joy ride of a lifetime with Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon in the all-new, highly anticipated U.S. format of TOP GEAR, TOP GEAR AMERICA. Premiering Friday, January 29, 2021, exclusively on the MotorTrend App, TOP GEAR AMERICA, co-produced by BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm, delivers a uniquely fresh take on classic TOP GEAR, the world’s biggest motoring show, by following the motorized mischief and supercharged adventures of Shepard, Corddry and Bovingdon across America.

“This series is for anyone who’s ever traveled on four wheels. Dax, Rob, and Jethro are an irresistible trio, and they’re giving viewers the ultimate, inside track on some of the most eye-popping, unique rides,” said Alex Wellen, global president and general manager, MotorTrend Group. “TOP GEAR is beloved worldwide. MotorTrend is proud to work with BBC Studios to bring TOP GEAR AMERICA to fans across the country.”

“The TOP GEAR format has proven itself a powerful global phenomenon, winning over generations of audiences as an enduring fan favorite,” said Valerie Bruce, General Manager, L.A. Productions, BBC Studios. “In this bold new version of TOP GEAR AMERICA, Dax, Rob and Jethro put themselves to the test to achieve the ultimate adrenaline rush as they hit the road, with their signature combination of humor and camaraderie, fueled by friendly competition, delivering pure entertainment. BBC Studios is thrilled to partner with MotorTrend to introduce this break-through production that celebrates America’s thriving car culture with talent who embody the adventurous spirit of the TOP GEAR brand.”

Whether it’s searching for the perfect driver’s road to unleash elite supercars on or on an epic road trip in a trio of clunkers, Dax, Rob and Jethro are on a mission to drive the wheels off whatever they can get their hands on; celebrating all the things they love about cars and arguing about the things they don’t. TOP GEAR AMERICA takes an irreverent look at the auto industry each week as Dax, Rob and Jethro tackle challenges with comedy, class and commitment.

“I’m ashamed of how much fun we have making this show. It can’t be possible that after a week of driving exotic cars like rentals and focusing solely on making each other laugh, we would receive paychecks,” said Shepard.

“On the very first day of shooting I was, no kidding, dumbstruck by the chemistry I had with Dax and Jethro. It was like we’d been busting each others’ chops our whole lives. I looked at Dax and he was thinking the same thing because he smirked and whispered to me, ‘We’ve got lightening in a bottle here.’ From minute one, we all knew we had something special on our hands. Is it as good as the original show? Yeah, I actually think it is. Is it better? I think that’s up to the viewer to decide,” said Corddry.

“Top Gear is the dream job and I’ll admit to feeling the pressure. This is the show, after all. But it’s been so much fun to work on. Dax and Rob are genuinely hilarious people, we got some of the coolest and some of the crappiest cars in America to drive the wheels off of. Literally did so in some cases. It’s the best, most fun sort of chaos and I can’t wait for people to see it,” said Bovingdon.

In the season one premiere Friday, January 29, 2021, on the MotorTrend App, Dax, Rob, and Jethro test the world of supercars by choosing vehicles to drive that perfectly reflect their personality. Dax, a Detroit native, chooses the 2020 Shelby GT 500 while Rob, a Porsche enthusiast, selects the 2020 Porsche GT3, and Jethro, the veteran supercar driver in the group, handpicks the 2020 McLaren GT. Three very different vehicles for three very different drivers who seek to find out who is fastest among them. Also, Dax and Jethro try teaching Rob how to drift and Dax heads to the airport for a fitting send off to the Lamborghini Huracan.

Upcoming Episode Schedule:

“Future Classics”

Friday, February 5

Dax, Rob and Jethro are off to Arizona to pick up cars they think will sell for big money in the future, and drive them back to L.A. Meanwhile, Jethro has double vision while reviewing a Pagani Huayra, and The Stig establishes the leaderboard.

“Overlanding For 5K”

Friday, February 12

The guys head to an ancient lava field to see if you need big bucks to go overlanding, or if you can you do it in five thousand-dollar vehicles. Meanwhile, Dax has a revelation about turning left as he reviews the new Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody.

“Luxury SUVs”

Friday, February 19

Dax, Rob and Jethro take a Porsche, Bentley, and Lamborghini SUV to Colorado to see if they’re worth it, and if altitude is the best remedy for a headache. Jethro goes to a frozen lake to see how many tires it takes to float a 10,000-pound vehicle.

“Hot Rods”

Friday, February 26

Dax, Rob and Jethro take to local streets and remote lake beds in hot rods for under $5000, while The Stig surprises the guys with a little extra pressure. Dax makes it personal while racing an iconic Ferrari with a homemade station wagon.

“Save Rally Racing”

Friday, March 5

Dax, Rob and Jethro attempt to fix the sport of rally racing in an Infiniti, a Nissan, and a Subaru while Dax nurses an injury. Meanwhile, Dax teaches us how to pull a fast one on a significant other while reviewing the new BMW X5M Competition.

TOP GEAR AMERICA is presented by Valvoline, a leading worldwide supplier of premium branded automotive lubricants and services. Via a custom vignette [view here / download here] Valvoline will receive exposure across MotorTrend’s various platforms as part of the sponsorship agreement.

TOP GEAR AMERICA is part of the MotorTrend App’s ultimate collection of TOP GEAR content which includes:

· 190+ episodes of the beloved TOP GEAR UK series spanning seasons 1 thru 27;

· all available TOP GEAR UK specials;

· three seasons (19 total episodes) of TOP GEAR: EXTRA GEAR;

· MotorTrend exclusive BEST OF TOP GEAR episodes;

· and full seasons of related series including RICHARD HAMMOND’S CRASH COURSE and JAMES MAY’S CARS OF THE PEOPLE.

Additionally, the MotorTrend App offers more than 8,000 episodes and more than 3,600 hours of world-leading automotive series and specials including the most complete collection of classic TOP GEAR (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one thru 27), the all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA and NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, plus every season of SPEED RACER, WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, FAST N’ LOUD, BITCHIN’ RIDES, IRON RESURRECTION, TEXAS METAL and many more. The MotorTrend App 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.

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 the MotorTrend App by BBC Studios. Craig Armstrong is the showrunner and Travis Shakespeare is executive producer for BBC Studios. For MotorTrend Group, 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 specialisms, with brands like Dancing with the Stars/Strictly Come Dancing, Top Gear, Doctor Who and Bluey. BBC Studios has offices in 22 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 2,500 hours of content a year for both the BBC and third parties including Apple, Amazon and China Mobile, 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. To the BBC, BBC Studios contributes both cash dividends and funds for program-making, supporting the license fee and enhancing programs for UK audiences. In the Americas, BBC Studios – with team members across the region – operates two production units. The primary unit in Los Angeles is responsible for ratings juggernaut and Emmy(R)-nominated Dancing with the Stars and multi-award-winning Life Below Zero. In Brazil, through a production partnership with Endemol Shine, local productions Dancing Brasil and Bake Off Brasil have become breakout hits. The company manages joint venture relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC AMERICA (U.S.) – home of original series Killing Eve and global brands Seven Worlds: One Planet, Doctor Who, and Top Gear – and with ITV for SVoD service BritBox (U.S./Canada), as well as strategic partnerships in Canada with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel and Corus for BBC Canada. The company also operates a robust linear and digital content sales and co-productions operation, as well as a franchise management business. About MotorTrend Group MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing MotorTrend TV, formerly Velocity, 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 content views 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.

MotorTrend’s All-New Series Reaches New Heights with “Pikes Peak: On the Edge”





MotorTrend’s All-New Series Reaches New Heights with “Pikes Peak: On the Edge”
The three-part special premieres Wednesday, December 16 on the MotorTrend App.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND’S ALL-NEW SERIES REACHES NEW HEIGHTS WITH “PIKES PEAK: ON THE EDGE”

–All-New Series World Premieres Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Exclusively on the MotorTrend App–

(Los Angeles) – Automotive thrill seekers, get excited! MotorTrend is taking viewers to new heights in the fast-paced, all-new three-part special PIKES PEAK: ON THE EDGE, premiering Wednesday, December 16 on the MotorTrend App, the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. PIKES PEAK: ON THE EDGE documents the inside story of The 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, as seen through the eyes of competitors risking their lives on America’s most dangerous race course.

More than 12 miles long, Pikes Peak is a death-defying challenge for the most experienced drivers. At high speeds they must navigate blind turns with very few guardrails in a climb reaching more than two-and-a-half miles above sea level in Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb requires months of preparations and, for some, more than a year of work just to qualify.

In Part one, “14,115 Feet Up,” of PIKES PEAK: ON THE EDGE, six drivers – some who are amateurs seeking glory and some who are pros seeking redemption – prepare for America’s ultimate racing challenge. Veteran driver Dai Yoshihara hopes his team can get his Toyota 86 to perform while former powerboat racer Chris Becker hopes he’s prepared enough to stay out of the trees this year. All have their eyes on the summit of Pikes Peak, 14,115 feet into the sky.

Part two, “You Don’t Spin at Pikes Peak,” starts with a challenging 3:00 A.M. practice session where multiple cars crash and some drivers struggle with cars that continue to break down. Who will survive to race day? In Part three, “The Mountain Decides,” each driver gets just one shot to make it up the mountain, but not all will reach the summit. One driver surprises himself by destroying a record while another driver comes up just short.

Stream all three parts of PIKES PEAK: ON THE EDGE beginning Wednesday, December 16, 2020, exclusively on the MotorTrend App.

Additionally, the MotorTrend App offers more than 8,000 episodes and more than 3,600 hours of world-leading automotive series and specials including the most complete collection of classic TOP GEAR (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one thru 27), the upcoming TOP GEAR AMERICA and the all-new NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, plus every season of SPEED RACER, WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, FAST N’ LOUD, BITCHIN’ RIDES, HOT ROD GARAGE, TEXAS METAL and many more. The MotorTrend App 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.

PIKES PEAK: ON THE EDGE is produced for MotorTrend Group by TangentVector. JF Musial, Matt Hardigree, and Reed McDonagh are executive producers for TangentVector, the company behind the hit Netflix film APEX: The Story of the Hypercar. For MotorTrend Group, David Lee is executive producer and Mike Suggett is head of programming and development. Alex Wellen is global president and general manager for MotorTrend Group.

About The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

First staged in 1916, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest race in America. The invitation-only event, often referred to as The Race to the Clouds is held annually on the last Sunday of June on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, near Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. The famous 12.42-mile course consists of 156 turns, boasts an elevation gain of 4,725 feet, and reaches a finish line at 14,115 feet above sea level. The PPIHC’s automobile categories feature a wide variety of vehicles representing multiple forms of motorsport; everything from production-based Time Attack challengers to purpose-built Open Wheel racers and state-of-the-art Unlimited vehicles take on America’s Mountain pursuing victory. The 100th Running of this iconic motorsports event will take place in 2022.

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing MotorTrend TV, formerly Velocity, 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 2 billion monthly content views 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 and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour to create the Global Home of Golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, 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 https://corporate.discovery.com/ and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.



MotorTrend Mixes Motors and Merriment in the All-New “Holiday Hooptie Challenge”





MotorTrend Mixes Motors and Merriment in the All-New “Holiday Hooptie Challenge”
One part white elephant gift exchange, one part driving competition, one part chaos and all parts merriment, the special is like your typical holiday celebration but with burnouts and drag racing.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND MIXES MOTORS AND MERRIMENT IN THE ALL-NEW “HOLIDAY HOOPTIE CHALLENGE”

–HOLIDAY HOOPTIE CHALLENGE Premieres Friday, November 27 on the MotorTrend App–

–MotorTrend’s Hooptie Holiday Bundle Offers Savings on Subscriptions to the MotorTrend App, MotorTrend and HOT ROD Digital Magazines and MotorTrend Merchandise–

(Los Angeles) -MotorTrend’s talented personalities are celebrating the holiday season the only way they know how in the all-new special HOLIDAY HOOPTIE CHALLENGE streaming Friday, November 27 only on the MotorTrend App. One part white elephant gift exchange, one part driving competition, one part chaos and all parts merriment, HOLIDAY HOOPTIE CHALLENGE is like your typical holiday celebration but with burnouts and drag racing.

In HOLIDAY HOOPTIE CHALLENGE hosts David Freiburger and Brian Lohnes trade in the classic winter wonderland for a vehicular paradise where they invite Faye Hadley (ALL GIRLS GARAGE), Fred Williams (DIRT EVERY DAY), Steve Dulcich (ROADKILL GARAGE), Eric Malone (FASTEST CARS IN THE DIRTY SOUTH), Lucky Costa (HOT ROD GARAGE) and Tony Angelo (HOT ROD GARAGE) to the party.

Freiburger and Lohnes challenge their counterparts to drive, or shall we say thrash, some low-buck junk from MotorTrend shows in several holiday inspired racing competitions. Over the course of multiple events Hadley, Williams, Dulcich, Malone, Costa and Angelo will push themselves and their hoopties to the brink. The drivers will test their handling skills, speed and lack of self-preservation.

In the spirit of the season Freiburger and Lohnes have surprises to bestow upon the unsuspecting competitors who will be forced to drive different vehicles for each challenge. Once they get used to one vehicular gift they’ll have to “white elephant” swap their ride and will truly learn if it is better to give than to receive.

HOLIDAY HOOPTIE CHALLENGE premieres Friday, November 27 on the MotorTrend App, the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world.

MotorTrend is offering consumers the chance to save this season on the best automotive entertainment with MotorTrend’s Hooptie Holiday Bundle. For just $2 per month get access to the MotorTrend App’s 3,600+ hours of automotive shows and motorsports events and one year of MotorTrend and HOT ROD digital magazines, plus 25-percent off all merchandise at the official MotorTrend store.

The MotorTrend App offers more than 8,000 episodes and more than 3,600 hours of world-leading automotive series and specials including the most complete collection of classic TOP GEAR (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one thru 27), the upcoming all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA, plus NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE and every season of SPEED RACER, WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, FAST N’ LOUD, BITCHIN’ RIDES, IRON RESURRECTION, TEXAS METAL and many more. The MotorTrend App 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.

HOLIDAY HOOPTIE CHALLENGE is produced by MotorTrend Studios with Dustin Gould as executive producer and show runner. Levi Rugg is executive producer for MotorTrend Studios. 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 fast-growing MotorTrend TV, formerly Velocity, 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 2 billion monthly content views 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 in 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 Eurosport Player, 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, 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.



MotorTrend’s “NASCAR 2020: Under Pressure” Gives Viewers an Exclusive, In-Depth Look





MotorTrend’s “NASCAR 2020: Under Pressure” Gives Viewers an Exclusive, In-Depth Look at This Year’s Extraordinary NASCAR Season
Beginning with a dramatic start at the DAYTONA 500 in February, drivers, teams and owners made history by being the first major American sport to safely return from the COVID-19 global pandemic shutdown.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND’S “NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE” GIVES VIEWERS AN EXCLUSIVE, IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THIS YEAR’S EXTRAORDINARY NASCAR SEASON

–The All-New Docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE Premieres Saturday, October 31, 2020, on MotorTrend’s Subscription Streaming Service–

(Los Angeles) – Never in the seven decades of stock car racing has there been a season in the NASCAR Cup Series(TM) like 2020. Beginning with a dramatic start at the DAYTONA 500 in February, drivers, teams and owners made history by being the first major American sport to safely return from the COVID-19 global pandemic shutdown. Additionally, NASCAR reinforced its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, standing at the forefront of professional sports’ equality and social change movement. Through it all, competitors continue to push the limits of man, machine and speed in a thrilling chase for a soon to be awarded championship.

As NASCAR comes down the season’s backstretch, MotorTrend’s all-new docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, premiering Saturday, October 31 only on the MotorTrend App, offers fans an all-access pass to the behind-the-scenes moments on and off the track that have defined and will define this year’s NASCAR Cup Series(TM) season. NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE features the drivers who shaped the season’s most compelling storylines as the field battled for racing’s biggest prize – the NASCAR Cup Series Championship.

“Our audience craves stories deeply rooted in their automotive interests but that also offer something beyond what is under the hood,” said Alex Wellen, global president and general manager, MotorTrend Group. “This docuseries puts fans in the driver’s seat, providing them with a full view of what it’s like competing in NASCAR during what became the sport’s most transformative, challenging season ever. We’re excited to share NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE with the world.”

“It’s been a truly remarkable year for NASCAR and this new docuseries from MotorTrend will tell the story of this season through the lens of our leaders and drivers who made it happen,” said Tim Clark, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, NASCAR. “For our fans, it’s an inside look at how NASCAR overcame significant challenges to create one of the more memorable seasons in our history.”

Premiering weekly beginning Saturday, October 31 on the MotorTrend App, each episode of NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE takes viewers inside and beyond race day as top drivers deal with unprecedented uncertainty. Additionally, the series goes behind-the-scenes of operational decisions in Race Control and during race prep as drivers and teams compete for one of 16 coveted playoff spots, staving off elimination and chasing the ultimate prize – the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship. The first episode, “Hit the Brakes,” picks up following an electrifying DAYTONA 500 with a string of west coast races in full swing. Then in early March, NASCAR decides to press pause on the season as the COVID-19 pandemic causes shutdowns across the sports landscape. The NASCAR family rallies together to find a way to safely return to racing.

In the second episode, “We Stand United,” debuting on Saturday, November 7, Bubba Wallace, the lone Black driver in the NASCAR Cup Series, leads the sport through the national conversation about racial justice as NASCAR moves to enact change, beginning with the ban of the confederate flag. Thrilling races at Martinsville Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway ramp up the intensity of the summer stretch as NASCAR’s stance on diversity, inclusion and social change brings new fans to the sport.

Upcoming Episodes:

Episode 3 – “Now or Never”

Saturday, November 14

After a whirlwind summer NASCAR reaches the last chance to make the NASCAR Playoffs – the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona. Ryan Newman returns to the site of his horrific crash in this year’s DAYTONA500 with a new outlook on life and racing. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. arrives at one of his best tracks on a mission to earn a spot in the postseason. Jimmie Johnson, William Byron, and Matt DiBenedetto sit on the knife’s edge of making or missing the playoffs at one of the most volatile tracks on the schedule.

Episode 4 – “Entering the Lion’s Den”

Saturday, November 21

The first round of the playoffs begin with the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington. Matt DiBenedetto begins his first career playoff appearance with the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team, facing postseason pressure and an uncertain future for his career. As the Round of 16 continues, Austin Dillon breaks out with a surprising and impressive set of performances that raise his championship hopes after a summer loaded with the new responsibilities of fatherhood and sidetracked by COVID. Four drivers will not advance from this round and the pressure is on.

Episode 5 – “Wild Cards”

Saturday, November 28

The Round of 12 presents drivers and teams with wild card races at Las Vegas, Talladega and the Charlotte Roval. Kurt Busch brings veteran leadership to Chip Ganassi Racing and looks to make some noise as a playoff underdog. Bubba Wallace returns to Talladega for the first time since an emotional weekend at the track in June, this time with the knowledge that his career is on a unique upswing. Richard Childress Racing and Austin Dillon attack their home track and offer a look at how they’ve revamped their organization to operate effectively in the pandemic. Four drivers run out of luck and see their championship hopes go bust.

Episode 6 – Title TBA

Saturday, December 5

Just three races left to qualify for the championship race: Kansas (October 18), Texas (October 25), Martinsville (November 1). The pressure is on as the window closes for eight teams trying to position themselves for the title. Four drivers will move on while the other four are left to wonder what might have been.

Episode 7 – Title TBA

Saturday, December 12

Four drivers, one race, one champion. It’s a duel in the desert as the Championship Four drivers face off at Phoenix on November 8 to become the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion.

The MotorTrend App offers more than 8,000 episodes and roughly 3,600 hours of world-leading automotive series and specials including the most complete collection of classic TOP GEAR (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one thru 27), the upcoming all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA, and every season of WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, FAST N’ LOUD, OVERHAULIN’, BITCHIN’ RIDES and many more. The MotorTrend App is available for Prime Video customers in the U.S. on Prime Video Channels and on Amazon FireTV in addition to other media players and streaming devices including Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and on the web, as well as across iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE is produced for MotorTrend Group by NASCAR Productions. Tim Clark, Tally Hair and Matt Summers are the executive producers for NASCAR. For MotorTrend Group, David Lee is executive producer and Mike Suggett is head of programming and development. Alex Wellen is global president and general manager for MotorTrend Group.

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, LLC (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series(TM), NASCAR Xfinity Series(TM), and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series(TM)), three regional series, one local grassroots series, three international series and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). The International Motor Sports Association(TM) (IMSA(R)) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship(TM), the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, Americrown Service and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing MotorTrend TV, formerly Velocity, 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 2 billion monthly content views 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 in 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 Eurosport Player, 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, 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.



“Bitchin’ Rides” Returns for a New Season of Astonishing Custom Rides on MotorTrend TV





“Bitchin’ Rides” Returns for a New Season of Astonishing Custom Rides on MotorTrend TV
The new season will feature some of Kindig-It Design’s most challenging and diverse projects to date including a 1966 Corvette, a 1951 Ford Pickup Truck, a Kindig concept Corvette, a 1967 C10 and many more.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
“BITCHIN’ RIDES” RETURNS FOR A NEW SEASON OF ASTONISHING CUSTOM RIDES ON MOTORTREND TV

–BITCHIN’ RIDES Premieres Wednesday, October 21 at 9 PM ET/PT on MotorTrend TV–

(Los Angeles) – After 20 years fabricating the best custom cars and with more than 200 builds under the hood, Dave Kindig is at the top of his profession. From his sprawling business – Kindig-It Design in Salt Lake City, Utah – he and his team create exceptional works of art from ordinary rusted out vehicles. In the all-new season of BITCHIN’ RIDES, one of MotorTrend TV’s most-watched series, viewers go inside Kindig-It Design as Kindig sketches visionary automotive designs and his team works to make those dream designs a reality for clients.

Beginning Wednesday, October 21 at 9 PM ET/PT on MotorTrend TV the new season BITCHIN’ RIDES will feature some of Kindig-It Design’s most challenging and diverse projects to date including a 1966 Corvette, a 1951 Ford Pickup Truck, a Kindig concept Corvette, a 1967 C10 and many more.

When his pen hits paper Dave Kindig begins the process of creating exceptional works of art from ordinary, rusted out cars. Kindig built his incredibly successful business on his own, trusting in his childhood passion for Hot Wheels, Lego and drawing to guide his one-of-a-kind automotive creations. In every episode of BITCHIN’ RIDES, viewers go inside Kindig’s expansive custom car shop in Utah for a real, unfiltered look at how Dave and his team sketch, design, fabricate and assemble world-class cars from the wheels up.

Upcoming Episodes (9 PM ET/PT):

“Easy Does It”

Premieres Wednesday, October 21

Muscle car enthusiast Cesar Romero had Kindig-It Design build a 1969 Chevy Camaro for him a couple years ago and is back with another muscle car classic – a 1965 Mustang Fast Back. Cesar likes his cars to keep a stock look, but to have all updated drive train, instrumentation and as many modern amenities as is possible. The theme of this build is to keep it simple and straightforward. Soon, Kindig-It Design will be installing their own dyno in house, but before that can happen the assembly team gets a crash course in engine tuning.

“Let the Chef Cook”

Premieres Wednesday, October 28

Another year begins at Kindig-It Design, and this will be one of the more challenging years on record for the shop. The team is not only dealing with an unprecedented health pandemic, but Dave has also set an amazing slate of cars set to get the BITCHIN’ RIDES treatment. First up is a 1966 Corvette for repeat customer Rick who is adamant that he doesn’t want the color to be anywhere close to the original green it came in. Dave will have to convince Rick that he has designed the most bitchin’ green in the color spectrum while keeping the build on track.

“Let’s Make Green Great Again”

Premieres Wednesday, November 4

After some intense color development, client Rick Cox is on board with the shade of green Dave developed for his 1966 Corvette. While the team polishes it, a classic 1937 arrives for a carburetor upgrade and a couple small improvements to the drive train.

“Thank You for Your Service”

Premieres Wednesday, November 11

Brandon Curtis is an active duty serviceman who is due to depart for overseas duty, but before leaving he and his father have a little unfinished business. They’ve been thru the ringer over the years trying to get their 1951 Ford pickup built. Now they’re getting it done right at Kindig-It. The cab is getting stretched, the entire front end is getting re-designed and Kindig’s patented custom hourglass bed complete the build sheet. While Brandon heads out to serve his country, the shop needs to live up to its duty to turn this truck into a Bitchin’ Ride.

“Unfinished Business”

Premieres Wednesday, November 18

Brandon’s 1951 Ford pickup is painted and ready for final assembly which is easier said than done. The team encounters problem after problem and have a tight deadline getting the truck ready for Brandon as he is returning from a year away in a war zone.

“Fireproof”

Premieres Wednesday, November 25

Local business owner and frequent Kindig collaborator Bob Romney had a terrible accident happen to him and his cherished ’32. The car caught fire and badly injured Bob and the car. After recovering physically Bob has decided he wants to see his car put back together. Diagnosing the fire damage and the cause is job #1 along with making sure the car is updated to never happen again.

“Just a Couple Herses and Theres”

Premieres Wednesday, December 2

A 1964 Corvette arrives at the shop for a simple repaint and that’s it. But soon, as is always the case at Kindig-It Design, the build quickly careens into much, much more as the crew finds some damage underneath the original paint job. Before this car leaves it will have new custom paint touches, wheels and a whole new interior.

“Once in a Lifetime”

Premieres Wednesday, December 9

From an early age, Dave would cut up hot wheels, mixing and matching parts to create his own cars. More than 20 years later, with his company at the cutting edge of the custom car world, he’s decided the time is right to design a concept car from scratch. This will be a huge undertaking involving all the different departments of the shop and Dave’s immense design skill to pull off.

“It’s Alive!”

Premieres Wednesday, December 16

The design of Dave’s first concept car is nearly complete and the molds have been sent off to be built in carbon fiber. All the elements of the car have been built and are assembled, but is the experiment a success? Building the car is one thing, but now Dave needs to find a buyer.

“Fastback Fever”

Premieres Wednesday, December 23

People bring their cars to Kindig-It Design for all kinds of reasons and Dave has heard it alld but this next car presents a unique challenge. Mike Lazear has dreamed of competing in the Optima challenge – a competition that involves running the car on a track as well as competing in a car show. All aspects of the car will be up for judgement. The 1965 Mustang is such a classic car, but Dave is up to the task and designs a Mustang for the ages including a new front facia, a hood to handle a monster engine, tucking in the bumpers and redesigning the entire rear end.

“Challenge Complete”

Premieres Wednesday, December 30

The 1965 Mustang comes thru the metal shop and is now ready for paint and final assembly. However, this is one of the more intricate cars the shop has ever built and making it function will be a herculean task.

“Back from the Dead”

Premieres Wednesday, January 6

For years a 1967 C-10 has been sitting in the back of Kindig-It Design. The owner had long abandoned the build and Kindig had the car customized and ready to be painted. Dave has sold the truck to a new client and will now finish the build with a few new touches including full body trim, a newly designed front end and cutting-edge technology on the rear end of the truck. Everything is looking aces for this car until a closer inspection reveals more work under the surface.

“That’s Never Been Done”

Premieres Wednesday, January 13

With the body issues resolved on the C-10 Dave has a radical idea to make the truck into a convertible. Dave loves to say that where there’s a Will there’s a way, and this was never truer than on this build as fabricator Will Lockwood works to make this a reality. Kevin decides he wants to take on a new personal build by slamming a Cadillac Escalade on a new chassis design.

“The Convertible C-10”

Premieres Wednesday, January 20

So far the engineering behind the convertible C-10 works in theory but making it work in practice is the next step. The truck moves to the body shop, paint and assembly with everyone proud of the accomplishment they have made. Dave set out an aggressive agenda for a challenging year, will the team rise to the challenge?

New episodes of BITCHIN’ RIDES air Wednesdays at 9 PM ET/PT on MotorTrend TV beginning Wednesday, October 21. Watch every new episode one week early and catch up on every previous BITCHIN’ RIDES season by subscribing to the MotorTrend App.

The MotorTrend App offers more than 8,000 episodes and 3,600 hours of world-leading automotive series and specials including NASCAR ALL IN: BATTLE FOR DAYTONA, the most complete collection of classic TOP GEAR (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one thru 27), the upcoming all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA and every season of WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, FAST N’ LOUD, OVERHAULIN’, BITCHIN’ RIDES, TEXAS METAL, IRON RESURRECTION and many more. The MotorTrend App is available across iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices, as well as media players and streaming devices such as Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, in addition to Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms, and on the web.

BITCHIN’ RIDES is produced for MotorTrend TV by Fischer Productions. Nick Meagher is executive producer for Fischer Productions. For MotorTrend TV, David Lee is executive producer and vice president of content and development. 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 fast-growing MotorTrend TV, formerly Velocity, 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 2 billion monthly content views 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 in 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 Eurosport Player, 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, 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.



MotorTrend TV Renews Three Most Watched Series





MotorTrend TV Renews Three Most Watched Series – “Bitchin’ Rides,” “Iron Resurrection” and “Texas Metal”
Season five of “Iron Resurrection” and season four of “Texas Metal” will premiere in 2021 with season seven of “Bitchin’ Rides” scheduled to premiere this fall on MotorTrend TV.
[via press release from MotorTrend]
MOTORTREND TV RENEWS THREE MOST WATCHED SERIES – “BITCHIN’ RIDES,” “IRON RESURRECTION” AND “TEXAS METAL”

–Latest Seasons of IRON RESURRECTION, BITCHIN’ RIDES and TEXAS METAL Ranked #1, #2 and #3, respectively, on MotorTrend TV–

(Los Angeles) – MotorTrend Group, the largest automotive media company in the world, announced today that it has ordered new seasons of the hit series IRON RESURRECTION, BITCHIN’ RIDES and TEXAS METAL, MotorTrend TV’s #1, #2 and #3 most watched series (Persons 2+), respectively. Season five of IRON RESURRECTION and season four of TEXAS METAL will premiere in 2021 with season seven of BITCHIN’ RIDES scheduled to premiere this fall on MotorTrend TV.

“Fans gravitate and relate to the blood, sweat and gears that Joe Martin, Dave Kindig, Bill Carlton and their teams pour into every one-of-a-kind project,” said Alex Wellen, global president and general manager, MotorTrend Group. “They create the finest restorations and custom cars anywhere. We’re delighted these hit series will continue bringing viewers every step of their creative process and look forward to admiring more of their inspired artistry and mechanical mastery.”

Season to date among key demos on MotorTrend TV, BITCHIN’ RIDES was also #1 in Men and Persons 25-54 and #3 in Men 18-34; IRON RESURRECTION was #2 in Men (tie) and Persons 25-54 and #4 in Men 18-34; and TEXAS METAL was #1 in Men 18-34 and #2 in Men (tie) and Persons 25-54.

IRON RESURRECTION takes viewers inside Martin Bros Customs where Joe Martin, his wife Amanda and his best friend Jayson “Shag” Arrington along with their team of top-notch craftspeople see that rusted out roadsters and torn up trucks of all makes, models, shapes and sizes are given new life. In every episode Amanda and Shag roam the Texas countryside for lackluster vehicles (or clients bring vehicles into the shop) that they can transform into masterpieces of four-wheeled metal. Amanda has an eye to spot potential deals and knows where to find the good stuff while Shag, dubbed “the fastest mouth in the south”, has the skills to deal for the best possible price. Once secured the vehicle goes to the shop where Joe and his small but hugely talented team use their customization, fabrication, mechanical and painting skills to make Joe’s automotive vision into reality.

Working on all car types across every decade, BITCHIN’ RIDES shows how Dave Kindig, shop foreman Kevin Schiele and the Kindig-It Design team render, design, build and restore vehicles from the ground up. Starting with a blank sheet of paper, Dave sketches his detailed vision for every build. Based on that sketch, the team takes over creatively bending steel, welding, installing parts and customizing every detail to transform what’s on paper into jaw-dropping automotive reality. But Kindig doesn’t let his team have all the fabrication fun; he gets his hands dirty helping around the shop with builds, problem solving and meticulously painting and decaling cars.

MotorTrend TV rides into the heart of Texas to bring car fans inside the clever custom creations of mastermind Bill Carlton and his team in the all new series TEXAS METAL. As the owner and innovator behind Houston’s Ekstensive Metal Works, Carlton pushes his team to build the best one-off cars and trucks for people from around the country. TEXAS METAL follows their work as they make the ordinary extraordinary using everything from rusted our wrecks to top of the line vehicles.

For MotorTrend TV, IRON RESURRECTION is produced by Discovery Studios, BITCHIN’ RIDES is produced by Fischer Productions and TEXAS METAL is produced by BMC Inc.

Binge every episode of every season of BITCHIN’ RIDES, TEXAS METAL and IRON RESURRECTION on the MotorTrend App in addition to more than 8,000 episodes and roughly 4,000 hours of world-leading automotive series and specials like the most complete collection of classic TOP GEAR (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one thru 27), the upcoming all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA and every season of WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, FAST N’ LOUD, OVERHAULIN’ and many more. The MotorTrend App is available for Prime Video customers in the U.S. on Prime Video Channels and on Amazon FireTV in addition to other media players and streaming devices including Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and on the web, as well as across iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

*Source: Nielsen, ’19-’20 season (9/23-6/16/20), L+7, Delivery

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing MotorTrend TV, formerly Velocity, 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 2 billion monthly content views 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 in 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 Eurosport Player, 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, 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.