(Los Angeles) – Do Hollywood’s larger than life car chase scenes hold up in real life? Can electric vehicles be driven underwater then back onto land? Is The Flintstones car really driveable? What color car do birds poop on the most? To answer the burning questions under the hood of every car lover’s mind, science is meeting the road in the new MotorTrend original series MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS premiering Wednesday, August 4 on the MotorTrend App.
Hosted by MYTHBUSTERS alumnus Tory Belleci, mechanic Faye Hadley from MotorTrend’s All Girls Garage series, and engineer and professional race car driver Bisi Ezerioha, MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS searches for truth behind popular automotive myths through a mixture of scientific method, lively curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity. Tory, Faye and Bisi create their own signature style of experimentation and the most in-depth process to myth busting yet. Automotive fans, science lovers and viewers everywhere are sure to enjoy this exciting, entertaining extension of the iconic MYTHBUSTERS franchise.
From Ferris Bueller dialing back the odometer and the aerodynamics of chopping off your car’s top to increase its top speed to the effect UFOs have on vehicles in almost every alien movie, each episode of MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS tackles myths generated from the world of entertainment, viral videos, Reddit threads, urban legends or viewer submissions. In a future episode Tory, Faye and Bisi attempt to confirm or debunk a DIY modification involving a bottle of nitrous, a soda can tab and some wire from the Fast and Furious 8. Can it really blast the car across the finish line or is it phony movie physics? MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS starts streaming Wednesday, August 4 on the MotorTrend App.
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 and the upcoming series KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW, plus every season of SPEED RACER, 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.
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 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 U.S., My Lottery Dream Home for HGTV U.S., long-running true-crime original Deadly Women for Investigation Discovery, ambitious investigative series Curse of Akakor for Facebook Watch and Discovery Channel, 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 U.S.
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.
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.