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MotorTrend TV's GARAGE SQUAD Returns to Help Change Car Owners' Lives

Cristy Lee Joins the All-New Season of GARAGE SQUAD Premiering Wednesday, August 28 at 10 PM ET/PT

August 15, 2019

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Now in season six, MotorTrend TV’s hit series GARAGE SQUAD is premiering Wednesday, August 28 at 10 PM ET/PT with an all-new cohost and an all-new crop of neglected projects to restore to automotive glory. Cohost Bruno Massel, master mechanic Joe Zolper and new addition Cristy Lee lead the GARAGE SQUAD team of highly trained mechanics and experts as they take over the car owner’s garage with one goal in mind – getting the owner’s stalled project in gear and ready to drive.

This season, the GARAGE SQUAD are helping a new crop of car aficionados who have bought a less than perfect version of their dream car. People whose dreams of automotive grandeur were wrecked by a lack of money, time and knowhow leaving garages cluttered with cars, parts and tools gathering dust. Fortunately, these well-meaning automotive enthusiasts are setting pride aside and opening their garage doors to the GARAGE SQUAD. Massel, Zolper, Lee and the team are always up for the challenge of rebuilding an engine, rejuvenating bodywork, reconstructing upholstery or doing whatever it takes to bring joyful tears to even the most hardened car owners.

Upcoming Episodes of GARAGE SQUAD (All Times ET/PT):

“Blazing New Trails”
Wednesday, August 28 at 10 PM
The owner of a 1971 Chevy Blazer not only stepped-up, he stepped-in to support his new family in the wake of a tragic loss. While the family slowly got back on their feet the Blazer quickly headed in the opposite direction. Time for the GARAGE SQUAD to help this family show their appreciation for this owner.

“King Cobra”
Wednesday, September 4 at 10 PM
An owner of a 1965 AC Cobra replica has 24 kids and grandkids! There’s just not much time left for anything else with commitments to birthdays, graduations college and more. The Cobra just can’t compete for time or money and has sat for more than 20 years.

“Li’l Red Distress” 
Wednesday, September 11 at 10 PM
The Li’l Red Express’ is a truck the owner bought from his boss while “slinging pizzas” at a local pizza joint. He sold it back years later due to financial troubles. A twist of fate reunited the truck and the owner but there isn’t much “express” left in Li’l Red.

“Rising to the Challenge” 
Wednesday, September 18 at 10 PM
Having survived a year of combat in Vietnam a disabled veteran put country and family first.  His 1970 Dodge Challenger dropped farther on the priority list after he lost his brother who worked closely with him on the car. Now, GARAGE SQUAD is working to repay him for his service.

“A C10 for Jake” 
Wednesday, September 25 at 10 PM
A 1965 Chevy C10 was the perfect father-son project until the father tragically lost his son.  The owner just couldn’t continue rebuilding the truck and it simply sat in his garage for years. Can the GARAGE SQUAD return some joy to the owner by getting this C10 back on the road?

“The Mercury is Falling!” 
Wednesday, October 2 at 10 PM
GARAGE SQUAD dives into a first for the series – a 1949 Mercury. A host of personal and family health problems have given the owner no choice but to leave this blue demon decaying in the garage for years. With all the demons trouble materializes everywhere on this rescue project.

“Hell of a Chevelle” 
Wednesday, October 9 at 10 PM
When a five-year-old asks if she can offer her piggybank money to “get Daddy’s car finished”, how can the GARAGE SQUAD refuse to help? The squad makes sure the little girl can keep her money but getting this 1968 Chevelle back on the road makes them think twice.

“License to Cruise” 
Wednesday, October 16 at 10 PM
Fighting through high-functioning autism, a 16-year-old gearhead has big plans for his 1987 Landcruiser. Grit, toughness and commitment have gotten this newly licensed owner far, but not quite far enough on this project.

“Cutlass Comeback”
Wednesday, October 23 at 10 PM
When a family of four tragically becomes a family of two, a 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible faded away in the owner’s garage. GARAGE SQUAD does its best to help this father and son move forward in their revitalized black 1972 Oldsmobile.

“Santa’s New Sleigh” 
Wednesday, October 30 at 10 PM
For 30 years police officers from Calumet City have delivered food and toys to needy families during the holidays from an old camper. Wanting a little more horsepower for Santa, they’ve asked the GARAGE SQUAD to turn this old 1930s era Rat Rod into Santa’s new sleigh. Move over Rudolph!

Cristy Lee has combined her passion and knowledge for the automotive industry, motorsports and motorcycles with her love of broadcasting. She has worked as a cohost of ALL GIRLS GARAGE for eight seasons, and as cohost of popular BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE broadcasts since 2015 on MotorTrend TV and the MotorTrend App. Lee’s career accomplishments extend to pit reporting for indoor motocross, motorcycle road racing, off-road trucks, monster trucks, and flat track, as well as the 2015 and 2016 X Games for ESPN in Austin, Texas. Born and raised in Daytona Beach, Fla., Cristy Lee grew up in her dad’s mechanic shop near the “World Center of Racing’ in Daytona. Cars, motorcycles and racing have been a big part of her life for many years. When she’s not in front of the camera, Cristy is motorcycling around the country or turning laps at the race track with more than sixteen years’ experience on two-wheels and often dabbles in performance driving – road-racing, autocross and drag racing.

Bruno Massel serves as co-host of both GARAGE SQUAD and TRUCK U on MotorTrend TV and the MotorTrend App. After graduating from the University of Iowa, Bruno put his legal career on hold to model in a Ralph Lauren campaign. Between photo shoots, Bruno began tinkering in the family drag racing business, which led to his first full season on the IHRA National Tour and a near IHRA National Championship. He continued to establish himself as a perennial championship contender, eventually racing in the NHRA and winning two national championships while finishing his racing career with 37 wins. In 2001, he became a commentator for the IHRA racing series on TNN and Speed Channel. Bruno’s camera presence and knowledge of motorsports has led to a fulltime career as a host, covering various disciplines of racing and automotive industry events.

Joe Zolper is the lead mechanic on GARAGE SQUAD. Living in Joliet, Illinois with his wife and daughter, Joe is the owner of Prison City Choppers. Born into a family of mechanics, Joe has wanted to be a mechanic since he was in third grade. He began working independently at the age of 18, getting his hands on anything with a motor. He was 23 when he opened Prison City Choppers and the shop is now one of the largest custom shops in the Midwest, having won multiple awards including “People’s Interest” and “Best in Show” from “World of Wheels” and “Super Cycles.”

Season six of GARAGE SQUAD airs Wednesdays at 10 PM ET/PT on MotorTrend TV beginning Wednesday, August 28. Watch every episode of the new season one week early and catch up on all five previous GARAGE SQUAD seasons by subscribing to the MotorTrend App.

The MotorTrend App, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world, is available on Prime Video Channels in the U.S., Amazon FireTV, the newly announced Facebook video subscription service, 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 MotorTrend by Super Genius. For Super Genius, Ted Lega is executive producer. For MotorTrend, Peter Neal is executive producer and David Lee is vice president of production and development. 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, 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.



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