MotorTrend's New Series AUTO/BIOGRAPHY Will Have You on the Edge of Your Car Seat
AUTO/BIOGRAPHY is Available Now on the MotorTrend App and Premieres Saturday, February 23 at 9 PM ET/PT on MotorTrend TV
February 20, 2019
Some car mysteries can’t be solved by your local mechanic looking under the hood. Some four wheeled mysteries run much deeper; requiring forensic science, dogged fact-finding and in-depth, historic research. Hosted by automotive historian Tim Donahue and automotive filmmaker Michael May, the all new series AUTO/BIOGRAPHY will keep viewers on the edge of their car seats by exploring the world’s most improbable vehicular mysteries. AUTO/BIOGRPAHY is available now on the MotorTrend App and premieres Saturday, February 23 at 9 PM ET/PT on MotorTrend TV.
In every episode of AUTO/BIOGRPAHY automotive whodunnits unravel on a global scale as amazing stories of buried Ferraris, Chevys on the bottom of lake beds, haunted Porsches and even the missing famous Lotus Esprit S1 from the James Bond’s film “The Spy Who Loved Me” are investigated. Donahue and May retell each story in detail with the help of experts, investigators, journalists, car owners and even some of the criminals involved in each case.
The first episode, “The Case of the Buried Dino”, Donahue and May recount the story of a 1974 Ferrari Dino that was found buried in the backyard of a small home in South Central Los Angeles by two children in December 1978. No one knew how the rare car got there, who put it there or why it was buried. Just before the mystery could be solved the Ferrari Dino vanished again. AUTO/BIOGRAPHY is available now on the MotorTrend App and premieres on MotorTrend TV Saturday, February 23 at 9 PM ET/PT.
Upcoming Episodes (All Times ET/PT) on MotorTrend TV:
*Each episode will be available one week early on the MotorTrend App
“The Case of the Split Enzo”
Saturday, March 2 at 9 PM
The world’s most famous Ferrari crash happened on February 22, 2006, when a Ferrari Enzo split in half on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and both passengers emerged unharmed. The tale of the split Enzo quickly unraveled into an epic and bizarre story involving a video game company, 150 mph street races, million-dollar supercars and international criminals.
“The Case of the Priceless Porsche”
Saturday, March 9 at 9 PM
Just moments after finishing his first drive in the most famous racing Porsche on earth the car’s new owner gets a visit from the last people he expected to see at Laguna Seca raceway: the DEA.
“The Case of Hitler’s Mercedes”
Saturday, March 16 at 9 PM
In the summer of 1984 retired Major General William Lyon and his son Bill knock on the door of an abandoned roller rink in suburban San Diego. What they find inside may be the former car of one of the most notorious, evilest men in history.
“The Case of the Hidden Racecars”
Saturday, March 23 at 9 PM
Two legendary, priceless cars – the Bugatti Type 57G Tank and the Prototype Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe – have more than speed records and world championships in common. Both cars they were locked away under bizarre circumstances and then nearly forgotten.
“The Case of the Sunken Chevys”
Saturday, March 30 at 9 PM
Forty years after they went missing a 1969 Camaro and a 1952 Chevy Styleline are found side-by-side at the bottom of a Lake in western Oklahoma. No one knows how they ended up there or why the three people in each car didn’t escape, but everyone wants to find answers.
“The Ghosts of Mulholland”
Saturday, April 6 at 9 PM
Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles is one of the most famous and most treacherous roads in the world. From the 1960s to the 1980s it was home to movie stars, rock stars and some of the most dangerous illegal street racing in America.
“The Case of the Missing Movie Cars”
Saturday, April 20 at 9 PM
Three famous movie cars – a submarine Lotus, an armed Aston Martin and a killer’s Chevy Malibu – end up driving away from their fantasy big screen lives and into real experiences of James Bond level break-ins, underworld theft and high-tech modifications.
AUTO/BIOGRAPHY is produced for MotorTrend by Dangerous Media. For Dangerous Media, Matthew Lewis, Tim Donahue, Michael May and Aaron Sherry are executive producers. For MotorTrend, David Lee is vice president of production and Shaan Akbar is executive producer. Alex Wellen is global president and general manager of MotorTrend Group. AUTO/BIOGRAPHY is distributed worldwide by Discovery Global Enterprise. Elliot Wagner is senior vice president of program sales and Ched Raymundo is manager of program sales and acquisitions for Discovery Global Enterprise.
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