[04/24/14 - 12:51 PM]
"Rebel Road" Premieres on Discovery Channel Monday, April 28th at 10PM
The one-hour special follows a subculture of car mechanics who are building mind-blowing vehicles that look like something out of another place and time.

[via press release from Discovery]


(Silver Spring, MD) - On the back roads of Appalachia there exists a subculture of car mechanics who are building mind-blowing vehicles that look like something out of another place and time. These mechanical savants cobble together old abandoned car bodies and mash them with parts off of anything and everything to make what is known as a rat rod. On REBEL ROAD, word has spread that the first rumble will be held at an undisclosed location in North Carolina, and the building theme for the first rumble says it all - 'Outlaw'. With only three weeks to build, four teams will make a mad dash to the competition where the winner will walk away with cold hard cash and the most important thing of all - pride. REBEL ROAD premieres on Discovery Channel on Monday, April 28th at 10PM ET/PT.

The rat rod movement emerged after World War II when prewar cars were salvaged from junkyards for a couple of dollars and modified to be street ready - far from the flashy and expensive hot rods we see at car shows today. But deep in Appalachia they still like their rides with a little rust. JR Drake, Ricky Bobby, Rooster McGee and Greg Porter will fish old Model Ts out of creeks, wander on to private property and chop up modern day minivans in order to build the most outlaw rides possible. Their teams work without sleep til their wits end, risking life and fortune, all in the hopes of winning the first rumble and becoming the top dog on legendary Rebel Road.

REBEL ROAD is produced for Discovery Channel by Magilla Entertainment where Matthew Ostrom, Lauren Palumbo Johnson and Brian Flanagan serve as Executive Producers with Noah Danoff and Brian Garton as Co-Executive Producers. For Discovery, Christo Doyle is Executive Producer with Jim Beard as Supervising Producer and Max Micallef as Coordinating Producer.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 190 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and the Hub Network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is a leading provider of education products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

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