"LOST IN TRANSMISSION" PREMIERES ON HISTORY(R) THURSDAY, MAY 7 AT 10PM ET/PT
(NEW YORK, NY) - March 30, 2015 - Automotive aficionado and TOP GEAR co-host, Rutledge Wood, and fellow car fanatic, George Flanigen, are hitting the road with one mission: rescue and restore America's most under-appreciated classic cars. Premiering on HISTORY(R) Thursday, May 7 at 10 PM ET/PT,LOST IN TRANSMISSION will follow these two car connoisseurs as they comb the barns and backyards of America to find rare rides from the past and get them back on the road to live another day.
From resurrecting a 1981 DeLorean that was submerged in Hurricane Sandy to an insect infested 1964 Ford F100 that has been at the mercy of the elements for years, restoring these classics isn't about making a profit for Rutledge and George, it's about uncovering the most incredible vehicles ever made and seeing them run like new. Rutledge is an expert at finding rare cars and George is a shrewd operator with an eye on the budget, providing a much-needed counterbalance to Rutledge's passion. While this journey will take them off the beaten path, exploring hidden back roads and meeting eccentric characters, they will discover the heart of American car culture in LOST IN TRANSMISSION.
LOST IN TRANSMISSION is produced by Adjacent Productions for HISTORY. Zachary Behr and Russ McCarroll serve as the executive producers for HISTORY. Tabitha Lentle is the executive producer. Nathaniel Grouille, Travis Shakespeare and Jane Tranter serve as executive producers for Adjacent Productions.
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About Adjacent Productions
Adjacent Productions is a label that sits within BBC Worldwide Productions, one of the core businesses under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The Adjacent Productions label serves to identify new programming created by the Los Angeles-based production company, while BBC Worldwide Productions identifies BBC reformats that the team develops and produces for the U.S. market. The first scripted series under the Adjacent Productions label is "Da Vinci's Demons" (Starz), currently in production on its third season. The second season of "Breaking Pointe" (The CW), Life Below Zero (National Geographic Channel) and "Ladies of London" (Bravo) are the first three unscripted series to broadcast under Adjacent Productions. Other series from the production companies include "Top Gear" (HISTORY), "What Not to Wear" (TLC) and the cultural phenomenon, "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC).