WITH BIG MONEY ON THE LINE, AUTO AUCTIONS ARE ANYTHING BUT "CHUMMY" IN AN ALL NEW SEASON OF VELOCITY'S "DALLAS CAR SHARKS"
-- A Rookie Shark, a Blood Red Datsun and a Retired Military Tank Highlight the Ruthless New Season Premiering on Wednesday, September 16 at 10 and 10:30 PM ET/PT --
(Silver Spring, Md.) - Dallas may be hundreds of miles from the ocean, but it's home to the most ferocious sharks in the world of competitive auto auctions and they smell blood in the car pool. The hit original series DALLAS CAR SHARKS returns to Velocity for an all-new season as veteran sharks Ash Rabah, Martha Davis and her son, JD Cole, look to sink their teeth into the show's rookie shark, Frank Cortese. But Frank is out to prove he's more than just fresh meat. He wants to show that he's a formidable foe when it comes to fishing out bargains on the auction block and turning them into profit in the body shop. Velocity turns the key on this new 14-episode season with back-to-back premieres on Wednesday, September 16 at 10 and 10:30 PM ET/PT.
"DALLAS CAR SHARKS follows the unwavering great whites of the Texas auto auction circuit, and these people close on a deal like jaws on a seal," said Robert Scanlon, General Manager of Velocity and Automotive Content. "Grueling rivalries, ferocious bidding and family drama make for action that satisfies the appetites of both car-enthusiasts and reality competition fans."
In each episode of DALLAS CAR SHARKS, Ash, Martha, JD and Frank circle the lots hoping to find the vehicle that needs just a little work but that can deliver a big profit. Each has their own unique style when it comes to bargaining and it's every shark for themself. Even "mother hen" Martha isn't above going fin-to-fin with her son JD if it means a huge score at auction.
But winning the auction game is only half the battle since the sharks must get under the hood, behind the wheel and even on the roof to ensure they haven't brought home a dud. If they haven't, they'll get down to the business of flipping and doing it fast. In the end, all the sharks want profit in their pocket and the bragging rights to say they've hauled in the big one.
DALLAS CAR SHARKS airs Wednesdays at 10 PM ET/PT beginning September 16 on Velocity.
DALLAS CAR SHARKS is produced for Velocity by AMS Pictures. Robert Scanlon is general manager of Velocity and Automotive Content, and David Lee is vice president of production and development and executive producer for Velocity. For AMS Pictures, Randy Martin is executive producer.
Full Episode Descriptions Below
All Times ET/PT
World Premiere Wednesday, September 16 at 10 PM
At auction, new shark Frank, battles with Ash and JD to see who will take home the best Ford Mustang. Martha sees the fire in their eyes and bows out before getting trampled by these pony boys. Ash easily wins a '93 Foxbody, also called a rusty clunker. Meanwhile Frank and JD go in hard for a '66 Mustang convertible, but in the end JD takes it home. All three guys want the '67 Ford Fastback, but Frank is willing to pay the most for this classic car. Each Mustang has its pros and cons, but which car will bring home top dollar after its transformation?
"There's A New Shark in Town"
World Premiere Wednesday, September 16 at 10:30 PM
Frank screeches on the scene with an '89 GMC in hopes of proving he "ain't no chump." After auction, Martha locates an Opel guru to help with her '69 Opel Kadett, and JD invests in a lot of parts to make his '70 Olds 442 the dream car he imagines. Who gets the highest return on their investment?
World Premiere Wednesday, September 23 at 10 PM
After a surprising victory at auction, Ash hopes Sam can help revitalize his '63 Ford Galaxie 500. Meanwhile, Frank scores a sweet deal on the '81 Jeep Scrambler parts while outbidding JD and Ash. Martha makes a record bid on a '07 Corvette C6 and no one will believe what she has planned for it. Who's flip will bring back the most?
"Pain in my Ash"
World Premiere Wednesday, September 30 at 10 PM
You never know what will roll up the auction lane and this week a sporty 1974 Datsun 240Z gets the Sharks circling around for the kill with Martha taking the lead. A Jeep Wrangler brings Frank and JD toe-to-toe, but only one of them sees enough potential in the car to put up the money. Ash finds a way to bid at two different auctions at the same time when a call from his Tampa team brings an exciting possibility on a Camaro RS/SS. Will he pull the trigger in time to buy it?
"The Ultimate Open Carry"
World Premiere Wednesday, October 7 at 10 PM
A '59 Daimler Ferret military tank rolls this week's auction and you won't believe which shark goes home with it. Frank and JD battle it out for an '87 Jeep Wrangler that's in need of a lot of work. Ash has his sights on a hoodless 2003 Mercedes SL500. He quickly outbids Martha, but Frank also has his eye on this luxury car and this popular ride won't be won without paying top dollar. Once the sharks secure their auction buys the transformation work on these cars is something to see. Will it pay off in the end?
"Get Your Motor Running"
World Premiere Wednesday, October 14 at 10 PM
The Texas Lone Star Auto Auction offers a few diamonds in the rough for the Sharks to bid on this week. A 356 Speedster rolls down the auction lane, but will the Sharks realize it's actually a Porsche Replica? Ash, up to his usual shenanigans, tries to run the other Sharks up on the price of a vintage RV, but this time his plan backfires. A rusty '77 F-150 in need of a lot of love gets JD's attention. Will nostalgia get the best of him and make him pay more than this truck is worth?
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