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Velocity's Hit Series "Wheeler Dealers" Returns with a Special, Supersized Premiere Episode Revving Up Season 14
Velocity's hit series begins work on an all new crop of secondhand autos Wednesday, October 4 at 9 PM ET/PT with a special supersized episode to jump start the new season.

[via press release from Velocity]


--New Master Mechanic Ant and Automotive Valuation Expert Mike Brewer Find, Fix & Flip an International Array of Autos Beginning Wednesday, October 4 at 9 PM ET/PT--

(Silver Spring, Md.) - Velocity's hit series WHEELER DEALERS begins work on an all new crop of secondhand autos Wednesday, October 4 at 9 PM ET/PT with a special supersized episode to jump start the new season. From their southern California shop, automotive valuation expert Mike Brewer and new master mechanic and fabricator Ant Anstead go to work finding, fixing and flipping a wide variety of unique used cars from manufacturers in Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan and the United States. The new season of WHEELER DEALERS will feature a 1972 BMW E9, 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio, 1965 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Mark iii Phase 2, 1988 Jeep Wagoneer, 1973 Saab 96, 1982 Toyota Supra P and many more.

"WHEELER DEALERS is all about empowering car enthusiasts with knowledge and the confidence to solve the real problems and challenges they face with automotive projects in their own garages," said Robert S. Scanlon, executive vice president and general manager of Velocity and automotive content. "As Velocity's second highest rated series WHEELER DEALERS will continue to fulfill that mission. Mike, and our new host Ant Anstead, are two guys who are genuinely passionate about cars and arming viewers with practical how-to information no matter what vehicle they own. We hope viewers tune in to see the unprecedented level of quality and depth of work that Ant does and the incredible finds Mike continues to bring into the shop in each and every episode."

WHEELER DEALERS is revving up season 14 with an expanded, supersized 70-minute episode that features Mike buying a 1995 Ford Escort RS Cosworth. The Cosworth is extremely hard to find in America as only 25 were imported into the U.S.A. and of that 25 only 12 are registered for driving on the road. Originally designed to qualify as a car for the World Rally Championship the Cosworth was the obsession of would-be rally racers worldwide. Ant can hardly believe his eyes when Mike drives the car into the workshop and can't wait to get under the hood to diagnose and repair what ails the Cosworth's lackluster engine.

On every WHEELER DEALERS episode Mike hunts for a decent car at the right price - scouring classifieds, Internet auctions, specialist clubs and garages before brokering a deal. Ant takes over when Mike brings the car to the workshop and diagnoses problems with the engine, body, frame, electronics and interior. Ant then conducts a fascinating, expert "how to" session for viewers as he repairs the problem spots and make the car like new. When the repairs are complete, Mike and Ant road test the revamped ride before selling the vehicle to the next best owner who will appreciate it for all its worth.

WHEELER DEALERS premieres Wednesday, October 4 at 9 PM ET/PT with a special 70-minute episode featuring a 1995 Ford Escort RS Cosworth.

WHEELER DEALERS is produced for Velocity by Discovery Studios. Tod Mesirow is executive producer for Discovery Studios. In the U.S., Joshua C. Berkley is executive producer for Velocity and Robert S. Scanlon is executive vice president and general manager of Velocity and Automotive Content.

About Velocity

Velocity, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is the only television brand that focuses on delivering automotive content to enthusiasts and viewers. Velocity programming is engaging, entertaining and informative, featuring the very best of the automotive world as told by the genre's top experts and personalities. The fully HD network is available in 71 million homes, and viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through Velocity Go - the network's TVE platform featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. Viewers can also connect with Velocity at Velocity.com, as well as on Facebook at facebook.com/VelocityTV, on Twitter @Velocity and on Instagram @Velocity.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.DiscoveryCommunications.com.

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