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Velocity Heads to the Lone Star State with Brand-New Series "Texas Metal"
Velocity rides into the heart of Texas to bring car fans inside the clever custom creations of mastermind Bill Carlton and his team in the all new series.

[via press release from Velocity]


--Brand New, Original Series TEXAS METAL Premieres Tuesday, November 7 at 9PM ET/PT --

(New York) - Velocity rides into the heart of Texas to bring car fans inside the clever custom creations of mastermind Bill Carlton and his team in the all new series TEXAS METAL. As the owner and innovator behind Houston's Ekstensive Metal Works, Carlton pushes his team to build the best one-off cars and trucks for people from around the country. TEXAS METAL follows their work as they make the ordinary extraordinary using everything from rusted out wrecks to top of the line vehicles including a 1955 Chevy Truck, a 2014 Porsche 911, a 1967 Lincoln Continental, a 1966 Chevrolet C10 and more. TEXAS METAL world premieres Tuesday, November 7 at 10 PM ET/PT only on Velocity.

"We've learned from our hit series IRON RESURRECTION that Texas isn't just rich with oil - it's full of innovative, skilled experts who know how to build trucks and build them big," said Robert S. Scanlon, president of Velocity and TEN video content. "TEXAS METAL has all of those ingredients and delivers process, which is something that is extremely important to our audience. We're excited to welcome Bill and the Ekstensive team to Velocity and can't wait for viewers to see the incredible, detailed full-service work they do."

Bill Carlton is a third-generation welder. His father purchased the property where Extensive Metals Works now sits 40 years ago and it's where Bill grew up building cars including his first out of a small shop on the property. Now in that same spot in north Houston, Ekstensive cranks out wild, top-notch customizations that are the envy of car lovers everywhere.

TEXAS METAL revvs up in the series premiere featuring a brand new 2017 Ford 350 with less than 600 miles and a 2014 Porsche 911 looking for extreme customizations. In true Ekstensive fashion, Bill and his team replace original factory parts in each ride with custom fabricated bodywork and intricately welded structural for their very own custom touch. This season, TEXAS METAL also customizes a 1961 Cadillac DeVille, a 2006 Chevy Kodiak, a 1963 Grumman Delivery Truck and more amazing builds.

TEXAS METAL is produced for Velocity by Sonar Entertainment. For Sonar Entertainment, Dan Miller and Patrick Myatt is executive producers. For Velocity, Joshua C. Berkley is executive producer and Robert S. Scanlon, president of Velocity and TEN video 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 more than 73 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.

  [october 2017]  


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