FULL THROTTLE FUN WITH FRIENDS IN THE NEW ORIGINAL SERIES "KEVIN HART'S MUSCLE CAR CREW," STREAMING JULY 2 ON THE MOTORTREND APP
--The Series is Produced by HartBeat Productions and Big Breakfast--
(Los Angeles) - When the gearhead bug bites it doesn't let go. After a grueling year-long comedy tour Kevin Hart surprised his crew, affectionately named The Plastic Cup Boyz, with classic cars for each one of them. As brand-new muscle car devotees the guys have fallen deeply for classic car culture. In fact, they're on a mission to launch their own automotive club. But as newbies they face a huge challenge; a lack of experience and an understanding of what it really means to be a classic car owner.
In the all-new MotorTrend original series KEVIN HART'S MUSCLE CAR CREW, premiering Friday, July 2 only on the MotorTrend App, Kevin, John, Ron, Spank, Harry and Joey seek answers to the questions around being a devoted automotive fan, learn to navigate the challenges of owning classic vehicles and make us laugh along the way. KEVIN HART'S MUSCLE CAR CREW, produced by HartBeat Productions and Big Breakfast, is a lighthearted, hilarious journey into the car collecting world. From finding a trusted, skilled mechanic in Lucky Costa from MotorTrend's HOT ROD GARAGE to customizing, racing, and flipping cars at auctions, Kevin and his friends settle internal debates with the help of automotive experts while gaining hard-earned knowledge in fulfilling their newfound passion.
The season premiere of KEVIN HART'S MUSCLE CAR CREW, "Choose Your Builder, Wisely", streaming Friday, July 2 on the MotorTrend App finds the guys wanting to make their passion for cars legit. After a dismal showing at a local car show, they search for an appropriate builder. Lucky Costa of MotorTrend's HOT ROD GARAGE wins the job after they interview other mechanics in town, and the decision is made to spend $20,000 each on upgrading their vehicles. Whoever does the best work will get to be the club's president.
Upcoming Episodes Streaming on the MotorTrend App:
"The Boyz Have a Need for Speed"
Friday, July 9
The Plastic Cup Boyz take their first educational field trip to the Irwindale Drag Strip where they learn about power and engine boost from some experienced locals. John and Spank each take a turn down the strip. Meanwhile, the new clubhouse location is revealed in the form of a cluttered shipping dock and jobs for the club are assigned. John and Spank ask Lucky for some power enhancements to their cars, and Harry gets his "mighty fine '70 Chevelle" tuned by Tuner Tom, a world-class engine tuner in Los Angeles. Kevin's "Hellraiser" Charger makes its first appearance.
Friday, July 16
The Plastic Cup Boyz take a trip to Radford Racing school in Arizona where they learn the driving techniques necessary to handle speed and power. A little competition breaks out among the group to determine who has the best time and technique. Joey shares the new additions to the clubhouse décor plus viewers get some history on the origins of The Plastic Cup Boyz's cars while work begins at Lucky's shop.
"It's All in the Details"
Friday, July 23
A spirited discussion about stance and paint leads The Plastic Cup Boyz to visit the Peterson Museum in Los Angeles to see the finest examples of color, chrome and other details. Spank falls in love with a Lilac paint job and wants it for his Chevelle. A trip to the iconic Mr. Cartoon's Clubhouse gives the Boyz a lesson on what it means to have a genuinely respected car club and create a long-lasting and iconic brand in the car club community.
"Brakes and Suspension"
Friday, July 30
A visit to The Dockweiler VW Bug show gives Joey some ideas for his Bug resto/mod and Kevin another example of how a car club operates. Kevin arranges for the Boyz to visit the Irwindale Drift Track to learn the extreme use of brakes and suspension. Harry, John and Joey take a heart stopping trip around the track. Lucky and Joey visit Powerhaus VW to talk about the specific engine, brake, and suspension choices for his bug. After watching auction footage in the Clubhouse, the Boyz decide to take a trip to Arizona to attend the celebrated Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.
"Let's Get in The Auction"
Friday, August 6
The Plastic Cup Boyz make their first trip to a live automotive auction at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale where they get a taste of high-end cars. They learn the different ways people enter the build aspect of the car resto/mod business and realize the money that is made - and lost - when they experience their first auction. Kevin brings home a dandy custom 1959 Corvette he names "Mint Condition". After the auction The Plastic Cup Boyz walk away with an appreciation for the lack of diversity in the car world and how important their presence might be in welcoming others. Kevin shares a personal story about his origins and what it means to kick down the doors at Barrett-Jackson and make a statement.
"We're Better Together"
Friday, August 13
Kevin is unhappy with the car club's progress. Convening at the Clubhouse, the Boyz realize that they work better together and set off to achieve everything necessary for their official Car Club Launch. At Timeless Kustoms Kevin sees his resto/mods in various states of builds, and Harry and John get a taste of working at the highest resto/mod level. Kevin expresses his own desires for the Club to one day "own the process", building at the same level but under their own shop and shingle of the Car Club.
"A Car Club is Born!"
Friday, August 20
With car upgrades finished, the guys arrive at Boss's social media location for an iconic photoshoot that will help launch them into the car world. Wearing their new car club jackets, the debate starts as to who will be president. Kevin realizes that the best way for them to move forward is to continue to work together - they don't need a president! At the clubhouse, the Boyz are warmly received by those who have influenced their journey to learn about cars and car culture. With their cars proudly placed on the grass for all to see, the guys share their knowledge and they impress. Kevin surprises everyone with a new goal for the club as he unveils a rusted-out Camaro and proposes they do a ground-up build together!
KEVIN HART'S MUSCLE CAR CREW, debuts Friday, July 2 on the MotorTrend App, the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. Members of Kevin Hart's crew, The Plastic Cup Boyz, include John Clausell, Ron Everline, Spank Horton, Harry Ratchford and Joey Wells.
The MotorTrend App offers more than 8,700 episodes of world-leading automotive series and specials including the all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA, the most complete collection of classic "TOP GEAR" (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one thru 27), the hit docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE and the upcoming MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS, plus every season of SPEED RACER, WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, BITCHIN' RIDES, IRON RESURRECTION, TEXAS METAL and many more.
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KEVIN HART'S MUSCLE CAR CREW is produced for the MotorTrend App by HartBeat Productions and Propagate's Big Breakfast. Luke Kelly-Clyne, Kevin Healey, and Rebecca Graham Forde are executive producers for Big Breakfast with Propagate's Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Drew Buckley. For HartBeat Productions, Kevin Hart, Bryan Smiley, Mike Stein, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells and Brendon Carter are executive producers and Tiffany Brown is co-producer. Hart is repped by 3 Arts, UTA and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham. For the MotorTrend App, David Lee and Gabriel VanHuss are executive producers. For MotorTrend Group, Mike Suggett is head of programming and development and Alex Wellen is global president and general manager.
About HartBeat Productions
Founded by Kevin Hart, HartBeat Productions is multi-platform production company creating unique content for worldwide audiences. With a focus in Feature Films, Television and Digital Content, HartBeat aims to provide content from culturally diverse storytellers that resonate on a global scale. Hartbeat produced Kevin Hart's recent standup special ""Zero F**ks Given" which was Netflix's most watched comedy special in 2020 with over 20 million views. HartBeat's first feature film Night School had the highest grossing opening weekend for a comedy in 2018. Upcoming projects include the feature-film Fatherhood premiering on Netflix on June 18th, season 2 of "Dave", and Motor Trend's "Kevin Hart's Muscle Car Crew" premiering on July 2, 2021 on the Motor Trend app. Other credits include London Hughes comedy special "Catch a D**k", "Celebrity Game Face" on E!, "The Next Level" and "Hart of the City" on Comedy Central. HartBeat currently has numerous Film and Television projects in various stages of development.
About Big Breakfast
Big Breakfast, a Propagate company, is a full-service production studio run by Luke Kelly-Clyne and Kevin Healey that creates premium scripted, unscripted, and hybrid comedic content for broadcast, cable, digital and streaming platforms. Company credits include truTV's Adam Ruins Everything, Fameless, and Double Cross with Blake Griffin; Pop's Hot Date; Netflix's Prank Encounters; Comedy Central's Loafy; Quibi's Dishmantled; Paramount+'s Remote; Facebook Watch's breakout game show I Want My Phone Back, Snapchat's The Me and You Show, and many more. As the studio that made CollegeHumor Originals the #1 most-viewed comedy YouTube channel, Big Breakfast's online content is some of the most-watched and shared on the Internet. The company has earned 20 Webby Awards and 12 Telly Awards, with its digital content garnering more than five billion views.
About MotorTrend Group
MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery's MotorTrend TV and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV, and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 1.3 billion monthly impressions across all platforms, the company encompasses television's #1 network for automotive superfans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel, and the MotorTrend App, the only auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain, and empower the motoring world.
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