American TruckerFebruary 24, 2011
American Trucker is a television show on the Speed cable channel. Hosted by Robb Mariani, the pilot episode featured Robb helping another mechanic restore one of the classic 1980 Kenworth K-100 Aerodyne trucks used in the TV show B. J. and the Bear, along with a short piece about the world's largest truck stop, the Iowa 80. Running a total of 13 episodes for Season 1, American Trucker is currently filming a new 13 episode Season 2 content to run late summer thru fall of 2011.
The show is produced by Bud Brutsman and Steve Beebe of Overhaulin' fame. Show content is derived from Robb's knowledge and experience with trucks and trucking history. Robb is a past cast member of HGTV's Design Star series. Dan Bruno, the owner of such famous trucks as the Rubber Duck's Mack truck from Convoy and past owner of the Peterbilt tanker from Duel is credited on the show as a technical consultant.
NASCAR Race Hub is a daily NASCAR news program broadcast on Fox Sports 1 Monday through Thursday. Originally broadcast on Speed, the show replaced NASCAR Nation and This Week in NASCAR. NASCAR Race Hub premiered on October 12, 2009 as a 30 minute show, but was extended to 60 minutes in the following years. The show was again shortened to 30 minutes after moving to Fox Sports 1 from Speed in August 2013, only to be returned to 60 minutes starting on September 23.
Two Guys Garage is an American reality television series on automobile repair and customizing, hosted by Bryan Fuller and Sam Memmolo and airing on Speed Channel since 2001. The series is based in Tampa, Florida. The hosts changed in 2012, now hosting the show Kevin Byrd who hosted with Bryan Fuller for several years, along with Willie B. ""Willie B"" also hosts a radio show for ""KBPI"" in Denver, CO, and two seasons on ""PINKS"" on SPEED Channel.
SPEED Channel changed to FOX Sports One in August 2013 and no longer aired how-to automotive programming. The show moved to GAC owned by Scripps. Scripps also owns HGTV, Travel Channel, Food Network, Cook Channel, DIY Network. These how-to networks reach over one million homes across the US.
Car WarriorsFebruary 23, 2011
Car Warriors is an American automotive reality TV show produced by BASE Productions and aired for two seasons on Speed in the United States and Discovery Communications affiliates in international markets. For season 1, each episode pits an all-star car restoration team against a rival team from a different city to restore and modify their car in less than 72 hours. The challenging team has a chance to take home not only their car, but the All Stars' car should they win the contest; otherwise, they go home empty-handed if they lose. Season 2 replaces the All Stars with another local restoration team, as both teams have 48 hours to transform their cars for a chance to keep them in the end.
Pass Time was an American game show airing on Speed. In the show, two contestants competed against each other and "resident expert" Kenneth Herring, attempting to predict the pass times of a series of drag racers. Pass Time was hosted by Speed personality Brett Wagner, and Paige Simpson served as the show's "car wrangler". Simpson rarely speaks on-camera during the show, although she was the only one to speak on-camera in a 2011 promotional ad for the show, giving directions to Wagner and Herring. The show last aired on August 16, 2013, the last day of Speed programming before the change in the U.S. to Fox Sports 1.
NASCAR on Speed was the brand name of Speed's coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice sessions, qualifying sessions and a limited number of races, as well as Camping World Truck Series races that began in 2002. It was produced by Fox Sports. Pre-race coverage was usually by NASCAR RaceDay while post-race coverage was on NASCAR Victory Lane. Other programs, such as Speed Center and Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain also provided limited coverage of NASCAR related events. Starting in August 2013, Speed's coverage of NASCAR including RaceDay, Victory Lane and NASCAR Live! moved to Fox Sports 1.
Formula 1 Debrief was a show on the American channel Speed. It started airing on April 4, 2009 and ended on December 1, 2012. The "roundtable" show included Speed's 3 former F1 broadcasters covered the previous Formula 1 race, showed highlights and commenting on them. The three personalities were Bob Varsha, Steve Matchett, and David Hobbs with clips of Will Buxton, Speed's only broadcaster presented at F1 races.
NASCAR Classics was a series of NASCAR races that aired on Speed Channel. It aired from 2002 to 2004 and returned in 2009 before quietly disappearing off Speed Channel again in 2012. Matt Yocum was the host of the series before originally ending in 2004.
The program, when it started mainly showed races from CBS that spans from 1979 to 2000. One of the races that they have shown were the Daytona 500 races from 1979 all the way to 2000. Also, they showed races from Talladega Superspeedway from the summer. The last race that was shown was the 2000 Pepsi 400 in 2004. In the spring of 2009, the series returned after a five year hiatus and started off with the 2006 Food City 500 at Bristol where Kurt Busch earned his first win with car owner Roger Penske and remembered when Jeff Gordon pushed Matt Kenseth after being spun out late in the race. Several months later, Gordon took out Kenseth at Chicagoland Speedway, which was shown later in 2009. Since its return, they have shown recent runnings of the weekend's race, which expands from 2003 to 2008's event. Speed now shows races from Fox, TNT, ESPN, ABC and NBC. On February 15, 2010, it featured the first non-cup race ever on NASCAR Classics which witness the first race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season at Daytona.
Victory by DesignNovember 23, 2003
Victory by Design is a series of documentary films produced in the 1990s and 2000s on the subject of famous racing automobile marques. The series began as a single film focused on Porsche, directed by award winning film-maker Tony Maylam, executive produced by Clive Pullan and hosted by former racing driver, Alain de Cadenet. They were commissioned by American cable channel Speedvision. The US channel commissioned a follow up documentary on Ferrari.
More specials, focused on Maserati, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Lotus, Corvette, "Ford Muscle", and "Grand Prix Greats" were ordered by Speedvision's successor, the Fox owned cable channel, Speed Channel. The "Grand Prix Greats" episode is notable in that instead of a single manufacturer, it covers various notable Grand Prix cars from 1908 to 1960, including Renault, Lancia, and the Cooper Car Company. The series has been consistently popular on the channel and also in the DVD market. Victory By Design announced that they will do a special on American Motors Corporation soon featuring the Eagle SX/4, AMX, Rebel Machine, and many more.
Unique WhipsFebruary 23, 2005
Unique Whips was a television show that aired on the defunct Speed Channel from 2005–2008. The show follows the work of Unique Autosports based on Long Island, New York as they customize celebrity automobiles. Created and Produced by Steve Hillebrand and Corey Damsker of Hollywood East www.hollywoodeast.tv. The customization generally consists of car stereo, wheels, custom paint and interior work. Celebrities whose cars have been featured on the show include: P.DIDDY, DJ Pauly D, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Pam Anderson, Patti LaBelle, 50 Cent, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Marcus Camby, Fat Joe, and Tom Wolfe.
WindTunnel with Dave Despain was a live viewer call-in show exclusively for auto racing fans that debuted on Speed Channel on February 22, 2003 and ended on August 11, 2013. During the course of the show, host Dave Despain fielded telephone calls and read e-mail from viewers, some of them directed at the guest Despain is interviewing, which was done just after the first segment, titled "Hot Topics", which Despain reads the big stories from the racing world. After the interview segment, Despain did a segment just for him, titled "My Take", in which he gave his opinion on news from the racing world. There was also an awad for the best e-mail or phone call from each show, as the winning viewer received a Despain bobblehead. It was a coveted prize among viewers.
When WindTunnel debuted, the show aired Friday nights at 11 PM. The pilot episode was only a half-hour long. The time length was changed to an hour the very next week. In August 2003, WindTunnel expanded to four nights a week and moved to a 9 PM timeslot. In 2005, to the chagrin of some of the series' fans, WindTunnel was scaled back to one night a week, airing for two hours beginning at 9 PM on Sunday nights. In 2006, WindTunnel was scaled back to one hour. There have been special episodes of WindTunnel shown as part of the lead-up to the Daytona 500 and the Sprint All-Star Race.
This Week in NASCAR, was a 60-minute program that aired Monday nights on the Speed Channel. It was hosted by veteran NASCAR personality Steve Byrnes with panel members Michael Waltrip and Greg Biffle. Other panelists such as Chad Knaus, Bootie Barker and Dave Blaney made regular appearances. The panel reviewed the past weekend's races and get geared up for the NASCAR racing week ahead with informative and historical videos. Each episode told the stories of the track, region, drivers and offered team perspectives as well as memorable historical races from the track with present and past drivers on hand. Their cameras capture the "behind the scenes" and "show me what I don't already know!" moments, that tell critical, colorful and entertaining race stories.