#SQUADGOALS TAKES ON NEW MEANING IN AN ALL NEW SEASON OF VELOCITY'S "GARAGE SQUAD"
-- GARAGE SQUAD Gives Neglected Autos New Life and Frustrated Owners New Hope Beginning With a Special Back-to-Back Season Premiere Wednesday, August 24 at 10 PM ET/PT, on Velocity--
(Silver Spring, Md.) - Across America countless car aficionados have bought a less than perfect version of their dream car hoping their amateur mechanical chops would return that lackluster ride to glory. Too often dreams of automotive grandeur are wrecked by a lack of money, time and knowhow, leaving garages cluttered with cars, car parts and tools gathering dust. Fortunately, many of these well-meaning automotive enthusiasts are setting pride aside and opening their garage doors to Velocity's GARAGE SQUAD whose #squadgoals include hearing the powerful rumble of a rebuilt engine; seeing the sun glare off a newly polished, rejuvenated bodywork; feeling the rush of hefty horsepower; and bringing joyful tears to even the most hardened car owners. The all new season of GARAGE SQUAD starring National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Bruno Massel, lead mechanic Joe Zolper, and co-host Heather Storm premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 10 PM ET/PT only on Velocity.
"GARAGE SQUAD is a truly unique series in that viewers not only enjoy seeing these cars brought back to life, but can also take away real tips and skills to use on their vehicles at home. Bruno, Heather and Joe combine to lead a remarkable group who truly make dreams come true by safely getting cars back on the road for owners", said Robert S. Scanlon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Velocity and Automotive Content.
Season three of GARAGE SQUAD opens on Wednesday, August 24 beginning at 10 PM ET/PT with special back-to-back episodes. In the first episode the squad visits Chicago where a legendary 1987 Buick Grand National awaits their magic touch. Edwin, the Grand National's owner, desperately wants to return the car to being a prime example of American Muscle. The GARAGE SQUAD doesn't disappoint working tirelessly to overhaul the car's breaks, turbo and interior, and get this 80s icon back to cruising down the road.
Then at 10:30 PM ET/PT, the squad takes on 1960s cool when a 1968 El Camino needs some serious squad love that includes new brakes, a vital engine refresh and exhaust work. Co-hosts Bruno Massel and Heather Storm, along with lead mechanic Joe Zolper lead GARAGE SQUAD this season through a variety of new challenges as they bring expertise and skills to iconic rebuilds including a 1969 Dodge Superbee, a 1963 Porsche 356, a 1992 GMC Typhoo, a 1956 Ford Gasser, a 1963 Chevy Corvette Split-Window Coupe and more. No two builds are the same and every car requires individualized attention that only GARAGE SQUAD delivers.
Velocity, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is the only upscale men's cable network that focuses on thrilling automotive for its viewers. Velocity programming is diverse, intelligent and engaging; capturing the best of the human experience as told by the top experts in the field. Formerly HD Theater, the fully HD network is available in 68 million homes. For more information on Velocity, please visit Velocity.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/VelocityTV or on Twitter @Velocity.
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