[03/23/18 - 11:26 AM] New Season, New Way to Watch "Wheeler Dealers" - See It First on MotorTrend.com and the Motor Trend App Starting Wednesday, April 4 audiences can catch the premiere on MotorTend.com and the Motor Trend app one week before it debuts on Velocity Wednesday, April 11.
[via press release from Velocity]
NEW SEASON, NEW WAY TO WATCH "WHEELER DEALERS" - SEE IT FIRST ON MOTORTREND.COM AND THE MOTOR TREND APP
--Watch WHEELER DEALERS on MotorTrend.com and the Motor Trend App Beginning Wednesday, April 4 One Week Before the New Season Debuts on Velocity--
(New York) - Velocity's beloved hit series WHEELER DEALERS returns this April with all new episodes and an all new way to watch. Starting Wednesday, April 4 audiences can catch the WHEELER DEALERS premiere on MotorTend.com and the Motor Trend app one week before it debuts on Velocity Wednesday, April 11 at 9 PM ET/PT.
WHEELER DEALERS master mechanic Ant Anstead and automotive valuation expert Mike Brewer are back to work; Mike is hunting down a variety of gently used cars then handing the keys off to Ant for a bumper-to-bumper refurbishment before trying to sell the cars for a healthy profit. This season features a wealth of incredible rides including: a 1969 Opel GT; a 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer; a 2004 Mini Cooper S MC40; a 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio; a 1970 International Harvester Scout 800A; and much more.
"WHEELER DEALERS continues being one of the strongest shows in our content garage," said Robert S. Scanlon, president of Velocity and TEN Content. "Mike and Ant deliver informative automotive knowledge that every man or woman can use every day. Now, with Motor Trend, we're excited that audiences can have that vast knowledge at their fingertips at any time."
Full WHEELER DEALERS Schedule:
**All Episodes Premiere First on MotorTrend.com and the Motor Trend App then debut on Velocity the following Wednesday at 9 PM ET/PT.
"1969 Opel GT"
Premieres Wednesday, April 4
Velocity Premiere Wednesday, April 11 at 9 PM ET/PT
Mike and Ant dive into the European sports car market, taking on a 1969 Opel GT with fresh body damage, a backfiring engine, shoddy brakes and malfunctioning headlights.
"1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer"
Premieres Wednesday, April 11
Velocity Premiere Wednesday, April 18 at 9 PM ET/PT
Mike and Ant hunt the scorching market for iconic American SUVs with a 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The car has good bones, but it also has a sagging suspension, four-wheel drive that won't engage and is in desperate need of a makeover.
"2004 Mini Cooper S MC40"
Premieres Wednesday, April 18
Velocity Premiere Wednesday, April 25 at 9 PM ET/PT
Mike tracks down one of only 1,000 MC40s ever produced, the 40th anniversary homage to the Monte Carlo rally-winning British icon. Ant tackles the dreaded 100,000 mile-service while restoring its original ride height and signature look.
"1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio"
Premieres Wednesday, April 25
Velocity Premiere Wednesday, May 2 at 9 PM ET/PT
Mike and Ant take on the perfect sports car for a rainy day: a 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio sporting a rare hardtop. Ant rebuilds the prop shaft and rear differential, replaces the A/C compressor and fixes a bent runner in the window mechanism.
"1970 International Harvester Scout 800A"
Premieres Wednesday, May 2
Velocity Premiere Wednesday, May 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
Mike hunts down an early SUV poised to explode in the vintage 4x4 market, a 1970 International Harvester Scout 800A. Ant restores it to glory by rebuilding a leaky transfer case, fixing the steering, replacing out of date wipers and interior.
"1977 Porsche 924"
Premieres Wednesday, May 9
Velocity Premiere Wednesday, May 16 at 9 PM ET/PT
Mike takes another swing at a Porsche 924, the first car he ever turned around on the series. Will fixing oil leaks, rough idle, poor gear change and worn interior return enough of this Porsche's prestige to earn a profit?
"1972 Datsun 510"
Premieres Wednesday, May 16
Velocity Premiere Wednesday, May 23 at 9 PM ET/PT
Mike and Ant drag a rare 1972 Datsun 510 2-door into the 21st century. The engine is in good order and the car itself could be quite valuable, but the paint job is awful, the gearbox is unresponsive and the bodywork leaves a lot to be desired.
"1972 Lancia Fulvia"
Premieres Wednesday, May 23
Velocity Premiere Wednesday, May 30 at 9 PM ET/PT
Mike tracks down a rare rally bred Italian import, a 1972 Lancia Fulvia. To bring the coupe back to its former glory, he and Ant will need to correct bad CV joints, a broken heater, cracked dash and a debris-clogged fuel system.
Premieres Wednesday, May 30
Velocity Premiere Wednesday, June 6 at 9 PM ET/PT
The fans take the wheel as Mike and Ant spend the day answering questions from across the globe. In the process, they pull the curtain back on the inner workings of Wheeler Dealers and take look back at the last eight cars.
WHEELER DEALERS is produced for Velocity by Discovery Studios. Jake Laufer and Patrick Myatt are Co-Executive Producers for Discovery Studios. In the U.S., Joshua C. Berkley is executive producer for Velocity and Robert Scanlon is president of Velocity and TEN content.
Velocity is the only television brand that focuses on delivering automotive content to enthusiasts and viewers. Available in 73 million homes nationwide the fully HD network's programming is engaging, entertaining and informative, featuring the very best of the automotive world as told by top experts and personalities. Viewhers can connect with Velocity on Facebook at facebook.com/VelocityTV, on Twitter @Velocity and on Instagram @Velocity. Velocity is a division of TEN: A Discovery, Inc. company, the largest automotive media company in the world that combines the power of Velocity with TEN's entire portfolio including MOTOR TREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE and more than 20 other industry-leading brands.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; and digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media. Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit www.corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.
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