Pilot is a GO!: Matt to Co-Host Show on SPEED
After months of planning, neogotiating and brain-storming, the dream that has been years in the making is finally coming true; Matt will be on TV, co-hosting his very own show about cupcak….I mean, cars.
Airing on the SPEED Channel and produced by Mandt Bros. Productions, it will star Matt, Adam Carolla (who hosted NBC’s un-aired Top Gear pilot), Dan Neil (Long time automotive journalist and Pulitzer winner) and John Salley, who spent 14 years dropping 3′s for a little organization known as the NBA before becoming a talking head on ESPN’s Best Damn Sports Show Period.
The show has been described as a cross between Top Gear and TBDSSP, featuring car-related news and conversation as well as pre-recorded video segments of comparisons, reviews, and other kinds of 4-wheeled entertainment you’d expect with Matt around.
And don’t think the conversational segments will be boring. Carolla makes a living making people laugh without ever preparing a joke or writing one down. The hosts aren’t one-tick ponies; knowledgeable about cars with zero personality (Merry Xmas Motor Week) or all jokes with no experience (Like, oh I dunno, a comedian reviewing an SLS.) These guys have the knowledge us enthusiasts require and the humor and wit to keep us interested.
For you fans of Garage 419, and now The Smoking Tire, this is what Matt has worked for so tirelessly. It’s why he gets up at 6am to go to shoot a review, drive to car shows, or attend a press release. He’s like the mailman of car guys; through rain or sleet or spine-shattering hangover, he’ll be there. I can’t say when it will air, or divulge what the segments will be, but I promise when I heard some of the details they were funny, exciting and smart.