LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MotorTrend is
making everything go sideways in the all-new series DRIFT
THIS, premiering around the world on Wednesday, March 6, exclusively on the
MotorTrend App. Hosted by drifting pioneers Chris Forsberg and Ryan
Tuerck, DRIFT THIS explores how to make
improbable vehicles—from a UPS-style truck to a stretch limousine
to bumper cars—drift. Using creative engineering, custom
fabrication, and pure brute horsepower, Forsberg and Tuerck combine
professional racing knowledge with creative insanity to make
vehicles drift and, on occasion, blow one or two up in the
On every DRIFT THIS episode, Forsberg and Tuerck try to
answer the question: can professional racers make unique cars,
trucks or other vehicles drift? Both hosts are legends in drifting,
a driving style in which a driver uses the throttle, brakes, and
steering input to make a vehicle go through a turn sliding
sideways. Forsberg and Tuerck currently compete in the U.S. Formula
Drift racing series, where Forsberg has won three
"Chris and I are super excited to launch our new show DRIFT
THIS," said co-host Ryan Tuerck.
"We'll do our best to make some unusual vehicles do something they
were never meant to do. We're going to build, boost, and break
things and then see what drifts."
On the first episode, "Deliver This!" Forsberg and Tuerck tackle
the challenge of drifting a UPS-style delivery truck with more than
280,000 miles logged, an expiring engine, soggy tires and no
ignition key. Upon inspection, Forsberg and Tuerck lay out a plan
to radically change the driving dynamics by upgrading parts across
the vehicle, including a new engine. But, after six days of
rebuilding the vehicle, will all that effort make it go sideways?
DRIFT THIS premieres Wednesday,
March 6 on the MotorTrend App with a new episode
every four weeks, and bonus content released weekly.
"DRIFT THIS pushes the boundaries of drifting by putting
an unexpected, crowd-pleasing twist on this popular automotive
genre," said MotorTrend Group's Vice President of Development
Mike Suggett. "Chris and Ryan are
down-to-earth experts with the knowledge and skills to make all
different types of vehicles do things you would never imagine.
DRIFT THIS is the perfect addition to MotorTrend's growing
lineup of entertaining and empowering content."
DRIFT THIS is produced by MotorTrend. For MotorTrend
Group, Levi Rugg and Fred Chang are Executive Producers, Mike Pantaleo is Showrunner, and Mike Suggett is Vice President of Development.
Alex Wellen is Global President and
General Manager of MotorTrend Group.
About MotorTrend Group
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largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together
Discovery's fast-growing MotorTrend TV, formerly Velocity, 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 2 billion monthly content views 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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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 nearly 50 languages,
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