From a media release:
Itâ€™s turbo speed ahead as Steve Darnell and hisÂ Welder Upâ€™Â gang return to Sin City for a second season ofÂ VEGAS RAT RODS, featuring 10 killer new vehicles that are bold, bitchinâ€™, and definitely badass. PremieringÂ Thursday,Â Jan. 7Â atÂ 9 p.m. ET/PTÂ on Discovery, the 10-part original Canadian series from Torontoâ€™s Proper Television (CANADAâ€™S WORST DRIVER and MASTERCHEF CANADA) follows Darnell and his crew at their custom car shop as they create rolling works of art from everyone elseâ€™s junk. This season showcases builds created in the spirit of rat rods that are bigger, badder and breaking the mold. Sometimes the best action in Vegas happens off the strip!
In the Season 2 premiere ofÂ VEGAS RAT RODS, â€œWagon Rodâ€ (Thursday,Â Jan. 7Â at9 p.m. ET/PT), Darnell is asked to transform a Chevy wagon into something faster and meaner, complete with a corvette suspension, a new LS3 engine, and all the modern conveniences any family man could ask for. The Welderup crew makes this Wagon Rod a kind of Jekyll-and-Hyde creation: badass to the eye, but comfortable enough to throw in the kids and dog for a weekend of adventure. Twiggy takes on a new responsibility as â€œparts girl,â€ but Steve puts a wrench in her first assignment. And new guy Grant is brought on board to help with the heavy workload, and naturally the crew initiates him. ClickÂ HEREÂ for a sneak peek ofÂ VEGAS RAT RODS.
Also, onÂ Thursday Jan. 7Â on Discovery,Â MEGASPEED, produced by Bell Mediaâ€™s own Exploration Production Inc., returns for a third season atÂ 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. A six-episode documentary series, the Canadian original circuits the globe from Jamaica to Iceland and Belgium, profiling personalities from the worldâ€™s most iconic motorsports events.
This season features a wide variety of dreamers and schemers, including a visit to the home of Craig Jackson, CEO ofÂ Barrett Jackson, for a private tour of his extensive vehicle collection and one-of-a-kind garage. When Jackson isnâ€™t running his world famous Barrett Jackson car auctions, returning to Scottsdale Jan. 23-31 (airing on Discovery Velocity), heâ€™s out driving rare, exotic cars.
In the Season 3 premiere ofÂ MEGASPEED, â€œRolex 24â€ (Thursday,Â Jan. 7Â atÂ 11 p.m.ET/8 p.m. PTÂ on Discovery andÂ Saturday,Â Jan. 9Â atÂ 7 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PTÂ on Velocity), Wayne Taylor Racing is the underdog heading intoÂ The Rolex 24 At Daytona, the first auto race on the North American racing calendar. The race, two times around the clock, is a test of endurance, perseverance, and mental toughness with 67 cars sharing the narrow, high-banked tri-oval of the Daytona International Speedway. And later, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Flat Track Championship, and meet a Hollywood fabricator who makes hot rod dreams come true. ClickÂ HEREÂ for a sneak peek ofMEGASPEED.
VEGAS RAT RODSÂ is produced for Discovery by Torontoâ€™s Proper Television. The series is executive produced by Guy Oâ€™Sullivan. Jennifer Scott is the Series Producer. For Discovery, Ken MacDonald is Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media.