The world doesn't need another "car show." It needs a dedicated network for gearheads. And that's what DRIVE is aiming to deliver on YouTube this January.

Produced by Tangent Vector's JF Musial (those great Porsche vids recently? That's him and his crew) and hosted by Chris Harris, Mike Spinelli, Leo Parente, Alex Roy and an assorted cast of characters, DRIVE will be putting out a range of auto-related shows covering everything from car reviews to motorsports.

Musial tells Autoblog that Harris will be the point-man for video reviews, with Parente handling motorsports coverage, Spinelli doing some form of news show and Roy taking his antics around the world for road-trip stories. So this isn't just a single show, but a series of artfully crafted online videos that are part of YouTube's original content push.

Check out the teaser video after the jump and subscribe to the channel now before its big launch next month.



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DRIVE on YouTube Set to Launch January 2, 2012

New York, NY and London, England -- DRIVE, the new YouTube original channel that celebrates the culture of cars announces a launch date of January 2, 2012. DRIVE takes our audience on the road, to the races, to the factories, to the studios -- and to other places car lovers have always wanted to go, but never had the chance.

Focused on telling real stories of communities around cars, trucks, and all sorts of things that go, DRIVE enlists a wide range new-media talent including hack motoring journalist Chris Harris, Matt Farah from SPEED's The Car Show, transcontinental speed record holder Alex Roy, Mike Spinelli and Ray Wert of Jalopnik, Leo Parente from Fast Lane Daily's SHAKEDOWN, and professional motorcycle crash test dummy Wes Siler and automotive gadfly and raconteur Jon Alain Guzik.

Watch DRIVE starting in January to activate your passion in the world of cars, performance, racing -- and even plain ol' commuting -- that surrounds you. Cars may be something you need, but drive with us and you'll never look at them the same way again.

YouTube:
www.youtube.com/DRIVE

Promotional Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4V-Xiep_yI


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      Ellis Freedman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cliff Harris is a very good automotive journalist
      Michael Stone
      • 3 Years Ago
      Chris Harris is in, I'm in.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks good!
      Shanti
      • 3 Years Ago
      Count me in! I've been waiting for something like this, and the production value looks pretty good based on this trailer.
      Elmo
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's great to see AutoStream taking off like this. The story of how AutoStream came about is just so awesome. Just research Adam "Shinkaze" Bruce.
      And
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope it doesn't end up like Drivers Republic. Go Monkey!
      JOSEPH
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks good, they definitely got the right bunch of guys involved.
      budwsr25
      • 3 Years Ago
      They need to just start another network and leave nascar out of it. When FOX bought speed they runed the best channel on cable, Nascar should just start its own network so speed can go back to giving everyone what they want. I miss the lost drive in.
        onewayroll
        • 3 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        Agreed, Speedvision had way better programing. Any time I check to see what's on on Speed, it's either Nascar related or pass time...
      Zak
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like Fast Lane Daily's finally going to get a television channel to call home. Maybe now Derek D can afford something better that that useless VW he owns. They should have a look at the show "Mighty Car Mods" that's put out on Youtube in Australia. Those guys deserve their own show.
        WillieD
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Zak
        Not sure why his VW CC is useless...and this is nothing like FLD...
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @WillieD
          This is an AutoStream production, so it's related to FLD.
      johnnyichiban
      • 3 Years Ago
      You had me at "Chris Harris"
      TangoR34
      • 3 Years Ago
      so where's dereck D?
        WillieD
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TangoR34
        As much as I love watching Derek D, he's not exactly a true car man.
          WillieD
          • 3 Years Ago
          @WillieD
          But apparently he will be part of it, according to his own words from yesterday's FLD.
      J. Edwin K.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope this is good, I've been wishing for something like this. But is it just me, or were all of these videos taken from other random places?
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