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    Video: Motor City Masters trailer isn't here to make friends
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    Here is the first 30-second trailer for the reality show Motor City Masters, and there's one thing we know for sure: it looks like a reality show. Announced last October and put together by the team behind Project Runway, the premise swaps fashion designers and frocks for car designers and ...

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    Video: Backroad Gold is American Pickers meets Chasing Classic Cars
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    Not all reality television is a guilty pleasure. Sure, there's stuff like Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Real Housewives that give the genre a bad name, but some reality TV can be genuinely fascinating. Take this latest reality show, set to air tomorrow on the Travel Channel. It's called ...

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    ETC: Project Runway team readying reality show about car designers
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    Like most of the Autoblog staff, I've fostered a love for both automobiles and writing since I was young, and I consider myself tremendously fortunate to have made these passions my career. But had I had any sense of design whatsoever – a better sense of scale, proportion and perspective ...

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    Video: 17-year-old NASCAR prodigy Kwasniewski chronicled in new reality series
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    On the outside, life as a top-shelf racecar driver seems ideal. Driving fast for a living, getting paid boatloads of money for wins and sponsorship deals, traveling around the country – if not the world – all seems to have the making of a dream life. What many of us on the outside ...

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    Video: Nissan and Playstation preview second season of GT Academy
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    Nissan has announced the second season of Nissan GT Academy is set to premiere on SPIKE TV starting later this week. Starting on November 1 at 11:30 pm EST, the show will follow the top 32 Gran Turismo video gamers that qualified as finalists out of the 400,000 registered online players who took ...

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    Video: Two guys keep rescuing a Jeep Wrangler in new Discovery show
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    For the right kind of person, this sounds like an awesome adventure with a Jeep Wrangler. For everyone else, it probably sounds like hell. Discovery has teamed up with former British special forces soldier Gary Humphrey and self-proclaimed gearhead Bill Wu, and sent them into a remote peak in ...

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    Video: Fast N' Loud is Wheeler Dealers, American style
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    If you've ever sunk a Saturday afternoon watching a Wheeler Dealers marathon on BBC America, we don't need to tell you the show is plenty addictive. A tag team salesman and mechanic snag slightly run-down cars and SUVs, fix a few simple problems and flip them for a profit in the UK. Now it looks ...

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    Official: Ford teams up with NBC for Escape-based reality TV show
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    Ford is turning to prime-time TV to introduce the 2013 Escape. The vehicle will be front and center in "Escape Routes," a new NBC reality show that pits six teams of two against one another in a road-trip competition with layovers in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Miami and San ...

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    Report: Michael Andretti and Adam Carolla among cast of Celebrity Apprentice
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    NBC has announced the newest cast of "Celebrity Apprentice," and Michael Andretti will be among the big names vying for $250,000 for the charity of their choice. Andretti has personally accumulated an impressive 42 CART wins during his time behind the wheel, and his team, Andretti Autosport, ...

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    Video: Speed's new show Pumped! is like Cash Cab at the gas station
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    Believe it or not, we cherish our time at the gas pump. Topping off the tank is a good excuse to step outside for a moment and let our minds wander for a spell. It's a little slice of meditation we've been practicing since before we could legally drive, so the thought of being dragged into an ...

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    Report: Spike TV readying reality show about turning around car dealers
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    Automotive News is reporting that Spike TV is planning to roll out a new reality TV show that orbits around struggling car dealerships. The premise has the show's two hosts, Tom Stuker and Roe Hubbard, swooping in with just five days to turn lackluster sales into a success story. So far, the ...

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    Video: Netherlands' worst driver proves it in graphic video
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    We've seen some pretty bad ideas for reality TV shows come to fruition, but they all pale in comparison to De Allerslechtste chauffeur van Nederland? (Who Is The Worst Driver In The Netherlands?) – a concept that takes bad drivers and puts them behind the wheel in a series of ...

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    Video: Scion creates online web reality series challenging contestants to 'Reinvent the Wheels'
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    Scion Reinvent the Wheels – Click above to watch the first episode after the break
    Scion has waded into the reality TV kiddie pool with a new Web series called Reinvent the Wheels. Think of it as Pimp My Ride meets Top Chef. Six contestants were chosen from a pool of hundreds of entrants, ...

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    End of the Road: American Chopper chopped, fat lady sings
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    It's been a long time coming, but celebrity gossip site TMZ reports that American Chopper has finally been canceled. A spokesperson for TLC, which picked the show up after its first few years on The Discovery Channel, said, "The Teutuls will always be a part of the Discovery family and we ...

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    New reality series Family Armor combines vehicle bulletproofing and Mormons
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    We're not precisely sure how to treat this one, so we're going to go ahead and use the "jump in with both feet" method. TLC is launching a new reality show called Family Armor that follows the exploits of two Mormon brothers-in-law that build bulletproof cars for a living. That doesn't sounds so ...

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    Lamarama: Actor Lorenzo Lamas launches new motorcycle company
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    Lorenzo Lamas Cycles - Click above for image gallery
    Lorenzo Lamas, everybody's favorite Bold and Beautiful Renegade from the 1990s, has announced a new motorcycle company named, imaginatively enough, Lorenzo Lamas Cycles. Just as Steven Tyler did when he decided to get into the custom motorcycle ...

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    VIDEO: New reality tv show pits Ford factory workers against each other for job survival
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    The recent happenings of the auto industry are anything but funny, especially when it comes to the tens of thousands of lost jobs. Well, it wasn't funny until the writers at The Onion put their comedic minds to it. Beyond the jump is a positively brilliant spoof on ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Bullrun-winning Trans Am
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    We watched a marathon of the SpikeTV reality show based on the Bullrun Rally and hosted by Bill Goldberg, but weren't too terribly impressed with the premise. It seemed one needed only a decent proficiency at reading maps, as well as a lot of luck, to win. The winning team was the father/daughter ...

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    Casting call for all wanna-be Cole Trickles
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    Since the popularity of stock car racing seems to gain more momentum as every NASCAR season passes, it seems only natural to bring another spin-off to market. "Reality Racing – The Rookie Challenge," will begin its 13-part series sometime in 2007, where 15 drivers will compete for a chance to ...

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    Survivor secures new sponsor after GM break-up. Is it another automaker?
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    Nearly as fast as bidders came out of the woodwork for Aston Martin's possible sale, CBS secured new sponsorship for its hit reality-show "Survivor" after General Motors canceled its advertising. States Chris Ender of CBS, "The upcoming edition of `Survivor' has a full roster of advertisers across ...

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