The Car Show

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 5.9  (250)

The Car Show was a television series that aired on the SPEED Channel in 2011. The show was hosted by Glenn Ridge and Steven Jacobs and was dedicated to all things car-related. Throughout the series, the hosts covered a wide range of topics, from classic cars and luxury vehicles to the latest sports cars and cutting-edge automotive technology. They also explored the world of motorsports, covering everything from Formula One racing to drag racing and even monster truck rallies.

One of the unique features of The Car Show was its focus on the personal stories of car owners and enthusiasts, as well as the journeys of professional drivers and mechanics. The hosts interviewed a variety of guests, from everyday drivers with interesting stories to tell to celebrities who were car enthusiasts themselves.

In addition to interviews, the show also featured car reviews, in-depth analysis of automotive innovations and trends, and exciting test drives of the latest models. The hosts explored the technical details of cars, from engine performance to aerodynamics and safety features, and they shared their thoughts and opinions on what makes a great car.

The Car Show also featured some fun and lighthearted segments, such as challenges and competitions between the hosts or guests. They tested their driving skills in various scenarios, such as a lap around a race track or a challenging off-road course.

One of the standout elements of The Car Show was its visually stunning production value. The hosts were often on location, showcasing stunning vistas and scenic drives across the United States. There were also plenty of close-up shots of the cars themselves, revealing intricate details that car aficionados would appreciate.

Overall, The Car Show provided a comprehensive and entertaining look at the world of cars and car culture. Whether you were a hardcore gearhead or just someone who appreciated beautiful design and engineering, there was something in this show for everyone.

Unfortunately, the show only lasted for one season, but it remains a fondly remembered program for those who were able to catch it during its brief run. The Car Show was a true celebration of the automobile and the people who love them, and its legacy lives on as an inspiration for future shows dedicated to this timeless topic.

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More Speed!
15. More Speed!
October 26, 2011
Adam and Matt challenge the BMW M3 against the Boss Mustang Laguna Seca Edition; the world debut of the Mosler Raptor GTR, an American supercar with 838 horsepower, a twin-turbo V-8 that goes 0 to 60 in a claimed 2.3 seconds. Only on SPEED.
What's Efficient
14. What's Efficient
October 19, 2011
Adam tries out a new luxury hybrid, the Fisker Karma; Matt drives a diesel powered Mercedes from Mexico to Oregon - on a single tank of gas; comparing MPG on a Rolls Royce, a Bentley, and a Ford GT.
Muscle Cars
13. Muscle Cars
October 12, 2011
Adam, Dan and Matt talk about their favorite muscle cars from the 60s to those of today.
Luxury For All
12. Luxury For All
October 5, 2011
For years Mercedes dominated the luxury car market, but then Lexus came and stole the thunder. Now there's a newcomer to the game. Can it "Lexus" Lexus? Matt takes a test drive in Malibu Canyon to find out. Then, we'll show you luxury cars you can afford on a busboy's salary. And stay tuned as Dan and Matt race a Maybach and Bentley Mulsanne with some unusual passengers in the backseats. Only on SPEED.
Racing Road Trip
11. Racing Road Trip
September 28, 2011
Adam competes in a vintage car race; the new Chevy Volt and a Viper police car; John and Dan jump out of a plane.
Special Maneuvers
10. Special Maneuvers
September 21, 2011
The hosts take an executive protective driving course; Matt Farah compares the stripped down, ultra light, open-wheeled Aerial Atom to the new import KTM Xbow; Dan drives a 1931 vintage race.
Prove It
9. Prove It
September 14, 2011
Auto blogger Ezra Dyer and Matt race through the rugged terrain of the Ford Proving Grounds; NBA player Zach Randolph talks about his car collection; Adam looks inside people's trunks and glove compartments. Only on SPEED.
Mom Mobile vs Supercar
8. Mom Mobile vs Supercar
September 7, 2011
Dan & Matt race a mini van against a Delorean, and a Camry against a Ferrari; LA's Soap Box Derby; "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin and actor Jerry Ferrara.
Seattle Rally
7. Seattle Rally
August 31, 2011
Matt and Dave Mirra set off on a high speed scavenger hunt through Seattle; Big John drives three little cars; Adam visits the New York Auto Show; guest, designer Chip Foose. Only on SPEED.
Supercar Showdown
6. Supercar Showdown
August 24, 2011
Not all car geeks are created equal. Adam and Matt show up at the track with very different ideas of what's a great super-car. They compare Mercedes' sexy, opulent and seriously fast SLS against the 670hp American Gladiator that is the Corvette ZR1. At half the cost, can it take on Germany's ultra coupe? Dan heads up to Pebble Beach to the Concours D' Elegance, the drunken Kentucky Derby of cars. Special Guest: Jason Castriota- A guy who designed the Ferrari 599 and Maserati Gran Turismo all before the age of 30. Only on SPEED.
Turbo Moms
5. Turbo Moms
August 17, 2011
Join John Salley at the so-called "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", the Indy 500 as he gets drafted to work for Townsend Bell's race team and finds out driving is only one part of winning. Later, two of the fastest luxury SUVs on the planet will go head to head as Matt Farah and Adam Carolla test these turbo-charged grocery carts on the track, and off-road. Lastly, Matt Farah travels to Monticello, NY to test the new Lamborghini. Special Guest: A Pro-Bowler with over 10,000 yards of rushing, sixtyeight touchdowns and a bad case of car fever, Thomas Jones. Only on SPEED.
Blast from the Past and Look Into the Future
4. Blast from the Past and Look Into the Future
August 10, 2011
Adam test drives the original Batmobile; Dan road tests Nissan's electric LEAF; Women learn to drive a stick; Guest IMSA driver Steve Millen.
Man vs Computer
3. Man vs Computer
August 3, 2011
Racing a computer controlled BMW; Dan tries dirt track racing; European vs American sports cars; Guest, designer Pete Brock. Only on SPEED.
Rush Hour Road Race
2. Rush Hour Road Race
July 27, 2011
Join the team and Brian Johnson, lead singer of AC/DC, as they race one of the world's fastest super-cars against Italy's most popular scooter and a subway pedestrian to see which is the fastest way to get across New York City. Dan Neil conducts a road test of the new, striking Ferrari 458 Italia, and you're not going to wanna miss the hosts as they compete with each other to see who can most efficiently teach 4 beauties how to drive a manual...Dodge Viper! Special Guest - Three-time and reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion and two-time and reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti. Only on SPEED.
Kill The Lemon
1. Kill The Lemon
July 20, 2011
The race is on as Adam, John, Matt and Dan race in the 24 Hours of Lemons, a highly competitive endurance racing series where cars cannot be worth more than $500 and cheating is encouraged. Special Guest - Jimmie Johnson.
Salley's First Car
0. Salley's First Car
July 13, 2011
John Salley reminisces on his first car and how it disappeared in New York.
  • Premiere Date
    July 13, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (250)