A new show about society’s passion for cars is getting ready to debut on Velocity TV on Tuesday nights.
Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage is said to be thirty minutes of “unadulterated car enthusiasm served hot off the manifold and torn from Autoweek’s editorial pages–covering everything from design to driving, customization, cooking and cruisin’, travel, technology and more.”
Centered around a historic auto repair shop now turned restaurant on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Vinsetta Garage promises to put a new shine on sheetmetal and the people who live for cars everywhere.
Courney Hansen, cohost of Overhaulin’ with Chip Foose, will bring stories and features from the editorial pages of Autoweek to life each week.
Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage will debut Jan. 3 as Hansen rides along with Autoweek Editor Dutch Mandel. She will also visit some unique collector garages and hear from the Autoweek bullpen on the topic of cars overall.
So far six episodes are being promoted at the show’s Website, www.vinsetta.com.
EPISODE 1: PASSION
Tuesday, January 3 8:30 PM EST/PST (7:30 PM CT)
Courtney Hansen rides alongside Dutch Mandel, Autoweek Editor, as they wax philosophical about the hardcore passion that burns inside every true car person, including some of the auto industry’s newest decision makers. Plus, we visit some unique collector garages and hear from the bullpen about the topic at large. All that and a look at some people who will take their passion to the extreme.
EPISODE 2: CRUISIN’
Tuesday, January 10 8:30 PM EST/PST (7:30 PM CT)
Join Courtney and guest Tony Michaels (President/CEO Detroit Parade Company and Woodward Dream Cruise) as we discuss the rules of cruising, the reasons we cruise and why people love to watch these organized traffic jams. Plus, the Autoweek editors in the bullpen tell us about their favorite cruisin’ rides.
EPISODE 3: COMPETITION
Tuesday, January 17 8:30 PM EST/PST (7:30 PM CT)
Racing legend Rhys Millen buckles up with Courtney as we get an insider’s look at competition. Plus, we take to the track and watch Millen put some horses through their courses while Courtney holds on for dear life. Also, the competition gets heated between two rival auto execs. And we get a hilarious look at the Red Bull Soap Box Derby.
EPISODE 4: DRIVING
Tuesday, January 24 8:30 PM EST/PST (7:30 PM CT)
Autoweek’s Mark Vaughn serves as Courtney’s driver’s-ed instructor as the two of them chat about the art of driving. They also get the chance to put the pedal down on one of America’s most thrilling roads. And they test the mettle of one of America’s most popular rides.
EPISODE 5: FOOD
Tuesday, January 31 8:30 PM EST/PST (7:30 PM CT)
Courtney finds that the quickest way to a car guy’s heart is through his stomach. This episode is all about what fuels us–food, glorious food! Watch as Courtney and her guest, racing’s Scott Pruett, enjoy the food and enjoy the ride. We even pay a visit to Pruett’s vineyard for last call.
EPISODE 6: DESIGN
Tuesday, February 7 8:30 PM EST/PST (7:30 PM CT)
Autoweek Creative Director Ken Ross joins Courtney in the car to discuss design and what makes it the most important aspect of the automobile. We also talk shop with some of the world’s finest car designers. Then we visit a company that uses car design cues to make its own unique line of cool clothing.