FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2020
MOTORTREND’s ALL-NEW SERIES REACHES NEW HEIGHTS WITH PIKES PEAK: ON THE EDGE
–All-New Series World Premieres Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Exclusively on the MotorTrend App–
(Los Angeles) – Automotive thrill seekers, get excited! MotorTrend is taking viewers to new heights in the fast-paced, all-new three-part special PIKES PEAK: ON THE EDGE, premiering Wednesday, December 16 on the MotorTrend App, the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world. PIKES PEAK: ON THE EDGE documents the inside story of this year’s Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, as seen through the eyes of competitors risking their lives on America’s most dangerous race course.
More than 12 miles long, Pikes Peak is a death-defying challenge for the most experienced drivers. At high speeds they must navigate blind turns with very few guardrails in a climb reaching more than two-and-a-half miles above sea level in Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb requires months of preparations and, for some, more than a year of work just to qualify.
In Part one, “14,115 Feet Up,” of PIKES PEAK: ON THE EDGE, six drivers—some who are amateurs seeking glory and some who are pros seeking redemption—prepare for America’s ultimate racing challenge. Veteran driver Dai Yoshihara hopes his team can get his Toyota 86 to perform while former powerboat racer Chris Becker hopes he’s prepared enough to stay out of the trees this year. All have their eyes on the summit of Pikes Peak, 14,115 feet into the sky.
Part two, “You Don’t Spin at Pikes Peak,” starts with a challenging 3:00 A.M. practice session where multiple cars crash and some drivers struggle with cars that continue to break down. Who will survive to race day? In Part three, “The Mountain Decides,” each driver gets just one shot to make it up the mountain, but not all will reach the summit. One driver surprises himself by destroying a record while another driver comes up just short.
Stream all three parts of PIKES PEAK: ON THE EDGE beginning Wednesday, December 16, 2020, exclusively on the MotorTrend App.
Additionally, the MotorTrend App offers more than 8,000 episodes and more than 3,600 hours of world-leading automotive series and specials including the most complete collection of classic TOP GEAR (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one thru 27), the upcoming TOP GEAR AMERICA and the all-new NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, plus every season of SPEED RACER, WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, FAST N’ LOUD, BITCHIN’ RIDES, HOT ROD GARAGE, TEXAS METAL and many more. The MotorTrend App is available on media players and streaming devices including Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and on the web, as well as across iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.
PIKES PEAK: ON THE EDGE is produced for MotorTrend Group by TangentVector. JF Musial, Matt Hardigree, and Reed McDonagh are executive producers for TangentVector, the company behind the hit Netflix film APEX: The Story of the Hypercar. For MotorTrend Group, David Lee is executive producer and Mike Suggett is head of programming and development. Alex Wellen is global president and general manager for MotorTrend Group.
About The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
First staged in 1916, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest race in America. The invitation-only event, often referred to as The Race to the Clouds is held annually on the last Sunday of June on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, near Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. The famous 12.42-mile course consists of 156 turns, boasts an elevation gain of 4,725 feet, and reaches a finish line at 14,115 feet above sea level. The PPIHC’s automobile categories feature a wide variety of vehicles representing multiple forms of motorsport; everything from production-based Time Attack challengers to purpose-built Open Wheel racers and state-of-the-art Unlimited vehicles take on America’s Mountain pursuing victory. The 100th Running of this iconic motorsports event will take place in 2022.
About MotorTrend Group
MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing MotorTrend TV, formerly Velocity, and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV, and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 2 billion monthly content views across all platforms, the company encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive superfans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel, and the MotorTrend App, the only auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain, and empower the motoring world.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour to create the Global Home of Golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit https://corporate.discovery.com/ and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.
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