The History channel is known for providing not only educational shows, but also entertaining programing, and in their latest offering the network is giving car enthusiasts something new in Lost in Transmission. Not only will the show cater to classic car lovers, but it will be hosted by two men who are themselves automotive aficionados. Lost in Transmission will be hosted by Rutledge Wood, a co-host for Top Gear and another car fanatic in George Flanigen. The two men have one goal, to get on the open road in an effort to both rescue and restore some of the most under-appreciated cars, many deemed to be classical, in America.
In Lost in Transmission, Flanigen and Wood, comb through American backyards, garages and barns to find cars that might be considered rare and vintage. Then the duo will help to give new life to the vehicles that they find and get them back on the road to live once more.
The pair will get the chance to resurrect a DeLorean from 1981, that was a victim of Hurricane Sandy, and which was actually submerged in flood waters. There is also a Ford F100 from 1964 that is heavily infected with insects, and that has been subjected to the elements for years. None of the rehabs pictured on the show are for money, but instead they are about allowing Flanigen and Wood to uncover these hidden treasures and restoring them to a like-new condition. It is about getting these truly classical and historical vehicles up and running, after years of neglect.
In Wood, there is a car aficionado who can easily spot and find rare cars. Flanigen on the other hand, is much more shrewd, with his eye on the budget. The two car enthusiasts act as counterbalances to each other, in History channel’s Lost in Transmission.
Not only will Flanigen and Wood be on an adventure that takes them on the back roads of the country and well off the beaten path, but they will also encounter some very unique individuals along the way. With Lost in Transmission, both men will get a chance to explore the true heart of the car culture within America.
Adjacent Productions is the producer of Lost in Transmission for the History channel. The channel’s executive producers include Russ McCarroll and Zachary Behr. The show itself has Tabitha Lentle as executive producer.
Car enthusiasts can look forward to the premiere of Lost in Transmission on the History channel in May. The show is scheduled to air on Thursday’s, with the first episode scheduled for May 7, 2015 at 10PM Eastern Standard Time.
By Kimberley Spinney
History Channel Press Release
Photos by Miller Mobley – Courtesy of the History Channel