January 11, 2006 12:02 AM by Joe Blackmon
Public Media Works, Inc. recently announced that it has signed an agreement with the Fox Reality Channel to air a thirteen week schedule of the "Fastest Car In America." The one-hour reality show will answer questions and dig into the drama behind America’s fascination with the automobile. The basic premise of the drama involves a field of 4 teams, consisting of 4 drivers each. The teams are "locked down" on the racetrack for three weeks where everyday is race-day, winners stay to continue to compete, and losers go home.
The host of the show, Chris Jacobs, is also the star of the hit show Overhaulin’. The show will also include a young woman stunt driver or racer as the "Track Queen" who will illustrate the strategies and challenges of the unique "Dominator" track. In the mechanic bays, Steve Strope of Pure Vision Design, world-renowned car builder and general gear maniac, will serve as "Pit Boss" outlining the mechanical hurdles each car must face. Strope will also serve as a referee, checking cars for illegals like hidden nitrous.
Each episode will run from sunrise to sundown. Each of the four acts will end in a race. Inside these acts are the debates, the preparations, the trash talk and tension of readying a street legal car to jet around the world’s most challenging track at speeds up to 200 mph. The cars and drivers include a wide range of personalities — from rich men rolling super cars such as Porsches and Ferraris, to middle American craftsmen and women in maxed out muscle cars, to young urban geniuses tuning and tweaking imports.