AOL Shifts Two Car Series Into High Gear For Velocity Network

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Auto culture is alive and thriving on AOL. Need proof? Check out the immersive Auto Blog that compiles up to the minute reviews and industry news on all things cars and trucks. These days though, it isn’t just about maintaining your brand, it’s about spreading it. And with that in mind, AOL’s Auto Blog will be bringing two of its original web series to Discovery Communications’ Velocity Network.

The shows, ‘Translogic’ and ‘The List,’ are both for the gear heads, but don’t worry, they’re happy to take newcomers to the auto-verse on as well. Both shows, which launch today, will be taking web episodes and packaging them to form cohesive half hour series for television to bring a whole new fan base to the mix.

Translogic, which is AOL’s longest running automotive series, specializes in exploring the world of concept cars, mass transit and the future of automotive as host Jonathan Buckley gets his hands on all manner of vehicles to help him speculate where the industry is headed. For the first episode, Jonathan will be taking on high performance electric vehicles, which includes the Tesla Model S P85D.

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The other series, The List, is a bit more for the automotive dreamers. Presenting an awesome array of achievements to be had, The List essentially asks car fans everywhere to hop in the passenger seat to experience 1,001 things every true car fanatic should do before they die. It just so happens that Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre get to drive an F1 race car in tonight’s episode. Sweeeeeeet!

“We’re thrilled to premiere our latest broadcast episodes of Translogic and The List on Velocity,” said Autoblog’s Executive Producer Adam Morath. “Autoblog is committed to long-form video content and Velocity is the perfect partner to bring these premium series to new audiences, across new screens. Translogic and The List, will give audiences, both old and new, an entertaining and informative look into the ever-changing automotive industry.”

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According to the release, “Translogic and The List will air back-to-back Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Eastern with a repeat Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Eastern. Clips, excerpts and segments will continue to be available on Autoblog and the AOL Network and its platforms during the term.


Sounds like a good time for anyone interested in going fast.

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