New Series LAST CAR STANDING Shakes, Rattles, and Rolls Onto Discovery, April 22

New Series LAST CAR STANDING Shakes, Rattles, and Rolls Onto Discovery, April 
22 
- LAST CAR STANDING and Canadian Tire-sponsored Photo Contest will see one 
lucky winner receive a briefcase packed with $10,000 in Canadian Tire 
"Money"® -
- Viewers can chat LIVE with LAST CAR STANDING host Christian Potenza, sharing 
stories about their own clunkers and junkers - 
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TORONTO, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Clunkers, old buckets of bolts, and other 
wrecks on wheels are the unlikely "stars" of LAST CAR STANDING, a new 
high-stakes, high-impact Discovery Canada series that pits the proud owners of 
lousy cars against each other in a series of escalating driving challenges. 
Why? For the chance to restore their ride to its original glory! An original 
Canadian production by Toronto's Proper Television, the eight-part series 
premieres Monday, April 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery. Hosted by Christian 
Potenza (SIDEKICK, TOTAL DRAMA), each episode of LAST CAR STANDING features 
five diverse and fun-loving drivers - each trapped in a love-hate relationship 
with an embarrassing clunker - who put it all on the line through four brutal 
rounds of competition until only one last car is standing. Viewers can get in 
on the bumper-busting action through an exclusive online contest with series 
sponsor Canadian Tire, and a whole trunk-load of cool web extras. 
One by one, each eliminated driver must watch as their beloved beast endures 
the ultimate humiliation of being impaled on the massive Spike of Shame. But 
the driver - and the car - that withstands the grind of competition at the end 
of each episode gets a $10,000 automotive upgrade and best-car bragging 
rights…or… the chance to return for the Grand Finale to compete against 
other champion beaters for a $50,000 "better-than-new" vehicle restoration and 
the title of The Ultimate LAST CAR STANDING! 
In each episode, cars are grouped according to class, from rusty old "Boats" 
and sub-standard Subcompacts, to faltering 4x4s to rundown Vans. At one 
point in time, each of these cars was a pristine showroom beauty, but over the 
years, these once-perfect automobiles have been allowed to fall apart. Each 
group is put through four elimination rounds until there's just one motor 
still running. The challenges start with a race around the treacherous Hot 
Lap; then on to a gruelling climb, tow, or launch up LCS's giant adjustable 
hydraulic ramp. Next, it's a head-to-head-to-head battle up and down (and over 
and around) on the dreaded Drag Strip Challenge; and finally the Beater Buster 
showdown - the ultimate, punishing, automotive obstacle course designed to 
push each car's capacity to its breaking point. 
LAST CAR STANDING premieres April 22 with the clash of the "Mid-size" cars, 
including: 


    --  '96 Dodge Stratus - The aging purple sedan is affectionately
        known as "Barney" by its owner, Annia.
    --  '91 Honda Accord - The battery must be disconnected every night
        or it will die, and the transmission is a little "jumpy,"
        according to its owner Petros.
    --  '94 Volvo Wagon - The leaky sunroof means that owner Bill
        requires an umbrella while driving in rainy weather.
    --  '96 Chrysler Sebring convertible - Named "The Black Coffin" by
        owner Alex's mother because she thinks the vehicle is a death
        trap. And she's probably right.
    --  '97 Cadillac Catera - The Catera's sudden electrical failures
        give new meaning to the term "stop and go traffic," claims its
        owner Andrew.

The series - and dumpster-worthy cars - continues with "Boats" (April 29), 
"Sporty Cars" (May 6), "Econo-boxes" (May 13), "Vans" (May 20), "Sub-Compacts" 
(May 27), and "4x4s" (June 3). The season wraps with the Grand Finale on 
June 10, when the five "winning" wrecks from LAST CAR STANDING episodes return 
to face off for $50,000 in automotive upgrades! It's a tough choice that will 
have viewers debating which option they'd choose for their own car…

And the Grand Finale winner isn't the only lucky one! One viewer will also 
have the chance to fix up their own wheels - or anything else in desperate 
need - with $10,000 in Canadian Tire "Money"®. Together with the broadcast 
premiere on April 22, LAST CAR STANDING and Canadian Tire will launch an 
online photo contest at LastCarStandingContest.ca . To enter, viewers can 
upload photos of their own cars for a chance at the Grand Prize: a briefcase 
containing $10,000 in Canadian Tire "Money"®. Nine secondary prizes - gift 
packs containing car products - will be randomly drawn and awarded weekly. The 
interactive experience extends through the Discovery Social Screen and on 
mobile via the Discovery App; and viewers can drive the LAST CAR STANDING 
conversation with host Christian Potenza during LIVE chats on Twitter 
(@LastCarStanding) during each Monday's 10 p.m. ET broadcast (hashtag #Last 
Car). At Discovery.ca, viewers can watch full episodes and video extras, 
explore photo galleries, and find series and episode descriptions.

About Discovery:

The world is just awesome! With compelling real-life programming that inspires 
and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and 
amazement. Discovery offers a signature mix of adrenaline-charged stories, 
larger-than-life personalities and vivid imagery for viewers with curious 
minds. With the best non-fiction programming from Canada and around the world, 
Discovery captures the excitement of a passion for life - one lived fully and 
at its most extreme. With exceptional and immersive storytelling, the channel 
offers in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the extraordinary people and 
places that shape our world. Launched in Canada in 1995, Discovery is now 
available in more than eight million Canadian homes. Discovery is offered in 
standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) simulcast - for viewers who 
want an even bigger and bolder experience. Discovery Canada is a joint venture 
between Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's 
largest communications company, and Discovery Communications Inc. Find more 
information and interactive online features at Discovery.ca.

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SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Discovery Canada on Facebook:facebook.com/discoverycanada
Discovery Canada on Twitter: twitter.com/DiscoveryCanada

Jodi Cook, Discovery, 416.384.4603 orjodi.cook@bellmedia.ca Noah Zatzman, 
Discovery, 416.384.5903 ornoah.zatzman@bellmedia.ca Jessica Culp, Canadian 
Tire, 416.480.8261 orjessica.culp@cantire.com

Image with caption: "Christian Potenza hosts LAST CAR STANDING, premiering 
April 22 on Discovery (CNW Group/Discovery)". Image available at:  
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Image with caption: "New Series LAST CAR STANDING (CNW Group/Discovery)". 
Image available at:  
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SOURCE: Discovery

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