New ABC Show ‘Crash Course’ Offers Contestants Chance to Win $50K by Driving

This summer ABC fulfills your need for speed and laughs by putting you in the driver’s seat of “Crash Course,” a one of a kind automotive competition reality series produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions, the producers of “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” and “Hell’s Kitchen.” Hosts are Orlando Jones (“Drumline,” “Biker Boyz”) and Dan Cortese (“The Superstars” “Surviving Suburbia”). Production was shot in the automobile capitol of the world, Detroit, Michigan. The program airs Wednesday nights from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network, starting AUGUST 26.

Imagine racing fast and furious in the ultimate driving course. Now imagine it with your significant other or mother right beside you giving you directions, all the while seeing flaming ramps up ahead. “Crash Course” will not only put the couples’ navigating skills to the test, but will test drive their relationships and patience, as teams work together and summon their greatest driving skills to make it across the finish line. The contestants will be everyday people from all walks of life who have a pre-existing relationship (father and daughter, boyfriend and girlfriend, best friends, etc). Each week, five teams of two will compete against each other, being eliminated one by one as they battle through several challenges before facing the final “Crash Course” at the end of each episode — the ultimate gravity and logic defying driving test — for a chance to win the ultimate prize of $50,000.

Teams will be tested individually as well as in group races by such competitions as car bowling, backward drag racing — with a boat in tow — and parallel parking the most challenging vehicle ever (as in tank, fire truck, bus). Driving on the road of life is not about the destination but the journey, and for these contestants it’ll be a hilarious, nerve wracking and emotional lap to victory. Whether it’s driving on an exploding slalom course or bursting through garage doors with no idea what lies on the other side, contestants will have to face speed bumps, falling objects and all manner of extreme driving conditions to conquer the “Crash Course.”

The executive producers are Arthur Smith and Kent Weed for A. Smith & Co. Productions (“I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “Hell’s Kitchen”), Rick Hurvitz and Bruce Beresford-Redman for Mindcrime.

Thursday, July 23, 2009
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ABC Unleashes a New Automotive Competition Reality Show Featuring Challenging Driving
Courses Never Before Seen on Television, Hosted by Orlando Jones and Dan Cortese
This summer ABC fulfills your need for speed and laughs by putting you in the driver’s seat of “Crash Course,” a one of a kind automotive competition reality series produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions, the producers of “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” and “Hell’s Kitchen.” Hosts are Orlando Jones (“Drumline,” “Biker Boyz”) and Dan Cortese (“The Superstars” “Surviving Suburbia”). Production was shot in the automobile capitol of the world, Detroit, Michigan. The program airs Wednesday nights from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network, starting AUGUST 26.

Imagine racing fast and furious in the ultimate driving course. Now imagine it with your significant other or mother right beside you giving you directions, all the while seeing flaming ramps up ahead. “Crash Course” will not only put the couples’ navigating skills to the test, but will test drive their relationships and patience, as teams work together and summon their greatest driving skills to make it across the finish line. The contestants will be everyday people from all walks of life who have a pre-existing relationship (father and daughter, boyfriend and girlfriend, best friends, etc). Each week, five teams of two will compete against each other, being eliminated one by one as they battle through several challenges before facing the final “Crash Course” at the end of each episode — the ultimate gravity and logic defying driving test — for a chance to win the ultimate prize of $50,000.

Teams will be tested individually as well as in group races by such competitions as car bowling, backward drag racing — with a boat in tow — and parallel parking the most challenging vehicle ever (as in tank, fire truck, bus). Driving on the road of life is not about the destination but the journey, and for these contestants it’ll be a hilarious, nerve wracking and emotional lap to victory. Whether it’s driving on an exploding slalom course or bursting through garage doors with no idea what lies on the other side, contestants will have to face speed bumps, falling objects and all manner of extreme driving conditions to conquer the “Crash Course.”

The executive producers are Arthur Smith and Kent Weed for A. Smith & Co. Productions
(“I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “Hell’s Kitchen”), Rick Hurvitz and Bruce Beresford-Redman for Mindcrime.

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26 thoughts on “New ABC Show ‘Crash Course’ Offers Contestants Chance to Win $50K by Driving

  1. Myself and my Husband watched this show and loved it. He wants to know what we need to do to get him on as a contestant. Thanks

  2. I'm totally pumped about Crash Course! My wife and I would love to be contestants. I'm so excited I want to go out and roll my truck and light it on fire!!! Please pick us to be on the next season!!!!

  3. I see that your show is a hell of a stress reliver, plus I need some of that burn rubber spin crash stuff in my life.
    Please tell where do I sign up to be a contestant?
    Im ready to go now!!!!!

  4. This show would be a stress reliever for me. Plus I need a little burn
    rubber and spin around flip over in my life.
    Please show me where the door is so I can sign all the way up!!!

  5. My 77 year old father in law and his son would like to be a contestant on your show. Could you please tell me how to go about doing this?

  6. my loving 77 year father in law watches your show and would like to a contestant with my husband his son. Can you tell me how i can do this for him?

  7. Me and my friend would love to be on this show we are some back woods country boys so i know we can do really good

  8. hi i think my fiance and i would be great for the show it looks way exciting and totally fun its for all the thrill seekers out there i bet its a real blast ive done figure eight and it was awsome so i think i would like this too.

  9. My name is Sheila Guthrie. My husband and I want to be contestants on your game show. I believe that this would be a great adventure for us. I am a champion kickboxer and a breath alcohol technician. My husband is 6 and half feet and they call him Mongo.
    We have never done anything like this before and think it would be a great challenge.
    Thank you so much for considering us for your show.
    Sheila

  10. My name is Sheila Guthrie. My husband and I want to be contestants on your game show. I believe that this would be a great adventure for us. I am a champion kickboxer and a breath alcohol technician. My husband is 6 and half feet and they call him Mongo.
    We have never done anything like this before and think it would be a great challenge.
    Thank you so much for considering us for your show.
    Sheila

  11. My name is Sheila Guthrie. My husband and I want to be contestants on your game show. I believe that this would be a great adventure for us. I am a champion kickboxer and a breath alcohol technician. My husband is 6 and half feet and they call him Mongo.
    We have never done anything like this before and think it would be a great challenge.
    Thank you so much for considering us for your show.
    Sheila

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