Automotive Aces Mike and Edd are California Dreamin’ when "Wheeler Dealers" Launches New Season on Velocity

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23 August 2015

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"Wheeler Dealers"
Premiere Wednesday, August 26 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on Velocity

          For more than a decade, Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer and Edd China have found, fixed, flipped, tested and traded over 100 cars on the international market. But they’ve never set up shop in the most car crazy nation in the world: the good ol’ U.S. of A. This August, the international hit and Velocity’s highest rated series, Wheeler Dealers, chases the American dream for the first time as Mike and Edd establish their shop in the most exciting and competitive car market in the world. From the sunny beaches of California to the coldest edges of Maine, the guys hunt coast-to-coast for the best vehicles to buy, restore, test and sell for a tidy profit. An all new season of Wheeler Dealers premieres Wednesday, August 26 at 9 PM (ET/PT) on Velocity.

Pontiac GTO – Chicago, Ill.
Season Premiere: Wednesday, August 26 at 9 PM– 2-Hour Season Premiere

Mike and Edd know a rust-free GTO would be a great car to kick off the new U.S. workshop. But these cars are rare, and Mike has to travel nearly 2,000 miles all the way to Chicago to find one. When he does, he discovers this great time-warp muscle car isn’t all it seems. Edd also discovers it hides some gremlins, which will make it hard to sell in hot California. Mike sets them a challenge, to make a 10,000 dollar profit, but the market isn’t always stable. Will they manage?

Datsun 240Z – Irvine, Calif.
Premieres Wednesday, August 26 at 10 PM

The Datsun 240Z was Japan’s answer to Britain’s MGB GT, only better. Trouble is they Datsun 240Z rusted and today cars in good condition with manual gearboxes are going for a fortune. The only rust-free car Mike can find in his budget is an automatic with a wheezing engine. Ever the optimist, Mike buys it anyway hoping to turn it into a money-spinner by getting Edd to spice up the engine and swap the sluggish auto for a manual transmission.

          Brewer and China are no strangers to the auto flipping game. Since 2003, the guys have traveled the globe for an international assortment of used cars with high profit potential. Each Wheeler Dealers episode finds Mike hunting for a decent car at the right price – scouring classifieds, Internet auctions, specialist clubs and garages before brokering a deal. Then the car heads to the workshop where Edd casts his expert eye over Mike’s find and conducts a fascinating, expert “how to” session for viewers as he makes repairs to the vehicle. When the repairs are complete, the duo road test the revamped ride before attempting to sell it for the highest profit possible.

          In this all new season, Wheeler Dealers moves their headquarters from London to a scenic shop nestled on the California coast. From here, Mike travels to the windy streets of Chicago, to tree-lined roads of Seattle and across California, seeking spectacular cars, negotiating bargains with tough customers, and in the process, meeting the most passionate car nuts in America. Edd has his hands full, too, tussling with mechanical problems he’s only ever read about, and getting his hands dirty on cars he’s never seen up close. Once the mechanical problems are overcome Mike and Edd road test each auto on picture-perfect California roadways and breathtaking desert landscapes.

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