Porsche has partnered up with SPEED TV to produce a new show called “King of the Curve“. This new series pits three teams consisting of a celebrity, a professional driver and an every day Porsche owner in a battery of driving tests in the 2014 Porsche Cayman.
Celebrity drivers include Brian Austin Green, Will Fichtner and Dara Torres (each are past winners of the Celebrity Grand Prix Long Beach). Pro drivers participating are Patrick Long, Graham Rahal and Brian Vickers. The lucky Porsche enthusiasts (chosen as finalists in a contest held last December where 70 Porsche Cayman owners competed for the 3 amateur slots) are Carl Vanderschuit, Michael Pederson and Larry Sharp. The teams are broken up as follows:
Team Vickers Car # 20
Brian Vickers: NASCAR’s youngest champion and current driver Michael Waltrip racing.
William Fichtner: Film star featured in upcoming film with Johnny Depp, Lone Ranger.
Larry Sharp: Porsche Owner/Enthusiast
Team Rahal Car # 15
Graham Rahal: Indy Car star with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Dara Torres: 5 time Olympian in swimming, world record-holder and twelve-time Olympic Medalist.
Carl Vanderschuit: Porsche Owner/Enthusiast
Team Long Car # 45
Patrick Long: Porsche factory racecar driver since 2003.
Brian Austin Green: TV star in Desperate Housewives and Wedding Band.
Michael Pederson: Porsche Owner/Enthusiast
For more on each driver you can check out their bios over on the SPEED TV website.
SPEED TV Commercial for King of the Curve
The main star of the show is, of course, the all new 2014 Porsche Cayman. Each team was put through a series of challenges in the Cayman including, Threshold Braking, Slalom and an Autocross course. For more on the Cayman, check out the Code of the Curve web-site.
Behind the Scenes
The video above was taken in the media room at Auto Club Speedway (where the event was filmed) and shows Justin Bell just off the track while Dara Torres pumps up Team Rahal.
Set Your DVR
I’m not quite sure what to expect with this show, but based on the people I’ve spoken to I’m anticipating good things (and a couple of surprises). The “King of the Curve” airs on May 12th at 11:00an ET only on SPEED. Follow up shows are on May 14th at 2:30pm ET and May 26th at 6:30pm ET.
Don’t forget to check out the “Code of the Curve” smartphone app. You can sign up to be notified when it’s ready to download and compete against us and others… 🙂
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