LOHDOWN Bigger Better Faster More— Welcome to the new Motor Trend
WELCOME TO THE NEW MOTOR TREND
If you’ve visited Motortrend.com lately, I hope you’ve noticed that we’ve redesigned the home page to focus on the things we do best: exciting automotive entertainment, informative new car reviews, and the latest car-shopping tools and research.
This is the first of many changes coming to Motor Trend after joining forces with Discovery Inc. If you’re familiar with The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, and Velocity, you’ll know that Discovery is a global leader in real-life entertainment and a specialist in broadcast automotive content. With our new partnership, Velocity and Motor Trend become one—and the only place to get all the great original automotive programs you know and love, via our on-demand video service.
How? If you’re a Hulu or Crackle subscriber, you know how this works. The new Motortrend.com home page gives you direct access to free Motor Trend original programs. You pay nothing to access thousands of hours of original automotive entertainment, including* the back catalog of our Youtube Channel and past seasons of Roadkill, Hot Rod Garage, Dirt Every Day, Engine Masters, Head 2 Head, Ignition, Modified, and Epic Drives.
In addition, viewers can watch select episodes of Chip Foose’s Overhaulin’, Diesel Brothers, Fast N’ Loud, Chasing Classic Cars, Bitchin’ Rides, and Graveyard Carz. These will be free to binge on demand with ads to help pay for this content. Those who want an ad-free viewing experience should subscribe to Motor Trend’s premium on-demand service. For a nominal fee (currently $4.99/month or $49.99/year), subscribers get all access to our programming with no advertising interruptions. In addition to delivering the free content (without ads), a premium Motor Trend subscription will be the first and (for up to eight weeks) only way* to see all-new episodes of original shows such.
In addition, a premium subscription unlocks* Motor Trend
original programs you can’t get any other way, such as Roadkill Garage, Junkyard Gold, and Put Up or Shut Up. Subscribers also gain access to daily doses of hosts David Freiburger and Fred Williams in Roadkill Extra and Dirt Every Day Extra. Add in thousands of hours of favorites from the Discovery/velocity archive, and you have the largest collection of original automotive entertainment anywhere. Subscribers receive the very best experience. For just $4.99/ month or $49.99/year:
Early exclusive access to all Motor Trend shows such as Roadkill, Hot Rod Garage, Dirt Every Day,
Full access to new and classic Discovery shows such as Wheeler Dealers, Diesel Brothers, Bitchin’ Rides, Overhaulin’, and American Chopper.
Exclusive Motor Trend originals, including Roadkill Garage, Junkyard Gold, and Put Up or Shut Up.
Daily shows such as Roadkill Extra and Dirt Every Day Extra. The ability to stream across multiple devices, including mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and smart TVS.
The ability to stream on Apple TV, Roku Box, Google Chromecast, Xbox, and Amazon Fire TV.
A 14-day free trial
And the option to cancel any time.
On top of upgrading the delivery of our video content, we have made the home page slicker, easier to navigate, and faster to boot. For those looking to buy a car, we now have a Find Your Car module at the top of the page and positioned our car reviews at the forefront under “Latest Car Reviews.”
These changes are just the beginning, as we have bigger announcements and improvements on the way. If you have the time, head over to Motortrend.com on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Let me know on Twitter (@edloh) what you think of the new Motor Trend. Thank you for your support. n