Singapore – A+E Networks Asia announced that production has commenced for the second season of automotive reality entertainment series, Celebrity Car Wars for History Asia. Produced by Emmy-winning activeTV and sponsored by Caltex, Celebrity Car Wars won the Gold award for “Best Idea – Content Marketing” at the MARKies Awards earlier this year.
Celebrity Car Wars Season 2 assembles six new popular, socially-connected, outspoken, pampered and coiffured celebrities to embark on an eight-week road of automotive discovery. Viewers are set to find out if their favourite personalities – now without their usual drivers and minders – can actually drive!
The regional celebrities getting behind the wheel include Malaysian actor and comedian Harith Iskander; Filipino model, actress and TV anchor Phoemela Baranda; Hong Kong-based model and TV personality Dominic Lau; Thai actor, model and singer Ratchanont Guy Suprakob; along with Thai actress Aerin Yuktadatta. Jarrod Schulz, from the popular HISTORY hit series Storage Wars, airing on History Asia, also joins as the first celebrity from the U.S. to feature in Celebrity Car Wars.
“Last season’s success proved that the show’s high octane energy and antics matches really well with what our Caltex brand stands for. Expect even more thrilling challenges and sharper twists, which incidentally also demonstrate what our improved Caltex with Techron fuels can do on any journey,” says Carlos Rey C. Castaños, General Manager of Asia Pacific Sales & Marketing Support at Caltex.
Professional motor racing experts, Malaysia’s Alex Yoong, as well as Gaby Dela Merced and Michele Bumgarner from the Philippines return as Mentors to impart tricks of their trade to the new stars. Last season it was the role of the Mentors to prepare the celebrities for a grand finale race, but a simmering rivalry between the professionals looks set to be settled on the track in the new season.
Celebrity Car Wars host Bobby Tonelli is back to put celebrity egos to the test in a newly introduced quiz segment, which complements the high octane, nail-biting driving challenges. Last season was already a rollercoaster ride of stunts and challenges, but the series is cranking it up to another level this year to bring sheer motoring mayhem, at even more unexpected locations. A motor racing designer is also giving the rides a sensational new look to rival the spectacle of the star-studded cast of the new season.
In each episode, the celebrities compete for points towards the ultimate prize: joining inaugural champion, KC Montero, in the Hall of Fame by winning Celebrity Car Wars Series 2. The Filipino media personality, host and actor won the first season which premiered in August 2016.
Celebrity Car Wars Season 2 is shooting on-location in various parts of the Philippines. The production is a major undertaking involving 48 cameras including two drones.
The eight-part 1-hour series is the latest among History Asia original productions, which include Photo Face-Off in its fourth season, and Ride N’ Seek in season 5. Celebrity Car Wars will air in the last quarter of 2017 on History Asia.