DIY launches "Celebrity Rides"


DIY Network, on Sunday, June 24 at 9 p.m. ET, debuts "Celebrity Rides," the net's newest automotive franchise. Featuring high profile personalities and their love of cars, the program kicks off with Celebrity Rides, a special featuring Jay Leno, his Big Dog Garage and coveted car collection.

DIY Network's one-hour special features a one-on-one with the late night host as he waxes poetic about a car near and dear to his heart: his winning collection of Duesenbergs.  Jay Leno gives DIY the extraordinary stories behind his masterpieces, while world-renowned Duesenberg restorer Randy Ema gives the inside scoop on how to transform a 70-year-old car into a modern miracle.

Following the debut of the Celebrity Rides, the franchise continues with the fall 2007 premiere of Celebrity Rides: Burt Builds a Bandit, and will put the spotlight on the complete restoration of a Trans Am that Burt Reynolds made famous in the 30 year-old cult classic film, Smokey and the Bandit.

DIY Network's current automotive block on Friday nights (10 p.m.-11 p.m. ET) covers everything from simple repairs, advance rebuilding techniques to trends in customizing your ride.