Corona, CA (August 25, 2014): Mario Andretti is an American motorsports legend. His ability to drive almost any kind of race car to the very edge of its capability set him apart from the competition. He has won races in Formula One, IndyCar, the World Sports Car Championship, Midgets, Sprint Cars and even the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Andretti won the Formula One World Championship, four IndyCar titles(three under USAC sanctioning, one under CART) and IROC V1.
Corona, California - August 21, 2014 – Legendary racer Dan Gurney is Dave's first guest on the new Dave Despain Show airing this Sunday night August 24 at 8pm PT with a re-airing later that evening at 11:00pm ET.
The Dan Gurney legend encompasses all of American and international motorsports. Gurney has enjoyed three very successful careers: 1) as a highly decorated racing driver, 2) as a racecar manufacturer and inventor and, 3) as a long term team owner.
Corona, California - August 21, 2014 – Titan Gilroy has been named Grand Marshal for the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships - the final race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series to be held under the lights at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 30. As Grand Marshal, Gilroy will give the most famous command in motorsports "Driver's Start Your Engines."
When Bob Patison accepted the position of president of MAVTV American Real about four years ago, the attorney had little to no experience as a broadcast television executive.
But three years into Forrest Lucas’ endeavor to vertically integrate the motor sports genre, Patison has been a quick study in broadcast television, leading Corona-based MAVTV to quickly grow into a television network destination for everything motor sports.
A new reality TV series, to be released this fall, will document the life of entrepreneur Titan Gilroy whose dark past and bright future make him a particularly interesting type of hero. The show, called Titan: American Built is different from the Real Housewives and Road Rules type of reality show in that the idea is to show a message of hope rather than to titillate the viewer with bad behavior caught on camera.