Kevin Hart almost died in 2019 when his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda (driven by his friend) careened down off of Mullholland Highway and slammed into a tree.
Hart not only lived to tell more jokes, but also bought a new muscle car this year (a 1970 Dodge Charger dubbed “Hellraiser”) and will star in a new series for MotorTrend along with his comedy sidekicks, The Plastic Cup Boyz.
MotorTrend Group announced today KEVIN HART’S MUSCLE CAR CREW, an all-new original automotive series from Hart and his comedy crew. The series, produced by Big Breakfast and HartBeat Productions, will premiere later in 2021 exclusively on the MotorTrend app. It’ll star Hart alongside John Clausell, Ron Everline, Spank Horton, Harry Ratchford and Joey Wells. Lucky Costa from MotorTrend’s HOT ROD GARAGE will be the house mechanic for the crew in the new series, advising them on their muscle car builds and helping them through a crash course on car culture. They’ll also look to car experts to settle debates among the friends, and see if they can customize, race and even flip car sales at auctions.
Hart had bought his Boyz cars as a gift when their 2018 tour ended.
Ratchford said: “We are very excited about the opportunity for HartBeat and The Plastic Cup Boyz to bring a one-of-kind car show to MotorTrend. Car collecting and car club is something we enjoy while on the road touring and we think the audience will enjoy learning and laughing alongside us… So buckle up for a journey into classic car culture.”
“THIS IS NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S CAR SHOW! This is high powered, supercharged, excitement. Claim your seat and hold on tight as we explore this world of high-octane power from the lens of collectors and comedians,” said Wells.