American Thunder Hosts Start New Show
Monday, February 22, 2010
Michele Smith flashes a great smile at the Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show in Daytona. The long-time AT
hostess is starting up a new show along with co-star Jay Barbieri on Discovery Network's HD Theater Channel.
After 15 years of hosting American Thunder
on SPEED TV, it appears that long-time hosts Michele Smith and Jay Barbieri are setting out on a new venture. The duo has been ambassadors of the cruiser scene longer than most motorcycle industry shows stay in syndication. But fret not. They’ll continue to do their thing, just for a different network. Smith and Barbieri will now star on a similar show to be aired on Discovery Network’s HD Theater Channel. According to custom bike builder and mad blogger Cyril Huze, the new show will be called Two Wheel Thunder
with the first episode set to debut on April 12, 2010. Mustang’s Metal Shop also confirmed that the show is tentatively to be titled Two Wheel Thunder
after Jay showed up to film a clip of the new show at their shop.
One complication that may arise is the fact that there’s already a show called Two Wheel Thunder
. It is associated with the website www.roadwheeler.com
, an online motorcycle magazine that services Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Western WVA. It even has an interview on YouTube featuring none other than American Thunder’s Jay Barbieri, which is posted below. Regardless of its eventual title, keep your eye out for Jay and Michele on their new show as they continue to bring you vignettes from the V-Twin scene.
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