January 3, 2015

Rutledge Wood Takes HISTORY on a Ride to Rescue America’s Forgotten Classic Cars in Lost in Transmission

Lost In Transmission Premieres On HISTORY Spring 2015

New York, NYOne man’s clunker is another man’s treasure couldn’t be more true for automotive aficionado and “Top Gear” co-host, Rutledge Wood and friend, and fellow car fanatic, George Flanigen.  These two men are on a mission – rescue America’s forgotten classic cars that are sitting in ruins in barns, garages and the backyards of the South and take HISTORY viewers along for the ride in the new six-episode series, Lost In Transmission premiering spring 2015.

In each episode, Rutledge and George will rescue underappreciated examples of automotive styling that time has forgotten – from the obscure, one of a kind reclamation projects to classic American muscle cars – they will fix them up and get them back on the road. Rutledge is an expert at finding rare cars and George is a shrewd operator with an eye on the budget providing a much-needed counterbalance to Rutledge’s passion. Their journey will take them off the beaten track, where they get lost in Southern flavors, meet eccentric characters and discover the heart of American car culture. Go along for the ride with two buddies on the ultimate road trip… saving America’s greatest, weirdest, and coolest cars.

Lost in Transmission is produced by Adjacent Productions for HISTORY.  Tabitha Lentle is executive producer. Zach Behr, Russ McCarroll and Elaine Frontain Bryant serve as the executive producers for HISTORY. Nathaniel Grouille, Travis Shakespeare and Jane Tranter serve as executive producers for Adjacent Productions.


HISTORY®, now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. he network’s all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers®, American Restoration™, Ax Men™, Counting Cars™, Pawn Stars® and Swamp People® as well as HISTORY®’s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible, The Men Who Built America and the Emmy® Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us®  and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY® website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY®’s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. For more press information and photography, please visit us at

About Adjacent Productions

Adjacent Productions is a label that sits within BBC Worldwide Productions, one of the core businesses under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The Adjacent Productions label serves to identify new programming created by the Los Angeles-based production company, while BBC Worldwide Productions identifies BBC reformats that the team develops and produces for the U.S. market. The first scripted series under the Adjacent Productions label is “Da Vinci’s Demons” (Starz), currently in production on its third season. The second season of “Breaking Pointe” (The CW), Life Below Zero (National Geographic Channel) and “Ladies of London” (Bravo) are the first three unscripted series to broadcast under Adjacent Productions. Other series from the production companies include “Top Gear” (HISTORY), “What Not to Wear” (TLC), “Intruders” (BBC America) and the cultural phenomenon, “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC).