Friday, December 27, 2013

National Geographic and the Mustang Million

Every year, the world’s most fearless wranglers gather to compete in the Mustang Million.  Their task: in only four months, tame and transform a wild mustang into a show horse, with a cash prize of $1 million to the lucky winners.

Mustang Millionaire is an all-new show on Nat Geo WILD and follows five trainers as they risk their livelihoods to compete in the cutthroat event and concludes in a choreography competition where their horses must complete daring stunts.

The previous competition took place in Fort Worth and came to a fantastic end with Tom Hagwood of Torrington, Wyoming and his Mustang gelding Merv, were given a check and a 2014 Ram Truck from Dodge City of McKinney for their efforts.
Pictured above is Legends Champion, Mr. Hagwood being handed the keys to his new ride by Dodge City of McKinney’s own and co-host of The ANE Show, Jeff “Bubba” Thompson.  

Tom Hagwood will be featured on the final episode of Nat Geo’s Mustang Millionaire which airs every Saturday at 9 pm.

Be sure to tune into The ANE Show for all the latest Automotive News and Entertainment every Saturday at 9am on 1190AM KFXR or on iHeartRadio!  For more information visit http://www.theaneshow.com 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the year finalists announced

There are now six finalists for the coveted North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards.  Three in each category.  “Car of the Year”, sounds like a pretty definitive phrase, but let’s be honest; there’s about 456,588 Car of the Year awards each year.  There’s the Motor Trend Car of the Year, Popular Mechanics Car of the Year, So What Magazine Car of the Year, Good Housekeeping Car of the Year, etc.

Ok, maybe not that many and some of those are made up, but there are a lot.  However the North American Car and the North American Truck of the Year Awards are kind of a big deal.  48 automotive journalists weigh in on the all-new or significantly refreshed vehicles each year and choose one car and one truck or utility vehicle to be recognized.  The winners each year are announced in January of each year to kick off the Detroit Auto Show.
The three cars up for consideration are the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Cadillac CTS, and the Mazda3, all of which have garnished a lot of praise since being released earlier in the year.

The Truck/Utility category which encompasses trucks and crossover vehicles have three finalists also, the Chevrolet Silverado, Acura MDX, and the Jeep Cherokee.  Early predictions have the Corvette and Jeep Cherokee coming out as the winners in January, but we want to know what you think.  Who will win?  Leave your comments on The ANE Show’s Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/theaneshow and be sure to listen every Saturday at 9 a.m. on KFXR 1190AM or on iHeart Radio!