Kevin Hart has been a car enthusiast his whole life, and his closest friends and comedy crew—the Plastic Cup Boyz—are just as in love with cars. Namely, muscle cars, hence the series name Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew. We’ve heard for years about Kevin’s impressive car collection, including a convertible Pontiac GTO and not one but two Mustangs—a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible and a restomod Mustang GT500E Super Snake making over 700 hp—along with a selection of Europe’s finest exotics. Now, the Plastic Cup Boyz want in on the action, and because everyone wants an awesome muscle car, they might as well start a car crew.
A bunch of comedians starting a car crew? This is going to be hilarious. No, seriously, they want it to be funny. Car collecting and customizing is a world of extremes: Finishing that long-term project or buying that dream car is the best day ever for most enthusiasts, but for every best-day-ever there’s a bad day somewhere else.
Kevin and the crew want to explore the world of car collecting, to see what it’s really like to be muscle car devotees, all while starting a car club—and they asked MotorTrend to capture all the magic along the way. But we’re not going to let them flounder and struggle as they try to find good deals and build them into desirable collectibles—no way!
“Fans will have a ball experiencing this classic car journey through the eyes of Kevin Hart and The Plastic Cup Boyz,” said Alex Wellen, president and general manager, MotorTrend Group. “It’s a 101 course on everything we love about car culture with the hilarity and humility that only Kevin and his crew can bring to storytelling. “
The Plastic Cup Boyz—John Clausell, Ron Everline, Kevin Hart, Spank Horton, Harry Ratchford, and Joey Wells—will be looking for answers to the questions around being a devoted automotive fan, learn to navigate the challenges of owning classic vehicles, and make us laugh along the way. From finding a trusted, skilled mechanic to customizing, racing, and flipping cars at auctions, Kevin and the crew will settle internal debates with a variety of automotive experts helping along the way while picking up knowledge in fulfilling their newfound passion.
A seasoned veteran guides Kevin Hart’s new car club
Lucky Costa from HOT ROD Garage knows muscle cars and Southern California car culture. Before HOT ROD Garage, he wrenched behind the scenes on Overhaulin’, and he’s currently building an OBS 1988 Chevy 454SS with an LT4 and six-speed auto swap for another MotorTrend App star, Dax Shepard from the all-new Top Gear America. He can also bust chops with the best of them and is known to cause a laugh or two on HOT ROD Garage. Who better to help Kevin Hart and the Plastic Cup Boyz navigate muscle car culture and wrench for them? We don’t think there’s a better choice.
What to expect in the series premiere of Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew
The series premiere of Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew, “Choose Your Builder, Wisely,” streaming Friday, July 2, on the MotorTrend App finds the guys wanting to make their passion for cars legit. After a dismal showing at a local car show, they search for an appropriate builder. Lucky wins the job after they interview other mechanics in town, and the decision is made to spend $20,000 each on upgrading their vehicles. Whoever does the best work will get to be the club’s president.
Who are the Plastic Cup Boyz?
- John Clausell
- Ron Everline
- Kevin Hart
- Spank Horton
- Harry Ratchford
- Joey Wells