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‘Motor City Masters’ designs a ‘Mobile Business: Dog Eat Dog’ on Tru-TV

Motor City Masters had to create a Dog Wash from a Chevy Express Van
Motor City Masters had to create a Dog Wash from a Chevy Express Van
"Photo courtesy of Tru-TV, used with permission”

Last night’s episode of “Motor City Masters,” is titled “Mobile Business: Dog Eat Dog.” It is the competition show on Tru-TV hosted by Brooke Burns and sponsored by Chevrolet and Tru-TV. They started with ten designers aspiring to be the next top automotive designer. With the team down to four designers, this week they were presented with their challenge by Edward T. Welburn Jr., GM Vice President of Global Design.

The challenge was a mobile business challenge using a Chevy Express 2500 Cargo Van. When they met their client, it was Katherine Galanty, one of the owners of the operation called “go Fetch.” Her business is all about dogs; grooming, day care, overnight care, in-home training, day camp and fitness training with your dog. Catherine wants a van designed, so that everyone who sees it going down the street, will instantly recognize it. She wants the ability to go to a dog park and wash about eight dogs, keeping in mind that all dogs are not equal in size. She would also like to have a lobby, where the dog owners can converse or just relax.

The teams were chosen by random, Shane and Camilo versus Bryan and Darby, with no captain. As each team designs their ideas, they mull over each design change. Shane believes that Camilo is an idiot. Shane is from the digital age, but Camilo hails from the pencil and paper age. As the tech team completes the changes that they conglomerated, the graphics are put on the vans. As they start to come alive, time is up.

The guest judge was introduced; she is a best-selling author that built a thriving business catering to the needs of dogs and their owners, including her client Oprah Winfrey, dog trainer to the stars, Tamar Geller. As the judges watched each operation and how it worked, they considered the safety factor, the way the dogs acted and how each step worked into one. When they conferred, they made their decision. Bryan and Darby won the challenge, now for the person leaving the competition; the judges chose to keep Camilo and send Shane home on this episode of “Motor City Masters.”