STEEL DREAMS TV a 284 episode TV series broadcast in over 100 million homes
Steel Dreams is the weekly half-hour television show that launched today's popular motor sports programming with unprecedented border-to-border and coast-to-coast "on-site" coverage of exciting races, speed events and big shows filled with industry superstars, high-profile celebrities, famed designer/builders and all the beautiful, rich and famous people that are always on hand.
"Steel Dreams has a rich history of groundbreaking cutting-edge television," states Ashley Gracile, President of GPI Content Corporation which produces and distributes Steel Dreams. Like this profile a die in the wool Cadillac collector….
He goes by the name of Ivan Elford but let’s call him the Cadi Man. He used to admire the luxury and style that came with the Cadillac name; but could never afford one… Now he owns four of them.
According to Elford “I’ve been a fan of Cadillac’s since I was young. I was into big cars and tail fins, that someday I’ll have one. And it took sometime... I grew up with muscle cars and old station wagons. So I got married and time changed, we looked into something to get into and we always liked the cars and we thought we can't go fast anymore. Let’s look for something big and flashy. So, we went for one and we shopped around and we found the ’58”
The 1958 Sixty Special was the top of the line Cadillac. It’s a big heavy car the front grill and the bumper are very unique in design, very bold with the big rubber bumper edge at the front end. It’s a very bold design in the grill, which is aluminum, are aluminum dishes and got very large two-teeth grill too on the front, at the top of the of the fender. They don’t have any reason to be there except for show. Cadillac had a lot of innovative ideas on the car but they also had things just for show. There are pieces of comb fin, which makes the car look stylish and the openings on the grill.
One of the reasons the Cadillac is considered so luxurious is because of its size. For most of part they’re big cars and this ’58 is no exception. It tips the scales and just less than 5000 lbs., but any Cadi owner will tell you that it’s part of their charm.
“The Tail fins are big wide -- the wide-body car, it’s long, the car is 225 inches from bumper to bumper. And you see like going down the road, everybody takes a second look. The tail fins really stand out and people always feel that they need to take a look because something exotic is coming.
Although the Tail Fins were impressive looking…. they were purely for looks, as the sheer weight for the vehicles, provided all stability and aero-dynamics it needed. Nonetheless they became one of the signature features on these vehicles at the time, but perhaps overshadowing some of the unique and surprising details.
Take a look for yourself...
After looking at this car Ashley Gracile believes that it was no easy task to bring this car back but the result of all that hard work, elicits comments wherever it goes and each time he takes the car out it becomes a trip down memory lane.
But as Elford concludes “It makes me feel good. I’m going to keep this car in good shape. I didn’t buy the car to turn around and resell it. I want something I can really enjoy and made me feel good, with whatever I had. When people see it makes them feel good because their memories come back. People can relate to old cars more than anything else because they say gee, my dad has -- my uncle had this and that. It just brings back a lot of memories and that makes us feel good.”
Ever since its first air-date in Fall 2001 Steel Dreams has been at the forefront of discovering and/or introducing new talent and in providing up-to-the-minute coverage of emerging new trends.
Developed and created by Ashley Gracile an Executive Producer and Showrunner in Los Angeles. Ashley founded GPI Content Corporation just to showcase Steel Dreams and along the way created another 13 TV series.
Besides Steel Dreams, Ashley's multiple television credits include: Distant Roads, Players Parking Only, Formula Drift TV, That's Boating, A Place in the Sun, Sport Compact TV, Road Classics, FreeRide, Wellness for Life, Spy Games, RV Vacation Adventures, A Place of Your Own and CyberQuest.
Steel Dreams features celebrities like NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan, now with FOX Sports and Good Morning America and his collection of Aston Martins. Later on it was “Mr. October” Reggie Jackson and one of his muscle cars at SEMA and soccer super star David Beckham’s Porsche along with the rides of Gene Simmons of KISS and much more.
Steel Dreams continues to lead the way in capturing all the unique and edgy excitement of motor sports in an action-packed half-hour that’s in its thirteenth season. Steel Dreams reaches over 94 million homes in 187 major markets every week over 92% of all U.S. markets via 216 affiliates and nine cable networks. It’s also seen in 30 territories around the world.
If it's new, exciting and cutting-edge Steel Dreams will bring it to you. From NASCAR to drifting if it’s where engines roar, tires peel-out or drifters soar - Steel Dreams takes you there.
If its beauty you want - gleaming steel or otherwise; Steel Dreams is the place to be.
It's not motor sports on TV its Steel Dreams. Real... life.. action.