During a successful career as a television personality, host, and correspondent, Genevieve Chappell has reported on a wide range of sports – from interviewing numerous star athletes from the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, to the madness of the WWE, to being a TV host for large events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Motocross and the X-Games. Little did she know, however, that a phone call in May of 2006 from ESPN executives would soon have her rocketing down the quarter-mile at Bristol Motor Speedway!
The call from ESPN led Chappell to explore a different world – the world of hot rods, muscle and classic cars – when she became the host of ESPN2’s most popular automotive lifestyle shows; Bidding Wars and Mothers Polish, on the weekend Garage Block.
Because of her role as host on both shows, she has enjoyed an explosion in popularity and earned the title ‘The Queen of Cars.’
Her appreciation has expanded in the two years that she has spent behind the microphone at Mothers Polish and Bidding.
Chappell is not only seen at car shows and auctions. Her career has also included several non-automotive projects, hosting numerous travel, lifestyle, and action sports shows. But her automotive portfolio continues to expand, as she was also selected to host the Russo and Steel Collector Car Auction, as well as Bonham’s & Butterfields Motorcycle Memorabilia Auction. Both will air on Treasure HD throughout 2008, while Russo and Steele will also air on ESPN’s networks.
Her crisp, conversational, and friendly style instantly puts her interview subjects at ease and allows her easy access and acceptance into the ‘boys club’ of big time sports, automotive, and racing culture. Chappell’s keen interest in and ability to discuss sports and automotive extends to her personal life as well. Her athletic pursuits include: ice hockey, roller hockey, mountain biking, ocean sports, weight training, horseback riding western style, snowboarding, golf, and even bowling.
Specialties: Television & New Media. Which includes, but not limited to – Hosting, Producing (Anchorwoman, Correspondent, Reporter, Pit Reporter) Columnist, Voice -Over, Commercial Actress, Blogger & Vlogger.
Specializing in Sports, Automotive, Motorsports, Action Sports, Entertainment, Food, Travel, Health & Fitness, Parenting, Fashion & Lifestyle.
About the Shows
Mother’s Polish Car Show Competition
At Mother’s Polish we love to showcase your shimmering show cars and trucks and motorcycles. Master’s Entertainment Group takes it cameras to where the cars are, we pick out the sharpest, brightest, best restored, best engineered, most original, best of … and wrap them up in one great car show series. Year after year Mother’s Polish Car Show Series brings you a banquet of vehicle types, body styles and colors and year after year you have made Mother’s Polish Car Show one of the most popular shows on ESPN2, with episodes being repeated five or six times. Mother’s Polish Car Show
Series will be there in 2008 at all the familiar locations and visiting new venues to search out and bring to you those extra special show cars we all love.
Coverage for the much of this thirteen (13) week series will take place at the annual Auburn Classic Car Auction, the largest and oldest vintage car auction event in the world, held every fall in Auburn, IN. Some of the most valuable vehicles in the world will cross the block here. Run by renowned auction house Kruse International, hundreds of cars will sell for millions of dollars, with over 7,000 cars being viewed by the 150,000 spectators attending the 480-acre auction grounds. Classics, exotics, muscle cars and hot rods will compete for attention against incredibly rare, one-off cars; there’s virtually a guarantee of something for everyone.
Bonhams & Butterfields
For motorcycle enthusiasts, the names Von Dutch and Stan Betz are legendary. Their innovation and dedication to these two-wheeled machines have forever made them significant influences in the motorcycle industry. So imagine the excitement generated when Bonhams & Butterfields auctioned the personal collections of these two men! It’s the hottest sale of the coolest bikes, gear, and memorabilia, from the world-famous Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.
Russo & Steele Classic Car Show Auction – Arizona
Where as other car auctions aim to be the biggest, Russo and Steele aims to be the most exciting. More than 500 classic cars, ranging from American muscle to European sports cars, as well as thousands of car enthusiasts aiming to take one home, convene in Scottsdale, Arizona at one of the world’s most exciting collector car auctions. Genevieve Chappell gets you into the heart of the auction frenzy of Russo and Steele’s unique, fast-paced auction format.
Bidding Wars returning for a second season
Bidding Wars, the highest rated program in the ESPN Garage Block will return for it’s second season on ESPN2 during the second and third quarter of 2008. This thirteen (13) week series will highlight the intense, behind the scenes “Bidding Action”, which took place at the 37th Annual Auburn (IN) Kruse Fall Collector Car Auction, the largest and oldest vintage car auction event in the world.
Bidding Wars takes a look at the people who participate in the collector car auctions. From ring men to the bidders, from the auctioneers to the grinders, Bidding Wars captures the quick paced action as “titles change hands in a matter of minutes” in some very hotly contested auctions.
Noted motorsports reporter and driver, Stephen Cox will be your host for the television series, and Co-Hosts Genevieve Chappell and Griff Allen will provide ringside reporting, interviews and commentary.
Lucas Oil Off-Road Series – Speed Channel, Versus & ION
Genevieve Chappell – Pit Reporter and Co-Host with Cameron Steele
The Lucas Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the long standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing brings intense four wheel door to door action to challenging, fan friendly tracks. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course. This high impact, televised series will showcase the following classes:
Pro 4 Unlimited, Pro 2 Unlimited, Pro Lite Unlimited, Super Lite, Pro Buggy Unlimited, Limited Buggy, Karts JR1 / JR2- Modified, Unlimited UTV, SR1 UTV, UTVs and Unlimited UTV.
PowerBlock – Spike TV
Guest Co-Host with Courtney Hansen 2010 season
Guest Co-Host with Courtney Hansen 2011 season
- Mother’s Polish Car Show Competition – ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNClassics
- Mother’s Polish Car Show Series – ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN Classics (Three Seasons)
- Bidding Wars – ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN Classics
- In The Drivers Seat – ESPN/ESPN2
- Bonhams & Butterfields – Live from the Peterson Museum – Treasure HD & Discovery HD
- Russo & Steele – Live form Arizona – ESPN/ESPN2 & Treasure HD
- World Of Trucks – Outdoor Channel
- X-Games – ESPN
- The Mint 400 (2008) Speed Channel & Versus
- The Mint 400 (2009) Speed Channel & Versus
- Lucas Oil Off-Road Series (LOORS) Speed Channel
- Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour – Verses
- Lucas Oil “On The Edge” – SPEED Channel
- Lokar Car Show Series-IONPowerBlock -Spike TV
- Velocity TV – ten episode online magazine series
- PowerBlock – Spike TV (2010 & 2011)
- Velocity TV- www.vimeo.com/velocitymag (Automotive Lifestyle Online series)
- TFP TV- www.thefourthperiod.com (Hockey Lifestyle online series)
Past Shows & Series
- Behind the scenes of the :WWF, LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Olympic Stars On Ice, Vans Triple Crown Motocross
- Gotcha Racing TV – Up-close & personal with Formula Drift drivers & Mazda N. America designers
- Gulls In Flight – 4SD (Ice Hockey lifestyle entertainment)
- Beauty & Fitness TV – International Airlines
- Best Of Laguna Beach – TEN TOE TV
- Best Of Newport Beach – TEN TOE TV