Brad Lovell (center) let the Travel Channel show Rock My RV do a makeover to his rig.
This Sunday, the Travel Channel show Rock My RV is going to transform Brad Lovell's plain, old race trailer and hauler into something special. Lovell, driver of the AMSOIL/Torchmate/BFGoodrich Pro-Light Nissan in the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL, turned his race rig over to show host and Poison front man Bret Michaels earlier this year to give it a complete rock-n-roll makeover. "We applied and were lucky enough to get selected for the show," Lovell said. "That was an absolute stroke of luck for us right there." The show's build team had its ideas for the style and got input from Lovell and his brother Roger on what they needed to help their race rig function for their team. "They were real receptive to ideas we had," Lovell said. "We're a family team with a wide variety of needs from our hauler. They did an awesome job of it." Lovell said the toughest part of the whole process was parting with the rig while it was getting customized. "We do this race called King of the Hammers, which is a huge rock race event in Southern California," Lovell said. "We dropped it off after that in February and didn't pick it up until mid-June. It was painful to be without it for so long during the season. "It was taking a step back to take two steps forward. It's by far and away the biggest project they've done on the show. All the details they put into it was great. To remember where it came from, it's so much better now than what it was." Lovell could tell this project sparked the enthusiasm and imagination of Michaels because of Michaels' love of racing. "It was cool to meet him," Lovell said. "He's a real nice guy. He reminded me that it doesn't matter if you are a rock star, race car driver, or anything in between, if you're good with people, you're good with people. Bret was great with us. "He's done some motorcycle racing in his past, and he's totally into what we're doing in the TORC Series. He would come out and drive a truck, but I'm not sure when he'd find the time. He's always touring or working on some project of some kind." Lovell said his whole family plans a get-together to watch the program when it airs at 10 p.m. EDT Sunday on Travel Channel. "We'll get them all over here on Sunday night," he said. "We'll make sure all the kids watch it. We'll have to record it, too, just in case someone misses it."
Rock My RV host Bret Michaels goes to work on Brad Lovell's rig.