Tesla Is Headed To Space

The Falcon Heavy rocket was debuted by Elon Musk on his Twitter in December and he mentioned that the payload for the test flight was going to be his red Tesla Roadster. Turns out, he wasn’t kidding. Musk is sending a Tesla into space. MotorTrend reports the rocket is set to launch on Tuesday. Musk said the Roadster will be in Mars orbit for 1 billion years. Not sure why you’d want to send your personal car up into space, but Musk does a lot of unusual stuff. Stay tuned to see if the car makes it.

This weekend on PowerNation we check out a one of a kind auto shop. Owner Mark Lambert works on what he considers to be some of the best cars to come out of Detroit: the 1920s and 1930s American cars. And all from an old Nashville firehouse that was turned into his shop!

He feels they are the most roadworthy and durable cars on the road like those from Packard, Pierce Arrow, and even Rolls Royce. Mark is a one-man band, but yet a lot of cars come through the old firehouse doors. Mark is also a Concours level judge at events like the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, or what Mark calls the Super Bowl of car shows. He’ll give you some of the secrets to what judges really look for at that level. To top it off, Mark and Gannon also take a ride in one of Lambert Auto’s Packards.

It’s an amazing amount of cool content, plus we have four brand new episodes of hardcore how-to you can use from our shops so be sure to tune in Sunday morning at 9am ET on Paramount Network.