2021 Forum: Saturday, Aug. 14 at 3:00 pm | MTG Streaming What Drives You
HOST: Edward Loh
PANEL: Bisi Ezerioha, Tory Belleci, Jonny Lieberman & Ant Anstead
Edward Loh – Head of Editorial, MotorTrend Group
Ed Loh is the head of editorial at MotorTrend Group and has 20 years of experience in automotive journalism. Prior to arriving at MotorTrend held leadership positions as editor-in-chief of Import Racer! Magazine (2003), managing editor of Road & Track Speed magazine (2005), and editor-in-chief of Sport Compact Car (2006).
Loh moved to MotorTrend in the spring of 2007 and became its executive editor in 2010. In 2011, Loh was promoted to editor-in-chief. In his time with Motor Trend, the brand has grown to become more than just the leading automotive enthusiast magazine and is now the industry leader across digital, video, and social media.
In February 2016, Loh was promoted to senior vice president for MotorTrend Group, overseeing the editorial direction of Motor Trend and Automobile magazines. In April 2018, this role was expanded to include all editorial content for the MotorTrend Group.
In his spare time, Loh enjoys surfing, cooking, his two 1987 turbocharged sports cars, and being a dad.
Bisi Ezerioha – Cohost of MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS
Bisi Ezerioha is the CEO and chief engineer of his company, Bisimoto Engineering. A chemical engineer by training, and entering university at the tender age of 15, he was in the pharmaceutical research sector for many years prior to using his scientific prowess to create, design, modify and improve efficiency in automotive components and vehicles for major OE manufacturers, film, video games, television, privateers and more.
Bisi's creations have appeared in BBC’s “Top Gear”, “Fast & Furious”, Netflix’s “Fastest Car” and “Hyperdrive”, “Jay Leno's Garage”, NBC’s “Drive”, Esquire Network’s “Car Matchmaker”, public broadcasting shows, “Project Car” racing simulators, MotorTrend's SEDUCED BY SPEED and Electronic Arts’ “Need 4 speed” franchise.
His life achievements have been documented in the “Secret Lives of Scientists and Engineers” on PBS. Additionally, Bisi has more than half a dozen Hot Wheels cars made in his creative likeness, numerous CNET articles, coverage by USA Today, Yahoo business, Car & Driver, MotorTrend, SuperStreet, Automobile, best of show vehicles at SEMA, and created vehicles for Harman Kardon at the popular Consumer Electronics Show.
His engineering influence has been a huge technology and sales boost to American Honda, Hyundai Motors America, Ford, and Porsche North America. He streams a weekly global podcast and technology Instagram show. Without fear of the unknown, Bisi and his team have religiously blazed the pathway for “out of the box” thinking when it comes to exciting, technologically advanced automobiles. From 1000hp Minivans to fire-breathing twin-turbo classic Porsches infused with modern tech, Bisi continues to wow the masses. With exposure to the electric vehicle space coupled with dozens of racing world records under his belt, Bisi is embarking on providing guilt-free, exhilarating mobility solutions for an emerging world.
Tory Belleci – Cohost, MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS
Tory Belleci is best known as the daredevil host of Discovery Channel’s hit series MYTHBUSTERS.
A graduate of San Francisco State University film school, Tory began his career in the industry behind the scenes as a model maker at Industrial Light and Magic. He has built models for major Hollywood movies including the “Star Wars” prequels, “Starship Troopers”, and “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions”.
Currently, Tory is the Executive Producer and host of the Amazon original series “The Great Escapists”, Science Channel’s THE EXPLOSION SHOW, and MotorTrend’s new series MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS.
Jonny Lieberman – Senior Features Editor, MotorTrend
Jonny Lieberman has been the Senior Features Editor of MotorTrend for over a decade. Jonny began his career as a writer, before transitioning to video. He’s hosted and appeared in several of MotorTrend’s original video programs, including Ignition, Head 2 Head, World’s Greatest Drag Race, Best Driver’s Car, Shift Talkers, Pebble Beach, and Road Kill. Lately, he began hosting live events and podcasts, most recently becoming a full-time cast member of Spike Ferensten’s show, Spike’s Car Radio, along with Paul Zuckerman, Jerry Seinfeld, and Matt Farah. Lieberman has been writing professionally about cars for over 15 years, initially at outlets such as Jalopnik and Autoblog, before moving to MotorTrend in 2010. Jonny also worked 40 races as a Judge for the 24 Hours of Lemons.
When not working with cars, Lieberman enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and two dogs, baking bread, playing poker, feats of strength, and collecting fancy bourbon and cigars.
Ant Anstead – Cohost, CELEBRITY IOU: JOYRIDE
Ant Anstead is a man of many talents. He is best known for his day job as a car builder, but he is also a designer, artist, world record holder, and semi-professional football player.
Ant is a car nut, he has been building bespoke cars since he was a kid and after two commendations for bravery, his career as one of the U.K.’s youngest armed police officers came to an end when he was just 25, and Ant followed his passion into the car world.
Ant started building bespoke classic vehicles to individual client specifications and has an international waiting list exceeding two years. Ant creates true works of art and he has built an enviable reputation supplying cars and artworks to museums, private collections, and enthusiasts all around the world.
Ant is a natural on-screen and when he was approached by Love Productions in 2013 to front the Channel 4 series “For the Love Of Cars” with Philip Glenister, he was so good, everyone thought he had been on TV for years. The series was a huge hit and returned in 2015 for a second series, and again in 2016 for a one-off special. In 2015 Ant hosted BBC2’s pioneering live show “Building Cars Live” alongside James May and Kate Humble, and in 2016 presented a further two BBC2 shows.
“Chinese New Year” with Kate Humble and the Hairy Bikers and “New York: America’s Busiest City” with Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan demonstrating Ant’s versatility outside the car sector. Channel 4 kept Ant busy in 2016 with a new Craft show and 2017 shows no sign of letting up as Ant is the solo host of a new 10-part Channel 4 show titled “Million Dollar Car Hunters” and an all-new Craft series for More4.
Ant has appeared on several entertainment shows including “The One Show”, “Sunday Brunch” and “This Morning” and he is often seen hosting the live stages of some of the U.K.’s most prestigious car shows. As well as after-dinner speaking Ant supports several charities alongside being an ambassador for the U.K. apprentice organization.
Currently, Ant is cohost of the Discovery+ series CELEBRITY IOU: JOYRIDE.