Garage Squad season 6 premieres on the MotorTrend network on August 28, with a slight change in the lineup. Joining NHRA driver Bruno Massel and lead mechanic Joe Zolper is car enthusiast Cristy Lee. Heather Storm, who has co-hosted the show since 2015, won’t be returning when season 6 premieres. Everyone’s curious to know what happened to Heather Storm. So we’ve got the answers right here.
MotorTrend Announces Heather Storm Won’t Be Part of Garage Squad
In an April 2019 press release, Discovery announced that MotorTrend had renewed Garage Squad for season 6. While Bruno Massel and Joe Zolper were confirmed to return, the same statement said that Heather Storm wouldn’t be in season 6.
Cristy Lee, who previously hosted MotorTrend’s All Girls Garage, will replace Storm beginning this season.
“First, thank you to Heather Storm for her tireless contributions to GARAGE SQUAD across four seasons. We certainly wish her well in all future endeavors,” said David Lee, vice president of production and development, MotorTrend TV. The statement further described Cristy’s accomplishments in the world of motor sports reporting.
While we’re looking forward to what Cristy will bring to Garage Squad, longtime viewers can’t help but wonder what happened to Heather. Speculations about whether she left on a sour note abound ahead of the August premiere.
Did Heather Storm Leave Garage Squad?
After news broke that Storm wouldn’t be on Garage Squad anymore, she took to her Facebook page to release a statement of her own. Firstly, she said that she wasn’t aware of MotorTrend’s plans to announce her departure to the press at that time.
Her fans speculate that she was blindsided by the news of her being replaced. However, nothing about her Facebook statement indicated that she was leaving on a bad note. She only had good words for her time on the show and her cohosts.
Some fans theorize that her contract had expired and MotorTrend cast Cristy Lee in her place. Nonetheless, it’s unclear whether Storm left on her own terms.
Storm is moving on to new projects. She documents the sights of small-town America driving around the country in her ‘65 Mustang on her YouTube channel, Drive Yourself Local. You can also see more from her travels on the channel’s social media pages.
She also continues to cohost the podcast Man Seeks Adventure. Meanwhile, lucky fans can meet her at her car show appearances.