Suburban Drives Michigan



Suburban Drives Michigan is a new show from The Suburban Collection. Los Angeles native and host Jeff Phelps navigates Michigan to find out why his family wants him back in the mitten state.

Each episode interviews a different interesting person in an interesting car. Follow along this journey to find out what drives Michigan.


Dave Lorenz, Director, Travel Michigan & Michigan Economic Development Corporation
To get on the water with Riverside Kayak Connection: www.riversidekayak.com To get in the sky with Skydive Tecumseh: www.skydivetecumseh.com Dave Lorenz knows Michigan. He loves Michigan. He SELLS Michigan. So having the Travel Director of the award winning Pure Michigan campaign show our host what drives Michigan is perfection. But he doesn't just show Jeff the tree-lined roads of Belle Isle, he also gets him into a kayak on the river, then finds him a view to die for-as he falls from 14,000 feet over Tecumseh! As Dave put it, "The Ford Mustang is pure Michigan" so that's the car we're in, and this is a ride our host will never forget.


YouTube Techie, Kevin the Tech Ninja
Kevin Nether is the one and only Tech Ninja on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. Having amassed over 20 million views and 180,000+ subscribers on YouTube to date, Kevin continues to inform and entertain his audience-all from his studio in Michigan. From comparing iPhones and Androids, to showing us the best home tech setups and ways to tech-out our lives, Kevin has his finger on the digital pulse. So we get his pulse racing in two of the tech-iest cars we could find-the electric Chevy Bolt, and the BMW i3. Because the only way we can really compare them properly ... is on the M1 Concourse race track. Come see Kevin drive Michigan.


Ron Kagan, CEO of Detroit Zoo
Ron Kagan started his driving life, speeding in England, as a race car driver on the Lotus circuit, but luckily for us, he slowed down found his real passion-animals.  Today, Ron is the Executive Director and CEO of the Detroit Zoological Society, and his passion for nature and conservation has fueled him to curate the greatest zoo in the world-the one and only Detroit Zoo.  From rescued eagles to wandering peacocks, from playful penguins to roaring lions, we see them all without cages, as we DRIVE IN the zoo before it opens for the day.  Ron drives Michigan, animal-style.

Watch other influential Michiganders on their wild rides through the Great Lakes state as they share their thoughts on what drives Michigan. Subscribe to our YouTube page to see the latest episodes.




Chuck Bennett, Style Editor, Detroit News
Chuck Bennett has been recognizing and redefining style in Michigan since 1977.  From his first column, "Style with Chuck Bennett," to his "Society Confidential" in the Detroit News today, from his appearances at parties to talking parties on TV, from talking on the radio, to running his own website, Chuck truly does it all.  He makes me and everyone else look good because he doesn't just drive style-he drives Michigan.


Watch other influential Michiganders on their wild rides through the Great Lakes state as they share their thoughts on what drives Michigan. Subscribe to our YouTube page to see the latest episodes.




Deputy Bob Loken & K9 Eiko, Oakland County Sheriff
Catch K9 Eiko in the act of stealing the show from his partner Deputy Bob Loken in this episode of Suburban Drives Michigan
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Watch other influential Michiganders on their wild rides through the Great Lakes state as they share their thoughts on what drives Michigan. Subscribe to our YouTube page to see the latest episodes.




Anne Parsons, President and CEO of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Ride along with the top maestro of Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Driven to make the DSO a success, Anne Parsons has broken down many barriers, so our host breaks her barrier down and coaxes her to sing along to the classics. Come see Anne drive Michigan in this new episode of Suburban Drives Michigan.


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Brad Oleshansky, Founder and CEO of M1 Concourse
Cruise along in the rare and expensive 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster with Brad Oleshansky, Founder and CEO of
M1 Concourse. Then hang on for an EXTREME ride in the 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat with a professional driver.  

M1 Concourse is a new motorsport facility located in Pontiac, MI. It has a 1.5-mile track incorporating elevation changes and various challenging turns. M1 Concourse brings new excitement to motorsports in one of the world's greatest automotive landmarks.


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Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh Drives Dodge Demon Challenger
Harbaugh + Dodge Demon = a donut on the 50-yard line of The Big House!  Yes, that happened and he also sings the Michigan Fight Song in the style of country, polka, and heavy metal.  Find out what Jim thinks drives Michigan and why his first car was called "The Vomit."

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YouTube Star Katie Betzing Drives Lamborghini
YouTube sensation Katie Betzing is in her 20's and has amassed over 1 million followers across YouTube, Instagram and SnapChat. Watch as she visits her driver's training school in a Lamborghini! Find out what Katie thinks drives Michigan and why she moved back to her hometown in Michigan from Los Angeles.

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"The Walking Man" James Robertson Reflects on His Story.
It's been over three years since James Robertson was dubbed "The Walking Man," and we take him for a ride in a Ford Raptor to find out who James Robertson really is.  From his first car to his dream car, from loving the Tigers to hating Alaska, James tells us what he thinks drives Michigan.

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