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Interview with Spike TV's Bullrun Team 8 - Brian Newberry and Danny Klein - 2007 Lotus Exige S

Posted on 05/04/2007

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Q. Mark (RealityWanted.com) How did you end up getting on Bullrun? Did you go to an open call or submit a tape? A. Brian: One of my friends was in the official BullRun Rally and invited me to the party in Vegas. We heard SpikeTV was casting for a Bullrun Reality show so I put together a tape with Danny. Danny: The minute we heard about the show, we knew we had to be on it. Q. Mark (RealityWanted.com) What was the best thing about being on Spike TV's Bullrun? A. Danny: I loved that it was a heavy competition, but at times we had fun just seeing things out on the road that we would have never seen. Brain: It was a great vacation, and to be able to see America and be in a competition, what a deal. . We also met a ton of great people on the show with the exception of the putz in the F150. I got over 1,000 messages on myspace saying I can't believe you guys are gone and the F150 guys are still on the show. Q. Mark (RealityWanted.com) Now that the show is on air, What is it like to watch yourself on the show? A. Brian: We loved it, I was bummed that some of the much funnier stuff from behind the scenes didn't show on TV. Q. Mark (RealityWanted.com) What did we miss? A. Brian: The partying we did after the cameras went off, antics with cast, and such. Danny: Viewers didn't see us try to buy Goldberg a goat, our trip in the petting zoo, and our run through the desert naked. Q. Mark (RealityWanted.com) Was there anything about the Bullrun experience that you weren't expecting? A. Danny: We had no idea what to expect, we didn't know if we would be river rafting or climbing. We did not expect the challenges and the pyrotechnics which made being on the show more fun. Brian: Danny and I decided that we were going to go into it with no expectations. Even thought it looked like we bitched at each other, we are best friends. Danny: We left the show from the last episode like it was a long party vacation. Afterwards we said to each other "let's go home to s strip club." Q. Mark (RealityWanted.com) Have you guys done a rally prior to Bullrun? A. Brian: I never have, but I have been racing since I was a little kid. Danny: No, I just grew up with a dad who had race cars, sports cars, and went to races.. Q. Mark (Realitywanted.com) Any damage to the Lotus? A. Brian: Let's put it this way, we picked up the car with 3 miles on it and it now has 4,300 miles and $28,000 in damage. The Lotus I have is the first and only one in the US. Q. Mark: How much did it set you back?: Brian: I got for 68K. We just shipped it to Canada for the official Bullrun. We are both in the next rally. Q. Mark (RealityWanted.com) From the viewers perspective, it looked like "Operation Poison Arrow" backfired. A. Brain: I can fully comment on Operation Poison Arrow, but it did not backfire, it was perfectly executed. Danny: We will put it this way, it should have worked, that's all I can say. Q. What were you thoughts on Team 11 getting pissed of at Jim of team 1, was there some beef there? A. Brian: We liked the "Super Mario Brothers" (Team 11) but couldn't stand them at same time. They leached and followed everyone. They are great guys, but I think everyone felt they leached onto everyone else, they followed everyone they could and leeched onto the rear bumper. Q. Mark (RealityWanted) Brian, what's up with Jason and Jeff of Team 4, F150? You looked like you were about to swing on him in one of the episodes. A. Brian: Jason is a rat bastard. He likes to break all the rules. We caught him breaking rules and off camera told him to play fair. Then he shoots that video of us and Paris supposedly speeding during the race. What you didn't see was that one of the Helicopters radioed us to pass them for the camera, and Jason heard that request. Most importantly, we did not just blow past him, we just keep leap frogging back and forth. It was show boating for the show. To top it off, when he busted up his truck in one of the challenges they should have been out of the race and everyone thought they would be. Danny: It was a cheap shot to shoot that video. Brain: I got mad since Jason wanted to be my buddy after he shot that video, I was like, "Are you fucking kidding me right now?" Q. Mark (Realitywanted.com) Which car other than your own was your favorite? A. Brian: My favorite was the Charger. Danny: The Charger was my favorite followed by the Oldsmobile. I thought it was the most creative car out of the bunch. Q. Mark (Realitywanted.com) Would you do it again? A. Brian: In a New York minute. Danny: We are about to do the real Bullrun next week. Brain: We got a ton of messages asking if we would be in a Bullrun Season 2. Q. Mark (RealityWanted.com) Any final thoughts or words for fans: A. Brain: The fans are really cool and rabid about the show, which is exciting. I keep getting 500 to 1,000 messages to my myspace from fans that loved us on the show and thought we added some great comedy. We are glad the fans thought we were funny. Mark: Thanks guys, we will miss you on Bullrun, if fans want to reach out to you how can they find you guys? You can find Danny on Myspace.com at: http://myspace.com/lostinlosangeles and Brian here: http://myspace.com/33517535

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