Overhaulin'

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Overhaulin'
Overhaulin' Logo.svg
Genre Reality TV
Format Automotive restoration/prank
Created by Bud W. Brutsman
Presented by Chris Jacobs
Arianny Celeste (2013-present)
Jessi Combs (2012-2013)
Adrienne Janic (2005-2008)
Courtney Hansen (2004-2005)
Starring Chip Foose
Opening theme "Gasoline" by Kicking Harold (2004-2007)
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 102 [1][2] (as of April 20, 2014)
Production
Executive producer(s) Bud W. Brutsman (2004-2008)
Susan B. Flanagan (2004-2008)
Lenny Shabes (2012-present)
Roger Werner (2012-present)
Chip Foose (2012-present)
Producer(s) Chad Marshall (Season 3)
Josh Kameyer (Season 6-7) (2012-2014)
Running time 45 min
Production company(s) BCI Communications (2004-2008)
WATV Productions (2012-present)
Broadcast
Original channel TLC (2004-2008)
Velocity & Discovery (2012-present)[3]
Picture format
Original run Original series (Seasons 1-5):
  • April 13, 2004 (2004-04-13) – June 26, 2008 (2008-06-26)
Revived series (Season 6-):
October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02) – present
External links
Website

Overhaulin' is an American automotive reality TV show that ran for five seasons on TLC between 2004–2008, and currently on Velocity and Discovery (Cablevision). Season 6 premiered on October 2, 2012 at 8pm EST.

Hosts[edit]

The show's hosts are automobile designer Chip Foose and co-host Chris Jacobs; the creator and producer was Bud Brutsman. Courtney Hansen was the co-host of the show until 2005, when she left the show to pursue other interests. She was replaced by Executive Producer Brutsman's wife Adrienne Janic ("AJ"). In Season 6 on, Jessi Combs, one of the early A-Team mechanics, returned and now co-hosts as well as participates in the overhauls. Now Arianny Celeste of UFC fame joins in as The A-Team's newest co-host.

Concept[edit]

The show's premise was that an unknowing "victim" – the mark, in the show's language — is nominated to be "Overhauled" by his or her family or friends, the insiders. The mark's car, usually an old and tired antique car, was obtained through some ruse. Some common examples included the car being "stolen" by Chris and Chip, a car being misplaced or lost at a mechanic's shop, or the car being towed away by "police."

An integral part of the show was when the two co-hosts play tricks on the unsuspecting mark, sometimes acting in roles of insurance adjusters or law enforcement agents, other times helping the insider, while Chip Foose and a team of mechanics – dubbed "The A-Team" – have a week to remake the car into a custom masterpiece. Each show ended with the surprise reuniting of owner and newly made-over car.

Production[edit]

Each episode would take a significant amount of planning, starting with the producers reviewing the thousands of submissions from those wanting to have a friend's or family member's vehicle overhauled, selecting a deserving person, and setting everything in motion. Most builds would take place in Southern California, and true to the show's premise, the team would have only eight days to complete the build.[4] Up to sixty people could be involved at any one time with the show. According to Associate Producer Jim Holloway, the show would assemble a team of seven or eight "A-Team" volunteer builders about four to five days before taping would start. The builders, who were usually masters of their craft, "work[ed] together... [with] a sense of camaraderie amongst them." Sometimes builders would leave the build, causing Chip Foose to request help from a friend or cohort to help the team finish. Holloway noted that "we couldn't do the show without the builders or our sponsors." The set would have the names and logos of various sponsors, many of whom often helped with the build.[5]

Once the project was chosen and scheduled, the show's major sponsors would ship parts to the build facility in advance of the show, while other sponsors would maintain a small on-site inventory. This would allow such items as air-filter housings, tire sizes, and so on to be test fit without having to wait for shipments.[4]

According to Holloway, each completed vehicle is worth around $150,000, but "in reality, they're priceless... Chip's so busy that it's almost impossible to get a car from the Foose shop, no matter how much money you've got." In an interview, Foose said that "for me, seeing the look on the owner's face is the most rewarding part of the show. It's almost overwhelming to see their response, and it's the whole reason I do it. We worked hard to make their dream come true." [5]

CNN's Warrior One[edit]

In 2006, the show remodeled a 1993 Hummer H1 that CNN used to cover the war in Iraq. Over a one-week period, the Overhaulin' crew replaced the engine, raised the vehicle's body and air brushed images of correspondents and troops onto the Hummer. They also added a DVD player, four televisions and a state-of-the-art sound system. TLC unveiled the revamped Hummer, named "Warrior One," in front of a swarm of fans, media and CNN employees. According to co-host Chris Jacobs, "we wanted to commemorate the journalists who risked their lives, and in some cases, gave their lives to tell the story of the war."[6]

The vehicle was unveiled in CNN Center in Atlanta,[7] and was sold in 2007 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction for $1,000,000.00 in a Fisher House Foundation charity lot.[8][9][10]

Velocity revival[edit]

Velocity by Discovery has renewed the show to help fill its programming schedule. Season 6 premiered on October 2, 2012 and concluded June 2, 2013.[11] The revived show is produced by WATV Productions, who also produced two other Chip Foose-hosted series for Velocity, American Icon: The Hot Rod and American Icon: The Muscle Car.

Overhaulin' SEMA Edition 2012[edit]

In this episode (Season 6, Episode 5), Chip Foose and his "A" Team customized a 2012 Chrysler 300 S with 5.7L HEMI V8 engine into Foose Velocity 300 in front of live 2012 SEMA Show audience. After the build, the project vehicle was given away in a lottery held during the event.[12][13][14] An additional 300S replica was produced and given away at a later date.[15]

Series Overview[edit]

[2]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
Specials 5 October 12, 2004 November 14, 2006
1 7 April 13, 2004 June 01, 2004
2 14 July 13, 2004 March 17, 2005
3 27 May 31, 2005 May 30, 2006
4 18 June 20, 2006 December 26, 2006
5 8 April 24, 2008 June 26, 2008
6 12 October 2, 2012 June 2, 2013
7 6 October 1, 2013  ?
8 5 March 23, 2014 April 20, 2014

Specials[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
16 1 "Coolest Cars, Best Pranks" October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)
A review of moments from the first 12 episodes and updates on the cars and their owners.
17 2 "Coolest Cars" November 30, 2004 (2004-11-30)
The team goes racing with six cars from previous episodes as we take a look back at the re-builds and then check on the car owners and their new rides.
18 3 "Live Strong (a.k.a. Lance Armstrong/Sheryl Crow)" November 30, 2004 (2004-11-30)
Championship cyclist Lance Armstrong's girlfriend, musician Sheryl Crow, gave him a stock GTO as a present after his 6th Tour de France victory. The press got a hold of the story before Lance even saw the car so Sheryl came up with a new plan to surprise him: have the Overhaulin' team re-build the car.
38 4 "Best of 2005" December 20, 2005 (2005-12-20)
A look back at the most memorable moments of the 2005 season.
66 5 "CNN Hummer Special (a.k.a. Warrior One)" November 14, 2006 (2006-11-14)
The team gets a special assignment this time. One of CNN's two Hummers -- used by the journalists in Iraq -- is chosen to get a special treatment. Once the rebuild is complete, the car dubbed "Warrior One" is taken back to Atlanta, where it's revealed on live television, and later auctioned off to help the families of injured war vets.

Season 1[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
1 1 "Search & Rescue" April 13, 2004 (2004-04-13)
In the first episode, automobile designer Chip Foose and his Overhaulin' team snatch and overhaul a 1988 Chevy truck. The owner of the truck is Matt, a straight A student who's training for a career in Search and Rescue. The truck holds special sentimental value for him because it used to belong to his grandfather.
2 2 "Museum Worthy" April 20, 2004 (2004-04-20)
Chuck is led to believe that his stock 1950 Ford he borrowed to The Petersen Museum has been stolen.
3 3 "Parts Guy" April 27, 2004 (2004-04-27)
Jeff works at a car parts shop. His boss, Tony, borrows Jeff's 1971 Chevy Chevelle to a shifty production company that's shooting an infomercial... and accidentally "loses" the car.
4 4 "Surfer Kid" May 4, 2004 (2004-05-04)
Mylan's parents Vicki and Tim arrange his rusty 1977 El Camino to be impounded. While the car is being re-built, surfer legend Tyler Hatzikian creates custom surf boards to go with Mylan's new "surf wagon".
5 5 "Beverly Hills Camaro (a.k.a. 902 - Merlot)" May 11, 2004 (2004-05-11)
Ian Ziering (of Beverly Hills, 90210) is duped into believing that his 1968 Camaro is at a shop that's going bankrupt. In reality, his car is being overhauled for a week at American Muscle Cars.
6 6 "School's Out" May 18, 2004 (2004-05-18)
Dale works at a foundation that secures funding and donated cars for Wyoming Tech. One of the project cars, a 1956 Chevy Bel Air, is "stolen". While Dale's led to believe that the car's been spotted crossing state lines on its way to a chop shop, over 30 WyoTech students with the Overhaulin' team rebuild the car to be the school's new mascot.
7 7 "Lucky Star" June 1, 2004 (2004-06-01)
Cassie is an 18-year-old bank teller who drives a very boring '91 Ford Explorer. Her Aunt Barbara and Uncle Mike sabotage the car so that it gets sent to the Overhaulin' team for a re-build and re-invention.

Season 2[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
8 1 "Moving Day (a.k.a. Body Off)" July 13, 2004 (2004-07-13)
The team poses as movers to clean out Connie and Pete Eastman's garage. Insider Pete signed up her wife's car, a beaten-up 1964 Corvette, to be re-built, but gets a surprise when the "movers" also take his 1971 VW "Thing".
9 2 "Cherry Nova" July 20, 2004 (2004-07-20)
Katy is told that her worn and beaten 1967 Chevy Nova is "accidentally" towed away by the city. For a week, she tries to get her car back from the tow operator (co-host Chris) -- who's constantly asking her out on a date! -- while the team with the help of three insiders (Katy's mom, brother, and roommate) re-builds her car.
10 3 "Monte Fuego" August 3, 2004 (2004-08-03)
Rayce's 1970 Monte Carlo is snatched right in front of his house and he's led to believe that it was used in a crime. A real police officer is involved in the hoax when Rayce goes to pick up his car at the crime scene, and his day just gets worse before the re-furbished car is revealed.
11 4 "The 4-4-New" August 5, 2004 (2004-08-05)
Christopher's neighbor Scott, a part-time car painter, offers to paint his 1968 Oldsmobile 442. Of course the car gets "stolen" from the shop, but when it's discovered, Christopher is shown pictures of his Olds badly vandalized.
12 5 "Dude, Where’s My Skylark?" August 10, 2004 (2004-08-10)
Rick's 1967 Buick Skylark gets stolen. His older brother Robert, an Iraqi war vet, works as the insider and convinces Rick that his car got snatched because of a personal vendetta.
13 6 "Rustang" August 29, 2004 (2004-08-29)
While tennis instructor Mark is giving a lesson to co-host Courtney, his wife and daughter help the A-team steal his rust-bucket of a car, a 1965 Mustang. Later he's told that the car has been stripped for parts, and the team must work really hard on one of their most difficult cases.
14 7 "Blue Bird (a.k.a. The Falcon and The Snow-Job)" September 21, 2004 (2004-09-21)
Travis, a young man who wants to be a cop like his mother, is duped into thinking his '63 Ford Falcon has been stolen by con artists. Not only does the team re-build his car but Travis also gets to play cop in a staged sting operation to catch the cons.
15 8 "Challenging Dodge (a.k.a. Challenging Mopar)" September 28, 2004 (2004-09-28)
James' 1971 Dodge Challenger, a graduation present from his father, is stolen and James is required to take part in an undercover operation to expose the crooks.
19 9 "SEMA Gambler (a.k.a. Gambler 514)" December 14, 2004 (2004-12-14)
Insider Brent tells his father Brad that he's lost Brad's much-loved 1970 Mustang to cover his gambling debts. What really happens is that the team re-builds the car right at the center of the 2004 SEMA show, one of the world's biggest conventions for auto parts and specialty equipment.
20 10 "Twins Bel Air (a.k.a. California Performance Bel Air)" December 16, 2004 (2004-12-16)
Glenn, a teacher for special needs kids and the father of young twins, borrows his car to Hot Rod Magazine publisher Ira Gabriel to be used to shoot a music video.
21 11 "52 Pickup (a.k.a. Butterscorched)" December 21, 2004 (2004-12-21)
John has a 1952 GMC truck that gets taken away by a made-up organization called "Charitable Donation Foundation". While John tries to recover his supposedly "donated" car, the team re-builds the classic to its former glory.
22 12 "College Girl's Camaro (a.k.a. Thievin' Teacher)" February 3, 2005 (2005-02-03)
Insider Dennis works as a auto shop teacher at Citrus Community College. One of his students, Nicole, is this week's duped car owner as Dennis poses as the car thief who took Nicole's 1970 Camaro.
23 13 "Doublehaulin'" March 8, 2005 (2005-03-08)
Chip Foose and his team make over two cars, a 1998 Mazda pick-up truck and a '68 Chevy Chevelle, for a pair of twin sisters who are back home from college for the holidays.
24 14 "Soldier's Ride" March 17, 2005 (2005-03-17)
Frankie Jr., a vet of the Iraqi war vet, has a project with his father Frank Sr. re-building a 1966 Chevy Chevelle. Frankie's parents act as the insiders when the car is supposedly stolen and later impounded.

Season 3[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
25 1 "Tuner Car" May 31, 2005 (2005-05-31)
Dylan is fooled into thinking that his 1995 Honda Civic has been taken by the IRS due to tax issues.
26 2 "Wiley & The Road Runner" July 19, 2005 (2005-07-19)
John has owned three Plymouth Road Runners in his life. When his current one, a rare 1969 convertible, is "stolen" and John is accused of insurance fraud, he gets desperate to get the car back.
27 3 "The Mad Kidney Donor" July 26, 2005 (2005-07-26)
Jason's pal Willy -- to whom Jason once donated one of his kidneys -- convinces him to take his 1995 Chevy Tahoe to a shop for a free service Willy's arranged. However, when he goes to retrieve the car, he's told he can't the Tahoe back without full payment.
28 4 "Bel Air BBQ" August 2, 2005 (2005-08-02)
Tyson's been taking auto shop classes to re-build his 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air. When the Overhaulin' team get a hold of the car, they discover it's so badly rusted they have to find a replacement. Meanwhile, Tyson's told that his car has been stolen and vandalized, and the pranksters keep sending him spare parts as proof.
29 5 "Illegal Fowl" August 16, 2005 (2005-08-16)
Deputy Sheriff Mike's 1965 T-bird used to belong to his father. His wife, Stephanie, is the insider as the pranksters act as tow operators who "misplace" the car for a week while it's being overhauled.
30 6 "One Ugly Horse" August 23, 2005 (2005-08-23)
While Mike's '67 Mustang is being overhauled, he's fooled into thinking that his friend Tom, who owns an auto shop and has worked on the Mustang several times, runs an illegal operation to make cars "disappear". In fact, Mike's accused of being in on the scam!
31 7 "Snaked" September 27, 2005 (2005-09-27)
The Overhaulin' team tackles something unusual for them: a new car, Ana's 2005 Ford Mustang.
32 8 "U.S. Navy Steal" October 4, 2005 (2005-10-04)
John is an ex Navy SEAL who owns a 1965 Ford pickup. The car means so much to him that he's even named it Mitch after a friend who's passed away. John gets understandably angry when he learns that his irreplaceable car has been "stolen" from the shop in which it was being serviced.
33 9 "Clean LeMans" October 11, 2005 (2005-10-11)
Chip Foose poses as a homeless man to bum a dollar from Frederick... and then steals his car. While his rusty 1968 Pontiac LeMans is being overhauled, Frederick is told that his car has been confiscated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
34 10 "Nova-Caine" October 18, 2005 (2005-10-18)
Gabriel is a cheerful and funny guy who makes friends wherever he goes. After Gabriel's daily driver was stolen, his wife Christine would love to surprise him with a cool hot rod.
35 11 "Customs" October 25, 2005 (2005-10-25)
As a child, Martin secretly loved his dad's Impala and was crushed when it was sold. Martin's dad bought it back, and Martin still dreams of fixing it up and driving his family around in style.
36 12 "Firey Brit" November 1, 2005 (2005-11-01)
Andrew and Johanna met on vacation; at the time she only had three months to live. Now, years later, the two are happily married, and Andrew wants to make-over Johanna's beloved Magnum to celebrate her life and all of her accomplishments.
37 13 "The Biggest Beater in America" December 13, 2005 (2005-12-13)
Our Overhaulin' judges will select the biggest beater in America and then ask viewers to submit suggestions online for how best to transform the vehicle. And voila! One lucky winner gets a Chip Foose custom car makeover.
39 14 "Desperate Impound" January 10, 2006 (2006-01-10)
Sharon got her GTO in 1979 for $1200, and she and her grandpa used to work on it together. When he passed, she stopped driving the car. Sharon is now busy with two children, and her husband says it's time for her to get the attention she deserves.
40 15 "Neighborhood Watching" January 17, 2006 (2006-01-17)
When Dennis moved to LA 15 years ago, he bought his dream daily driver convertible with his last $4000. His girlfriend says that he's so attached; they will probably have to bury him with the car.
41 16 "Overlord" January 24, 2006 (2006-01-24)
The Overhaulin' team has pulled off the ultimate prank: stealing Chip Foose's beloved '56 truck right out from under his nose and overhauled it over the course of four months! A new side of Chip is revealed as the prankster gets pranked!
42 17 "That 70's Van" January 31, 2006 (2006-01-31)
Back in 1976, he bought his van brand new and adored it. Today, he focuses on family and friends and has put the van aside. He is always quick to help family and friends, so his daughter thinks it's about time that they did something special for him.
43 18 "Leno's Heist" February 7, 2006 (2006-02-07)
When Jay Leno found out that his part-time mechanic and friend, Dave Killackey and his 1956 Noman were in dire need of help - but couldn't afford the expense himself, he turned to the dynamic Overhaulin' team to make Dave's dream come true.
44 19 "SEMA (a.k.a. The SEMA Show, or 67 Charger)" February 28, 2006 (2006-02-28)
When a thief mistakenly killed Merrick's father seven years ago, Merrick inherited his father's prized possession, the '67 Charger. Merrick cannot afford to fix up the car alone - so the Overhaulin' arrives to save it from the junkyard.
45 20 "Overtime" March 7, 2006 (2006-03-07)
Matt loves his Model A Ford but doesn't have the time to give it the love and attention it needs. More specifically, among many other things - this classic car has 1987 Mazda engine in it! Foose and the Overhaulin' team to the rescue!
46 21 "Got GTO?" March 28, 2006 (2006-03-28)
A tragic accident caused Richard to be paralyzed from the waist down. Since his injury, Richard has worked to motivate others and wants to become a social worker. But the GTO he's always dreamed about fixing up sits in the driveway untouched.
47 22 "Napa Doublehaulin' (a.k.a. Double Trouble)" April 4, 2006 (2006-04-04)
Daryline is a model NAPA Auto Parts employee - and both her husband, Willy, and her boss, George think that no one is more deserving of an overhauling of her Camino than Daryline.
48 23 "Lowrider Girl" April 11, 2006 (2006-04-11)
Noemi has dreamed about her perfect 1964 Impala forever, but doesn't have enough money to fix it up. Her husband turns to Overhaulin' to help him give Noemi her dream car.
49 24 "Photo Shoot Fiasco" April 18, 2006 (2006-04-18)
Miles and Chrissy both lost their fathers within 3 weeks of each other, Chrissy's dad left the Bronco to Miles in his will. Miles views this car as a symbol and tribute to both fathers and wants to restore the Bronco to its original beauty.
50 25 "Uncle Sam's Nephew" April 25, 2006 (2006-04-25)
David never had enough saved to fix up his '68 Firebird. After high school, he joined the Marines and served three times in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now that he's back and enrolled in college, Overhaulin' is going to give him a little surprise.
51 26 "Overhaulin' Truck" May 2, 2006 (2006-05-02)
Chip Foose overhauls Alonzo's 1970 Chevy truck.
52 27 "Hot Head" May 30, 2006 (2006-05-30)
Mark's best childhood memories were riding around in his dad's '72 Cutlass. Now Mark is struggling to take care of his family and cannot afford to fix it up enough to take it out of the garage.

Season 4[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
53 1 "Mean Anemul" June 20, 2006 (2006-06-20)
During the eight years Manuel's owned his rare Oldsmobile 442, he's paid thousands of dollars to various mechanics who've never actually done any proper work on the car! Now his precious ride gets the treatment it deserves.
54 2 "LeMama's Boy" June 27, 2006 (2006-06-27)
Tony is too embarrassed to drive his '66 Lemans because it's not reliable among other things. His best friends, Rob, and actor, Charlie Sheen, really put him through the ringer before he gets his car back from the Overhaulin' team.
55 3 "Spaced Out" July 4, 2006 (2006-07-04)
Jamie put aside all of his own needs to take care of his ailing mother and grandparents. His beloved '67 Galaxie took a back seat and is now in terrible shape. Now his girlfriend thinks it's time that he's rewarded for his dedication to his family.
56 4 "Overhaulin' Bling (a.k.a. BLING!)" July 18, 2006 (2006-07-18)
A construction worker gets his '96 Chevy Tahoe Overhauled. His girlfriend is the insider.
57 5 "Junk in the Truck" July 25, 2006 (2006-07-25)
Marilyn thinks that her Cadillac, named "Bessie," is part of the family, but is treated like a storage unit for holiday decorations because it's in desperate need of repair. Can the Overhaulin' team bring Bessie the Cadillac back to life?
58 6 "Chip & Chris Flipped" August 8, 2006 (2006-08-08)
When Lowell purchased a 1967 Dodge Coronet 440, he planned to restore it, but ended up taking an early retirement and hoped to sell the Coronet for a profit. His son Geoff wants to save the money to restore the car himself, so Lowell called for help.
59 7 "Chip & AJ Trading Places" August 15, 2006 (2006-08-15)
Michelle and Megan are more like sisters than mother-and-daughter. Megan's good grades earned her money for a car, and she got a good deal on a 1963 Comet, but she needs more money to have work done on the car.
60 8 "All in the Family" August 29, 2006 (2006-08-29)
Isaias loves his father's 1967 Dodge A-100 truck. Isaias's father passed away from cancer in 2002. He hopes to, one day, drive it with his own son. His wife says that he'll "cry his eyes out" once he finds out that he's on Overhaulin'.
61 9 "Hot for Teacher (a.k.a. Hottie Teacher)" September 5, 2006 (2006-09-05)
Melissa was voted "Hottest Teacher" at the high school where she teaches. Her students say that she is attentive and makes learning exciting. Her husband says that she's a total gear-head and can't wait for her to see her fixed up 1964 Chevy Malibu.
62 10 "Roadies Stole My 'Vette!" September 19, 2006 (2006-09-19)
Chip and prankster Rob dress up as unemployed roadies, who break into Carl's garage and steal his 1957 Chevy Corvette. While the car's being rebuilt, Carl meets "Detective McCool" (prankster Greg), who's not working really hard to get the car back.
63 11 "Juvenille Delinquent" September 26, 2006 (2006-09-26)
The team works with its youngest insider yet, teenaged Tanner, who wants to surprise his father Wade by getting dad's project car, a 1967 Chevy Chevelle, fixed up.
64 12 "Motley Cruiser" October 31, 2006 (2006-10-31)
Randy is friends with rock star Vince Neil. Now Randy's rusty 1969 Buick GS gets restored to its former glory.
65 13 "Pop Star Steal" November 7, 2006 (2006-11-07)
Pop singer Nick Lachey acts as the insider to heist his brother Drew's 1967 Ford truck.
67 14 "The BOSS is Back" November 21, 2006 (2006-11-21)
Hector is a school teacher and a big fan of the show. To throw him off scent, the team had to "steal" two of his cars. While his 1970 Mustang is being worked on, Hector is lead to believe that one of his former students is the thief.
68 15 "Overhaulin' Bumrush" November 28, 2006 (2006-11-28)
The team takes a break from the usual routine of duping the mark. Instead, this time Dominick has been told in advance that his car will get the Overhaulin' treatment. He's even come up with a wishlist of things he'd want the team to work on in his 1970 Monte Carlo.
69 16 "SEMA Show" December 5, 2006 (2006-12-05)
Dan, his wife Kelly and son Mike are all MOPAR enthusiasts. Dan's told that Mike lost his 1972 Dodge Challenger in a street race while in reality the car is being re-built before the crowds in the 2006 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
70 17 "The Short Yellow Bus" December 19, 2006 (2006-12-19)
John Force is a drag racing legend and the star of Driving Force reality show. He also dedicates a lot of his time to children's charities, and has recently bought a little yellow bus with which he intends to drive kids to school events.
71 18 "Mustang Sting" December 26, 2006 (2006-12-26)
Dave side-swiped his 1969 Mustang but didn't have the money to fix it up right so it just sits in the garage. Dave's father steps up and gets Dave the overhaulin' that he deserves.

Season 5[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
72 1 "Brushtang" April 24, 2008 (2008-04-24)
Matt's plans for restoring his prized 1965 Mustang Coupe were sidelined when his sick brother moved in, but with the help of Chip and the A-Team the classic gets a second chance to shine.
73 2 "Family Truckster" May 1, 2008 (2008-05-01)
George is the proud owner of a Chevrolet pick up truck passed down to him by his beloved Father-in-law Herb. To honor his memory, George's wife Kathy thought the truck should be restored to its former glory by none other than the Overhaulin' team.
74 3 "Wake Up Call" May 8, 2008 (2008-05-08)
After his father's tragic death, Harrison lost interest in restoring the 1963 Chevy Nova they had been working on together. Fortunately, a good friend contacted Chip and the team and asked them to finish the car Overhaulin' style.
75 4 "Scout's Honor" May 22, 2008 (2008-05-22)
Jim's 1956 BelAir convertible has languished in his driveway since his senior year of high school. Since Jim is too busy to give it the necessary attention, his son Danny contacted the Overhaulin' crew to restore the car to its former glory.
76 5 "Number 1 Camaro" June 5, 2008 (2008-06-05)
Sandy and Ken's 1967 Camaro is a forgotten family heirloom. After her father's death, Sandy contacted Chip and the team to restore the car to its original luster. She wants it to capture the spirit of the family patriarch.
77 6 "That's All, Volks!" June 12, 2008 (2008-06-12)
Like all VW fanatics, Hot Dog Fred has nothing but love for his old VW Microbus. After Chip and the A-team work their magic, he might just fall in love all over again.
78 7 "SEMA - Radical Roadster" June 19, 2008 (2008-06-19)
In the midst of SEMA -- the world's biggest car show -- Chip Foose and the A-Team tackle their most outrageous build yet: turning a mid-1950s dog of a car into a 21st-century superstar.
79 8 "The Marks Return - Chip's Picks" June 26, 2008 (2008-06-26)
Isaias loves his father's 1967 Dodge A-100 truck. Isaias's father passed away from cancer in 2002. He hopes to, one day, drive it with his own son. His wife says that he'll "cry his eyes out" once he finds out that he's on Overhaulin'.

Season 6[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
80 1 "Carlos Gusman's 1965 Impala" October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02)
In the sixth-season premiere, a '65 Chevy Impala is restored for a Marine Corps vet.
81 2 "Chuck Schafer's 1954 Pickup" October 9, 2012 (2012-10-09)
A 1954 pickup truck is restored for a retired teacher.
82 3 "1967 Camaro" October 16, 2012 (2012-10-16)
Chip and the team restore a 1967 Camaro for a man who misjudged his ability to complete the project himself.
83 4 "1965 Volkswagen Bug" October 23, 2012 (2012-10-23)
A Volkswagen is restored by Chip and his team for a mechanic with health problems.
84 5 "SEMA Special Chrysler 300" December 4, 2012 (2012-12-04)
In the sixth-season premiere, a '65 Chevy Impala is restored for a Marine Corps vet.
85 6 "Rick Fontana's 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible" April 15, 2013 (2013-04-15)
Rick’s ’67 Mustang, his first car, is in desperate need of help. Chip and the A-team are up for the challenge!
86 7 "Chris White's 1970 Chevrolet El Camino" April 22, 2013 (2013-04-22)
While serving his country, Chris’ ‘70 El Camino laid in disrepair. Now that he is retired, can the Overhaulin’ team make his show car dreams come true?
87 8 "Roger Webb's 1964 Plymouth Fury" April 29, 2013 (2013-04-29)
A 1964 Plymouth Fury has been Rodger’s dream car ever since he was a kid. Despite finally owning one, his duties to his family and community have stalled restoration plans. Now Chip and the A-team give back to a worthy fan.
88 9 "David Currier's 1964 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88" May 6, 2013 (2013-05-06)
A full-time father cannot devote the time necessary to properly maintain his 1964 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88.
89 10 "Brian Webb's 1965 Malibu" May 19, 2013 (2013-05-19)
A middle-school teacher whose first vehicle was a 1965 Malibu uses muscle cars to stimulate the young minds in his classroom.
90 11 "John Nivens' 1972 Lotus Europa, Part 1" May 26, 2013 (2013-05-26)
This 1972 Lotus Europa was nominated by Jay Leno to be Overhauled for John, who delivers soda every weekend to Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage. Unfortunately, his children’s tuition and college expenses prevent John from repairing the Europa.
91 12 "John Nivens' 1972 Lotus Europa, Part 2" June 2, 2013 (2013-06-02)
This 1972 Lotus Europa was nominated by Jay Leno to be Overhauled for John, who delivers soda every weekend to Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage. Unfortunately, his children’s tuition and college expenses prevent John from repairing the Europa.

Season 7[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
92 1 "Sarah's Skylark" October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)
Chip and the A-team design and overhaul Sarah's first car, a 1965 Buick Skylark Convertible. Sarah is a hardworking mother and Sunday school teacher. The Buick was a birthday gift from her father. She bonded with her Dad by working on it in high school.
93 2 "Bill's 1965 Mustang Fastback" October 8, 2013 (2013-10-08)
Chip and the A-team design and transform Bill Garrett’s 1965 Mustang Fastback into a Shelby style stunner. His dream of restoring his Mustang faded when thieves stole all the tools and parts he’d collected.
94 3 "Scott's 1967 Chevy Pickup Truck" October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)
Chip and the A-team design and overhaul Scott Hardison’s 1967 Chevrolet C10 Pick up truck. Unfortunately, Scott didn’t have the time or resources to restore his truck, a family heirloom once owned by his grandfather and father before they passed away.
95 4 "Victor's 1967 Ford Bronco" October 22, 2013 (2013-10-22)
Chip and the A-team design and overhaul Fireman-Paramedic Victor Lopez’s 1967 Ford Bronco. His dream is to share his Bronco and love of the outdoors with his three young children.
96 5 "Unaired Episode" December 0, 0000 (0000-00-00)
TBA
97 6 "Unaired Episode" December 0, 0000 (0000-00-00)
TBA

Season 8[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
98 1 "Efrain's Olds 442" March 23, 2014 (2014-03-023)
The team helps the generous, hardworking manager of two Huntington Beach, Calif., food franchises.
99 2 "Ricky's New Impala" March 30, 2014 (2014-03-30)
Chip Foose and the A-Team sand down a 1965 Impala to form a solid, smooth surface.
100 3 "Lanny's 67 Ford Fairlane GTA" April 6, 2014 (2014-04-06)
A water district sanitation technician dreams of fixing up the 1967 Ford Fairlane GTA that he purchased from the vehicle's original owner 16 years earlier.
101 4 "Roger's '61 Impala Bubble Top" April 13, 2014 (2014-04-13)
Owner is Roger Buchanan, a semi-retired former Chevy restoration parts store owner who bleeds motor oil. Roger is a true car guy, who will sit in a non-runner just to hang out with the car and drink his coffee.
102 5 "Josh's '63 Nova" April 20, 2014 (2014-04-20)
His growing family is the most important part of Air Force veteran Josh Ingram’s life. He’s always wanted a classic Chevrolet Nova project car to work on and share with his grandpa. Unfortunately, fixing up the rusted old relic he found takes more time and money than he has. Chip and the A-Team have a little time and a big plan to turn Josh’s project car into his perfect car.

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