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
Jessi Combs (2012-present)
Courtney Hansen (2004-2005)
Adrienne Janic (2005-2008)
Starring Chip Foose
Opening theme "Gasoline" by Kicking Harold (2004-2007)
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 93 [1][2] (as of June 2, 2013)
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 2004–2009, 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"). However, AJ typically did not take as active a role in the "dirty work" as Courtney did. Courtney frequently participated in the initial deconstruction of the featured automobile. From Season 6 on, Jessi Combs, one of the early A-Team mechanics, has returned and now co-hosts as well as participates in the overhauls.

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
1 7 April 13, 2004 May 25, 2004
2 19 July 13, 2004 March 17, 2005
3 29 May 31, 2005 May 30, 2006
4 20 June 20, 2006 December 26, 2006
5 8 April 24, 2008 June 26, 2008
6 12 October 2, 2012 June 2, 2013
7 5 October 1, 2013 TBA

Season 1[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
1 1 "Search & Rescue" April 13, 2004 (2004-04-13)
2 2 "Museum Worthy" April 20, 2004 (2004-04-20)
3 3 "Parts Guy" April 27, 2004 (2004-04-27)
4 4 "Surfer Kid" May 4, 2004 (2004-05-04)
5 5 "Beverly Hills Camaro" May 11, 2004 (2004-05-11)
6 6 "School's Out" May 18, 2004 (2004-05-18)
7 7 "Lucky Star" May 25, 2004 (2004-05-25)

Season 2[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
8 1 "Body off" July 13, 2004 (2004-07-13)
9 2 "Cherry Nova" July 20, 2004 (2004-07-20)
10 3 "The 4-4-New" July 27, 2004 (2004-07-27)
11 4 "Monte Fuego" August 3, 2004 (2004-08-03)
12 5 "Dude, Where's My Skylark" August 10, 2004 (2004-08-10)
13 6 "Rustang" August 17, 2004 (2004-08-17)
14 7 "The Falcon and the Snow Job" October 5, 2004 (2004-10-05)
15 8 "Challenging Mopar" October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)
16 9 "Coolest Cars" October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)
17 10 "Livestrong" November 30, 2004 (2004-11-30)
18 11 "California Performance Bel Air" December 7, 2004 (2004-12-07)
19 12 "Gambler514" December 14, 2004 (2004-12-14)
20 13 "Butterscorched" December 21, 2004 (2004-12-21)
21 14 "Theivin' Teacher" December 28, 2004 (2004-12-28)
22 15 "DoubleHaulin'" January 1, 2005 (2005-01-01)
23 16 "Soldier's Ride" January 7, 2005 (2005-01-07)
24 17 "College Girl's Camero" January 25, 2005 (2005-01-25)

Season 3[edit]

S03E01 - S03E02 - The Mad Kidney Donor S03E03 - Belair BBQ S03E04 - ?:?:? '95 Tuner Honda Civic S03E05 - Illegal Fowl S03E06 - One Ugly Horse S03E07 - Snaked S03E08 - Navy Seal S03E09 - Clean LeMans S03E10 - Nova Caine S03E11 - Customs S03E12 - Firey Brit S03E13 - Biggest Beater S03E14 - Desperate Impound S03E15 - Neighbourhood Watching S03E16 - Overlord S03E17 - That '70s Van S03E18 - Leno's Heist

Season 4[edit]

list add pending

Season 5[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
74 1 "Brushtang" April 24, 2008 (2008-04-24)
75 2 "Family Truckster" May 1, 2008 (2008-05-01)
76 3 "Wake Up Call" May 8, 2008 (2008-05-08)
77 4 "Scout's Honor" May 22, 2008 (2008-05-22)
78 5 "Number 1 Camaro" June 5, 2008 (2008-06-05)
79 6 "That's All, Volks!" June 12, 2008 (2008-06-12)
80 7 "SEMA--Radical Roadster" June 19, 2008 (2008-06-19)
81 8 "The Marks Return--Chip's Picks" June 26, 2008 (2008-06-26)
A "Best of the Series" retrospective as Chip picks his favorite Overhauls from the original series run. 

Season 6[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
82 1 "1965 Impala" October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02)
83 2 "1954 Chevy Pickup Truck" October 9, 2012 (2012-10-09)
84 3 "1967 Camaro" October 16, 2012 (2012-10-16)
85 4 "1965 Volkswagen Bug" October 23, 2012 (2012-10-23)
86 5 "SEMA Special Chrysler 300" December 5, 2012 (2012-12-05)
87 6 "Rick Fontana's 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible" April 23, 2013 (2013-04-23)
88 7 "Chris White's 1970 El Camino" April 30, 2013 (2013-04-30)
89 8 "Roger Webb's 1964 Fury" May 7, 2013 (2013-05-07)
90 9 "David Currier's 1964 Olds DYN 88" May 4, 2013 (2013-05-04)
91 10 "1965 Malibu" May 21, 2013 (2013-05-21)
92 11 "John Nivens' 1972 Lotus Europa (Part 1)" May 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)
93 12 "John Nivens' 1972 Lotus Europa (Part 2)" June 2, 2013 (2013-06-02)

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