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A simple logo spelling the word "Overhaulin' " in block capital letters in silver over what appears to be a car grill or interlaced gray mesh
Created byW. Clark Bunting
Presented byChris Jacobs
Arianny Celeste (2013–2015)
Jessi Combs (2012–2013)
Adrienne Janic (2005–2008, 2014-2015, 2019-)
Courtney Hansen (2004–2005)
StarringChip Foose
Opening theme"Gasoline" by Kicking Harold (2004–2007, 2014–2015)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes113[1][2] (as of February 10, 2015)
Executive producersBud W. Brutsman (2004–2008)
Susan B. Flanagan (2004–2008)
Chip Foose (2012–2015)
ProducersChad Marshall (season 3)
Josh Kameyer (season 6–7) (2012–2014)
Running time45 minutes
Production companiesBCI Communications (2004–2008)
WATV Productions (2012–2015)
Original release
ReleaseApril 13, 2004 (2004-04-13) –
June 26, 2008 (2008-06-26)
NetworkVelocity & Discovery[3]
ReleaseOctober 2, 2012 (2012-10-02) –
November 18, 2015 (2015-11-18)

Overhaulin' is an American automotive reality television series. The show originally ran for five seasons between 2004 and 2008 on TLC. After a four-year hiatus, sixth season premiered on October 2, 2012 on Velocity and Discovery (Cablevision). In June 2019, it was announced that the show would be returning for a new season on November 16, 2019 on Motor Trend.[4][5][6]


The show's hosts were 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"). From Season 6 on, Jessi Combs, one of the early A-Team mechanics, returned and co-hosted as well as participated in the overhauls. Recently, Arianny Celeste had replaced Combs as Combs had moved on to another Velocity show, All Girls Garage. For two episodes of the eighth season and all of the truncated ninth season, Janic rejoined the show to co-host, and returned with Jacobs and Foose when the show was revived in 2019.


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 Evans, Janic or Foose, 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.


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.[7] 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.[8]

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.[7]

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."[8]

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 group 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."[9]

The vehicle was unveiled in CNN Center in Atlanta,[10] and was sold in 2007 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction for $1,000,000.00 in a Fisher House Foundation charity lot.[11][12][13]

Velocity revival[edit]

Velocity by Discovery renewed the show to help fill its programming schedule. Season 6 premiered on October 2, 2012 and concluded June 2, 2013.[14] The revived show was 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. On October 12, 2015, a series finale was announced that a ninth season would be its last, consisting of four episodes.[15]

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.[16][17][18] An additional 300S replica was produced and given away at a later date.[19]

Series overview[edit]


Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
Specials 7 October 12, 2004 July 29, 2014
1 7 April 13, 2004 June 1, 2004
2 14 + 3(Specials) July 13, 2004 March 17, 2005
3 27 + 1(Specials) May 31, 2005 May 30, 2006
4 18 + 1(Specials) June 20, 2006 December 26, 2006
5 8 April 24, 2008 June 26, 2008
6 12 October 2, 2012 June 2, 2013
7 9 + 2(Specials) October 1, 2013 April 20, 2014
8 9 November 4, 2014 February 10, 2015
9 4 November 4, 2015 November 18, 2015[20]
10 12 November 15, 2019 July 21, 2020


No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
169 (in season 2)"Coolest Cars, Best Pranks"October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)
Moments from the first 12 episodes and updates on the cars and their owners.
1710 (in season 2)"Coolest Cars"November 30, 2004 (2004-11-30)
The team goes racing with six cars from previous episodes, a look back at the re-builds, and a check on the car owners and their new rides.
1811 (in season 2)"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 1970 Pontiac GTO convertible as a present after his 6th Tour de France victory. The press got ahold of the story before Lance even saw the car, so Sheryl asked the Overhaulin' team to re-build the car.
3814 (in season 3)"Best of 2005"December 20, 2005 (2005-12-20)
Memorable moments of the 2005 season.
6614 (in season 4)"CNN Hummer Special (a.k.a. Warrior One)"November 14, 2006 (2006-11-14)
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 1993 Hummer H1 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.
10110 (in season 7)"Vera's 1962 Porsche 356"July 29, 2014 (2014-07-29)
Insider Clyde has asked Chip and the A-Team to give his wife a special surprise, a new lease on life for her 1962 Porsche 356.
10211 (in season 7)"Top 10 Moments"July 29, 2014 (2014-07-29)

Season 1[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
11"Parts Guy"April 27, 2004 (2004-04-27)
Jeff works at a car parts shop. His boss, Tony, lends Jeff's 1971 Chevy Chevelle to a shifty production company that's shooting an infomercial... and accidentally "loses" the car.
22"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.
33"Museum Worthy"April 20, 2004 (2004-04-20)
Chuck is led to believe that his stock 1950 Ford he loaned to The Petersen Museum has been stolen.
44"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 Tyler Hatzikian creates custom surf boards to go with Mylan's new "surf wagon".
55"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.
66"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.
77"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
81"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 his 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".
92"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.
103"The 4-4 New"July 27, 2004 (2004-07-27)
Chris is surprised when his neighbor Scott has asked the A-team to overhaul Chris's favorite and beloved 1968 Oldsmobile that he has had for over 24 years.
114"The Monte Fuego"August 3, 2004 (2004-08-03)
After waiting more than 30 years, Rayce inherited his 1970 Monte Carlo from his dad, who bought the 8-cylinder muscle car new. Rayce has many fond memories of the car. It has become a family heirloom and he plans to pass it down to his son, Rayce Jr.
125"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.
136"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.
147"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.
158"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.
169"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 in the center of the 2004 SEMA show, one of the world's biggest conventions for auto parts and specialty equipment.
1710"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, lends his car to Hot Rod Magazine publisher Ira Gabriel to be used to shoot a music video.
1811"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.
1912"College Girl's Camaro (a.k.a. Thievin' Teacher)"February 3, 2005 (2005-02-03)
Insider Dennis works as an 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.
2013"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.
2114"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
251"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.
262"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.
273"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 get the Tahoe back without full payment.
284"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.
295"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.
306"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!
317"Snaked"September 27, 2005 (2005-09-27)
The Overhaulin' team tackles something unusual for them: a new car, Ana's 2005 Ford Mustang.
328"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 dead friend. John gets understandably angry when he learns that his irreplaceable car has been "stolen" from the shop in which it was being serviced.
339"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.
3410"Nova-Caine"October 18, 2005 (2005-10-18)
Gabriel is a cheerful and funny guy who makes friends wherever he goes. After Gabriel's 1970 Chevy Nova daily driver was stolen, his wife Christine would love to surprise him with a cool hot rod.
3511"Customs"October 25, 2005 (2005-10-25)
As a child, Martin secretly loved his dad's 1965 Chevy 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.
3612"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 2005 Dodge Magnum to celebrate her life and all of her accomplishments.
3713"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. 1931 Model A Pickup named "Little Sassy" in Modesto, 1971 Chevy Camaro in Dallas and 1969 AMC AMX in Chicago. The winner of the makeover is the 1971 Chevy Camaro.
3915"Desperate Impound"January 10, 2006 (2006-01-10)
Sharon got her 1967 Pontiac 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.
4016"Neighborhood Watching"January 17, 2006 (2006-01-17)
When Dennis moved to LA 15 years ago, he bought his dream daily driver 1969 Pontiac Firebird convertible with his last $4000. His girlfriend says that he's so attached; they will probably have to bury him with the car.
4117"Overlord"January 24, 2006 (2006-01-24)
The Overhaulin' team has pulled off the ultimate prank: stealing Chip Foose's beloved '56 Ford (F100) 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!
4218"That 70's Van"January 31, 2006 (2006-01-31)
Back in 1976, he bought his Chevy 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.
4319"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 Chevy Nomad 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.
4420"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 1967 Dodge Charger. Merrick cannot afford to fix up the car alone – so the Overhaulin' crew arrives to save it from the junkyard.
4521"Overtime"March 7, 2006 (2006-03-07)
Matt loves his 1930 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!
4622"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 1969 Pontiac GTO he's always dreamed about fixing up sits in the driveway untouched.
4723"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. 1967 El Camino + 2003 Chevy S10
4824"Lowrider Girl"April 11, 2006 (2006-04-11)
Noemi has dreamed about her perfect 1964 Chevy 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.
4925"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 1968 Ford 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.
5026"Uncle Sam's Nephew"April 25, 2006 (2006-04-25)
David never had enough saved to fix up his 1968 Pontiac 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.
5127"Overhaulin' Truck"May 2, 2006 (2006-05-02)
Chip Foose overhauls Alonzo's 1970 Chevy truck.
5228"Hot Head"May 30, 2006 (2006-05-30)
Mark's best childhood memories were riding around in his dad's 1972 Oldsmobile 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
531"Mean Anemul"June 20, 2006 (2006-06-20)
During the eight years Manuel's owned his rare 1968 Oldsmobile 442 convertible, 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.
542"LeMama's Boy"June 27, 2006 (2006-06-27)
Tony is too embarrassed to drive his 1966 Pontiac LeMans because it's not reliable among other things. His best friends, Rob, and actor, Charlie Sheen, really put him through the wringer before he gets his car back from the Overhaulin' team.
553"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 1967 Ford 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.
564"Overhaulin' Bling (a.k.a. BLING!)"July 18, 2006 (2006-07-18)
A construction worker gets his 1996 Chevy Tahoe Overhauled. His girlfriend is the insider.
575"Junk in the Truck"July 25, 2006 (2006-07-25)
Marilyn thinks that her 1956 Cadillac convertible (Series 62), 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?
586"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.
597"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 Mercury Comet, but she needs more money to have work done on the car.
608"All in the Family"August 29, 2006 (2006-08-29)
Isaias loves his father's 1967 Dodge A-100 truck. Isaias's father died 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'. Matching jet-ski.
619"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 SS.
6210"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.
6311"Juvenile 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.
6412"Mötley Crüiser"October 31, 2006 (2006-10-31)
Randy is friends with rock star Vince Neil. Now Randy's rusty 1969 Buick GS (Grand Sport) 400 convertible gets restored to its former glory.
6513"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 F100 truck.
6715"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 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is being worked on, Hector is led to believe that one of his former students is the thief. The owner later sold the car after it aired.
6816"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.
6917"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.
7018"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 1956 Ford School Bus with which he intends to drive kids to school events.
7119"Mustang Sting"December 26, 2006 (2006-12-26)
Dave side-swiped his 1969 Ford 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
721"Brushtang"April 24, 2008 (2008-04-24)
Matt's plans for restoring his prized 1965 Ford 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.
732"Family Truckster"May 1, 2008 (2008-05-01)
George is the proud owner of a 1971 Chevy 3/4 Ton Pickup 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.
743"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.
754"Scout's Honor"May 22, 2008 (2008-05-22)
Jim's 1956 Chevy 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.
765"Number 1 Camaro"June 5, 2008 (2008-06-05)
Sandy and Ken's 1967 Chevy 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.
776"That's All, Volks!"June 12, 2008 (2008-06-12)
Like all VW fanatics, Hot Dog Fred has nothing but love for his old 1965 VW 21-Window Microbus (Type II T1). After Chip and the A-team work their magic, he might just fall in love all over again.
787"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 turn a 1954 Ford Customline dog of a car into a 21st-century superstar.
798"The Marks Return – Chip's Picks"June 26, 2008 (2008-06-26)
Best-of episode review including: Tony's 1966 LeMans S04E02, Chris's 1968 Oldsmobile 442 S02E03, Deputy Sheriff Mike's 1965 Ford Thunderbird S03E05, Wade's (and Tanner's)1967 Chevy Chevelle S04E11, John's 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner convertible S03E02, David's 1956 Chevy Nomad S03E18 and lastly Chip Foose's own 1956 Ford Pickup (F100) S03E16.

Season 6[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
801"Carlos Gusman's 1965 Impala"October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02)
In the sixth-season premiere, a 1965 Chevy Impala is restored for a Marine Corps vet.
812"Chuck Schafer's 1954 Pickup"October 9, 2012 (2012-10-09)
A 1954 Chevy 3100 pickup truck is restored for a retired teacher who is paying for his twin daughters college tuition instead of restoring his family heirloom.
823"Bernie Federman's 1967 Camaro"October 16, 2012 (2012-10-16)
Chip and the team restore a 1967 Chevy Camaro for a man who misjudged his ability to complete the project himself.
834"Blake Hamilton's 1965 VW Bug"October 23, 2012 (2012-10-23)

A 1965 Volkswagen Bug is deemed unrepairable due to missing chassis and bad floor damage, so a 1967 Volkswagen bug is found from a salvage yard and is restored by Chip and his team for a young mechanic with cystic fibrosis and needing a lung transplant.

UPDATE: Unfortunately Blake Hamilton (born 11/4/1986) is one member of the Overhaulin' Family to pass away on 12/17/2014 in Chino, CA.
845"SEMA Special Chrysler 300"December 4, 2012 (2012-12-04)
A new 2012 Chrysler 300 S HEMI is customized by Chip and his team in front of a live audience at SEMA and given away via raffle at the show. Chip changed model name to 300 V (for Velocity).
856"Rick Fontana's 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible"April 15, 2013 (2013-04-15)
Rick's 1967 Ford Mustang convertible, his first car, is in desperate need of help. Chip and the A-team are up for the challenge!
867"Chris White's 1970 Chevrolet El Camino"April 22, 2013 (2013-04-22)
While serving his country, Chris' 1970 Chevy El Camino laid in disrepair. Now that he is retired, can the Overhaulin' team make his show car dreams come true?
878"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.
889"David Currier's 1964 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88"May 6, 2013 (2013-05-06)
A full-time father and military search & rescue instructor cannot devote the time necessary to properly maintain his 1964 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88. Revealed in beautiful offsite in beautiful Coronado Island in San Diego, CA.
8910"Brian Webb's 1965 Malibu"May 19, 2013 (2013-05-19)
A middle-school teacher whose first vehicle was a 1965 Chevy Malibu SS uses muscle cars to stimulate the young minds in his classroom.
9011"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.
9112"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
921"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.
932"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.
943"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 did not have the time or resources to restore his truck, a family heirloom once owned by his grandfather and father before they died.
954"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.
965"Efrain's Olds 442"March 23, 2014 (2014-03-023)
Owner is Efrain Nieto, the manager of Huntington Beach Togos/Baskin Robbins. Efrain is known as a generous hard working guy who never says no to anyone in need. He never asks for anything, just quietly pitches in and helps everyone. This episode the A-Team helps his 1970 Oldsmobile 442
976"Ricky's New Impala"March 30, 2014 (2014-03-30)
Chip Foose and the A-Team customize a new 2014 Chevy Impala for Ricky Thibeault, an active duty U.S. Navy Explosives Ordnance Technician (EOD), who specializes in underwater bomb disposal. Ricky's been in the Navy for 17 years, and is Chip Foose and Overhaulin's #1 fan. Originally planned to overhaul a 1979 Chevy Monte Carlo, but was decided it was already too finished.
987"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.
998"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. 1961 Chevy Impala Bubble Top 409.
1009"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 1963 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.
10110"Vera's 1962 Porsche 356"July 29, 2014 (2014-07-29)
Insider Clyde knows his wife Vera wants nothing more than to help others. So he has asked Chip and the A-Team to give her a special surprise, a new lease on life for her 1962 Porsche 356.
10211"Top 10 Moments"July 29, 2014 (2014-07-29)
Little can be found on this episode

Season 8[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
1031"Jim's 1965 Sunbeam Tiger"November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
Chip and the A-team design and overhaul a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger for Jim, a highschool teacher.
1042"Tony's 1966 A100 Van"November 11, 2014 (2014-11-11)
Chip and the A-team design and transform Tony's 1966 Dodge A100 Van.
1053"John's 1969 AMC AMX"November 18, 2014 (2014-11-18)
Chip and the A-team design and overhaul John's 1969 AMC AMX.
1064"Dan's 1967 Pontiac Firebird"November 25, 2014 (2014-11-25)
Chip and the A-team design and overhaul Dan's 1967 Pontiac Firebird
1075"Scott's 1963 Cadillac El Dorado"December 2, 2014 (2014-12-02)
Chip and the A-team design and overhaul Scott's 1963 Cadillac El Dorado
1086"Dougs 1955 Ford Thunderbird"January 20, 2015 (2015-01-20)
Chip and the A-team design and overhaul Dougs 1955 Ford Thunderbird
1097"Cathlenes 1970 Plymouth Barracuda"January 27, 2015 (2015-01-27)
Chip and the A-team design and overhaul Cathlenes 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
1108"James 1968 Mercury Cougar"February 3, 2015 (2015-02-03)
Chip and the A-team design and overhaul James 1968 Mercury Cougar
1119"Gregs 1957 Bel Air"February 10, 2015 (2015-02-10)
Chip and the A-team design and overhaul Gregs 1957 Chevy Bel Air (Live at SEMA)

Season 9[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
1121"In Too Depp"November 4, 2015 (2015-11-04)
The team take on Amber Heard's 1967 Ford Mustang with help from Johnny Depp.
1132"Elco That's All Go"November 4, 2015 (2015-11-04)
The team fix up a 1982 Chevy El Camino
1143"Lone Survivor"November 11, 2015 (2015-11-11)
The team build a 1967 Ford Mustang for a former Navy Seal.
1154"Foose and the Bandit"November 18, 2015 (2015-11-18)[20]
Tom's 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am

Season 10[edit]

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
1161"The Knock Out Vette"November 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
A one-time heavy-metal singer Glen May of Tyrant has turned in his microphone for a life focused on family. Over time, he scraped together enough to buy a 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray. Now, his son wants him to stop settling for less and get the metal makeover his Stingray deserves.
1172"Shelby Shenanigans (AKA Shelby Daytona)"November 23, 2019 (2019-11-23)
Marissa's Shelby Daytona replica is her prized possession. After years of family struggle, she's made a clean break and started over, so Chip and the team undertake a fitting transformation of her heritage race car.
1183"Family Ford Foosified (AKA Ford Lightning)"November 30, 2019 (2019-11-30)
A hard-working father and devoted husband loves his 2002 Ford F-150 Lightning, but his family has always been his first priority. After years of financial struggles, it's up to Chip and team to give this family Ford a flashy makeover.
1194"ZL One-off"December 7, 2019 (2019-12-07)
A woman's most cherished memories revolve around long drives with her father in his '69 Camaro. After he passed away, she kept her family's passion for muscle cars alive by buying her own 2015 Chevy Camaro.
1205"Mustangs and Camels"December 14, 2019 (2019-12-14)
A decorated 15-year Navy veteran felt unappreciated when she returned from overseas. Her partner Geno helped her buy a 2016 Mustang convertible to show her how much she is valued, but in his heart, he knew it was less than she deserved.
1216"Land Cruisin' for a Bruisin'"December 21, 2019 (2019-12-21)
A devoted father and off-road enthusiast always dreamed of having a perfect classic Land Cruiser, but his focus on family kept him and his 1970 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 off the trail. Now, his wife wants to give back to the man who gave so much.
1227"Challenging Challenger"December 28, 2019 (2019-12-28)
A cancer survivor treats his 2010 Dodge Challenger like a priceless relic, with a garage that's a shrine to Mopar. He bought the car used, but it wasn't all he imagined, so now his wife has called in Chip to give his ride a makeover.
1238"Off-Road Masterpiece"January 18, 2020 (2020-01-18)
A woman from a family of Jeep lovers bought a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara of her own on a whim, and it showed up looking a little worse for wear. Her dad puts in a call to Chip and the guys, hoping to make his daughter's Jeep a backwoods beast.
1249"Rally-Wreck, Reborn"January 25, 2020 (2020-01-25)
A young rally-car fan worked with his dad to get his 2006 Subaru WRX running, but no matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get his Subaru souped up. After several idle years, dad decides it's time to get his son into his dream rally ride.
12510"Olderhaulin"February 1, 2020 (2020-02-01)
A military vet and Mustang devotee finally splurged to buy himself a 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, though the previous owners' sketchy upgrades made this pony look more like a mule. His wife wants him to have a Shelby worthy of the highest honors.
12611"Daily Raptor"February 5, 2020 (2020-02-05)
A small business owner with a passion for off-road Fords has daily driver/work truck with over 150 thousand miles. So his best friend sent in an application to Overhaulin and now Chip and the A-team are reinventing his 2013 Ford F-150 Raptor SVT pickup truck.
12712"Shaq's Classic"February 12, 2020 (2020-02-12)
Shaquille O'Neal heart is always in helping out the little guy and making those around him happy. His friend Anthony "Chicago" Hall wants to give back to a man who gives so much by fixing up Shaq's rust bucket 1964 Chevy Impala convertible.


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