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Rides is an automotive reality TV show produced for the TLC Network. The show's hosts are automobile enthusiast and amateur racer Jason Priestly. Rides debuted in the Summer of 2004 and quickly rose to prominence as TLC's highest-rated series of the year.

Hosted by actor and custom-car enthusiast Jason Priestly, the weekly TLC cable series Rides was a showcase of "tricked-out dream machines" and the people who build them. Visiting locations throughout the country the "Rides" crew visited and interviewed talented technicians and artistans who devoted their lives to making custom-built hot rods, hybrids, roadsters, and "retro" versions of classic vehicles. Various episodes follow the creation of a custom jobs from inception to finish. Some episodes focused on testing vehicles; sometimes to an extreme. Other episodes highlighted behind the scenes of the factories responsible for their creations. Featured factories where: Saleen, Incorporated, Roush Fenway Racing, Lamborghini, and "Hot Wheels. Celebrated fabricators, designerers, and mechanics such as: Chip Foose, Troy Trepanier, Leonard Lopez, Justin Padfield, Steve Strope and Kevin King were featured. Car celebrities such as Christopher Titus, Joe Rogan, Baron Davis and Lawyer Milloy, and Kenny Wayne were often featured. Certified "Car Nut" Jay Leno was also included often.

Host Jason Priestley searches the country for ultimate tricked-out rides. The series Rides goes inside the world of extraordinary cars, hot rods and customized autos. Restoration fanatics and collectors share their dream vehicles.

Format Reality TV
Starring Host:
Jason Priestly
Automobile Designer:
Chip Foose
Country of origin c United States
No. of episodes 54 (as of Jul 18, 2006)
Executive producer(s) Matt Kennedy Gould
Running time 1 Hour
Original channel TLC
Original run 2004 – present
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  4. Cast and Crew


External Links


Season 1 (2004)

All 10 episodes--including the pilot episode "Speedbird," "Fastforward Fastback," "Big Miniature," "Rods," and "Dominator"--are collected in a six-disc set. Jason Priestley hosts. 15 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; bonus footage; interviews; photo gallery.



Pilot – Aired: Thu 1/1/2004

Chip Foose is a young man who has revolutionized the industry of customized vehicles and wheels. RIDES follows him renovating the new classic Thunderbird into the Speedbird.

Codename: Daisy - The new Cobra

Season 1, Episode 1 – Aired: Tue 1/6/2004

This episode examines the aspects of Ford's sports car. RIDES captures the creation of a car that is the essence of all sports cars - The new COBRA prototype.

Fast Forward Fast Back

Season 1, Episode 2 – Aired: Tue 1/13/2004

Troy Trepanier, a designer and hot-rod builder, converts a 1976 Mustang into a muscle car. This episode also discusses the history of this car as an American icon. Troy Trepanier, a true Hot Rod World ace builder makes a top classic into a one-of-a-kind muscle car — a 1967 Ford Mustang.



Season 1, Episode 3 – Aired: Tue 1/20/2004

Lawyer Milloy, a player for the Buffalo Bills, has his Hummer customized. This episode also displays the vehicles of Baron Davis, Exhibit and Justin Timberlake. Visit two of the hottest shops: 310 Motoring and West Coast Customs. Whether it's a new interior for a special-order Cadillac or installing a Playstation 2 into a Lamborghini, these machines will get torn apart, customized and delivered all before our very eyes.


Big Miniature

Season 1, Episode 4 – Aired: Tue 1/27/2004

Jason Priestley hosts this episode, which features a Cadillac Coupe De Ville that must be cut in half to accommodate design modifications. Take one successful Hot Wheels toy car and make it real! Watch this vehicle being made, seeing what it takes to scale-up from tiny, to full-sized.


Season 1, Episode 5 – Aired: Tue 2/3/2004

Legendary racecar and off-road champion Rod Millen guides us through the world of building a 300 hp off-road racer, engineered from the garage floor up. Rod Millen puts a V8 engine into a Lexus.


Heavy Metal

Season 1, Episode 6 – Aired: Tue 2/10/2004

Southern California's Justin Scott, a remarkable 29-year-old hot rod builder who has the full attention of the custom car world, takes us back to the old-school ways of building cars. Justin Scott Patefield is a hot-rod builder. He and his team take a '56 Chevy pickup and transform it into a roadster.



Season 1, Episode 7 – Tue Aired: 2/10/2004

Roy Brizio designs and engineers a unique custom `32 Roadster for Camee Edelbrock, the vice president of legendary high performance car company Edelbrock Motors. This episode displays the cars of musician Eric Clapton.


The Moal

Season 1, Episode 8 – Aired: Tue 3/2/2004

A father-and-son team builds an all-aluminum Boatell. This episode also features a classic hot rod with a 600-HP Ferrari engine. Pop culture comes alive in designer Steve Moal's Garage. From one hotrod-building generation to the next, this father and son team install a 600 HP Ferrari engine under the hood of a classic hot rod!


Season 1, Episode 9 – Aired: Tue 3/9/2004

In the world of custom cars, Leonard Lopez's skills have earned him the name of The Dominator. There's only one thing cooler than the fourteen custom cars which Lopez is currently working on and that is his commute to work, which is right outside his back door to the garage.


Road To Riddler

Season 1, Episode 9 – Aired: Tue 3/16/2004

It is the most coveted trophy in all of hot-rodding: The Riddler. In this episode, we follow four cars being built for this competition and what it took to attain perfection.


Season 2 (2005)

All 10 episodes from the second season--including "Drifters," "Soccer Mom," "Joe Rogan's Sick Fish," "Power Tour," and "Hollywood Hot Rods"--are collected in a five-disc set. Dylan Bruno hosts. 8 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; bonus footage; photo gallery.


SUV From Hell

Season 2, Episode 11 - Aired 7/13/2004

A Comic and His Search for Cool in Suburbia
“Speedbird” was the first episode of RIDES, and even the brilliance and artistry of Chip Foose could not stop comic/gear-head Christopher Titus from stealing the show. And as funny as he was with Foose, wait’ll you see him on his home turf, tricking-out an SUV into a one-of-a-kind super-machine Christopher affectionately calls “Killing the Soccer Mom”. This refers to taking a kids-and-shopping family tank and getting rid of all that screams Suburban Female Head of the Household. Outspoken family man Titus has big plans for this rig, working with Wings West and making it into a ride that you’ll WANT mom to pick you up in. It’s a Ford Expedition that’ll go from drab to fab. And as its reinvention takes place, we’ll have the constant patter and thoughts of the most hilarious guy ever to pick up a wrench. As fans know, Titus isn’t a pretender when it comes to autos -- he writes for car magazines and his situation comedy was based on his love and knowledge of all that is automotive. “Soccer Mom” will be a hour for everyone and anyone who likes cool rides and big laughs.



Season 2, Episode 12 - Aired 7/20/2004

Build me a Movie Star
Look at her -- beautiful lines, curvaceous, ultra-sleek and the star of one of the biggest car flicks of all time. She’s now being handcrafted, one at a time in Dallas Texas. The place that makes this beauty is Unique Performance. She’s Eleanor, Nicholas Cage’s leading lady in “Gone in Sixty Seconds”, and you too can have one of these way-cool GT-500s for yourself. But before you open the check book, check out the episode of RIDES where we’ll see an Eleanor get built from start to finish. Along with Eleanor, we’ll see other legendary muscle cars, looking into the whole culture of high performance street machines and go-fast customized vehicles -- American-built classics made into the stuff that zooms by faster than you can blink. As the build of the new Eleanor unfolds, we’ll also look at the other projects at Unique Performance, a specialty shop where looks and horsepower come together in cars that are both new and time-tested; State-of-the-Art within the most famous, classic models -- models like the GT-500, crafted into the (almost) one and only Eleanor.


The Drifters

Season 2, Episode13 - Aired 7/27/2004

The Biggest Rage Today
It’s the cutting-edge sport everyone’s talking about. Rear wheel drive cars that dance across the arena, judged like Olympic skaters as they slide, glide and drift from one full stadium to the next. The sport is Drifting, and RIDES will build, test and enter top drifting cars into this crowded circuit of high-speed grace. We’ll trace this growing movement from its Japanese origins, seeing how Drifting has single-handedly revived the rear-drive compacts of yesteryear. Working with top Drifting champions of the moment, RIDES will also explore the entire subculture at work within this new and exciting sport. We’ll watch two drifting cars being built for the D-1 Competition. One comes to us by way of Toshi Hayama, VP of A'PEX USA, a company that builds some of the world’s top drifting cars. The other belongs to champion rally car driver Rhys Millen. Once the cars are built, we’ll see the test days, the crashes and the whole lifestyle surrounding Drifting. These are just a few of the images and scenes that RIDES will put together in this episode on this rapidly growing phenomenon.


702 Motoring

Season 2, Episode 14 - Aired 8/03/2004

Let’s Get This Party Started
The town of Las Vegas is just one of the stars in this hour featuring the shop where SIn City residents and visitors go to get their high-end vehicles tricked-out beyond reason. 702 Motoring works on cars belonging to casino owners, prize fighters and the occasional dancer. Alan Jenkins runs the place, along with his blonde Jessica-Simpson-look-alike wife. We’ll see a ‘69 Continental given the business, as well as the client of the hour, a young Vin Diesel type named Jamal; he’s a high-roller who works in the entertainment business here on the strip. The car Jamal’s bringing to 702: a $300,000 Rolls Royce Phantom. We’ll meet the wild crew that does the work: Tyson, David, Eric and Jeremy -- all young guys with side jobs like fronting heavy metal bands and, in David’s case, being a loud mouth. Of course, what would Vegas be without gluttony and indulgence? The finale will be a 15 car party where we’ll witness those sins played out to the max. 702 is the shop that makes you ask: what can this team be doing to those cars to make them stand out in a place like VEGAS?


Rat Rods

Season 2, Episode 15 - Aired 8/10/2004

Getting the Ride Down to The Basics

It’s a car culture -- flat paint, flathead engines, chopped roofs, rockibilly themes and usually no hood. Bucket-style roadsters carved from the cars of the 40’s and 50’s, symbolizing rebellion that speaks to today’s young customizers. It’s only Rat Rods for these guys, and RIDES will look into this world of garage dudes who create comfort, funk and speed; independent spirits who aren’t into show cars or high priced restoration -- for them, it’s grunge and “cool” that comes with attitude. And controversies -- some have honed the Rat Rods look into sleek, shiny cars; customs that win trophies and are still Rat Rods. A few Rat Rod purists have problems with this concept, insisting that true Rat Rods must live up to the name of “Rat Rod”; this debate is huge in the UK, where armies of Rat Rodders slick back their hair and live a genuine Rat Rod lifestyle. The episode will also include cartoon legend Keith Weesner, an Art Center and Warner Brothers artist who specializes in drawing out rat rods. In short: this episode will have stuff that even car builders haven’t seen before.


Power Tour

Season 2, Episode 16 - Aired 8/31/2004

If you have the right ride, you gotta go on the tour.
Rides and Christopher Titus team up for one legendary road trip. It's an annual test that's also a party, and for over 18 years, it has separated the pretenders from the real deals in the worlds of hot rods, show cars and custom vehicles. The Power Tour is 1,100 miles of fun, endurance and dazzle. The owners of top custom cars make this 6 day run from Arlington Texas to Green Bay Wisconsin, showing their peers that their ride is more than just a pretty face -- this is a real car that can travel with the pack and get there with the rest of them. It's an amazing sight when every small town along the way sees this parade of beauty, gloss, horsepower and muscle, all moving caravan-style through all kinds of weather and through any number of mechanical problems. Titus will be our guide, taking his own hot rod "Once a Knight" on the tour, talking it up with the other owners and drivers as the gang moves and parties from one town to the next. And it IS a party, with some towns shutting down the rest of their city so they can meet and greet those on The Power Tour.



Season 2, Episode 17 - Aired 9/07/2004

Jack Osbourne and His Gothed-Out Ride
Kenny Fong and his shop known as Darkside turn out some of the coolest custom cars on the street today. Big sound systems, high-tech gear and tricked-out paint jobs -- Darkside is the place to go when you want to be both behind the wheel and making a statement. And what's your statement if you're TV star Jack Osbourne, son of Sharon and The Prince of Darkness? Well, you start by bringing a 2004 BMW X5 over to Kenny's, you hold a design meeting where you map out your paint scheme: skulls, ghouls and other gothic graphics that shout out Ozzy's Boy. On top of that, you bring that design theme into the car, making the interior a den of darkness; one that'll come with a mobile home theater, an ear-splitting set of speakers and more of those black magic emblems that'll personalize this Beemer for Jack. RIDES and Jack Osbourne will be together there at Kenny Fong's shop, taking the car from notion to motion, following the evolution of a car that will receive an extreme makeover: a BMW that is going to The Darkside in every way possible.


Raging Bull

Season 2, Episode 18 - Aired 9/14/2004

The Rides crew crosses the Atlantic for an exclusive look at that piece of automotive history known as Lamborghini. We'll be in Italy to visit their automobili plant. Rides will receive never-before-allowed access, witnessing the creation of a hand-crafted Murcielago roadster. We will witness the craftsmanship that makes these cars the hottest and most exotic toys in the supercar industry. In a company known for its secrecy, this level of access is unprecedented, allowing Rides to watch the build of a one-of-a-kind roadster.
Once they're done, we'll take that beautiful beast for a test drive on the official test track of Lamborghini, the two-lane highway in front of the plant.
The official test driver, Valentino Balboni, will be behind the wheel. He's been there for 35 years, through five changes in ownership, probably the most impressive track record of them all. As that ride happens, we'll also be in California, with Lambo owners going on their yearly "Running Of The Bulls." On two continents, it will be a celebration of all things Lambo!


Hollywood Hotrods

Season 2, Episode 19 - Aired 10/05/2004

Twin roadsters coming together above Tinsel Town.
Up in the valley side of the Hollywood Hills, Troy Ladd and his team of greasers work their magic at Hollywood Hot Rods, the shop where many cool muscle cars and street rods are both born and reborn. The key projects in this hour with Ladd and Company: two '32 Roadsters, built simultaneously for a Los Angeles clothing mogul. We'll watch the split-vision progression as a pair of deuces are built in both new AND old-school style, alongside a lot of cool gear: big motors, modern parts; all combined with traditional craftsmanship. Another project in the shop is a radical '51 Chevy, about to come together for the L.A. tattoo artist known to the inked population as Zulu. Zulu is one cool character, and Troy claims that the completed Chevy will be as singular and unique as the talented, tattooed Zulu himself. Of course, as that car comes to life, we'll be ping-ponging back to that duel between the '32s, that never before seen view of two cars being built piece by piece and side by side.


Joe Rogan's Sick Fish

Season 2, Episode 20 - Aired 10/12/2004

Troy, Chip, Joe and a Car Beyond Description.
Troy Trepanier and his Rad Rides shop have tricked-out cars as surprising as a Chevy Biscayne and a Plymouth Savoy. So what happens when they take on a 1970 Barracuda for Fear Factor host Joe Rogan? Designed by Chip Foose and
built by those young self-proclaimed knuckleheads in Manteno, Illinois, the completed beast will be nothing short of a cool monster on wheels. Troy will work a lot of his magic under the hood -- doing what? Will he rig it up with a supercharger? A twin turbo? And what happens once it‚s hot and running? More than likely, Troy and Joe will be burning rubber, breaking in all the new parts and tearing up Manteno. All that as Chip designs the look of the Barracuda into something truly special. We‚ll also see other projects in the works at Rad Rides as well. And don't forget the wit and biting humor of Joe Rogan, a star who's gonna add a lot of laughs and color as he becomes involved with these top builders and the evolving muscle car that is sure to get attention once Rogan gets it home and onto the streets of Hollywood.



Season 2, Episode 21 - Aired 10/18/2004



Rebuilding a Race Car Legend

Season 2, Episode 22 - Aired 11/22/2004




Season 2, Episode 23 - Aired 11/23/2004



Adventure Cars

Season 2, Episode 24 - Aired 11/24/2004




Season 2, Episode 25 - Aired 11/25/2004




Season 2, Episode 26 - Aired 11/30/2004

Tricking Out a MOPAR
He's been called The Best Custom Car Builder You've Never Heard Of, known for recreating rides from that THIRD American auto giant; the ones surrounded by fanatics consumed with the ideology known as MOPAR. The builder is Steve Strope, and his shop of muscle cars is putting out a beast called Hammer, a tricked-out explosion of heavy horsepower. It's Steve Strope and the world of MOPAR on this episode of RIDES; an hour of tough building and even tougher delivery; Hammer is supposed to debut at the Las Vegas SEMA show, but getting it finished and getting it there is next to impossible. See, Hammer is a Œcursed‚ car, taking all of Strope's powers to finish it and get it to the show on time. The result is worth it, but you won't believe what it takes to make it happen.



Season 2, Episode 27 - Aired 12/07/2004

FiveAxis gives Cadillac's new car, the XLR, a total makeover.


Black Ford Project

Season 2, Episode 28 - Aired 12/19/2004

Before they require Government Standards and Crash-Test Dummies, they are works of art known as concept cars. Never again will the car be THAT close to the dream of the designer. On this episode of Rides, we explore those Sculptures Of Passion, focusing on Ford Design Icon J Mays, as well as a young designer who is getting the chance of a lifetime, George Saridakis.  Thanks to Mays, Saridakis is creating for The Blue Oval and doing it in style, meeting the legendary Carroll Shelby along the way. If cars are rolling art, then the concept car is FINE art, and as this one is created and unveiled, we'll be there every step of the way, from the sketch to the big event at Pebble Beach. It's there that this new concept car will share the stage with some pretty heavy hitters; recent Ford smashes like the new GT, the Œ05 Mustang, and one you met back on Rides: Daisy, also known as the Ford Shelby Cobra. And as Mays presents the finished brought-to-life concept that came from George‚s drawing table, we'll be seeing two amazing careers before us: the entry of Sardakis into the Big Leagues, and a Design Titan who keeps out-doing himself time and time again; the great J Mays.


Tonight's Ride

Season 2, Episode 29 - Aired 12/21/2004

He's The King and His New Car Will Make That Loud and Clear.
Wanna see the real Jay Leno? Here's the deal: he's not the guy standing center stage in an expensive suit. And he‚s not the guy sitting behind a prop of a desk. No, the real Jay is the man under his Œ66 Toronado. It's a personal project for The King of Late Night and The Man With The Chin has invited us to watch, tape and record the entire process that‚s going to take the car from his Burbank shop to the desert proving grounds. The vehicle will have a horsepower of 1,000, thanks to a soon-to-be-installed twin turbo. It'll go from front-wheel to rear-wheel drive. It'll also be displayed in the GM booth at this year's SEMA show. During the build, we'll see the whole operation: as Jay's Burbank team works one part of the project, the Lear Corporation will be creating the custom interior for Jay's prize ride. And Leno will be with us as the vehicle comes together -- not as a guest, not as a cameo, but as the builder andowner of a ride that's sure to get a lot of attention once it‚s running. How can it not? It'll have 2 sources of exposure: Jay and RIDES.


Terrible Baja

Season 2, Episode 30 - Aired 1/11/2005

Three brothers. Ed, Tim and Troy. Grown men, but what a great life when the world is your playground. See, just like Donald Trump and Mark Cuban, the Herbst Brothers are in that exclusive club known as billionaires. Luckily for RIDES, these bros love to play dirty -- down in the mud, and they do it at incredibly high speeds. Off-road racing is their passion, and we're gonna follow these guys from build to blasting across the finish line, as the three of them race a trio of cars in the grueling, 24-hour endurance test known as the Baja 1000. The brothers won't tackle this alone; they'll have their 15-man team, their A-Star helicopter and of course, their Baja racers, each worth over $200,000. It's RIDES covering a legendary race as we follow the irrepressible Herbst Brothers, guys who show us why we‚re so fascinated with billionaires∑after all, how many of us can build and run our own Baja racers while our brothers are doing the same exciting and costly thing? The Herbst Brothers, the Baja 1000 and RIDES: it's a rich combination.


Mail Order Hotrods

Season 2, Episode 31 - Aired 1/18/2005

It's Good to be King
Kevin King runs the incredible Georgia-based parts factory known as Year One. It's the place to go when the assignment is to make the car cooler than cool. And now they're not just selling parts -- now they're making cars. King and his crew of top gearheads are building a one-of-a-kind 1967 Chevy Nova. But this isn't gonna be just any Chevy II -- this thing will have an all new fiberglass body, an original concept for a Œ60s-era muscle car. Kevin will be taking the finished Nova out for a big fat series of burn outs. And of course, his whole crew will want to get behind the wheel as well. It will be old school style with all new parts; nothing used or rebuilt. And RIDES will be there as this Mail Order Hot Rod comes out of the box.


General Blues

Season 2, Episode 32 - Aired 1/25/2005

This episode of RIDES looks back at a classic as it also recreates one for a car-loving Superstar. The ride in question is The General Lee, that Dukes of Hazzard‚ speed demon now given a new twist as its design is both preserved and remade into Extreme Lee‚ a stunning machine built by Picture Car Warehouse. They're the movie car creators to see when you want it created cool. And who's gonna be behind the wheel of this 1969 Dodge Charger? None other than Guitar Legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd, a star who knows a great MOPAR when he sees one. The finished car will head to The SEMA Show, along with Kenny and the rest of the party that Las Vegas has to offer. It's a RIDES with the music of Kenny Wayne Shepherd and TV's most famous Charger. It doesn't get better than that.



Season 2, Episode 33 - Aired 3/15/2005




Season 2, Episode 34 - Aired 3/22/2005

The Ford SYNUS concept car.


Under Pressure

Season 2, Episode 35 - Aired 4/05/2005




Season 2, Episode 36 - Aired 4/12/2005




Season 2, Episode 37 - Aired 6/07/2005

The Don Ridler Memorial Award at Detroit Autorama.


Under Pressure

Season 2, Episode 38 - Aired 6/14/2005

A search for the youngest graphic designers who make cars unique.


Season 3 (2005)

All 10 episodes from the third season--including "Ford Black," "Mail Order Hotrods," "Terrible Baja," "Thump," and "General Blues"--are collected in a five-disc set. Soundtrack: English; bonus footage; photo gallery.

Some of America's greatest custom-car designers are introduced to the Great Viewing Audience by actor and driving enthusiast Jason Priestley in Season Three of the cable documentary series Cars. The opener is "Hollywood Hotrods", a visit to the customizing shop of Troy Ladd, who tests out a pair of new twin roadsters along the hills of Tinseltown. Next up, Troy Trepanier redesigns a 1970 Barracuda for the host of Fear Factor in "Joe Rogan's Sick Fish". In "Hammer", Steve Strope explains the meaning of MOPAR to the unitiated. Chip Foose, the customizing genius who appeared in the series' very first episode, is back with the "prototype kings" from Five Axis, all of whom tackle a luxurious Cadillac in "The XLR". The next episode is "Tonight's Ride", or "You Knew That Jay Leno Would Appear on This Series Eventually" (and Jay's got his own custom Toronado in the bargain!) Then, the billionaire Herbst brothers get down 'n' dirty in a high-speed race along the California-Mexico peninsula in "Terrible Baja". Kevin King, top man at the Year One parts factory, builds a "sui generis" 1967 Chevy in "Mail Order Hotrods." "General Blues" details the re-creation of the General Lee of Dukes of Hazzard fame as "The Extreme Lee", with guitarist Kenny Wayne ultimately at the wheel. And in the season's final offering "Thump" the talented crew of the Alpine shop has a special treat in store for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide



Season 3, Episode 39 - Aired 7/19/2005

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top teams up with Jerry Noone to create a rolling legend.



Season 3, Episode 40 - Aired 7/25/2005



Time Capsule

Season 3, Episode 41 - Aired 7/26/2005

Jay Leno finds a treasure tucked away in a garage.


Under Pressure

Season 3, Episode 42 - Aired 8/09/2005

The top candidate of a group of graphics artists competes with Mike LaVallee.



Season 3, Episode 43 - Aired 8/16/2005

Transforming a Corvette into a new breed of racing machine.



Season 3, Episode 44 - Aired 8/23/2005

A set of muscle cars runs in 24 different classes to see which one comes out on top.


Roush Racing

Season 3, Episode 45 - Aired 8/30/2005

GM unveils the Chevrolet HHR.



Season 3, Episode 46 - Aired 9/06/2005

Billy Gibbons and Jerry Noone mix music with cars.


Foose's '69

Season 3, Episode 47 - Aired 9/13/2005

Chip and his team work on a Camaro.



Season 3, Episode 48 - Aired 9/20/2005

GM unveils the Chevrolet HHR.


Ultimate Off-Road

Season 3, Episode 49 - Aired 10/04/2005

An off-road competition on 1,800 miles of rock and dirt.


Eleanor's Big Bro

Season 3, Episode 50 - Aired 10/18/2005

A 2005 Mustang transforms into a replica of ``Eleanor,'' the car Nicolas Cage drives in the movie ``Gone in Sixty Seconds.''


Summer School

Season 3, Episode 51 - Aired 10/18/2005

Students restore a 1970 Chevelle SS.


War Wagon

Season 3, Episode 52 - Aired 10/25/2005

The love affair with the German Porsche.


Hollywood Speed

Season 3, Episode 53 - Aired 10/25/2005

A clone of James Dean's 1955 550 Porsche; Steve McQueen's LeMans Gulf Porsche 917: Jay Leno's Carrera GT.


ZZ Chop

Season 3, Episode 54 - Aired 11/01/2005

A classic Cadillac transforms into a Rat Rod.



Season 3, Episode 55 - Aired 11/07/2005



Bad Check

Season 3, Episode 56 - Aired 11/08/2005

Making a ``checkered'' taxi for the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.


Biggest Spenders

Season 3, Episode 57 - Aired 11/26/2005



Episode 19

Season 3, Episode 58 - Aired 5/19/2006

Code name Gorilla.


Episode 20

Season 3, Episode 59 - Aired 5/26/2006

Chip vs. George - the Mini Coopers.

Rides: Power Tour (2005)

Actor Christopher Titus and the folks of "Rides" road test a fleet of tricked-out cars during a six-day run from Arlington, Texas, to Green Bay, Wisconsin. Titus' hot rod "Once a Knight" joins the caravan as they tear across the country, meeting admiration from fans and fellow drivers along the way. 52 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; bonus footage; photo gallery.


Season 4 (2006)

Six episodes from the fourth season--"Time Capsule: Jay Leno's Duesenberg," "Impression: Chip Foose's V8," "Under Pressure: Mike Lavallee Paint Off," "Foose 69: New '69 Camaro," "Driven: Atlanta Speedway," "Roush Racing: Ford 150, Ford Focus, '05 Mustang"--are featured in a three-disc set. 5 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus footage. **6 episodes on 3 discs. 5 1/4 hrs.**

Six episodes from the fourth season--"Core: C6R Racecar," "Bond: Radical 1929 Truck," "Bad Check: New York City Checker Cab," "Customized: HHR Build-Off," "ZZ Chop: Classic Chopped Cadillac," and "Ultimate Offroad: Offroad Adventure"--are featured in a three-disc set. 5 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. **6 episodes on 3 discs. 5 hrs.**

Five episodes from the fourth season--"Eleanor's Big Brother," "Hollywood Speed," "Summer School," "XXX State of the Nation: Behind the Scenes," and "Biggest Spenders"--are featured in a three-disc set. 4 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. **5 episodes on 3 discs. 4 3/4 hrs.**



Season 4, Episode 60 - Aired 5/22/2007

Nine craftsmen work round-the-clock to get a handmade car ready for the Detroit Autorama.



Season 4, Episode 61 - Aired 11/20/2007

Miller builds a 1929 truck with a coupe design and a lot of horsepower.


Building an X-treme General Lee

Musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been a fan of The Dukes of Hazzard since childhood. Pretending he was Bo Duke, he would slide across the hood of his mother's car or jump through the windows of the car when entering. The Dukes never used the handles! To own a car like the Dukes had is "fulfilling a childhood fantasy" for Kenny.

The first step for Kenny is to find a '69 Dodge Charger. Believe it or not, he finds one on eBay and his makeover journey begins. The body is stripped, and the engine is taken out. Remember, Kenny not only wants a car that looks like the original General Lee from the show, but it has to be drivable too! To boot, it has to perform like a modern muscle car.

Talk about performance! An engine that puts out 586 horsepower and over 600-foot pounds of torque is inserted into this "X-treme Lee." Bo Duke never had anything like this!

Kenny's dream car begins to take shape as Budnik rims, the rooftop Confederate flag and number 01 decals are added to the side.

Cast and Crew

Director Steve Beebe
Host Jason Priestley
President Justin Padfield
Fabricator Scott Lacey
Shop Foreman Mike Rigney
Fabricator Caleb Smith
Fabricator Lawrence Bryant
Owner Jim McComb
Vice President Jeph Savaglio
Interviewee Matt Noble
Writer Joseph Brutsman
Executive Producer Bud Brutsman
Producer Bud Brutsman
Executive Producer David Catlin
Producer Dennis Zerull
Associate Producer Jim Holloway
Associate Producer Marcel Wolthers
Associate Producer Tricia Steadman
Executive Producer Sandra Gregory