The Complete Series Two
is a popular automotive
reality TV show that steals
car (with the help of the owners friends
or family) and then, in just seven days,
totally overhauls it, transforming it into
a custom masterpiece before reuniting
it with the unsuspecting owner... But
will they like their new dream car?
WOULD YOU FEEL if your beloved classic car, inherited from your father, was
stolen and you were led to believe that when found it was in even worse condition
than it was before? That was the upsetting situation that Connie Eastman found
herself in when she was told that her 1964 Corvette had been hijacked.
The 'hijacker' was her husband Pete, who had contacted the Overhaulin'
team and, when Connie was finally reunited with her vehicle, this "cool as a
classic car can be" Corvette had been given a makeover beyond Connie's wildest
Now Overhaulin' The Complete Series Two comes to DVD, so
you can watch your favourite makeovers (and there are lots of them!) whenever
you wish. The programme follows the team as they seize the wheels from under
the nose of the 'mark' and, with the help of 'insiders' among friends and family,
keep the car for the week-long transformation. Tears of frustration turn to
tears of happiness as life-long ambitions are fulfilled.
Followed by the Overhaulin' cameras, hosts Chris Jacobs and Courtney
Hansen duck and dive with world-renowned designer Chip Foose; posing as lawyers,
repo men, surf enthusiasts, tow truck drivers, mechanics and even local charities
as they employ every trick in the book to keep car and panicking owner apart
for the duration of the overhaul. Every step of the renovation process is recorded
and includes fun and games, devilish pranks and a whole lot of emotion as the
end justifies the means. Or does it?
The programme includes a little information on each car and a brilliant artist's
impression of what the finished project will look like. The Overhaulin'
team work with new, recycled or reworked parts and Chip Foose kicks the team
into action. Safety is of paramount concern, along with the need for the remade
car to look totally cool.
Who else but Overhaulin' could have enlisted the help of Steve Luvisi, one of
the top Corvette doctors in the business, and top line racer and engine consultant
Camee Edelbrock to join the show's 'A-Plus Team' headed by Chip himself
who has also roped in his father, automotive expert Sam.
Make-up artist Katy Eyer from Orange County loves her '67 Nova but her family
think it needs a bit of pampering so it has 'vanished' into the depths of the
Overhaulin' workshop for some masterful TLC. And what if a world-famous
singer decides to surprise her well-known boyfriend with a special gift? No
problems there either singer Sheryl Crow called in the Overhaulin' team
to give the full treatment to the stock GTO world champion cyclist Lance Armstrong
had always wanted.
Confident that nobody could get one over on him, Rayce Denton was horrified
to see the spoof photograph showing a smashed screen and bullet holes in his
beloved 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Wife Linda and best friend Mike thought
Rayce deserved special treatment and the Overhaulin' team called in Sean
Roberts from Extreme Automotive along with his father Tim, another ace car-builder.
But the car doesn't have to be conventionally glamorous. Student John's 1952
pickup from GMC was given a "giant seven-day hug" and his tatty transport with
shot suspension became an instant cool classic. But what if the snatched project
turns out to be nothing more than a pile of junk? Houston, we have a problem…
A number of the vehicles are in a sad and sorry state but the Overhaulin'
team "knock themselves dead in the water" turning over the car in just seven
days often with the clock running against them. "We don't just build
cars, we produce products here on Overhaulin'," says Chris as they have
to do some smart thinking to get a replacement part.
How on Earth could you thank a soldier who had served his time in Iraq? Here's
one way: Frankie's parents arranged for Overhaulin' to nab his classic
'66 Chevelle Malibu and give it a new lease of life including a totally
unique NASCAR rear-end.
Overhaulin' is riveting television, with a genuine feel-good factor and
infectious enthusiasm right up to the moment when a delighted owner is
shown their pride and joy in all its glory. The best reality show ever, and
certainly worth investing in the DVD but be warned: this stuff is addictive…
The hit Discovery Real Time show
that all car enthusiasts have been looking forward to Overhaulin'
The Complete Series Two is available on DVD from all
good retailers from 9 June (2008). RRP: £34.99 | Catalogue Number: PAR61378.
"Overhaulin' is riveting television, with a genuine feel-good factor
and infectious enthusiasm right up to the moment when a delighted owner
is shown their pride and joy in all its glory. The best reality show ever… Awesome,