Monster Garage is a television show for the Discovery Channel hosted by Jesse James. Each episode is an hour in length and was conceived and produced by Thom Beers. The show aired the series finale on June 12, 2006. Jesse James, the host of the show, did not participate.
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Below you'll find every episode from all 5 season of Monster Garage.
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jun 24, 2002
White Trash 1994 Ford Explorer (Eddie Bauer Edition) / Garbage Collector Jesse and his crew are challenged to transform a Ford Explorer into an actual, functioning garbage truck. â€¢ Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Brent Davis, bike builder, Brentwood, Calif. â€¢ Nick De Avila, offroad truck mechanic and racer, Hermosa Beach, Calif. â€¢ Jay LaRosa, customizer, Carson, Calif. â€¢ Ivan Sanchez, graphic artist and ""parts guru,"" Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ J.P. Schoenbeck, tattoo artist, Highlands Ranch, Colo. â€¢ Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, Calif. â€¢ Thom Taylor, hot-rod designer, Laguna Niguel, Calif. â€¢ Gregorio Urueta, mechanic and sanitation-truck engineer, Harbor City, Calif.
S01 E01Jun 23, 2002
Mustang Mower In Mustang Mower, Jesse and his team are challenged to turn a 1990 Mustang GT convertible into a fiber-slashing, awe-inspiring monster mower.
S01 E02Jun 25, 2002
Firetruck 1996 Lincoln Town Car Limousine / Fire Truck Jesse and his team of designers, welders, fabricators, and mechanics transform a Lincoln Town Car stretch limousine into a fire truck â€¢ Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Vini Bergman, custom-limo builder, California â€¢ Ed Blanford, car designer, Southern Calif. â€¢ Steve Dennish, hot-rod creator, La Mirada, Calif. â€¢ Wink Eller, custom-bike builder, Wink's Performance and Machine, Orange, Calif. â€¢ Rick Goodell, fire-engine engineer, Wisconsin â€¢ Paul Johnson, mechanic, Artesia, Calif. â€¢ Lisa Legohn, welding instructor, Los Angeles Trade Technical College and Compton Community College, Los Angeles, Calif. â€¢ Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, Calif. â€¢ Michael Shrout, fireman, Long Beach, Calif.
S01 E03Jun 24, 2002
Swamp Buggy 2000 Volkswagen Beetle / Swamp Boat Before he started work on this VW Bug, Jesse happened across a TV show on how to survive if your car plunges underwater. Lucky coincidence ... or totally irrelevant? â€¢ Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Ricky Hsu, car designer, Gardena, Calif. â€¢ Brian Jendro, car customizer, Temecula, Calif. â€¢ John Krawczyk, welder and sculptor, Malibu, Calif. â€¢ Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, Calif. â€¢ J.D. Streett, special-effects supervisor, Shadow Hills, Calif. â€¢ Christy Sumner, special-effects technician, Los Angeles, Calif. â€¢ Ronnie Thibodaux, boat designer/builder, Centerville, La. â€¢ John Uribe, auto-mechanics instructor, Reseda, Calif.
S01 E04Jun 24, 2002
Switchblade 1990 Ford Mustang GT / Lawnmower In Switchblade, Jesse and his team are challenged to turn a 1990 Mustang GT convertible into a fiber-slashing, awe-inspiring monster mower â€¢ Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ George Beers, ""parts guru,"" Stuart, Fla. â€¢ Bob Cleveland, lawn-mower engineer and racer, Locust Grove, Ga. â€¢ Mike Contreras, oil-rig mechanic, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Mike Desmond, custom-car designer, MAD Machines, southern California â€¢ Bill Dodge, custom-bike builder, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Carol Hodge, TV commercial director, Seattle, Wash. â€¢ Billy Lane, custom-bike builder, Melbourne, Fla. â€¢ Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, Calif.
S01 E05Oct 1, 2002
Freezer Burn 1996 Chevy Impala Supersport / Zamboni In 1996 it was born a Chevy Impala Supersport clone. In 2002 (July 2002, to be more exact) it mutated into a monster capable of smoothing out the roughest of frozen surfaces. Welcome to the story of Freezer Burn. â€¢ Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Bob Van Der Brink, retired high-school shop teacher, Chino Hills, Calif. â€¢ Stuart Fuller, hot-rod designer, Downey, Calif. â€¢ Ken Hoffman, self-employed fabricator and welder, Simi Valley, Calif. â€¢ Renee Newell, sculptor, Santa Monica, Calif. â€¢ Dan Padilla, artist â€¢ Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, Calif. â€¢ Tad Yenowine, set-builder, Los Angeles, Calif. â€¢ Richard Zamboni, president, Frank J. Zamboni & Co. Inc., Paramount, Calif.
S01 E06Oct 8, 2002
Golf-Ball Collector 1984 Porsche 944 / Golf-Ball Collector Golfers beware! This is no ordinary range-picker. It's a 1984 Porsche 944 that Jesse and company transformed into a player-harassing, ball-snagging monster back in August 2002. â€¢ Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Alex Anderson, custom-car builder, Temecula, Calif. â€¢ Mac Gillum, former drag racer and range-picker builder, Different Designs, Stanton, Calif. â€¢ Pete Pepe, creative designer, Disney Animation â€¢ Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, Calif. â€¢ Eric Scarlett, custom-car builder/shop owner and former U.S. Navy SEAL technician, Ventura, Calif. â€¢ Wendy Schmidt, animatronics specialist, Los Angeles, Calif. â€¢ Jay Skwarlo, bicycle mechanic/builder and hot-rodder, Long Beach, Calif.
Season 2Rent or Buy
S02 E01Aug 12, 2003
West Coast Clipper 1981 Kayot Pontoon / Shark Boat This is Discovery Channel after all, and in honor of Shark Week, Jesse and his Monster mechanics tackled the challenge of turning a 28-foot Kayot pontoon into the ultimate party/shark-observation boat, complete with cage. â€¢ Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Robert Fletcher, industrial designer, Lum Design Associates, Irvine, Calif. â€¢ Chris Gregor, yacht engineer, West Palm Beach, Fla. â€¢ Shannon Michaels, welder/fabricator and personal trainer, Newport Beach, Calif. â€¢ Eddie Paul, design engineer, E.P. Industries, El Segundo, Calif. â€¢ Dick Reynolds, truck customizer and bike builder, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. â€¢ Eric Simon, high-performance outboard builder, Simon Motorsports, Alpine, Calif.
S02 E02Aug 26, 2003
Monster Nation 1 - American Monsters Shopping Cart / Go-Cart & Rock Crawler In this special edition of Monster Garage, the crew goes on a road trip to see homemade monsters across the country. Shop Class Monster Build Crew: Martin Aguilar, Ernesto Cornejo, Jaime Rodriguez, Christian Ponce, Eric Cortes, Eddie Moreno, Elizabeth Garcia, Patrick Chung Suburban Monster - 1973 Ford Bronco, 1960s Ford GT 40 Look-alike Build Crew Bernardo Rodriguez, Marty Maler, Richard Weissensel, David Swingle, Steve Slump, Bryan Pearce, Dennis Steibel, Eric Weber In a side plot, the crew visits various Monster Cars across the country. Dobbertin Surface Orbiter - Pennellville, New York Shortfut High - Magnolia, Delaware Bad Taste Bar-B-Q - Houston, Texas Close Enough Cars - Seattle, Washington The Wheel - Walled Lake, Michigan Draka - Geriach, Nevada
S02 E03Aug 19, 2003
Cop Car / Donut Shop 1998 Ford Crown Victoria / Donut Shop This mostly all-cop team converted a squad car into a mobile doughnut shop complete with coffee maker and pastry display case. The most inspired build yet? Or a misguided (if not defamatory) one? ""It would be cool not to have to leave your cruiser to have a doughnut and a cup of coffee,"" said one wide-eyed visiting Long Beach officer. ""But it's still wrong."" â€¢ Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Brian Armstrong, police helicopter pilot, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Alan Dively, food technologist, Dunkin' Donuts, Braintree, Mass. â€¢ Jay Hillebrandt, doughnut-equipment technician, Belshaw Bros. Inc., Seattle, Wash. â€¢ Jason Hulst, hot-rod and custom automotive designer, Pasadena, Calif. â€¢ Mike New, sheriff's deputy, Chesapeake County, Va. â€¢ Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, Calif. â€¢ John Pytlovany, police chief, Scotia, N.Y. â€¢ Frank Torres, police officer, Long B
S02 E04Sep 16, 2003
Figure 8 El Camino 1971 Chevrolet El Camino Super Sport / Figure 8 Race Car What is figure 8 racing? It's racing around a track shaped like ... well, a figure 8. As you can imagine, the possibilities of collision (at speeds of 60 mph or more) at that center intersection are super high, so the cars, much like demolition-derby cars, are built to take a beating. â€¢ Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Bruce Berkey, animator and former Ford Motors designer, Pasadena, Calif. â€¢ Scott Burson, rental-equipment service and repairman, San Bernadino, Calif. â€¢ James Hollan, special-effects artist and mechanical fabricator, Tujunga, Calif. â€¢ Mark Nelson, manager, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Rod Proctor, restaurant owner, Riverside, Calif. â€¢ Jeremy Stets, pipe welder, Carlisle, Pa. â€¢ ""Barefoot"" Billy Ziemann, tow-truck driver, Bloomington, Calif.
S02 E05Sep 30, 2003
Mercedes Handicap Car 1998 Mercedes ML320 / Handicap Car This time, Jesse and the team are tasked with transforming a Mercedes ML320 into the ultimate handicap-accessible vehicle. Their goal: Make the car accessible to anyone in a wheelchair via a ramp in the back and a passageway to the driver's seat. This is also the first episode where we're treated to the new Monster Garage and the new rules for Season 2. â€¢ Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Warren Chalker, welder and fabricator, Prime Engineering, Lancaster, Calif. â€¢ Scott Deacon, engineer and fabricator, Advanced Mobility, La Canada, Calif. â€¢ Stuart Klein, technical trainer, Mercedes-Benz USA, Southern Calif. â€¢ Mike Montenegro, automotive designer and owner, Montenegro Designs, Hesperia, Calif. â€¢ Ray Paprota, fabricator and race-car driver, Birmingham, Ala. â€¢ Ed Sandoz, mechanical engineer, Upton, Mass.
S02 E06Oct 14, 2003
DeLorean / Hovercraft 1982 DeLorean DMC 12 / Hovercraft In this challenge, Jesse and the guys take on a 1982 DeLorean DMC 12 and transform it into a hovercraft. Or at least that was the idea... â€¢ Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Rick Gendreau, electronic designer, Pembroke, N.H. â€¢ Mark Hannah, transportation designer and artist, Pasadena, Calif. â€¢ Casey Heller, auto mechanic, Manhattan Beach, Calif. â€¢ John Rago, air-bag suspension distributor, Highland, Calif. â€¢ Don Steger, De Lorean repair shop owner, Garden Grove, Calif. â€¢ Rich Weissensel, computer consultant and engineer, Lyons, Ill. The original design for the car called for the build team to just cut off the top of the old DeLorean and stick it on top of a fuctioning hovercraft. But Jesse came in and stopped the build altogether and changed the direction of the project. But Rick had problems with Jesse's taking charge, and walks off the build. Things look bad, short a day and a builde
S02 E07Oct 28, 2003
Hearse Revisited 1954 Cadillac Hearse / Grave Digger Almost exactly a year later, after the historical first failure of Monster Garage, The same team from the first Hearse show is back to resurrect themselves from Monster Garage Hell. They get a rare second chance to correct the mistakes from the previous build. Last time the project was supposed to end up being a car crusher, but this time around it became a grave digger. â€¢ Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ George Barris, custom-car designer, Barris Kustom Industries, North Hollywood, Calif. â€¢ Mike Desmond, custom-car designer, MAD Machines, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Tim Conder, mechanic and motorcycle customizer, Seattle, Wash. â€¢ Jose Gonzalez, heavy-equipment tech, Yale/Chase, Long Beach, Calif. â€¢ Bart Grande, software consultant, Carlsbad, Calif. â€¢ Doran Hirschkorn, Bobcat manufacturing engineer, Bismarck, N.D. â€¢ Steve ""Tombstone"" Sterle, horror-prop manufacturer, Hollywood Tombstones,