Chrome Underground

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 2.7  (163)

Chrome Underground was a reality show that premiered on the Discovery Channel in 2014. The show followed a team of car experts as they traveled around the world in search of rare, vintage and classic cars in order to restore them to their former glory and sell them for a profit.

The team was comprised of three members: John Beach, a car restoration expert; Andrew McLaren, a car mechanics specialist; and Antonio Brunet, who was responsible for the business side of things, negotiating with buyers and sellers in order to get the best deals possible.

Each episode saw the team traveling to a different location in search of their next potential projects. They traveled to places like Cuba, Albania, and Brazil, where many classic cars from the 1950s and 60s were still in use due to the lack of access to newer models.

The show was not just about searching for cars, but also about the obstacles the team faced in order to get their hands on them. They had to navigate through different cultures, language barriers, and regulations, as well as deal with less-than-honest car sellers looking to make a quick profit.

Once they finally found the right car, the team went to work restoring it, often using local mechanics and parts to keep the budget down. The restoration process was not always smooth sailing, as unexpected problems would arise, but the team was always up for the challenge.

One of the most impressive aspects of the show was the attention to detail they put into the restorations. They aimed to make each car look as close to its original condition as possible, while also upgrading the engine and other parts to make them more suitable for modern driving.

The team's chemistry was also a highlight of the show. Each member brought something different to the table, and their banter and camaraderie made for enjoyable viewing. John's expertise in car restoration, Andrew's mechanical skills, and Antonio's business savvy all came together to make a well-rounded team.

Chrome Underground was a unique take on the car restoration genre, as it focused more on the thrill of the hunt for the perfect project rather than just the restoration process itself. The team's determination to find the best cars possible and restore them to their former glory made for exciting viewing.

Unfortunately, the show only lasted for one season, with only six episodes airing before it was canceled. The reason for cancellation is unclear, but it is a shame that viewers did not get to see more of the team's adventures.

In conclusion, Chrome Underground was an entertaining and informative reality show that followed a team of car experts as they traveled around the world in search of rare classic cars. The team's chemistry, attention to detail, and determination to find the best projects made for enjoyable viewing. Although the show was short-lived, it is worth watching for car enthusiasts and fans of reality shows alike.

Chrome Underground is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on May 23, 2014.

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Transmission Impossible
6. Transmission Impossible
June 27, 2014
The team hunts for their white whale in Argentina; an unusual request sends Andrew on a secret mission; Andrew makes a side deal.
Piston Whipped
5. Piston Whipped
June 20, 2014
Antonio, Yusuf, and Andrew travel to Buenos Aires; the authenticity of an expensive car is questioned; Andrew makes a pack with a local contact, putting the lives of the entire team at risk.
Blind Sided
4. Blind Sided
June 13, 2014
The team returns to Mexico in search of a rare rally car. When their latest buy disappears, Andrew goes to extremes.
Race to the Port
3. Race to the Port
June 6, 2014
Antonio and Yusuf are on their own after firing security expert, Andrew. They're headed to a compound hidden in the jungles outside of Sao Paulo. In the city, Andrew searches out car scout Larissa, to make amends by finding a hidden gem for the guys.
Road Rage
2. Road Rage
May 30, 2014
Antonio and Yusuf's classic car quest brings them to South America's largest city, Sao Paulo Brazil. Andrew must rely on his military training when the team finds themselves lost in a risky favela. A security threat jeopardizes a once in a lifetime deal.
Hit and Run
1. Hit and Run
May 23, 2014
Antonio and Yusuf risk their lives searching the world for diamond in the rough classic cars. In Mexico City, a million dollar deal goes south and they're forced to trust Andrew, a mercenary who solves problems in Mexico's underworld.
Where to Watch Chrome Underground
Chrome Underground is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Chrome Underground on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and Discovery.
  • Premiere Date
    May 23, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    2.7  (163)