Hot Rod Garage

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  • 2016
  • 11 Seasons

Hot Rod Garage is a show from Motor Trend OnDemand that is all about taking classic cars and transforming them into high-performance machines. Hosted by David Freiburger and Tony Angelo, the show takes viewers through the entire process of building these cars, from finding the right base vehicle to fine-tuning every last detail to make sure it performs exactly how they want it to.

The show is shot in a garage setting, with plenty of tools, car parts, and cool cars all around. David and Tony are both car enthusiasts with a wealth of knowledge about these classic vehicles, and they bring that expertise to every episode. They start each project with a clear idea of what they want to accomplish and what the end result should look and drive like.

Each episode begins with a rundown of the car that they will be working on. This includes information about the make and model, the year of production, and any interesting features or notable history of that particular vehicle. From there, the team gets to work, disassembling the car and assessing its condition to determine what needs to be done to make it better.

Throughout each episode of Hot Rod Garage, viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at the mechanical processes involved in rebuilding these cars. From installing performance parts to upgrading the suspension, brakes, and exhaust systems, David and Tony work tirelessly to create the ultimate driving machines. They also provide helpful tips and tricks for viewers who may be working on similar projects at home.

One of the standout features of the show is its commitment to high-quality craftsmanship. David and Tony are both skilled mechanics who take a great deal of pride in their work, and it shows in every aspect of the projects they undertake. They carefully select each part and take the time to make sure every bolt is tightened just right, ensuring that the cars they build are not only high-performing but safe and reliable as well.

One of the most entertaining aspects of Hot Rod Garage is the banter between David and Tony. The two hosts have great chemistry, and their humorous back-and-forth adds a lot of personality to the show. They are clearly good friends and love what they do, and that enthusiasm is infectious.

In addition to the main projects featured in each episode, Hot Rod Garage also includes segments on related topics. For example, they may take a closer look at a particular type of engine, or demonstrate how to use a specific tool that viewers might find useful. These segments add variety to the show and help to expand viewers' knowledge of all things automotive.

Overall, Hot Rod Garage is a must-watch show for anyone who loves cars, especially classic muscle cars. With its expert hosts, detailed mechanics, and engaging presentation, it is a perfect blend of entertainment and education. Whether you are a seasoned gearhead or just getting started, there is something to learn and enjoy in every episode of this fantastic show.

Hot Rod Garage is a series that is currently running and has 11 seasons (237 episodes). The series first aired on July 8, 2016.

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We're Gonna Lose the Shop!
12. We're Gonna Lose the Shop!
January 26, 2024
We're losing the shop, so we have one last, very cool project: a push truck for our Land Speed Roadster! A '57 Chevy panel truck makes the perfect base to clear the HRG Speed Shop's shelves, and it's exactly what you'd see pushing cars on the Salt Flats in the '60s. Not to mention it won't hurt to have it as we move into the new shop.
Busted Burt Combusts Again
11. Busted Burt Combusts Again
January 19, 2024
We may have killed Derek's Roadworthy Rescue'd Trans Am last time, but we're here to make it right, and make it better! Enter 455 upgrades for power, a T-56 for shifts, and EFI for all of those hairpin turns, and we've got the Trans Am of Burt's dreams!
Typhoon Times Two
10. Typhoon Times Two
January 5, 2024
An all-wheel-drive sport truck should really have all of its wheels driving, right? That's the goal as Alex and Lucky upgrade our Typhoon trans and everything from the transfer case forward, bulletproofing parts until the next one fails!
Buggin' Out!
9. Buggin' Out!
December 29, 2023
Can a dime-a-dozen Beetle be called a hot rod? That's the question Alex and Lucky set out to answer as they take a well-worn Beetle and start it down the road to a Cal-look cruiser. They're cheap, easy to modify and have parts support galore.
Land Speed Field Test
8. Land Speed Field Test
December 22, 2023
The '32 Roadster land speed car is finally starting to take shape, and it's ready to take its maiden voyage down the dry lake bed of El Mirage; that is, of course, if the lake bed stays dry.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
October 20, 2023
Summary is not available.
Roadkill Nights Is Back!
6. Roadkill Nights Is Back!
October 13, 2023
Roadkill Nights is back, and so is our '55 Savoy! We head to Pontiac, Michigan, for all the street-legal drag racing action on Woodward, but this time we're in the Big Tire class. That means faster cars, better drivers, and a need to step up our game.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
October 6, 2023
Our long disappointed Grand National has finally earned its keep here at Hot Rod Garage. With whiff after whiff at the dragstrip, we pulled out all the stops, called a few friends, and finally got to the bottom (end) of what's been holding us back.
The ICE-Cold Return of Project X
4. The ICE-Cold Return of Project X
September 29, 2023
After years of living a polarizing existence with an electric motor, Alex and Lucky have been given the go-ahead to bring Project X back to its glory days as a gas-huffing machine; there's no better way than a simple 1,000-hp crate 632 from GM.
To Achieve a Goal, Set a Goal
3. To Achieve a Goal, Set a Goal
September 22, 2023
Alex and Lucky explore new territory in the world of land speed racing and continue down a well-worn path with the Bonemaro. But more than the cars, this one is all about goals -- setting personal targets and breaking personal bests.
Solving Crimes & Clocking Times
2. Solving Crimes & Clocking Times
September 15, 2023
Last year's newly minted annual holiday, HRG Day, was a wild success for everyone but the Bonemaro, the Crown Hic and the Savoy; all three came home hurt, and Hot Rod detectives Alex and Lucky are on the case to find out why.
Typhoon Rollin' In
1. Typhoon Rollin' In
September 8, 2023
The '92 Typhoon is back; rod knock will be a thing of the past as Alex and Lucky refresh the drivetrain and pit it head to head against today's top-of-the-line people-mover.
Grand Trashional Earns a New Name!
129. Grand Trashional Earns a New Name!
October 6, 2023
Our long disappointed Grand National has finally earned its keep here at Hot Rod Garage. With whiff after whiff at the dragstrip, we pulled out all the stops, called a few friends, and finally got to the bottom (end) of what's been holding us back.
Burnt Reynolds
131. Burnt Reynolds
October 20, 2023
Who doesn't love a '79 Trans Am? We do, and so does Derek from Roadworthy Rescues. He also seems to like us just enough to let us play with his 'Bird when he was done with it. The only problem is the little engine fire that ignited on its way over to us.
Busted Burt Combusts Again
135. Busted Burt Combusts Again
January 12, 2024
We may have killed Derek's Roadworthy Rescue'd Trans Am last time, but we're here to make it right, and make it better! Enter 455 upgrades for power, a T-56 for shifts, and EFI for all of those hairpin turns, and we've got the Trans Am of Burt's dreams!
We're Gonna Lose the Shop
136. We're Gonna Lose the Shop
January 19, 2024
We're losing the shop, so we have one last, very cool project: a push truck for our Land Speed Roadster! A '57 Chevy panel truck is the perfect base to clear the shop's shelves, and it's exactly what you'd see pushing cars on the Salt Flats in the '60s.
HRG Day Is Here to Stay!!
137. HRG Day Is Here to Stay!!
January 26, 2024
HRG Day is back, and it's officially annual!! Your new favorite holiday is still full of friends, horsepower, and tacos, and this year we're lining up all the newest members of our fleet for dragstrip duty. Watch the episode this year, then come be a part of it in person next year, because HRG Day is here to stay!!
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Where to Watch Hot Rod Garage
Hot Rod Garage is available for streaming on the Motor Trend OnDemand website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hot Rod Garage on demand at Max, Apple TV Channels, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, FuboTV and Sling.
  • Premiere Date
    July 8, 2016