Monster Garage

Monster Garage

  • TV-PG
  • 2002
  • 5 Seasons
  • 5.9  (625)

Monster Garage is a television show that is hosted by Jesse James for the Discovery Channel. Each episode is an hour in length and was imagined and created by Thom Beers. The series finale aired on June 12, 2006. A team of five people who have fabricating or mechanical expertise is assembled to change a vehicle into a "beast machine." On the show this usually meant making one vehicle that could transform into another such as a PT Cruiser that is modified into a wood chipper. Sometimes vehicles were changed in order to conceal non-vehicular functions. For example, a police car which was built by a group of cops, doubled as a donut store. Assemble teams which successfully finished their duty were honored with tool kits that are very high-priced. The host of the series is Jesse James says he is the great grandson of Jesse G who is a cousin of the Wild West outlaw, legendary Jesse James. He has both metal fabricating and mechanical expertise and is the creator, owner and head motorcycle contractor for West Coast Choppers.

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Seasons
Folsom Prison Build
20. Folsom Prison Build
May 16, 2005
The team go on location inside Folsom State Prison.
Battery Powered Dragster
18. Battery Powered Dragster
April 10, 2006
Watts up? Jesse James and a motley crew of electric vehicle experts set their sights on a battery-powered car. But in the Monster Garage, nothing's ordinary.
Monster on Ice
17. Monster on Ice
April 13, 2006
Jesse ventures out onto thin ice! The goal: to make a ferociously fast racing vehicle capable of taking on the experts at the International Ice Racing Association championships in Saint Paul Minnesota.
Georgia High School Dragster
15. Georgia High School Dragster
March 27, 2006
Robert Groves High School Career Academy gets a visit from Jesse James. He's brought the frame and body of a junior dragster, and these mechanics-in-training have a week to transform a few boxes of parts into a dialed-in, super-sleek racing machine.
Mini-People Mini-Truck
14. Mini-People Mini-Truck
October 17, 2005
Five other little people join Body Drop and Jesse on this build - to customize and slam a mini-truck.
Texas High School Rat Rod
13. Texas High School Rat Rod
June 5, 2006
A crew of students at the Texas School for the Deaf gets a surprise visit from Jesse James, and the chance to build a rat rod during a week of after-school shop class.
Baja Trophy Truck, Pt. 2
12. Baja Trophy Truck, Pt. 2
June 5, 2006
Part two of this episode covers the race itself. During 24 straight hours of driving, day and night, through Baja California's haunting and desolate terrain, Jesse and his Monster only have one goal: finishing alive.
Baja Trophy Truck, Pt.1
11. Baja Trophy Truck, Pt.1
December 12, 2005
Jesse James has long dreamed of racing the Baja 1000. In part one of this two part episode, Jesse has a team of ten top off-road builders to help him make a Trophy Truck capable of running the most legendary of all desert races.
Ultimate Old School Wagon pt. 2
10. Ultimate Old School Wagon pt. 2
June 12, 2006
For this episode we're going to start with your Mom's old station wagon before the existence of mini-vans and SUVs, and turn this hulk of American steel in full-on, no-holds barred Monster magnificence. Watch as an over-the-top All Star team of fabricators, welders, engine guys, and automotive wizards make this the penultimate build ever.
Ultimate Old School Wagon pt. 1
9. Ultimate Old School Wagon pt. 1
June 12, 2006
For this episode we're going to start with your Mom's old station wagon before the existence of mini-vans and SUVs, and turn this hulk of American steel in full-on, no-holds barred Monster magnificence. Watch as an over-the-top All Star team of fabricators, welders, engine guys, and automotive wizards make this the penultimate build ever.
The Noodler
8. The Noodler
March 20, 2006
Mamma mia! Jesse James and a crew of Italian-American builders cook up the world's fastest (and only) pasta making European import. Turning a 1981 308 GTSi into a kitchen on wheels proves a tougher task than any of these wise guys ever imagined.
'51 Cool Caddy Daddy
7. '51 Cool Caddy Daddy
April 17, 2006
Jesse James and six legendary customizers tackle an abandoned 1951 Cadillac. ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons arrives for the design. The plan is to chop, drop, section and install an entirely new front end and drive train...way too ambitious for most teams but this one is way experienced.
Dirt Track Racer
6. Dirt Track Racer
November 14, 2005
Jesse and team of women try to convert a 1974 Chevy Camaro into a Street Stock dirt track racer.
Backyard Monsters pt. 2
5. Backyard Monsters pt. 2
November 7, 2005
In this episode, we leave Monster Garage to travel around North America in search of Backyard Monsters.
Backyard Monsters pt. 1
4. Backyard Monsters pt. 1
November 14, 2005
That's right folks, Backyard Monsters is back! In this episode, The Big Schwag introduces the stories that take us across North America to find out what kinds of crazy monsters are lurking in backyards everywhere.
Mini Truck
3. Mini Truck
October 17, 2005
In this episode, Jesse and his team convert an old armored truck into a mobile dunk tank.
Full Steam Ahead
2. Full Steam Ahead
October 24, 2005
In this episode, Jesse finally gets to tackle his steam dream. A team of steam and boat experts join Jesse in his quest to harness the awesome power of steam by converting an 18' 1964 Chris Craft wooden boat into a turn-of-the-century [that's turn-of-the-LAST-century, kids!] steam launch. Jesse won't be setting any speed records with this contraption, but he might blow the Garage to bits!
SourKraut
1. SourKraut
October 10, 2005
This week in the Garage, Jesse and a team of legendary Volkswagen racers and customizers set their sights on turning a rare 1951 split window ragtop,which had been left to rot in a swamp, into a nine-second quarter mile dragster.
Description

Monster Garage is a television show that is hosted by Jesse James for the Discovery Channel. Each episode is an hour in length and was imagined and created by Thom Beers. The series finale aired on June 12, 2006.

A team of five people who have fabricating or mechanical expertise is assembled to change a vehicle into a "beast machine." On the show this usually meant making one vehicle that could transform into another such as a PT Cruiser that is modified into a wood chipper. Sometimes vehicles were changed in order to conceal non-vehicular functions. For example, a police car which was built by a group of cops, doubled as a donut store. Assemble teams which successfully finished their duty were honored with tool kits that are very high-priced.

The host of the series is Jesse James says he is the great grandson of Jesse G who is a cousin of the Wild West outlaw, legendary Jesse James. He has both metal fabricating and mechanical expertise and is the creator, owner and head motorcycle contractor for West Coast Choppers.Monster Garage is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (88 episodes). The series first aired on June 23, 2002.

Monster Garage is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Monster Garage on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV and IMDb TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 23, 2002
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (625)