Vegas Rat Rods

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  • 2014
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.6  (244)

Vegas Rat Rods is a reality TV show that premiered on Discovery Channel in 2014. The show features a group of talented mechanics who are determined to transform old, outdated cars and trucks into new, stylish rat rods. The main cast of the show includes Michael T Deeter, Steve Darnell, and Dave Lefler, who are all passionate about their work and strive to create the best rat rods possible.

Each episode follows the team as they take on a new project, which can range from an old school bus to a dilapidated muscle car. The challenges they face are numerous, as the cars are often in poor condition and require a great deal of work to get them up and running again. The team must work together to overcome these challenges and bring the vehicle to life.

One of the highlights of the show is the creativity and ingenuity displayed by the team. They are not content to simply restore the cars to their original condition, but instead seek to create unique, one-of-a-kind rat rods that are unlike anything you've ever seen before. They take inspiration from a variety of sources, including sci-fi movies, industrial machinery, and even animals.

Throughout the show, viewers get a chance to see the inner workings of the team and the challenges they face. This includes not only the physical challenges of transforming the cars but also the emotional challenges of working together on a tight deadline. The team members all have distinct personalities and bring their own unique perspectives to the projects, which can sometimes lead to friction or even conflict. But at the end of the day, they all share a common passion for creating amazing rat rods, and that camaraderie shines through.

Another aspect of the show that makes it so compelling is the emphasis on craftsmanship and attention to detail. The team takes great pride in their work and goes to great lengths to ensure that every aspect of the rat rod is perfect. This includes everything from the bodywork to the engine to the interior design. Whatever it takes to make the car look and run its best, the team is up for the challenge.

Finally, the show also gives viewers a chance to learn more about the history of rat rods and their place in American car culture. Rat rods have a long and fascinating history, dating back to the 1950s and 1960s when hot rodders would take old cars, strip them down, and rebuild them into fast, powerful machines. Today, rat rods are just as popular as ever, thanks in no small part to shows like Vegas Rat Rods that highlight their unique style and craftsmanship.

In summary, Vegas Rat Rods is a must-see for anyone who loves cars, creativity, and the thrill of the open road. With a talented cast, amazing projects, and a deep appreciation for the art of rat rodding, the show will definitely leave you impressed and inspired. So buckle up, hit the gas, and get ready for the ride of your life!

Vegas Rat Rods is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (43 episodes). The series first aired on May 19, 2014.

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Bussin' Out
12. Bussin' Out
December 4, 2018
The Welder Up tour bus receives an interior steampunk makeover; Merlon converts a Cummins diesel engine to run on vegetable oil; Travis installs triple turbos; Steve is poised to make his largest profit yet with an unusual flip.
Big Bad Bus
11. Big Bad Bus
November 27, 2018
Steve faces his toughest challenge yet when must design a tour bus that represents WelderUp while meeting the high standards of his business partners- sisters Donnalee and Stacy. Steve stands to make his largest profit yet off of an unusual flip.
The Real Iron Man Revealed
10. The Real Iron Man Revealed
November 20, 2018
With only two weeks left to go building the Iron Rod truck for Tyrone. The Welderup crew still has to build an engine, install it, and re-cut the frame to add shocks. They're going have to pull a rabbit out of a hat to get it finished on time.
Iron Man and the Mullet
9. Iron Man and the Mullet
November 13, 2018
Steve and the Welderup crew have to get creative when they're tasked with building an iron-worker themed rat rod that doubles as a work truck. Justin makes a big mistake and Steve then tries to flip a beat-up '67 Coronet that he finds in a junkyard.
Curse of the Haunted Rod
8. Curse of the Haunted Rod
October 30, 2018
The Haunted Rod is cursed. The suspension and the engine don't fit, triggering major body work; and when the engine doesn't fire they miss the deadline. Steve flips a 1920 Old Wayne Gas Pump to off-set extra labor costs on the Haunted Rod.
Tricks No Treats
7. Tricks No Treats
October 23, 2018
When longtime friends commission Steve to build a spooky car, he goes above and beyond the grave when he digs up a haunted '55 Chevy. While Justin and Travis battle to modify the cursed car, Steve and Merlon flip a Depression Era Plymouth.
One Big Gas Car
6. One Big Gas Car
October 16, 2018
The Welder Up crew scramble to finish the 70's gasser, but they run into several problems while testing the car out. Also, Merlon plans a surprise gift for Steve to replace a bike he loved as a kid but lost.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
October 29, 2018
Steve takes on one of his funkiest projects ever when he agrees to build a crazy 70's-era gasser racecar for a Navy Veteran. Also, Steve tries to make money by restoring and flipping a Prohibition-era bootlegger Model A truck to a Vegas police captain.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
October 22, 2018
Steve and the crew commit to meeting the original Superhero build time and delivering the Villain Rat Rod in three weeks; with no sign of a transmission, it doesn't look as though the crew will escape the clutches of this perilous deadline.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
October 15, 2018
Steve is asked to build a scary villain rat rod in three weeks and a vintage-inspired charity bike for military veterans in two weeks; Steve worries when the villain car frame takes longer than expected and the Vet Bike won't start.
Race and Reveal
2. Race and Reveal
October 8, 2018
With the delivery date for the ultimate Vintage Dirt Bike Hauler imminent, Steve pushes his crew to complete his vision. And when Welder Up's reputation for building the meanest and fastest rat rods is challenged, Steve races a local ****-talker.
Stevel Darneval
1. Stevel Darneval
October 1, 2018
Steve and his Welder Up crew are back, their builds bigger than ever! Welder Up takes on transforming a 58 Chevy Apache into a badass Vintage Dirt Bike Hauler. And Steve jumps at the chance to bring Evel Knievel's Formula 1 Dragster back to life.
Born to Rod
101. Born to Rod
September 24, 2018
Steve gets ready for epic new year of Vegas Rat Rods while paying tribute to all that got him here: his dad, his crew, his city and his most bitchin' builds.
Where to Watch Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Vegas Rat Rods on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play, Apple TV, Discovery and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 19, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (244)