Jesse James, a noted builder of custom motorcycles in Southern California, assembles a crew and takes ordinary vehicles (like a VW New Beetle or a Lincoln stretch limosine) and converts them in five days into extrodinary machines that do things that the manufacturer never intended them to do (like convert the VW into a swamp boat or the limo into a fire truck.)
Last Episode05x09 Ultimate Old School Monster Aired: Jun. 12, 2006
An all-star crew turns a rare two-door 1954 Ford station wagon into an "Old School Monster." Also: vintage Jesse moments and previously unaired …
Series Fun Facts
- Goof (continuity error): The Volkswagen Beetle the crew turns into a Swamp Buggy changes license plates and gains a sunroof between the planning session and the actual conversion. (See Trivia entry.)
- For the episode where a Mini Cooper was converted into a snowmobile, a brand new 2003 Mini was supplied free of charge by BMW, and Polaris Industries supplied all the parts necessary at no cost.
- The show didn't actually own a Volkswagen Beetle when they were ready to plan the vehicle's conversion to a Swamp Buggy. So, they rented one and used it to plan the conversion, then managed…
[show]The show didn't actually own a Volkswagen Beetle when they were ready to plan the vehicle's conversion to a Swamp Buggy. So, they rented one and used it to plan the conversion, then managed to buy a Beetle by the time the conversion was performed.