Car Warriors

Car Warriors is a reality TV show depicting car restoration as a competition. Each week a different crew of mechanics and body specialists are featured in restoring a piece of junk vehicle and must restore it to a working custom vehicle that looks brand new. These teams competing are considered to be some of the best car restoration teams within the United States.

This television show debuted in 2011 with a teams competing against each other to build the best looking and running car in only 72 hours (3 days) from start to finish. Each team was given the junky non-functioning car without choosing their own vehicle making the challenge even harder. However the teams competing against each other each week had the same make and model of car as the other to help equalize the competition. Crews were allowed to make their own choice in restoring and rebuilding the vehicle mechanically and in artistry. The better the work the more likely they were to impress the judges and to win. Judges on Car Warriors themselves are also considered to be All Star specialists in their respective fields in car restoration, especially for classic cars and trucks.

Season two of Car Warriors in 2012 brought new challenges to the show to make the teams competing against each other more difficult. The most prominent part of changing up in the show was decreasing the amount of time to complete a restoration from 72 hours down to 48 hours (2 days). This decreased the 30% of time allowed for the crews to finish their project. New judges were also featured in the second season who were more critical of the restoration work than previously. The working production team behind Car Warriors also changed giving the second season a slightly different feel from the first.

Car Warriors does not focus on the details of the mechanics and artistry of the repairs and restoration of the assigned vehicles. Rather the focus is on the interaction of team members which helps only to increase the popularity of the show itself.

Thursday 10:00 PM et/pt on SPEED
2 Seasons, 22 Episodes
February 23, 2011
Automotive
5.7/10
Cast: Jimmy Shine, Bradley Fanshaw, Ray McClelland, Ryan Ryno Templeton
Car Warriors
Episodes

Car Warriors Full Episode Guide

  • Honest Charley and Down Industries compete to rebuild a Ford Thunderbird.

  • Innovative Rods and Martinez Industries compete to rebuild a Chevy Nova.

  • Builders Billy Bob Customs and Plum Crazy compete to rebuild a Dodge Challenger.

  • Two teams of builders, L&G Enterprise and the Northeast Elite race the clock and each other to rebuild a GM Truck.

  • Builders Billy Bob Customs and Plum Crazy compete to rebuild a Dodge Challenger.

  • Two teams of builders, East Coast Speed and the Salty Dawgs compete to rebuild a Factory 5 1933 Ford Hot Rod.

  • K Smith and Unique Twist race to rebuild a Fox Body Ford Mustang in 48 hours.

  • Two teams of builders, Ireson Motorsports and Celebrity Kustoms race the clock and each other to rebuild an Oldsmobile Cutlass. Only on SPEED.

  • A Firebird Trans Am rebuild contest, featuring Kaotic Customs and Hot Rods by Dean.

  • A Chevy Chevelle gets a 48-hour custom rebuild by Team SPG and Street Rod Customs.

  • Two teams of builders, the United Hot Rods and the Krazy Kreations race the clock and each other to rebuild a Pontiac Le Mans. Only on SPEED.

  • Two teams of builders, the Hot Rod Hooligans and the Inland Empire race the clock and each other to rebuild a Chevy Camaro. Only on SPEED.

  • The final episode of Car Warriors is a retrospective look at Season One of the groundbreaking show on Speed. On this week's episode, we take a look at the top fifteen moments of the first season, along with a special behind-the-scenes look at the Car Warriors' garage and a peek at never-before-seen footage. Also, from all eighteen of Season One's cars, our judges crown the best build of the year. Only on SPEED.

  • All Stars go head-to-head with a team of builders from the mean streets of South Central Los Angeles. Only on SPEED.

  • All Stars face off against a team of military personnel from Edwards Air Force Base. Only on SPEED.

  • The All Stars go head-to-head with a team from Sacramento, California. Only on SPEED.

  • The All Stars take on Wheels Garage, a unique crew from Palmdale, California. Only on SPEED.

  • The All Stars take on SKJ customs, a family-run custom car shop from St. George, Utah.

  • The All Stars go head-to-head with a team of young hot shot builders from Reseda, California. Only on SPEED.

  • The All Stars face off against an eclectic team of challengers whose key members include an engaged couple and a French fabricator for the stars. Only on SPEED.

  • The All Stars face off against a team of low rider specialists from Phoenix. Only on SPEED.

  • This 72 hours custom car build is be held in the Lone Star State and is between an All Star team and a young, up and coming team.