The BEST episodes of Monster Garage

Every episode of Monster Garage ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Monster Garage!

Monster Garage is a game show where a group of people who have a passion for building, modifying, or fabricating cars get the chance to create a vehicle that can transform into a completely different machine. If the build is successful, the build crew gets a tool chest with $3,400 worth of Mac tools. Later add-ons to the prize, Monster Garage soundtrack CD, and occasionally (to some of the builders who go above and beyond) a Monster Garage jacket. If the build is a failure, host Jesse James feeds it to a shredder. James got his Discovery Channel fame by being chronicled in Motorcycle Mania and Motorcycle Mania 2. In Monster Garage, he is practically involved in every build; from design, construction (or destruction), and the Monster Challenge.

Last Updated: 6/13/2024Network: DiscoveryStatus: Continuing
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Milk Bomb
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - Milk Bomb

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/3/2005

Jesse and five builders take a beat-up, 1959 Chevy Apache milk truck and transform it into the world's first mobile milking parlor. The truck is gutted to make room for a milking machine, a custom pasteurizer, a cow stall, and a 1,400-pound dairy cow!

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10.00
1 votes

#2 - Old-School '54 Chevy

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/15/2004

Project vehicle: 1954 Chevrolet 2-door sedan A team of senior car customizing legends were summoned to transform an old school car into a modern chariot worthy of the Caesar of mechanics. With 393 years of experience under one roof, will they make history for the Monster Garage, or will they just become history? Design team: Bill Hines (as Bill 'the Lead Slinger' Hines) (83) (lead slinger) Dick Dean (automotive artist) Gene Winfield (body specialist) Fat Jack (custom chassis fabricator) John Robinson, Jr. (as John Robinson) (crane mechanic) Norm Grabowski (as Norm 'El Polacko' Grabowski) (hod rodder, actor/car enthusiast, sculpter) Tom Taylor (hod rod illustrator) Build team: Bill Hines (as Bill 'the Lead Slinger' Hines) (83), custom-car builder from Garden Grove, California Dick Dean, custom-car builder from San Jacinto, California Gene Winfield, custom-car builder of Gene Winfield's Rod and Custom from Mojave, California Fat Jack, custom-car builder from Lake E

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9.50
2 votes

#3 - Escalade / Tailgate

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/10/2003

Project vehicle: 2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV It's football season, and you know what that means — pre-game celebrations. Now imagine what Jesse and his crew could do with that concept: creating the ultimate tailgating vehicle. Design team: Kevin Kuenzie (m.a. audio supervisor), Todd Blandford (Freedom Motors hydraulics expert), Stacey Sunada (artist) Build team: Larry Webster, Car and Driver writer from Ann Arbor, Michigan Ed Federkeil, fireman and custom truck fabricator from Fort Lauderdale, Florida Danny Webb, hod rod builder and garage dude from Palm Springs, California Todd Blandford, hydraulics guru from Battle Creek, Michigan Kevin Kuenzie, audio wizard from Anaheim Hills, California

Full Steam Ahead
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9.50
2 votes

#4 - Full Steam Ahead

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/24/2005

A team of experts joins Jesse in his dream quest to harness the awesome power of steam, by converting an 18-foot, 1964 Chris Craft wooden boat into a steam-powered monster.

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9.33
3 votes

#5 - Sling Ray

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 7/14/2003

1973 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray / Mud Bogger Hey, if Jesse and his team are going to create a souped-up, mud-spitting off-road dragster, they're going to start it off right: with a 1973 Corvette whose engine is nothing other than a 454 Chevy big block. • Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. • John Best, Corvette mechanic, Brea, Calif. • Dave Collier, electrician/desert racer, San Marcos, Calif. • Chuck Courty Jr., national mud-bogging champ, Pittsburgh, Pa. • Dick Guldstrand, race-car racer/builder/designer and Corvette expert, Guldstrand Engineering, Burbank, Calif. • Bobby McCurdy, fabricator, Henderson, Nev. • Mike Stapleton, head mechanic, Wilson Motor Sports, Bellflower, Calif. • Don Vierstra, freelance artist, Buena Park, Calif.

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9.00
1 votes

#6 - Rock 'em Sock 'em Scions

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/12/2004

Project vehicles: Scion XB (red), Scion XA (blue). In this season finale, two teams turn cars into Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots. The winning team will receive Jesse James custom Mac Tools toolbox worth $6000. In this episode, build days 1 to 4 are shown. Red Rocker designers: Mike Desmond, Eric Tscherne (Hot Wheels designer), Wink Eller. Blue Bomber designers: Jonathan Bedford (Mattel designer), The Pizz (lowbrow artist), Eric Scarlett. Red Rocker builders - previous work John Babek (as Jon Babek) - NASCAR street sweeper Lisa Legohn - Fire fighting limousine Mike Stapleton - Mazda RX-7 sandrail Cindy Regimbald - 'Black Widow' demolition derby car Dwaine Jungen - Toyota Tundrinator Wink Eller (Captain) - Fire fighting limousine Blue Bomber builders - previous work Eric Scarlett (Captain) - Porsche Golf ball collector Steve ""Tombstone"" Sterle (as Tombstone) - Cadillac Hearse Grim Ripper, Cadillac Hearse Grave Digger Jason Jessee (as Jason Jesse) - Mobile Half pipe ska

T-Bucket/Snow Cat
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9.00
1 votes

#7 - T-Bucket/Snow Cat

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/14/2005

Jesse combines a Sno-Cat and a 1970's T-bucket into one mean monster.

NYC Hot Rod
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9.00
1 votes

#8 - NYC Hot Rod

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/21/2005

Jesse and his builders convert a 1929 Ford Model-A into a hot-rod in New York City.

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All-Girl Build: Dirt-Track Racer
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9.00
1 votes

#9 - All-Girl Build: Dirt-Track Racer

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/29/2004

Project vehicle: 1975 Chevrolet Camaro Design team: Michelle Christensen (auto artist), Sherri Heckenast (race car driver and dirt track owner), Kathy Pierson (dirt racer) Build team: Candice Burris (23), auto body technician from Prunedale, California Carolyn Coquillette, mechanic extrodinaire from Oakland, California Emily Ericksen, welder and mechanic from Lake in the Hills, Illinois Tiffany Wesson, parts specialist and Camaro queen from Rancho Palos Verdes, California Sherri Heckenast, dirt track owner and race car driver from Frankfort, Illinois

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Army Tractor Pull
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9.00
1 votes

#10 - Army Tractor Pull

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/18/2004

Jesse, and his team of Army gear-heads, modifies a vintage World War II Willys Jeep into a twin-engine tractor-pulling beast.

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9.00
2 votes

#11 - Jet Boat / Car

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/26/2004

Project vehicle: 2004 Picklefork Ultra boat The world of motorsports is turned upside down when the monster mechanics combine parts from land, sea, and air vehicles into a racing machine. Design team: Mike Desmond (Mitsubishi Motors automotive designer) John West (school bus pontoon builder, picklefork jet boat builder and donor) Build team: Howard Murray, helicopter mechanic from Inisfil, Ontario, Canada Tim McNees, chassis champ from Salt Lake City, Utah Brandon Smisek, fibre glass fabricator from Santa Ana, California Pippa Garner, inventor and artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico Mike Desmond, design wizard from Long Beach, California John West, super custom boat builder from El Cajon, California

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9.00
2 votes

#12 - Monster Nation 2

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/19/2004

Long Beach, CA Long Beach Polytechnic High School 1966 Volkswagon Bug / Dune Buggy If successful, each student gets a $700 tool kit and 2 Mac tool kits for the school's shop program. • Jayme Espinoza • Morley Pich • Chris Pheng • Antonio Perez • James Jacocks • Refugio Marquez • Brandon Overlin • Art Broadhurst (Mr. B) Monsters Across The Country Daytona, Florida - Ice Cream Truck From Hell Seattle Washington - Stiletto High Heel Shoe Car Los Buenos, California - Pharaoh's float Taylorsville, Georgia - Horn & Whistle Car Victorville, California - Monster Party Wagon Los Angeles, California - Cosmic Rocket Car San Jose, California - Guitar Motorcycle Houston, Texas - Sunflower Car

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9.00
1 votes

#13 - Peterbuilt Chopper

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/15/2003

Project vehicle: 1972 Peterbilt Semi-truck Jesse's a master bike builder. But just how will he tackle the challenge of transforming a semi-truck of all things into a diesel-fueled three-wheeled chopper? • Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. • Randy Grubb, glass artist, engineer and co-owner, Blastolene Brothers, Grant's Pass, Ore. • Michael Leeds, artist and co-owner, Blastolene Brothers, Santa Cruz, Calif. • Bernard Juckli, Jay Leno's chief mechanic and former aircraft mechanic, Los Angeles, Calif • Dan Owens, head machinist, Panavision, Wenatchee, Wash. • Robert Vaughan, maintenance engineer, Vanguard Plastics, Wylie, Texas

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9.00
2 votes

#14 - Under the Hood

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 7/28/2003

The Cast and Crew reflect back on the previous 24 episodes of Monster Garage. Segment 1) The Idea to Make the Show Segment 2) How an episode is made Segment 3) Picking the crew Segment 4) The Worst moments on Monster Garage Segment 5) And on the 7th day...

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9.00
2 votes

#15 - Low Bull-Rider

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 7/7/2003

1970 Ford Ranchero / Mechanical Bull Oh yeah. This 4,300-pound low ridin', high buckin' bull started out as a 1970 Ford Ranchero before Jesse and his crew fed it a week's diet of 12 batteries, eight solenoids and four hydraulic pumps and cylinders. Not to mention a mean set of 6-foot steer horns as a hood ornament. Is anyone crazy enough to actually ride this thing? • Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. • Chad Denton, bull rider, Oroville, Calif • Eric Jones, hydraulics expert, Pro Hopper Inc., Van Nuys, Calif. • Quinter Pittillo, custom-car builder, Sacramento, Calif. • Edgar Sifuentes, hydraulics expert, Pro Hopper Inc., Van Nuys, Calif. • Rob Smets, bull fighter, Shamrock, Texas

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9.00
1 votes

#16 - Tundranator

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 6/30/2003

2003 Toyota Tundra / Terminator 3 Integration In Terminator 3, machines battle mankind. Well, as you know, in Monster Garage, that happens as well (remember the The Grim Ripper?). This time, Jesse uses the movie's motif as inspiration for a stealthy motorcycle launcher, born from a garden variety Toyota Tundra pick-up truck. But will the monster win its fight against its human creators? • Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. • Tom Conard, car-maintenance adviser, Toyota, Redondo Beach, Calif. • Sean Gibbs, welder/pipe fitter, Middletown, Calif. • Dwaine Jungen, rock-crawler builder, Tucson, Ariz. • Jeff Mann, production designer, Terminator 3, Swordfish, etc., Los Angeles, Calif. • Paul Moore, custom race-car builder, Seaside, Calif. • Eric Roy Ortega, fabricator, California Street Rods, Cypress, Calif. • Monte Rex Perlin, stunt double, Terminator 3, etc., Los Angeles, Calif.

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9.00
5 votes

#17 - Doom Buggy

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/24/2003

1990 Mazda RX7 / Sandrail The name of this Mazda RX7-turned-sand rail? Doom Buggy. Yup. That sounds about right. • Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. • Lil' John Buttera, hot-rod designer and builder, Lil' John's Place, Los Alamitos, Calif. • Jason Conant, car builder, Mazda Recycling, Elk Grove, Calif. • Mike Ferguson, sand-rail builder/racer and owner, Big Chicken Bar Stools, Tempe, Ariz. • Cole Foster, car and bike customizer, Salinas Boys Customs, Salinas, Calif. • Anthony Luera, graphic artist and bike builder, West Coast Choppers, Glendora, Calif. • Jim McKenna, technology services manager, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Alameda, Calif. • Art Osborne, designer, Honda Acura, Pasadena, Calif. • Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, Calif.

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Golf-Ball Collector
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8.50
4 votes

#18 - Golf-Ball Collector

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/7/2002

1984 Porsche 944 / Golf-Ball Collector Golfers beware! This is no ordinary range-picker. It's a 1984 Porsche 944 that Jesse and company transformed into a player-harassing, ball-snagging monster back in August 2002. • Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. • Alex Anderson, custom-car builder, Temecula, Calif. • Mac Gillum, former drag racer and range-picker builder, Different Designs, Stanton, Calif. • Pete Pepe, creative designer, Disney Animation • Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, Calif. • Eric Scarlett, custom-car builder/shop owner and former U.S. Navy SEAL technician, Ventura, Calif. • Wendy Schmidt, animatronics specialist, Los Angeles, Calif. • Jay Skwarlo, bicycle mechanic/builder and hot-rodder, Long Beach, Calif.

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8.50
2 votes

#19 - Celica / Jet Car

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/12/2004

2003 Toyota Celica / Jet Car To date, it's the fastest monster ever, topping speeds of more than 200 mph. And its engine? A Rolls Royce Viper MK22 that generates 6,300 pounds of thrust. Sweet. • Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. • Joe Ruggless, race-car driver, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, Palmdale, Calif. • Marty Schwerter, Toyota Pro-Celebrity Celica project manager, Toyota Grand Prix, Huntington Beach, Calif. • Ralph Snider, jet-car builder and truck driver, Mcloud, Okla. • Jerry Segal, owner, Segal Motorsports, Las Vegas, Nev. • Ben Wood, fabricator and assistant manager, Monster Garage, San Jacinto, Calif.

Back to the DeLorean
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8.38
8 votes

#20 - Back to the DeLorean

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/20/2021

Jesse James takes another shot at one of the builds from the original series that has been haunting him: The Hovercraft DeLorean – and it will either be a complete failure or one of the garage’s most insane redemption stories.

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NASCAR Street Sweeper
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8.33
3 votes

#21 - NASCAR Street Sweeper

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/6/2003

2002 Dodge Intrepid / Street Sweeper Race-car driver Kyle Petty helps to transform a stock car into a street sweeper and to test it at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Anyone who's seen Jesse behind the wheel knows how much driving at extreme speeds bums him out. Not! • Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. • Kyle Petty, CEO, Petty Enterprises, and driver, Sprint Dodge car, Level Cross, N.C. • Jon Babek, R&D engineering specialist, Petty Enterprises, Level Cross, N.C. • James ""Bobby"" Brock, engineer, TYMCO, Waco, Texas • David Jones, industrial artist and custom fabricator, New Design Customz, Walker, La. • Laura Parker, art teacher and welder, Sacramento, Calif. • Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, Calif. • Jim Reeves, vice president of operations, FAA repair station, Carollton, Texas • Albert Yu, artist, designer and teacher, Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Calif. Honorary Team Mem

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Chev's Got Shingles
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8.29
7 votes

#22 - Chev's Got Shingles

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/13/2021

The crew try to transform a Chevrolet pickup truck into a mobile shingle mill. Can they attach two gigantic circular saws and create a wood-cutting monster?

A Rampage at 200mph
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8.09
11 votes

#23 - A Rampage at 200mph

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/20/2021

The crew try to take an extinct Dodge Rampage and transform it into a 200mph car. Jesse calls in the best of his team to work on this ambition build.

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8.00
2 votes

#24 - Champ Car Line Painter

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/24/2003

1999 Reynard Championship Car / Street Painter For anyone who's ever gotten stuck in traffic piling up behind a worktruck crawling along, may we present Jesse's latest attempt to create the fastest (fill-in-the-blank here) ever. Will he and the team be able to help countless commuters by turning a 1999 Champ Car into the world's swiftest street painter? • Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. • John Buttera, race-car builder and toymaker, Kenosha, Wis. • Gavin Diehl, heavy-equipment mechanic, San Jose, Calif. • Clyde Foss, streetline painter and owner, Four S, Long Beach, Calif. • John Gregory, fabricator and owner, Gregory Racing Fabrications and Racetronics, Nazareth, Pa. • Paul Gentilozzi, race-car driver and Champ Car team owner, Lansing, Mich. • Tony Giaccone, welder and fabricator, California Hot Rod/MRL Industries, Jamestown, Calif. • Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, Calif.

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Backyard Monsters I
star
8.00
1 votes

#25 - Backyard Monsters I

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/14/2005

Jesse leaves behind the monster garage and searches for Backyard Monsters.

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