Monster Garage

The WORST episodes of Monster Garage

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 6/30/2022Network: Discovery
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Wheelie Santa Float
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#1 - Wheelie Santa Float

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/22/2003

Project vehicle: 1986 Pontiac Firebird with 1991 Ferrari Testarossa body Christmas turned from nice to naughty when monster mechanics created an evil Santa float. Design team: Christopher Lowell (Discovery Channel decorator), Jocelyne Borys (art director), Dick Gillespie (float expert), Art Aguirre (sketcher) Build team: Michael Gillespie (as Mike Gillespie, Sr.), float builder and son of Dick Gillespie from San Gabriel, California Michael Gillespie, Jr. (as Mike Gillespie, Jr.), general automotives guy and float builder from Sierra Madre, California Ian Johnson, car engine and mechanical expert from Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada Jeff Covey, custom fabricator and race car builder from Middleville, Michigan Garth McCrohan, pro welder and Monster Garage fanatic from El Cajon, California Gary Twemlow, float sculptor from Duarte, California

Box Truck Wrestling Car
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#2 - Box Truck Wrestling Car

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/16/2004

Project vehicle: 1988 U-Haul International 16 Series Well, here's something you don't see every day: a hydraulic-powered wrestling ring/U-Haul box truck. Right? I mean, when you think U-Haul, do you think WrestleMania or RAW? Design team: Bill Goldberg (as Goldberg) (professional wrestler), Ellis Edwards (stuntman) Build team: Mark N. Carpenter Sr. (as Mark Carpenter), professional wrestling ring constructor from Bridgeport, Connecticut Angel Figueroa, welder/fabricator from Long Beach, California Mike Dilgard, U-Haul guru from Phoenix, Arizona Ron Powers, Hydraulics expert from San Jose, Carlifornia Marty Coronel, welder/bartender from Valencia, Carlifornia

Pikes Peak Hill Climber
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#3 - Pikes Peak Hill Climber

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/26/2004

Project vehicle: 1988 Chevrolet Blazer A truck was converted into a racing vehicle to climb Pikes Peak. Design Team: Larry Ragland (Pike's Peak racing record champion), Patrick Janicke (vehicle artist), Randy Ruyle (Pikes Peak International Hill Climb director of competition) Build Team Randy Ruyle, Pikes Peak local from Cascade, Colorado Rhys Millen, Racer/Pikes Peak champion, from Huntington Beach, California Sarah Grenier, Engineer/mechanical specialist from Manchester, New Hampshire Doug Evans, Mechanic and hot rod builder from San Marco, Texas Mike Cook, West Coast Choppers special project director from Huntington Beach, California

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How To Monsterize Everything
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#4 - How To Monsterize Everything

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/25/2004

Combining the talents from Monster Garage and Monster House, 6 items from a home owner's house were taken to the Monster Garage for monsterization. Design team: Jarri Schwartz (Monster House decorator), Gadget (Monster House/BIG! builder), Big Schwag (Monster Garage commentator), The Pizz (artist) House owner: Miles Build team: Michael Gump (Previous work: Fright house (door frame)), artist Dan Danknick (Previous work: Geo Tracker balloon), electrical genius Nikki Giovacchini (as Nik Giovacchini) (Previous work: Mobster house), monster veteran Chuck Mignacco (Previous work: Geo Tracker balloon), welder Mike Massingill (Previous work: Fire house), carpenter/firefighter Mac Sufuentes (Previous work: Low bull rider), lowering expert Ian Roussell (Previous work: Mad scientist house (mad scientist bar)), welder/fabricator Ed Robinson (Previous work: Remote control car), circus performer/mechanical expert

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

Season 3 - Episode 12 - 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

Miata / Jet Ski
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#6 - Miata / Jet Ski

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/7/2004

The gang tries to convert a Miata convertible into a personal watercraft.

Armored Dunkster
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#7 - Armored Dunkster

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/17/2005

The Team tries to turning an armored truck into a mobile dunk tank.

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Backyard Monsters II
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#8 - Backyard Monsters II

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/7/2005

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

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Logsplitter
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#9 - Logsplitter

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/21/2005

For this build it was "goodbye, crash helmet" and "hello, wool cap," as Jesse and the crew created a log splitter out of a 1982 powder-blue Zimmer Golden Spirit, a car made famous in the early '80s for an over-the-top, pimped-out luxury style. The plan: to cut the Zimmer in half, extending the car; after a log was dropped in, the car would come back together via a couple of hydraulic cylinders and thus split the log.

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Folsom Prison Low-Rider
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#10 - Folsom Prison Low-Rider

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/16/2005

Monster Garage has always been known for its tight deadlines, sure, but this is the first time its builders couldn't leave the set ... literally. Because in this episode, a select group of Folsom State Prison inmates � many of whom learned their mechanical skills while behind bars � joined Jesse in transforming a rusty 1969 Chevy Impala into the ultimate low-rider.

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Georgia High School Dragster
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#11 - Georgia High School Dragster

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/19/2005

Jesse leaves the monster garage and travels to Robert Groves High School Career Academy. Jesse and the students take the frame and body of a junior dragster and turn it into a dialed-in, super-sleek racing machine.

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Mini-Truck
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#12 - Mini-Truck

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/27/2006

Jesse and his "little" team build a mini truck.

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Monster on Ice
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#13 - Monster on Ice

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/3/2006

Jesse and team of maverick mechanics transform a 1977 Chevy ice-cream delivery truck into a truck that can take icy corners at 100 mph and also still serve ice cream.

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Battery-Powered Dragster
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#14 - Battery-Powered Dragster

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/10/2006

Jesse and team of electric vehicle experts try to turn a 1962 Bel Air into an battery powered car that can do 100 mph in a quarter mile.

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On The Road - Baja Trophy Truck I
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#15 - On The Road - Baja Trophy Truck I

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/5/2006

Jesse takes a team of the top 10 off road builders to help make a trophy truck capable of running the Baja 1000.

On The Road - Baja Trophy Truck II
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#16 - On The Road - Baja Trophy Truck II

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/5/2006

As Jesse competes in the Baja 1000, he must drive for 24 straight hours with hopes of making it out alive.

Rock 'em Sock 'em Scions Pt2
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#17 - Rock 'em Sock 'em Scions Pt2

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/12/2004

In the second installment of this two-part episode, teams finish transforming XA & XB Scions, into deadly Monsters and pit them against each other.

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Milk Bomb
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#18 - 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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Road Ramp
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#19 - Road Ramp

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/14/2003

1987 Winnebago Itasca/Suncruiser / Skate Ramp Will Jesse and his team — which includes pro skater Tony Hawk — successfully turn a 1987 Winnebago Itasca/Suncruiser into a skate ramp? • Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. • Chris ""Body Drop"" Artiaga, skate-boarder and fabricator, San Luis Obispo, Calif. • Nigel Benjamin, former lead vocalist for a British glam band turned music studio designer, Toluca Lake, Calif. • Steve Cadena, creative consultant, Gaylord's Kustom Trucks, Long Beach, Calif. • Tony Hawk, pro skater, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. • Jason Jessee, pro skater and motorcycle fabricator, Santa Cruz, Calif. • Jeff King, skate rail and ramp builder, San Diego, Calif. • Joe ""Leaf Eater"" McCluskey, custom-car builder, Hemet, Calif. • Mike McIntyre, skate ramp engineer and builder, SITE Design Group, Tempe, Ariz. • Rick Thorne, professional BMX freestyler, Santa Ana, Calif.

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Hot Dog Car
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#20 - Hot Dog Car

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 6/2/2003

Hot Dog Vending Stand / Dragster Jesse and his crew of New Yorkers take a NYC Hot Dog Cart and transform it into a 1,000 horsepower dragster. • Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. • Tom Betar, senior master tech, Ford Dealership, West Nyack, N.Y. • Steve Bonge, classic customizer, New York, N.Y. • Mike Desmond, custom-car designer, MAD Machines, Southern California • Louis Di Raimondo, hot-dog cart manufacturer and owner, All American Hot Dog Carts, Miami, Fla. • Dan Ferrazzano, mechanic, Ferrazzano Service Center, Philadelphia, Pa. • Indian Larry, motorcycle builder, New York, N.Y. • Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, Calif. • Dave Tucci Jr., street-rod fabricator, Tucci Engineering, Marcy, N.Y.

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Rolls-Royce/John
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#21 - Rolls-Royce/John

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/27/2004

A 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow that symbolizes high class luxury was reassigned to do the lowest line of work ever done by an automobile: cleaning portable toilets. Can the classy Rolls-Royce survive a work day too low down dirty even for common folks?

Ultimate Surfmobile
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#22 - Ultimate Surfmobile

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/7/2005

Jesse and a team of surfers, transform a broken down, rusted out, 1950 Ford Woody Wagon into the ultimate wave-chasing off-road machine.

Anglia Nitro Dragster
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#23 - Anglia Nitro Dragster

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/12/2005

Jesse and his team of mechanics try to transform a 1959 British Anglia Coupe into a high-speed drag racer.

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D.C. High-School Build
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#24 - D.C. High-School Build

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/28/2005

The team builds a Chopper Kit with six high-school students. Derrick Butler - auto-shop teacher, Ballou Senior High School, Washington, D.C. Mark Hargrove - student, Ballou Senior High School, Washington, D.C. Andre Lee - student, Ballou Senior High School, Washington, D.C. Chris Merriweather - student, Ballou Senior High School, Washington, D.C. Genieva Robertson - student, Ballou Senior High School, Washington, D.C. Charles Stotts - student, Ballou Senior High School, Washington, D.C. Timothy Williams - student, Ballou Senior High School, Washington, D.C. Duane French - assistant auto-shop teacher, Ballou Senior High School, Washington, D.C

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Ultimate Old School Wagon
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#25 - Ultimate Old School Wagon

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/12/2006

Jesse and his all star team from the previous four years, turn an old station wagon into a Monster magnificence. They come back for one final build in the Monster Garage for the series finale!

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