Monster Garage

Season 2 Episode 4

Figure 8 El Camino

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 15, 2003 on Discovery Channel
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1971 Chevrolet El Camino Super Sport / Figure 8 Race Car

What is figure 8 racing? It's racing around a track shaped like ... well, a figure 8. As you can imagine, the possibilities of collision (at speeds of 60 mph or more) at that center intersection are super high, so the cars, much like demolition-derby cars, are built to take a beating.

• Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. • Bruce Berkey, animator and former Ford Motors designer, Pasadena, Calif. • Scott Burson, rental-equipment service and repairman, San Bernadino, Calif. • James Hollan, special-effects artist and mechanical fabricator, Tujunga, Calif. • Mark Nelson, manager, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. • Rod Proctor, restaurant owner, Riverside, Calif. • Jeremy Stets, pipe welder, Carlisle, Pa. • "Barefoot" Billy Ziemann, tow-truck driver, Bloomington, Calif.moreless

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