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  • Season 1
    • The Hoax
      The Hoax
      Episode 26
      4/4/62
      7.6
      Scott tries to free a young heiress who has fallen under the influence of a charlatan.
    • To Climb Steep Hills
      3/14/62
      7.6
      A headstrong actor insists on racing cars to the consternation of his wife and studio.
    • The Craziest Race in the Town
      3/21/62
      7.9
      The boys have a special engine built for an important race but their competition thinks it quaint and funny.
    • Full Circle
      Full Circle
      Episode 23
      3/14/62
      7.8
      Muley Burke, who has just been released from a sanitarium, shows up at the garage and asks the boys for a job.
    • The Longest Night
      The Longest Night
      Episode 22
      3/7/62
      8.7
      Scott and Clipper's garage harbors an escaped killer.
    • The Ledge
      The Ledge
      Episode 21
      2/28/62
      8.0
      An old army buddy who hasn't fully recovered from combat wounds yet asks Scott to teach him to drive again.
    • Tiger By the Tail
      Tiger By the Tail
      Episode 20
      2/21/62
      8.5
      Scott and Clipper reluctantly hire an arrogant young know-it-all, who immediately takes over.
    • Escape From Darkness
      2/14/62
      7.7
      A girl who escaped from a mental home asks for help: someone is trying to kill her.
    • Sounds of Fury
      Sounds of Fury
      Episode 18
      2/7/62
      8.4
      A girl is abducted in front of Scott and Clipper's garage.
    • Crossroad
      Crossroad
      Episode 17
      1/31/62
      8.7
      Scott and Clipper hire a young man with a police record, unaware his friend has plans for a bank holdup.
    • The Drag Strip
      The Drag Strip
      Episode 16
      1/24/62
      8.5
      Scott and Clipper are caught in the middle of a feud when they help a rich lad build a racing car.
    • A Moment in the Sun
      1/17/62
      8.3
      Scott and Clipper introduce a girl called Jennifer to Paul, a young man with money to burn and charm to spare. Jennifer is impressed by Paul's tales of his aristocratic background, but Scott wonders why Paul never pays his bills in cash.
    • The Last Chance
      The Last Chance
      Episode 14
      1/10/62
      8.6
      Scott and Clipper befriend a once great racing driver whose drinking ended his career.
    • The Bribe
      The Bribe
      Episode 13
      12/29/61
      7.7
      Crooks kidnap a basketball star's wife to force him to throw a game.
    • Troubleshooter
      Troubleshooter
      Episode 12
      12/22/61
      8.1
      Scott and an attractive test driver vie for an important contract.
    • A Toast to Yesterday
      12/15/61
      7.8
      Aging Movie Star Lorraine Carrington has a couple of drinks in a quiet night club, and then drives home. The next morning there is evidence that her car was involved in a fatal hit and run accident.
    • The Sportscar Breed
      12/8/61
      7.7
      Scott is smitten by a sexy photographer who sets her sights on him.
    • Pledge a Nightmare
      12/1/61
      8.2
      One night Scott and Clipper leave the garage open so that Don Stafford, a student at a nearby college, can pick up his car. The next morning the car's still there - and there's a dead body on the floor.
    • The Racer and the Lady
      11/24/61
      7.6

      Scott and Clipper decide to enter their racer in the Grand Prix.

    • The Stranger
      The Stranger
      Episode 7
      11/17/61
      8.2
      Scott's friend Jeanne has been receiving threatening phone calls.
    • The Heist
      The Heist
      Episode 6
      11/10/61
      8.6
      Sam Cook and his gang of thieves have the perfect hide-out: the Straightaway Garage.
    • Die Laughing
      Die Laughing
      Episode 5
      11/3/61
      8.1
      Night-club comedian Buddy Conway earns his living making people laugh. But Buddy's son Les is not amused: he's convinced that Buddy was responsible for his mother's death.
    • Heat Wave
      Heat Wave
      Episode 4
      10/27/61
      8.4
      Scott and Clipper offer a hitchhiker a lift in Carson City, Nevada and that's when their troubles start.
    • The Nobles Oblige
      10/20/61
      8.4
      Scott and Clipper get involved in a feud between two murderous hot-rod gangs.
    • The Tin Caesar
      The Tin Caesar
      Episode 2
      10/13/61
      8.0
      Clipper picks ups a hitchhiker, drops him off at a gas station, and goes on his way. The next day Sheriff Bardeen arrests Clipper: the gas station owner has been murdered and described Clipper's car with his dying words.
    • The Leather Dollar
      10/6/61
      7.9
      Scott and Clipper agree to sponsor a young boxer unaware that his manager is betting against him.