Ultimate Car Build-Off, broadcast on the Discovery Channel, features various car builders from around the country as they compete to win a $100,000 grand prize. Mechanics in Detroit, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and other American cities vie for the money by proving their talent in the garage. Hosted by famed car builder Lou Santiago and professional drive Andrew Picard, each half hour episode features two shops battling head to head as in the ultimate car renovating challenge. Turning a minivan into a racecar, creating an underwater vehicle, or making a hearse into an off road vehicle are just a few examples of the challenges the indefatigable mechanics must complete in less than forty hours. When the car is complete, famous designer Chip Foose judges both of the entries and decides who advances to the next round. Premiering in 2010, each hour-long episode shows the stress and creativity involved in re-designing a vehicle.