Ultimate Car Build-Off

Discovery Channel Premiered Jan 01, 2010 Unknown


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Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • Drive on Water
      Episode 10
      For the UCB final episode the three city winners - ES Motorsports, Alternative Automotive Technology, and Atlanta Air Exchange - have to make a car or truck drive on water. The winner walks away with the grand prize of $100,000.
    • Hovercraft
      Episode 9
      Personal watercraft are great vehicles for the water. But can they be turned into hovercraft, that can work on both land and water? Atlanta Air Exchange and Batlground Motorsports duke it out for the last slot in the National final.
    • Spy Car
      Episode 8
      Everyone fantasizes about having a car with James Bond like accessories - rockets, spikes, smoke. Batlground Motorsports and Auto Extremes come face to face with turning that fantasy into reality.
    • 8/9/10
      UCB moves on to Atlanta, where Lou and ACP wheel an electric golf cart into Atlanta Air Exchange and Mild 2 Wild. Both shops are run by fathers, with sons working for them. Which family can focus on building an effective underwater vehicle?
    • 7/5/10
      ES Motorsports and Hollywood Hot Rods battle it out to reach the national final, for a shot at $100,000. Which team can turn their Firebird into a flying car, and cover the greatest distance taking off from a 200 foot cliff at Eagle Mountain?
    • Tank Tread Truck
      Episode 5
      Voodoo Choppers and Alternative Automotive Technologies tackle the tricky realm of treaded vehicles, as they attempt to turn trucks into tanks capable of taking on the obstacle course at the Eaton Proving Grounds.
    • 7/19/10
      Monkeywrench Racing and Voodoo Choppers are tasked with taking two motorcycles and making one four-wheeled vehicle with one purpose in mind - pull the longest wheelie they can down the _ mile runway at historic Grosse Ile Airport.
    • 6/20/10
      Hollywood Hot Rods and Pure Vision are given four days to turn a soccer mom mini-van into a supercar before their creations are put through the paces at Willow Springs Raceway. The winner will progress to the Los Angeles Semi-Finals.
    • 7/12/10
      UCB moves on to Detroit, where Team Z Motorsports and Alternative Automotive Technologies are told to buy two front-wheel drive cars. Lou and ACP show up and tell them they have to put the two front halves together and make them into one car.
    • 6/28/10
      Speed Unlimited and Hollywood Hot Rods go head to head to transform their hearses into hill climbers. The garages have four days to go from sedate delivery vehicle to hill-conquering beast, then face off on a 33 foot hill and a 45 degree incline!