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Monster Garage - 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car
Monster Garage - 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car


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Monster Garage 1972 Peterbilt Truck Engine Trike

Monster Garage 1972 Peterbilt Truck Engine Trike
23,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1972 Peterbilt Truck Engine Trike 23,000 LotNumber 73 Summary Picture your parent's pushing you on your very first trike. Now picture your parents as a 3,000-pound Peterbilt Semi. Get the picture? Description Jesse is a master bike builder. So it's no surprise to see him conquer the challenge of transforming a semi truck, of all things, into a diesel-fueled 3-wheeled trike. Team member and co-owner of Blastolene Brothers in Santa Cruz said the toughest obstacle in this build was the front end. "The steering and mounting of the front wheel. There were a lot of design changes and a lot of thoughts about the design. A lot of mental effort was expended on that front end. And the final solution was great because it really utilized the truck parts, including a piece of the front axle and the steering box." The team also had problems adjusting to changes in the design. It went from being a 2-wheeled chopper to a three-wheeled trike. The axle of the semi soon became the front end of the trike. "Failure is an impossibility to a Blastolene Brother. It was merely what design would be executed, that was the only challenge. We had three or four different options for the front end; we just had to choose one." This kind of determination on the team led them to victory on this build. In the end, Jesse and his team a tremendously loud trike, whose main body consisted of a 3,000-pound Peterbilt semi engine. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Randy Grubb, glass artist, engineer and co-owner, Blastolene Brothers, Grant's Pass, OR, Michael Leeds, artist and co-owner, Blastolene Brothers, Santa Cruz, CA, Bernard Juckli, Jay Leno's chief mechanic and former aircraft mechanic, Los Angeles, CA, Dan Owens, head machinist, Panavision, Wenatchee, WA, and Robert Vaughan, maintenance engineer, Vanguard Plastics, Wylie, TX. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 59.5"; Width: 88"; Length: 158"; Ground Clearance: 3.5"; Weight: approximately 4,000 pounds. Artist: Michael Leeds, artist and co-owner, Blastolene Brothers, Santa Cruz, CA. MONSTER SPECS: Special Welds: Special welds were performed on Jesse's custom-built side pod and the fabricated gas tank. Body Modifications: A 3,000-pound Peterbilt Motors Company semi served as the trike frame. The semi's air brakes, foot pedals, air horn, five-speed transmission, clutch and steering box were also used.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1945 Willys Jeep "Army Tractor Pull"

Monster Garage 1945 Willys Jeep "Army Tractor Pull"
18,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1945 Willys Jeep "Army Tractor Pull" 18,000 LotNumber 70 Summary This authentic WWII Willys Jeep transformed into a twin-engined tractor-pulling behemoth is sure to bring home the Big "V" both on the race track and the front lines. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply. Description In the Summer of 2003, Jesse James accompanied Kid Rock to a USO Show for the troops overseas in Iraq. While there, Jesse was bit by the inspiration bug and set his mind towards his next build, the transition of an authentic WWII Willys Jeep into a twin-engined tractor-pulling behemoth using a team composed entirely of Army gearheads (well, with the exception of a couple of civilian experts). It wasn't just a walk through the park, or even a walk through the front lines. Nearly every piece had to be fabricated for this build. Plus, the rear end and rims had to be modified for pulling. The biggest modification was comprised of extending the Jeep frame from 86" to 180". Over twice it's original length. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers in Long Beach, CA, Joe Eder, multi-engine tractor-pull builder from North Collins, NY, Keith Kaucher, industrial designer, Kaucher Design Werks in Santa Monica, CA, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Sargent, utilities operations and maintenance technician, Headquarters Company/1st Engineer Brigade in Fort Leonard Wood, MO, 2nd Lt. Brian Johnson, armor officer, 1st Battalion/16th Cavalry Regiment in Fort Knox, KY. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers in Long Beach, CA, Joe Eder, multi-engine tractor-pull builder from North Collins, NY, Pfc. Jesse Dugan, wheel vehicle mechanic, D Company/801st Main Support Brigade in Fort Campbell, KY, 2nd Lt. Brian Johnson/2LT, armor officer, 1st Battalion/16th Cavalry Regiment in Fort Knox, KY, Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Morin, light-wheeled vehicle mechanic, Headquarters Company/187 Ordnance Battalion in Fort Jackson, SC, Tim Porter, single-engine tractor-pull builder from Louisberg, KY, Master Sgt. Darrick Preston, mechanical maintenance supervisor, 16th Ordnance Battalion/Aberdeen Proving Ground in Abingdon, MD, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Sargent, utilities operations and maintenance technician, Headquarters Company/1st Engineer Brigade in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO and Spc. Benjamin Smith, metalworker, D Company/801st Mechanical Support Brigade in Fort Campbell, KY. VEHICLE SPECS Make: Willys Model: Jeep MB Year: 1943 Height: 64" Width: 85" (including rear tires) Length: 211" Ground Clearance: 6" to headers (1' to frame) Horsepower/Torque: approximately 2,000hp /2,1000 torque Moving Parts: Includes the engine coupler, primary transmission, secondary gearbox and dual supercharged 502 engines. Special Welds: The guys performed heavy-duty welds on the body-frame extension and towing hitch. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: The team fabricated the engine coupler, towing hitch and straight rims.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

Monster Garage 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
8,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sewage Sucker 8,000 LotNumber 62 Summary This tricked-out 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow designed to empty outhouses and portable toilets makes you number one in a business that's all about number two. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply. Description If there was ever a case of worlds colliding, it was this build, in which Jesse and a team of high-class hired hands converted the notoriously temperamental 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow into a plush pump vehicle designed to empty outhouses and portable toilets. Bodie Stroud, owner of the portable toilet company Portosan Company, assisted on the transformation of this sleek sewage sucker. "Portosan is one of the largest toilet and temporary-fencing companies in the nation. We provide services for construction, special events and studios." Stroud being number one in the business that's all about number two, was the guru of the vacuum pump on this build. In fact, the rest of the team turned to him so much, he hardly found time to work on anything else. Along with the vacuum concerns was the difficulty of working around the rolls original wiring and hydraulic system. The team finished on time and had one monstrous Rolls Royce that made other models look like, well┐ you know. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Bodie Stroud, co-owner/operator, Portosan Company, Sun Valley, CA, and Tony Vanderploeg, owner, Vanderploeg Motors, Carmel, CA. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Gleek Chapman, machine builder, Cookeville, TN, Matthew DeAnda, service technician, Rolls-Royce and Bentley of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, Juan Martinez, welding instructor, Boise, ID, Bodie Stroud, co-owner/operator, Portosan Company, Sun Valley, CA, and Tony Vanderploeg, owner, Vanderploeg Motors, Carmel, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 62"; Width: 76"; Length: 199"; Ground Clearance: 9"; Weight: 6,800 pounds. Painter: Pete "Hot Dog" Finlan, Hot Dog Designs. Hydraulics: The original hydraulic braking system was cleaned and recharged. Special Welds: The team welded the waste and water tanks, struts, shock mounts, tower plates, pump bracket, secondary filter trap and exhaust and pipe fittings. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Includes the vacuum pump, water pump, switches, brackets, secondary filter trap, pipes and fittings, hoses, ball valve, oil trap, high idle cable and wheel adapters. Body Modifications: The guys adjusted the vehicle's wheel wells, removed the trunk wall and rear seats, added a dump valve to the rear end, and gold-plated the bumpers and grille.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1990 Ford Mustang "Switchblade" Lawnmover

Monster Garage 1990 Ford Mustang "Switchblade" Lawnmover
7,300.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1990 Ford Mustang "Switchblade" Lawnmover 7,300 LotNumber 75 Summary Loaded with a 10hp Briggs & Stratton lawn mower engine, a 48" triangular Delta Deck mower and three cylindrical rotating blades. This Mustang cuts down the competition and the lawn. Description Getting nagged to cut the lawn, but don't have the time? Call Monster Garage. In an effort to expedite one of the most common household chores, Jesse and his team embark on the adventure of turning a Mustang into a mower. It's the very first Monster Garage ever filmed: the transition of a 1990 Ford Mustang GT into a lawn mower. To transform the Mustang into a mower, the team began by throwing out the back seat, muffler and catalytic converter. Then they added a 10hp Briggs & Stratton lawn mower engine and a 48" triangular Delta Deck mower, which they installed underneath the car, just behind the rear wheels. The team also attached three cylindrical rotating blades to the doors and the rear of the car. Levers inside the cockpit lower both the Delta Deck and the rear cylindrical mower. The Mustang was then ready for its custom paint job from House of Kolor. The base coat was Lime Green Pearl, over which an Ice Gold Pearl coat was sprayed. Lime Green metal flake was applied over that, followed by two coats of Lime Green Candy Apple paint. For the flame paint details, a black smoke outline was used and a "Kameleon" green-to-silver top coat applied. A final clear coat sealed the deal, after which gold-wire rims (made with 100 spokes apiece) were fitted. The result? Let's put it this way: You should be so lucky as to have to cut your grass on a regular basis. "Mowing the grass at 100 mph rules. Doing anything at 100 miles an hour rules, for that matter, " said Jesse James. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, Long Beach, CA, George Beers, "parts guru," Stuart, FL, Bob Cleveland, lawn mower engineer and racer, Locust Grove, GA, Mike Contreras, oil-rig mechanic, Long Beach, CA, Mike Desmond, graphic artist and custom-car designer, MAD Machines, Long Beach, CA, Bill Dodge, custom-bike builder, Long Beach, CA, Carol Hodge, TV commercial director, Seattle, WA, Billy Lane, custom-bike builder, Melbourne, FL, and Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: 5.0 Liter V8 engine, 200hp, 4-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Monster Machine Specs: 10hp Briggs & Stratton lawn mower engine, 48" triangular Delta Deck mower, three cylindrical rotating blades, gold-wire rims, House of Kolor paint.
by Douglas

Monster Garage Custom "Jet Boat Car"

Monster Garage Custom "Jet Boat Car"
9,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage Custom "Jet Boat Car" 9,000 LotNumber 72 Year 2004 CarMake ULTRA CarModel SHADOW PICKLE-FORK Summary Hardly a fish-out-of-water, this Pickle-Fork jet boat turned Hot Rod is sure to make a splash. Description Why turn a pickle-fork jet boat into a one-of-a-kind Hot Rod created from boat, car and even helicopter components? Because it's wrong. The biggest challenge to face the team on this build was mounting the body to the chassis as it had to be tailored to the body specs before they were joined. Confusion sank in during the build, when the team kept confusing the car with a boat. With this body, who could blame them? The sleek and smooth design seems to coast over the track, like most boats cross the ocean. Monster Garage designer, Mike Desmond made his building debut with this car. Out of all of the builds, he likes this one the most. "No doubt, the Jet Boat Car's my favorite: It's pure, and its natural beauty comes from functional fluid dynamics - it's like a fish outta water. Plus, the only real time we ever get to see the bottom of a boat is when something's gone terribly wrong." THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Mike Desmond, graphic artist and custom-car designer, Madmachines, Long Beach, CA, Pippa Garner, artist, Santa Fe, NM, Tim McNees, racecar builder and fabricator, Salt Lake City, UT, Howard Murray, gas-turbine boat builder, Inisfil, Ontario, Canada, Brandon Smisek, 3-D designer/clay modeler, Santa Ana, CA, and John West, boat builder and owner, Ultra Custom Boats, El Cajon, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 48"; Width: 81"; Length: 19'; Ground Clearance: 3.5"; Weight: 2,650 pounds. Gel Coating: Ultra Custom Boats, El Cajon, CA. Special Welds: Special welds were formed on the frame and chassis (created from steel tubing), the rigid rear end, the motor mounts and the roll cage. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Includes a horizontal helicopter stabilizer, a transmission from the Remote-Control Dirt-Track Racer, a radiator and rear disc brakes. Body Modifications: The team inverted the boat body and added front-wheel blisters, a cockpit cowl and rear-wheel flares.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1929 Ford Roadster "HIGH SCHOOL T-TRACK"

Monster Garage 1929 Ford Roadster "HIGH SCHOOL T-TRACK"
15,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1929 Ford Roadster "HIGH SCHOOL T-TRACK" 15,000 LotNumber 66 Summary The Texas School for the Deaf proved that even with building roadsters, you don't mess with Texas. Its compact and vintage design make this Rat Rod so unique. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply. Description Monster Garage invaded the shop class at the Texas School for the Deaf. With Jesse James as your teacher, you can imagine the kind of assignment you will be given. The nearly all deaf team, comprised of two teachers and six students under the guidance of professor Jesse James created the ultimate rough and rowdy, rusted roadster, just in time for the weekend. The team was given the frame of a 1932 Ford roadster to start. While the kids attended classes during the day, Jesse set out to find the perfect body for the car. From a local, he received a body of a 1929 Model A roadster pick-up. The students had no idea what they were in for. To get the body attached to the frame, the frame had to be pinched. So the cross member of the frame was cut so that the body would slide on. After the body was in place, the cross member was welded back to the frame. Additional cutting and welding also included lowering the window frame of the car, and mounting the 350hp Chevy engine to the frame. The team had a little trouble finding rear axel plates that fit, without correct plates, the wheel, and all hell, would break loose. On the final day of the build, determined to finish on time, the students took the wheels off an inoperable car in the parking lot of their school and placed them on their custom roadster. After the initial start-up, and a little bit of fireworks, The Rat Rod was completed. "These guys are dangerous," exclaims Jesse as the team controls a small garage fire. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Mickey Jasso, TSD Senior, Bryon Terell, TSD Senior, Greata Cole, TSD Sophomore, Michael Anglin, TSD Senior, Mickey Thomas, TSD Sophomore, Caleb Goodpastor, After School Program Hearing Student, Austin High, Keith Baker, Welding Teacher, TSD, and Donald Pekar, Auto Mechanic Teacher. VEHICLE SPECS: Engine: 350 Chevy; Height: 3' 8"; Width: 5' 7"; Length: 11'; Ground Clearance: 5". MONSTER SPECS: Special Welds: Rails from frame welded to the '29 Model A frame. The Cross member was cut and welded to pinch the frame. Also the motor mount was welded to the frame.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1964 Chriscraft Steam Powered Boat

Monster Garage 1964 Chriscraft Steam Powered Boat
6,500.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1964 Chriscraft Steam Powered Boat 6,500 LotNumber 67 Summary A 1964 ChrisCraft wooden boat converted into a successful turn-of-the-last-century steam launch deserves the title of "Oldie, but Goodie." Full steam ahead. Description In a quest to harness the awesome power of steam, Jesse and his dream team attempted to convert a 1964 ChrisCraft wooden boat into a turn-of-the-last-century steam launch. The team gutted everything from the boat. They added a new propulsion system and mounted the steam engine and boiler. They created new auxiliaries to keep everything working as well. There was also a custom-made coal bunker installed on the boat. So the ship would not sink on its maiden voyage, all of the cracks, leaks, and holes in the boat were filled and sealed. This is the first time the garage has tried to harness steam power. Hydraulic lines were not up to the task of handling steam at 150 psi and 375 degrees Fahrenheit. All the steam lines were made from heavy, seamless black iron pipe with extreme schedule-80 black iron fittings. All auxiliary non-steam plumbing was made using heavy-walled 1/2" copper pipe annealed to allow the use of flare fittings. The overboard discharge for the bilge pumps was made from a garden hose. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Misc Pippa Garner, cartoonist for "Car and Driver Magazine", Santa Fe, NM, Robert Dessert, journeyman machinist/steamboat hobbyist, Standwood, WA, Dick Vennerbeck, steamboat hobbyist, Campbell, CA, Paul Boschan, boilermaker, Carson, CA, Capt. Dave Holden, firefighter/boat restorer, Long Beach, CA, and Jon Baverstock, boat restorer/fabricator, Long Beach, CA. SPECS: EXTERIOR: Height: 28"; Width: 71"; Length: 223"; Weight: Boat: 800 lbs; engine: 120 lbs; empty boiler: 550 lbs: steam auxiliaries: 25 lbs. INTERIOR: Height: 104" (including steam stack); Width: 63"; Length: 117.5". Special Welds: Jesse fabricated a nontraditional mount for the engine and V-drive. He also fabricated a special transition piece to fit from the top of the boiler to the bottom of the smokestack. It was made of copper and he made an invisible TIG weld to join the sections. Special "non-welds" were the 85 hand-rolled tubes inserted into the boiler, which were subsequently pressure tested to 275 psi with no leaks. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Robert machined a flange to adapt the engine to the V-drive. Paul supplied a code boiler shell, a reflex water gauge, steam gauge and about 50 lbs of high quality steam pipe fittings. Dick built a displacement lubricator for the engine from pipe fittings and lagged the boiler in wood scraps, which were donated from John's shop. Dick supplied the feed water pump, the injector, the engine and a historic Jesse James train robbery whistle from a train robbed in Missouri in 1859.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car

Monster Garage 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car
45,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car 45,000 LotNumber 1264 Ever since "Monster Garage" premiered on Discovery Channel in June 2002, Jesse James led teams to build vehicles that make beer, do wheelies, shake trees, even transport gorillas. But all the while, Jesse was turning his thoughts and his dreams to the sky. Everyone said he couldn't do it, and the lawyers begged him not to do it, but Jesse James and his 9 man team managed to take a $100,000 Panoz Esperante sports car and create an airborne vehicle whose first flight matched the success of the Wright Brothers'. After the team tore out the Panoz's plush interior to make room for a roll cage, installed a used propeller engine in the trunk, mounted 36' handmade wings to the car's exact center and secured a rear tail with a 15" fuselage, the flying car was taken to Kitty Hawk, NC, home of the Wright Brothers' first flight. Under the power of the original Panoz engine, Jesse taxied the flying car onto the runway, started the propeller engine and, after hitting 80mph, guided the automobile off the ground for 280 feet, landing safely without even a scratch to the Red Baron paint job. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Fireball Tim, artist and car designer, Malibu, CA, Dan Panoz, founder and owner, Panoz Auto Development Company, Braselton, GA, Ed Sweeney, aircraft mechanic, Black Forest, CO, and Neal Willford, engineer, new product development, Cessna Aviation, Andover, KS. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Jason Barnes, vehicle engineer, Panoz Auto Development Company, Flowery Branch, GA, Niclas Jancic, Panoz Auto expert, GA, Mark Palmer, aircraft-design engineer, Peru, KS, Ronnie Powers, airplane builder and owner, Atlanta Air Salvage, Griffith, GA, Johan Ragnarsson, custom-car builder, Beuford, GA, Chris Rusch, fabricator, Two Rivers, WI, Andre Stowe, welder and metal-shop owner, San Diego, CA, Ed Sweeney, aircraft mechanic, Black Forest, CO, JD Terry, avionics/electrical engineer, Cessna Aviation, Wichita, KS, and Neal Willford, aircraft engineer, Cessna Aviation, Andover, KS. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 80"; Width: 38'; Length With Parts Extended: 26'; Ground Clearance: 2.5".
by Douglas

Monster Garage 2003 Toyota Celica Jet Car

Monster Garage 2003 Toyota Celica Jet Car
17,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 2003 Toyota Celica Jet Car 17,000 LotNumber 435.1 To date, it's the fastest monster ever, topping speeds of more than 200mph. And its engine? A Rolls Royce Viper MK22 that generates 6,300 pounds of thrust. "The biggest technical challenge was converting the suspension from wheel-driven to thrust-driven. But no, there was never a time when anyone was worried about being able to complete this challenge," Segal Motorsports owner Jerry Segal said. Segal was asked to participate after being recommended by the National Hot Rod Association. In addition to the suspension, the frame of the car needed to be extended 30" to build the sub-frame to mount the 640lb behemoth engine. Body modifications included removing the stock engine, dash and seats and lengthening the Celica's body. Jesse and his team also built a supporting sub-frame and network for the jet engine and fuel system, a roll bar around the driver's seat and parachute tubes. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers in Long Beach, CA, Joe Ruggless, racecar driver, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, CA, Marty Schwerter, Toyota Pro-Celebrity Celica project manager, Toyota Grand Prix in Huntington Beach, CA, Ralph Snider, jet-car builder and truck driver from Mcloud, OK, Jerry Segal, owner, Segal Motorsports in Las Vegas, NV and Ben Wood, fabricator and assistant manager, Monster Garage in San Jacinto, CA. SPECS: Make: Toyota Model: Celica Year: 2003 Height: 51" Width: 63" Length: 202" Length With Parts Extended: 217" Ground Clearance: 6". Artist: Craig Kember, designer, Calty Design in Newport Beach, CA. Painter: Mike Lavallee, Killer Paint in Snohomish, WA. Special Welds: Includes those performed on the roll cage and jet engine, as well as lengthening the vehicle with the sub-frame. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: The jet engine, a Rolls Royce Viper MK22, was acquired from a two-seat British military trainer. The monster's machined parts include its tires, which were shaved, trued, balanced and spun-test to 220 mph at 60 seconds.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1975 Chevy Dirt Track Camaro

Monster Garage 1975 Chevy Dirt Track Camaro
10,000.00 USD
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 1975 Chevy Dirt Track Camaro 10,000 LotNumber 433 Third times the charm. Jesse and his all girl team decided to once again tackle the dirt track Camaro. The first attempt was a success, the second, well, not so great. However this time, they set their sights to make the sweetest dirt track Camaro that runs entirely on Girl Power. The team gutted the car, then installed a racing seat, added a fuel cell, ran all new fuel lines, altered the trunk with welds and the front and rear suspension, welded in the roll cage, safety loops under the vehicle and added a custom race exhaust system. On top of all that, the transmission came with a broken fitting for the fluid cooler. The team had to make re-machine and tap to make the transmission work. When it was done, the team had a mud-tossing, track-crossing monster. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Michelle Christensen, transportation designer, Pasadena, CA, Mandie Gordon, mechanic and drag racer, Oakland, CA and Kathy Pierson, mechanic and racecar driver, Hermitage, MO. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Wanda Sue Benton, welding instructor, Florence, SC, Mary Jo Emrick, welder and fabricator, Austin, TX, Mandie Gordon, mechanic and drag racer, Oakland, CA, Tammi Milford, welder and fabricator, Middleton, ID and Kathy Pierson, mechanic and racecar driver, Hermitage, MO. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 51"; Width: 7"; Length: 192"; Ground Clearance: 4" (lowest point underneath car); Weight: 1,200 pounds. Special Welds: Rear-end housing TIG welded. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Lots. Roll bar, wheel studs, rackets, wheel stretch with a baseball bat and seat brackets. Moving Parts: Machined rotors and axles to accept larger studs for racing wheels. Rebuilt the distributor, replaced intake manifold and carburetor. Bypassed emissions to vehicle. Degreed cam for low-end torque. Installed new rotating rear assembly and gears. Welded third member to act as a posi-traction. Installed new transmission with dirt-track race converter. Removed all unnecessary parts under the hood to save weight and horsepower. Added new performance fuel pump, battery box and hold down. Rewired and relocated electrical system to the inside of the vehicle.
by Douglas

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