The guys are in Detroit to see if car culture is still alive and thriving in the Motor City. They talk to locals with cool cars, learn industry secrets with car spy photographers, and drag race against each other.
Mike and Raph visit New Hampshire to learn tactical driving. They take America's last noteworthy sedan, the Ford Crown Victoria, through a head-to-head time trial to test all that they have learned and complete their training.
The guys experience Long Island's tradition of automobile history when they check out a 1909 Alco, which won that year's Vanderbilt Cup. They also check out the current car culture by attending a school bus demolition derby.
With the help of local experts the Moser brothers, Mike and Raph learn about skidplate racing, and help convert a normal car into a skidplate racer. Afterwards, the guys participate in their first skidplate race.