Over three years ago the guys bought a late-model circle track race car and planned to drive it to the Deep South. Now, the guys finally saw their plan through, transforming a 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo into the machine now known as the "Nascarlo."
The guys previously put a Hemi engine into a '55 Chevy Bel Air, what they consider their biggest engine-swap project. Nearly two years later, they finally get the Mopar-powered Tri-Five on the road but encounter a few problems along the way.
Freiburger and Finnegan hit 100 acres of old sheet metal in search of gold at Turner's Auto Wrecking in Fresno, Cal. They select a 1950 GMC shortbed truck and jam to get it on the road back to Los Angeles.
In the series premiere, Hot Rod's David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan compete in the "Cheap Truck Challenge." Riding into battle with a modded '79 Bronco, they face off against a 1980 Toyota Pickup and an '87 Chevy Suburban in a cash-strapped quest for ultimate off-road glory.