Car Warriors, a new one hour weekly series set to premier on the Speed Channel on February 23rd has tapped famed Hollywood car designer George Barris as the top judge.
Barris has designed some of the most recognizable custom cars ever built, including the 1960′s Batmobile, The Munsters, The Beverly Hillbillies, My Mother the Car and The Good Guys. His creations generated millions of images and toy models of America’s best loved cars.
Joining Barris at the judging table will be auto-experts Jimmy Shine, lead builder at the world famous So Cal Speed Shop, and ‘Mad Mike’ Martin, wiring expert from Galpin Auto Sports and the popular TV Series “Pimp My Ride.”
The show will feature a hand picked, 8 person All Star Automotive team taking on teams from shops around the country in a pressure-packed 72 hour restoration project. Teams will have to disassemble and re-assemble a wide variety of vehicles within the 72 hour period before presenting before the judges. The teams will take turns getting a nap in here and there while restoring their vehicles, trying hard to stay awake 3 days straight. Can you smell the coffee brewing?
With the time limit and pressure, there will most certainly be drama, with parts not fitting, engine fires, idea conflicts and loads more! It’s bound to be an explosive pressure cooker, so be sure to set your TIVO/DVRs! Season premier Wednesday, Feb. 23, 9pm Eastern.