Classic American muscle cars and custom-built hot rods are the kinds of cars on the History Channel's "Counting Cars" television show. There are customized motorcycles, choppers and three wheelers featured as well. Sometimes the vehicles are restored to original condition, but more often, they are modified, customized and personalized with high-profile paint jobs and unique mechanical styling to create one-of-a-kind vehicles.
Corvettes, Cadillacs, Thunderbirds, Lincoln Continentals and a Dune Buggy are some of the cars that have been featured. The crew hot rods the engines while the paint artists create flashy finishes from Flames to Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night." Custom bumpers, chrome accents and wheels, unique interiors and electronics are added as well.
The show is based around the frontman Danny "The Count" Kolker and the work of his custom auto shop Count's Kustoms. Typically, the show features Kolker scouring the streets for vintage vehicles. Many times when he sees one, he attempts to purchase it from the owner, on the spot.
The plot has Kolker and his crew racing to come up with a unique customizing design that they will attempt to finish quickly and sell fast to keep Count's Kustoms in the black. The secondary plot is the reality TV interaction between the Count's Kustoms crew as well as Kolker and the owners of the vehicles he wants to buy.