What Is the Premise of the Show "Overhaulin'"?


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The show "Overhaulin'" is about car designer Chip Foose, who pretends to steal or tow people's cars and then fixes up their vehicles within a week, according to TV.com. Throughout the week, Chip Foose plays pranks on the car owner.

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Co-hosts on the show throughout the various seasons include Chris Jacobs, Courtney Hansen and Jessi Combs, notes Wikipedia.com. As of 2015, there are eight seasons and 113 episodes. Family and friends of the car owner, known as the "insiders," nominate him to be the "mark," whose car Chip Foose then overhauls. Some tricks the hosts play on the marks include pretending to be insurance agents or police officers. At the end of the show, the mark gets his car back with a new look.

The team members who help to rebuild each car are known as the A-Team. Associate producer Jim Holloway states that each car at the end of the show is worth close to $150,000. Special episodes of "Overhaulin'" look back at some of the best cars and best pranks throughout the seasons. Most of the work on the cars takes place in Southern California, and sponsors ship parts to the facility in which the cars are located.

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