How Do You Apply to Be on the “Overhaulin'” TV Show?

As of December 2015, Velocity no longer accepts submissions for its TV show “Overhaulin’,” as the show aired its final season, Season 9, in November 2015. No updates, news or rumours are available indicating whether the TV shows anticipates renewal for another season or not.

“Overhaulin'” is an American automotive reality TV show. It was first released on the TLC channel on April 13, 2004 and ran for five seasons between 2004 and 2008 on TLC. After a four-year hiatus, Season 6 premiered on Oct. 2, 2012 on Velocity and Discovery. “Overhaulin’,” which is created and produced by Bud Brutsman, revolves around restoring and customizing cars.

Automobile designer Chip Foose and actor Chris Jacobs co-hosted the show in Season 9. Courtney Hansen was the co-host of the show in the first two seasons but left to pursue other interests. Adrienne Janic, the wife of producer Bud Brutsman, replaced Hansey. From Season 6 on, Jessi Combs, one of the early members of the mechanics team, returned and co-hosted as well as participated in the overhauls. In the last season, Combs moved on to another Velocity show, “All Girls Garage” so Arianny Celeste replaced her. Adrienne Janic also made a come-back in two episodes of Season 8. Being different from the previous seasons, Season 9 had only four episodes and the show ended in November of 2015.

The concept of the show is to choose an unknowing person based on the nomination of his family or friends. In the show’s language, that person is called “the mark.” A team of mechanics, called “The A-Team” has a week to remake the mark’s car, usually an old and broken one, into a custom masterpiece. Each episode ends with the surprise reuniting of owner and newly made-over car.