The "MONSTER GARAGE" Series that ran on the Discovery Channel from 2002-2006, headed by Jesse James, was one of the most creative Rod & Custom Projects ever put on TV.
It ran for 80 Episodes, and the premise was that a different group of quality professionals would be gathered together for a particular project and have 7 days to bring it to completion.
Simple enough ? Well, not really: If the project wasn't finished during that period of time it would be destroyed ! "So, ya better get that thing finished on time...or else !! "
When the '51 "Cool Caddy Daddy" Project was put together, the team that was chosen couldn't have been better !
This was one TRULY Legendary group headed by the one-and-only DARRYL STARBIRD, along with the host, Jesse James. Included in this multi-talented crew were: John Aiello, Frank DeRosa, Sr., Frank DeRosa, Jr.,Dennis McPhail, AND, one of the new, great builders, JEFF MYERS, PLUS, help & assisstance from Billy J. Gibbons, and, the late-Legendary, BILL HINES.
AND, oh, yes: It was not only finished, but it was one stellar Custom Rod to feast your eyes on !
WOW ! How'd you like to have these guys build YOU a car ? Well, somebody did for sure as the "Cool Daddy Caddy", along with others from the "Monster Garage" Series, were sold at the January, 2008, Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
LISTEN NOW AS Legendary Master Craftsman, DARRYL STARBIRD, and one of the Hottest Midwest Kustomizers, JEFF MYERS, give us their take on the "MONSTER GARAGE" Experience ! JK
(BELOW: Exclusive pix of the '51 "Cool Daddy Caddy" that Darryl, Jeff and the crew built, as featured in the Barrett-Jackson Catalog)
PS: Did you know that there was a British Version of the "Monster Garage" Show that aired in the U.K. in 2004 ?
Well, only 3 Days were allowed for the build...as opposed to the 7 Days for the StateSide Series. Maybe that was one of the main reasons that the U.K. Version folded after only 8 Episodes.