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Velocity Says Goodbye to Iconic Automotive Series OVERHAULIN’ With Star-Studded Final Episodes

Hollywood Stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Star in the First of Four Final Episodes Beginning Wednesday, November 4 at 9 PM ET/PT Only on Velocity

This November, Velocity is taking OVERHAULIN’, the series that embodies the emotional connection between man and machine, for one last ride. As the series makes its way into the garage one final time, Velocity is celebrating the undeniable legacy of OVERHAULIN’ with four all-new episodes, two of which feature movie stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and retired U.S. Navy SEAL and "Lone Survivor” co-author Marcus Luttrell. Additionally, Velocity is dipping into series history with a special "Say It Ain’t OVERHAULIN’” marathon that counts down fans’ 20 favorite episodes since the franchise began in 2004.

"OVERHAULIN’ has left an indelible mark on television audiences and car culture over the past 11 years,” said Robert Scanlon, General Manager of Velocity and Automotive Content. "Chip Foose and his team have made so many dreams come true, creating unforgettable cars and TV moments. We’re sad to see the series come to a close, but as car lovers we’re excited to appreciate the beauty of Chip’s creations and the powerful legacy of OVERHAULIN’ from afar.”

Since 2004 OVERHAULIN’ has changed the lives of more than 100 car owners by transforming their beloved but rundown rides. Through the years countless family members and friends have surprised their deserving loved ones with the amazing imagination of renowned car designer Chip Foose, the cunning of co-host Chris Jacobs and the hard work of the A-Team that have defined theOVERHAULIN’ franchise.

In the first of the final four episodes, Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp enlists the help of Foose, Jacobs, co-hosts Arianny Celeste and Adrienne Janic, and the A-Team to overhaul his wife’s beloved 1967 Ford Mustang. For more than a decade, Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, has cherished the ’68 Mustang. Since then the car has been stolen twice and fallen into disrepair. With guidance from Heard’s father, Depp turns to Foose and the team to surprise Amber with a Mustang that’s been brought back to life with the classic OVERHAULIN’ touch. New episodes of OVERHAULIN’ world premiere on Velocity Wednesday, November 4 at 9 PM ET/PT.

In addition to the final episodes Velocity is taking a ride down memory lane with "Say It Ain’t OVERHAULIN’”, a two day marathon of viewers’ favorite episodes on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 beginning at 2 PM ET/PT. Audiences will enjoy the top 20 highest-rated episodes of the series that reach back as far as 2004 for an episode featuring a 1952 GMC Truck, as well as deserving builds of a 1964 Impala from season three, a 1970 El Camino from season six, a classic 1957 Corvette and much more.

THE FINAL FOUR OVERHAULIN’ EPISODES:
(All Times ET/PT)

"Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s ‘68 Mustang”

World Premiere

Wednesday, November 4 at 9 PM

Hollywood actress Amber Heard has owned her red 1968 Ford Mustang for more than a decade. It’s a cherished car with a huge amount of sentimental value, but throughout the years it has been stolen twice and fallen into a state of disrepair. Now, thanks to her husband Johnny Depp, her dad, metal magician Chip Foose and the OVERHAULIN’ A-Team this Pony Car will ride off into the sunset.

"Doug’s 1982 El Camino”

World Premiere

Wednesday, November 4 at 10 PM

Locksmith Doug has come to discover that a rowdy rapscallion is driving off in his beloved 1982 El Camino, but it’s his lucky day. Metal magician Chip Foose and the A-Team have the keys to give this busted beater a major facelift, and the El Camino will soon be an El Camaro.

"Marcus and Morgan Luttrell’s Mustang”

World Premiere

Wednesday, November 11 at 9 PM

American hero, retired Navy SEAL, and best-selling author Marcus Luttrell has had a running wager for the past 33 years with his twin brother Morgan. Now, it’s finally time to pay up. Morgan needs to deliver Marcus’s dream car by their 40th birthday. Luckily the legendary designer Chip Foose has heard their story and is going to make Marcus’s dream come to life. A 1967 Ford Mustang with shades of Eleanor is the birthday gift that Marcus will never forget.

"Smokey’s Reincarnated Trans Am”

World Premiere

Wednesday, November 18 at 9 PM

Tom has loved the Pontiac Trans Am ever since seeing Smokey and the Bandit as a child. In high school he purchased his very own bandit, but over the last decade it has gone down in flames. Trouble and tragedy seem to plague Tom’s Trans Am. That is until Chip Foose and the A-Team make off with the terrible Trans Am. After some long hours and sleepless nights this pathetic Pontiac will become a truly bad ass Bandit and the only thing that will be Smokey are the tires.

OVERHAULIN’ is produced for Velocity by BCII Productions. For Velocity, Peter Neal is executive producer and David Lee is vice president of production. Robert Scanlon is general manager of Velocity and automotive content. Bud Brutsman is executive producer for BCII.

About Velocity
Velocity, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is the only upscale men’s cable network that focuses on thrilling automotive for its viewers. Velocity programming is diverse, intelligent and engaging, capturing the best of the human experience as told by the top experts in the field. Formerly HD Theater, the fully HD network is available in 63 million homes. For more information on Velocity, please visit Velocity.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/VelocityTV or on Twitter @Velocity.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

NEW EPISODES OF OVERHAULIN START 4/15
April 15, 2013

Tune in to the Discovery Channel, Monday, April 15th at 9pm EST for an all new episode of Overhaulin'. Chip and the team return with all new episodes every Monday. These new episodes will also air on Tuesdays on the Velocity Channel, debuting Tuesday, April 23rd at 9pm EST.
 
Air times for the Monday, April 15th debut are 9pm, 11pm and 2am (all times Eastern).
 
We hope you're all able to tune in and please check back in a couple days for our recap blog and exclusive behind the scenes pictures.




NEW OVERHAULIN' TONIGHT - SEMA SPECIAL
December 4, 2012

Tune in tonight, December 4th at 9/8c, for an all new episode of Overhaulin' on the Velocity Network!
 
In this unique episode, Chip and the A-Team head to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for a customization that takes place on the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center.  A brand new Chrysler 300 gets the Foose treatment with one lucky show attendee winning the vehicle when their name is pulled!




OVERHAULIN' SEASON 6 EPISODE 4 REVIEW
October 24, 2012

This week's episode of Overhaulin' was a special one not only because we had never customized a VW Beetle before, but mainly because we welcomed, Blake, the VW’s owner to come work with all of us at the shop to transform his ride. He had always dreamed of working with us on his car so, Chris and Jessi surprised him at his home the day they picked up the VW.   Blake was an active child who raced dirt bikes, but a debilitating lung disease, cystic fibrosis, has slowed him down at his young age of 25.  Blake would work on his VW whenever he had the time, however, lately the transformation had been moving at a slower pace.  With Blake’s tenacity to never give up we wanted to help him speed up his build process and construct the custom street racer he had been so diligently working to complete. 




OVERHAULIN' SEASON 6 EPISODE 3 REVIEW
October 17, 2012

It was a beautiful day when I took the drive up to  LompocCA to pick up Bernie’s ’67 Camaro.  I have my own 1st generation RS Camaro that I really enjoy driving, so I was excited to be overhauling this original. He had taken good care of his vehicle, but I could picture a few ways we could turn it into a special hot rod.   We quickly hauled the car away before Bernie got home.  To his surprise, there was a toy car waiting in its place with a gift explaining that the family wanted to give it a little makeover as a thank you for all he had done for them.  Little did he know, he was about to get Overhauled!   Bernie was a local pastor who had a fondness for charity, so it seemed fit to give back to him and make his dream car a reality.




OVERHAULIN' SEASON 6 EPISODE 2 REVIEW
October 10, 2012

After an emotional episode of Overhaulin' last week, we found another well deserving father for episode 2 who was was in desperate need of a truck renovation. Chuck, a retired high school teacher and coach, inherited his 1954 Chevy pickup from his aunt, Cathleen, who originally bought the truck brand new. Having dedicated so many years to his family, students and community, it was a great feeling to give back to such a hard working candidate.