MISFIT GARAGE returned to Discovery Channel for an all-new Motor Mondays season last night, and they continued down the path that gives credence to their “misfits” moniker.
The team worked on their first truck build to start off the new season, and it was looking like a good flip for Fired Up Garage. The truck was a 1969 shortbed Chevy that Jordan found. Scott and the main buyer, Thomas, headed out to check it, and it turned out to be a winner. It was covered with goat poop, but, hey, you gotta see thru the cosmetic to get to the prize sometimes, right?
Thomas did buy the truck for a cool $8,000 (after the owner tossed out a crazy $11K starting point) plus a rooster—yes, seriously, a rooster. And, since Jordan found the truck, Thomas gave him the opportunity to take the lead on the flip. Things were going great—until the paint job.
Fans may think that Corbett was the problem and, yes, he gave them a hard time as usual. But, the trouble came AFTER the paint (a dark, pearly red), when Scott and Austin were taking the painted bed and cab back to the garage. They strapped down the pieces and started back—and shortly thereafter, the cab went flying off the back. It wasn’t shocking; it looked like Scott only used a single strap to hold it, and no doubt the wind force on it was tremendous as they drove down the highway. Fortunately, no one was hit as the cab bounced down the highway, but the cab was totaled—and Scott appeared rather lackadaisical about the whole incident. His attitude, plus the fact that he strapped the cab down much better AFTER the crash than before, not only made the partners angry, it also seemed to make them suspicious, as well.
Maybe he was just trying to keep everyone calm, but Scott really was a little too light-hearted about the situation when he told the team. Thomas had had a buyer lined up, but that was nixed. And, then they were put in the position of having to buy another cab and have another paint job—and he did not really seem to take responsibility for it.
“Well, you know why?” Jordan asked Tom in a camera cameo. “He never trusts me to lead a build anyways. It makes sense. He don’t care.”
“It may have been an accident, it may have been negligence,” Tom observed. And, according to the promo for next week, they will delve further into the incident: Negligence, accident or sabotage?
We’re going with negligence; it just did not appear Scott took the time to strap the cab down properly. They were probably lucky, in fact, that the bed did not follow, the way it was moving around in the back. What do you think? Leave your opinion in the comment section below.
MISFIT GARAGE airs on Discovery Channel’s Motor Mondays at 10/9c.
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