Tonight on Velocity, fan-favorite series “Garage Squad” returns, with failed dreams of automotive grandeur opening doors for the so-called “Garage Squad,” starring National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Bruno Massel, lead mechanic Joe Zolper, and co-host Heather Storm.
“What exactly is ‘Garage Squad’?” viewers new to the series may be asking. Robert S. Scanlon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Velocity and Automotive Content, explains:
“‘Garage Squad’ is a truly unique series in that viewers not only enjoy seeing these cars brought back to life, but can also take away real tips and skills to use on their vehicles at home. Bruno, Heather and Joe combine to lead a remarkable group who truly make dreams come true by safely getting cars back on the road for owners.”
Across America, countless car aficionados have bought a less-than-perfect version of their dream ride, hoping their amateur mechanical chops would return it to its former glory. However, too often overreaching plans are wrecked by a lack of money, time and knowhow, leaving garages cluttered with cars, car parts and tools gathering dust.
Fortunately, many of these well-meaning automotive enthusiasts are setting pride aside and opening their garage doors to Velocity’s “Garage Squad,” whose “squad goals” include hearing the powerful rumble of a rebuilt engine; seeing the sun glare off newly polished, rejuvenated bodywork; feeling the rush of hefty horsepower; and bringing joyful tears to even the most hardened car owners.
Season Three of “Garage Squad” opens on Wednesday, August 24, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT with special back-to-back episodes. In the first episode, the squad visits Chicago, where a legendary 1987 Buick Grand National awaits their magic touch. Edwin, the Grand National’s owner, desperately wants to return the car to being a prime example of American Muscle. The Garage Squad doesn’t disappoint, working tirelessly to overhaul the car’s brakes, turbo and interior, and get this 80s icon back to cruising down the road.
Then, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, the squad takes on 1960s cool when a 1968 El Camino needs some serious squad love, including new brakes, a vital engine refresh and exhaust work.
Co-hosts Bruno Massel and Heather Storm, along with lead mechanic Joe Zolper, guide “Garage Squad” this season, working through a variety of new challenges as they bring expertise and skills to iconic rebuilds, including a 1969 Dodge Superbee, a 1963 Porsche 356, a 1992 GMC Typhoon, a 1956 Ford Gasser, a 1963 Chevy Corvette Split-Window Coupe and more. No two builds are the same and every car requires the individualized attention that only “Garage Squad” can–and does–deliver.
The Season Premiere of “Garage Squad” airs tonight, Wednesday, August 24, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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